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Windows 7: Cursor jumping

07 Dec 2010   #1
someonesmom

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
Cursor jumping

I am having a real problem with my cursor jumping to the bottom when I attempt to reply to someone's email. Sometimes it will type the first few letters and then jump to the bottom and finish the word there. Does anyone know how to fix this?


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07 Dec 2010   #2
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Are you using web based mail or an email program like Window Live Mail?
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07 Dec 2010   #3
Kari

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Hi Someone's mom, welcome to the Seven Forums.

If you are using a laptop, please read this: Software issue/involuntary mouse click

Kari
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07 Dec 2010   #4
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

If you are indeed on a laptop, there should be a setting in the touchpad driver to turn down the sensitivity of the buttonless click.
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08 Dec 2010   #5
someonesmom

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roncerr View Post
Are you using web based mail or an email program like Window Live Mail?
I am using Yahoo for my email program and I am using a Dell Desktop that was purchased in 8/09.
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08 Dec 2010   #6
someonesmom

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
If you are indeed on a laptop, there should be a setting in the touchpad driver to turn down the sensitivity of the buttonless click.
No, I'm on a desktop machine. It's a Dell purchased in 8/09
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08 Dec 2010   #7
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

What sort of mouse are you using? (trackball, optical, etc)

If you don't know, is there a model number on the bottom?
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08 Dec 2010   #8
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by someonesmom View Post
I am having a real problem with my cursor jumping to the bottom when I attempt to reply to someone's email...
Since you're using your browser, is it IE8? If that is the only program with problems you can try resetting it: Tools/Internet Options/Advanced/ Reset. How does the browser work when doing other things like posting in this forum or creating a new email?
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08 Dec 2010   #9
someonesmom

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roncerr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by someonesmom View Post
I am having a real problem with my cursor jumping to the bottom when I attempt to reply to someone's email...
Since you're using your browser, is it IE8? If that is the only program with problems you can try resetting it: Tools/Internet Options/Advanced Reset. How does the browser work when doing other things like posting in this forum or creating a new email?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
What sort of mouse are you using? (trackball, optical, etc)

If you don't know, is there a model number on the bottom?

I believe it is an optical (has the red light). I'm sorry I'm not real good at this stuff. I don't know what an IE8 is. I'm using Internet Explorer, Yahoo for my email. It seems that the only time I have a problem is when I'm sending a reply from my Yahoo email. When I am just typing a regular document the cursor stays put. Does that help ~ like I said I'm not very good at all the technical stuff. Sorry. I appreciate the help ~ that's for sure.
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08 Dec 2010   #10
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

IE8 = Internet Explorer version 8

Since you are on Windows 7, this is probably what version you are on, unless someone else uses the computer that is "savvy" enough to want to try Internet Explorer 9.

As roncerr said, under the tools menu will be "internet options" Under that there should be "advanced reset" option. This will reset Internet Explorer to defaults, and might fix the issue.
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