HP laptop, cursor jumps while typing ....

March 21, 2011 at 15:27:51
Specs: Windows 7
Original machine was Vista. Upgrade to 7 Ultimate.

The cursor jumps while typing. I thought it was a sensitivity issue. I cannot duplicate. What do you think?

Where could I find a mouse replacement? HP the only place?

*sigh
I hate taking those things apart too. I hope it is a software issue!

I'm still learning everyday.


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#1
March 24, 2011 at 12:44:03
Seriously? I was hoping for some comment.

How about maybe it is an issue with the palm rest, or maybe it is the cable connect for the touchpad ... oh I don't know. I never had one do this.

Is this a virus? Did I miss one? Really, me miss one ... I suppose it could happen.

Comment?

I'm still learning everyday.


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#2
March 24, 2011 at 12:56:57
There is a difference between a cursor and a mouse pointer. I am guessing that you mean the mouse pointer is jumping. Next I am guessing you have a laptop with a touch pad under the keyboard. If this is the case, my guess is the palms of your hands are hitting it. If this is the case then there may be a switch to turn off the touch pad while you type or you can disable it through the control panel. Give us more info to go on thanks.

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#3
March 24, 2011 at 12:58:10
"How about maybe it is an issue with the palm rest, or maybe it is the cable connect for the touchpad ..."

Oh, I guessed right.


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#4
March 25, 2011 at 08:20:22
LOL, can you tell I am po-ed at this machine?

And it is the mouse pointer .... I forgot about the property while typing. This may work. I'll check the options.

I was trying to get you'all to be the "what did I not think of" group. :D

And ace_omega ... very cute! I laughed.

I'm still learning everyday.


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#5
June 4, 2011 at 16:29:59
Try going to Control Panel / Hardware & Devices / Mouse / Pointer / and unchecked everything on the Pointers tab and the Pointer Options tab (esp Enhance Pointer Precision). That helped quite a bit. Also, keep your hands from accidentally touching the touchpad as you are typing - even cover up the touchpad. Hope that helps you. Such an annoying problem.

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#6
June 4, 2011 at 16:43:13
Does your laptop have a touchscreen? If so they just released a firmware update in April for the Wacom touchscreen that fixes that very issue.

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