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Windows 7: cursor randomly jumps while typing in Office and Gmail

05 Jun 2014   #1
tinahaskenhoff

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
cursor randomly jumps while typing in Office and Gmail

Whenever I am composing an email or typing an office document the cursor randomly jumps to a location and I have to backspace and move to correct location again. I did a clean install of home premium a couple of weeks ago and all else is good. I didn't use office or compose an email right , away so I am not sure if it started right away, or after I installed Office 2013...


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05 Jun 2014   #2
dlc41

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

I know this may sound strange and simple but I spent a couple hours troubleshooting a clients laptop with the same issue. Turned out they were resting/tapping the touch pad with their thumb/palm when they were typing. If yours is a laptop, try turning off the touch pad while typing or changing the sensitivity.
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05 Jun 2014   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Turn off Tap-to-click on the Touchpad. That should fix it.
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28 Jul 2014   #4
tinahaskenhoff

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for your replies... and yes, I am that dense lol
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