New Windows 7 Compaq laptop Cursor jumps around - help

Dell 530
December 12, 2011 at 21:45:22
Specs: Windows 7, 2G
I have a new Compaq laptop, when I type the cursor keeps jumping around. It jumps back 10 spaces, goes to a different paragraph, goes up or down - with no reason - and makes it impossible to type.

This happens in Word and all software, including explorer.

There seems to be no reason for this, and I cannot work out how to stop it.

Any ideas?


Thanks


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#1
December 13, 2011 at 00:23:06
It's under warranty, take it back.

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#2
December 13, 2011 at 01:04:13
A laptop with a touchpad, by any chance? It may be that you are resting your wrist on the touchpad, which will have the effect described.

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#3
December 13, 2011 at 01:51:00
Sorry - my mistake

Its not the cursor, its the place on the page where the next letter goes - my place on the page.

IIts not the cursor, that doesn't effect where the next letter goes, I've tried Safe mode, tried turining off software, nothing works.

Any ideas?


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#4
December 13, 2011 at 02:11:00
That is the cursor (as opposed to the mouse pointer). My comment still holds.

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#5
December 13, 2011 at 03:24:00
Its not the thing that the mouse/trackpad moves, but the thing in the text that shows where the next letter will go.

What's that called?


Not a trackpad problem though


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#6
December 13, 2011 at 03:54:51
It's called the cursor. Clicking on the mouse button (or trackpad) changes its position. This can happen if you rest your wrist, or the palm of your hand on the trackpad. It's a common problem.

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#7
December 13, 2011 at 09:27:14
It has nothing to do with the trackpad

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#8
December 13, 2011 at 14:12:00
I was going to suggest you tried http://code.google.com/p/touchfreez... , which a lot of people say has cured this problem. But as you are sure that it's not a touchpad issue, that's not going to help you.

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#9
February 8, 2012 at 07:46:01
I would never have believed that covering up the touchpad with a piece of card would work - but it has. Anyone know of a more sophisticated solution? Make the touchpad less sensitive somehow?

Eve


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February 8, 2012 at 14:18:18

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