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Windows 7: Cursor problems....very annoying behavior when writting text!

08 Feb 2013   #1
paulobao

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Cursor problems....very annoying behavior when writting text!

Hello,

Never happened before in the XP machine!
Now I have a Win7 - 64 bit laptop (Toshiba Tecra) and when I'm writing text (in a forum, in a text editor, etc) the cursor goes mad and jump to somewhere in the text that was already written and starts from there...! This is very annoying because I only see that the cursor is in the wrong place when it is so late (I mean the text is already messed...and I need to cut to put it at the end!)

Please help me..

I think I ever no virus (I run MSE and update 3x day!)


Thanks a lot,

paulo


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08 Feb 2013   #2
md2lgyk

Win 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Finally, somebody else this is happening to! I noticed it right after I upgraded from XP to Win 7 32 bit on my Dell laptop. Does not happen when using applications, only on web pages. My browser is Firefox. I'm thinking it must be some bug in Windows.
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08 Feb 2013   #3
paulobao

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I found someone else here where I work with this same issue :-(

Anyone else?

Any help will be much appreciated

Cheers,
paulo
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08 Feb 2013   #4
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulobao View Post
Hello,

Never happened before in the XP machine!
Now I have a Win7 - 64 bit laptop (Toshiba Tecra) and when I'm writing text (in a forum, in a text editor, etc) the cursor goes mad and jump to somewhere in the text that was already written and starts from there...! This is very annoying because I only see that the cursor is in the wrong place when it is so late (I mean the text is already messed...and I need to cut to put it at the end!)

Please help me..

I think I ever no virus (I run MSE and update 3x day!)


Thanks a lot,

paulo
Does this happen when you are using programs as well as when you are typing within a browser? Please give a few more details.
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08 Feb 2013   #5
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by md2lgyk View Post
Finally, somebody else this is happening to! I noticed it right after I upgraded from XP to Win 7 32 bit on my Dell laptop. Does not happen when using applications, only on web pages. My browser is Firefox. I'm thinking it must be some bug in Windows.
Please don't highjack somebody elses thread. Yours may be a totally different problem so to reply to both will get very confusing. Please start another thread giving as much detail as possible together with how you updated from Win XP to Win 7
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08 Feb 2013   #6
md2lgyk

Win 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Sorry, but I didn't realize I was hijacking anything. I have the same issue and the same OS as the OP.
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08 Feb 2013   #7
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by md2lgyk View Post
Sorry, but I didn't realize I was hijacking anything. I have the same issue and the same OS as the OP.
As we are not quite sure what the OP's issue is ie whether it is just in a browser or with all applications we can't really say you have the same problem but as you have this only when using Firefox try another browser and see if it happens!
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08 Feb 2013   #8
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Ha a bit more thought on this one and as you both have laptops I think you might just be brushing the touchpad whilst you are typing. Try disableing the touchpad. You should be able to do this via your Fn keys. Re enable after you finish. For your Toshiba laptop try this:
Press and hold the “Fn” key. The Function key is located on the bottom row of the Tecra keyboard. Then:


Press the “F9” key in the top row of keys to disable the touchpad. When disabled, an icon of a touchpad with a “Prohibition” symbol over it is briefly displayed on the computer screen. Then


Release the “Fn” key to complete the process.
To re enable the touchpad just do the above procedure again!
md21gyk There are a number of different key combinations for Dell laptops. If you fill in your System specs and state your model I will post the key combination for you to use!
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08 Feb 2013   #9
md2lgyk

Win 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Thank you, but I don't think the problem is me brushing the touchpad. I've had this laptop for five years and the problem arose only after upgrading to Win 7.
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08 Feb 2013   #10
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by md2lgyk View Post
Thank you, but I don't think the problem is me brushing the touchpad. I've had this laptop for five years and the problem arose only after upgrading to Win 7.
Just try the disabling idea. Here's a screenshot of how!
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