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Windows 7: keystoke skipping?

16 Sep 2009   #1
seankanary

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
keystoke skipping?

Hey all, long time lurker, first time asker. I know this topic has been covered before, but I cant think of the verbiage to pull it up in a search. Anyways, I am having an issue where when I type, i'll get about 7 words in to a sentence and the curser will skip back a few words and continue typing. I thought I had all the drivers installed, but I'm not sure if this is a bug, or a defective driver. Anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks in advance =)


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16 Sep 2009   #2
H2SO4

Win7x64
 
 

Are you on a laptop? Does it have a physical touchpad? If so, that type of "wandering cursor" symptom can sometimes be caused by accidentally touching an overly sensitive touchpad with the palms of your hands while you type.

That would be almost entirely random though. If what you're experiencing literally affects every 7th word, even if you type very, very carefully, then there's some sort of software purposefully doing that.
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16 Sep 2009   #3
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

hi seankanary, and welcome to sevenforums, the place to be,

we could probably help you better if you gave us some more info - please go to your user control panel (see User CP) link towards the top of the page, and take the time to fill out your system specs.

are you using a USB keyboard - and have you tried a different one?
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16 Sep 2009   #4
seankanary

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Ok, My laptop specs are updated.

@H2S04, It is a laptop with a physical touch pad... However, I am very careful not to let my palm drag over it. Ive gone to the HP web page and downloaded all the applicable drivers, but still no change.
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16 Sep 2009   #5
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

have you a usb keyboard that you can plug into your laptop to test?
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16 Sep 2009   #6
H2SO4

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seankanary View Post
Ok, My laptop specs are updated.

@H2S04, It is a laptop with a physical touch pad... However, I am very careful not to let my palm drag over it. Ive gone to the HP web page and downloaded all the applicable drivers, but still no change.
OK, sometimes the touchpads themselves are sensitive to the point where looking at the darn thing seems to be enough. I'd suggest you at least try to see what happens while the touchpad is entirely deactivated, or just deactivate "tapping" - the interpretation of a hard(er) tap as a click.
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16 Sep 2009   #7
seankanary

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

i'll try both suggestions and post results shortly
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16 Sep 2009   #8
seankanary

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

So, it appears that my touch pad is just extremely sensitive. Thanks for the help guys =)
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16 Sep 2009   #9
H2SO4

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seankanary View Post
So, it appears that my touch pad is just extremely sensitive. Thanks for the help guys =)
No probs. I'm practically unable to use most laptops until I've deactivated tapping, for this very reason.
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16 Sep 2009   #10
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

One thing to check - is there an option in the driver control panel to de-activate the trackpad when typing?

I have seen this in some Synaptics drivers - there is also normally a delay setting for automatically re-activating the pad which may need some experimenting to set suitably for the way you work.
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