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Windows 7: wierd typing results


13 Jan 2011   #1

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
wierd typing results

I will be typing in almost any application and all of a sudden the cursor dissappears and nothing will show up as I type. Or the cursor will have skipped to a position in the text. Is this a key board thing or a windows 7 problem. It does not seem to matter what keys I am using.

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13 Jan 2011   #2

 
 

If you have a built-in touchpad/mouse, why don't you check the 'sensitivity' setting options. That may be the source of the problem.
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13 Jan 2011   #3

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Hi William, welcome to the Seven Forums.

I noticed from your system specs you have a laptop. The single most common reason to this kind of behavior is a sensitive touchpad; even if user does not notice it, part of the hand touches touchpad when typing, causing involuntary mouse movements or clicks and cursor misplacement.

You can test if this is your case by attaching an external keyboard to your laptop and using that for a while. If this issue seems to be gone when only using external keyboard, that's it. To solve the issue on my laptops (this happened to me all the time), I have disabled touchpad on every laptop I have and I am only using an external mouse instead.

Kari


EDIT: Imperfect1 was faster...
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13 Jan 2011   #4

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

I've used TouchFreeze with good success to work around this issue (if this is actually the issue) with laptops:

TouchFreeze Disables Your Touchpad As Soon As You Start Typing
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13 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

yea as the lads said its probaly the touch pad, i have the same problem with my lap top in collage. you dont even have to touch it sometimes. just get real close. ya just wont noticed this if your typeing fast or watchin the screen as you type. it breaks my heart, i wish it wasnt so bad!

which reminds me i must get an usb mouse before i go back to that place lol.
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13 Jan 2011   #6

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Graemzy View Post
yea as the lads said its probaly the touch pad, i have the same problem with my lap top in collage. you dont even have to touch it sometimes. just get real close. ya just wont noticed this if your typeing fast or watchin the screen as you type. it breaks my heart, i wish it wasnt so bad!

which reminds me i must get an usb mouse before i go back to that place lol.
Graemzy, why can't you turn down the sensitivity level on your touchpad/mouse?
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20 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

im not sure tbh, it seems as if ya can only change the speed at which it moves, not how hard ya have to press it to make it respond if ya know what i mean and thats the problem. ya only have to brush it really light to make it respond and that can happin a lot when typing fast. its a pain in the hole!
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