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Windows 7: Jumping cursor

23 Aug 2015   #1
veronicaschwarz

 
Jumping cursor

When I'm keying in text, the cursor will suddenly jump to somewhere else in the text and insert what I'm typing in amongst the previous text.


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23 Aug 2015   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Is part of your hand is touching or coming too close to the mouse pad on the laptop?

Temporarily disable that pad and see if it helps.
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24 Aug 2015   #3
veronicaschwarz

 

No I'm being very carefully to keep my hands arched over the keyboard so I only touch the keys I'm typing. Thanks anyway.
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24 Aug 2015   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

You should still try and disable the mouse pad to see if the mouse pad is faulty.
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25 Aug 2015   #5
veronicaschwarz

 

I have been unable to find where to do that. I have gone into Control Panel, Devices etc, Mouse but there is no option to disable the mouse pad. Do you know where it is? Thanks.
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25 Aug 2015   #6
mitchell65

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

What's the make and model of your laptop? You must have another pointing device available before you disable the touch pad. Have you a wired mouse you could try?
Sorry I now see it is a Lenova Laptop so Try this:
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht075599
But make sure you have a spare mouse ready to use!!!!
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25 Aug 2015   #7
veronicaschwarz

 

Thank you very much each of you for your advice. I think I have just solved the problem by downloading TouchFreeze. I have a wireless mouse connected through a USB stick and I use that all the time. I have already tried going to control panel and checking mouse properties but there is no mention of a mouse pad that I can find.

Thanks again for your very detailed instructions. Veronica
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25 Aug 2015   #8
mitchell65

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

TouchFreeze solves some of the problems but I would recommend that as you use a wirelss mouse you should endeavour to disable the Touch Pad on your laptop. Have you tried the first option that read:
  1. Press Fn+F8
  2. A pop up will appear UltraNav device settings
  3. Chose the second option which says Enable track point only (disable touch pad)(Fig 1.1)
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26 Aug 2015   #9
veronicaschwarz

 

Thanks Mitchell65. Nothing happens when I press FnF8. In fact, my F7 and F8 keys don't appear to have a function in combination with Fn. All the other F keys have the secondary function marked on them but those two are blank.
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26 Aug 2015   #10
mitchell65

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

OK so can you try Solution 2 in the linked document? Just so that I can check can you tell me the series and model number of your laptop please?
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