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#1 polaris6

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 02:36 PM

I have a Dell laptop (D600), XP OS, plenty of RAM and HD space.

The problem is while I am typing, unpredicatably the cursor will jump to a position other than the next space to be filled with a character. Sometime, the message I typing will be sent without me striking 'send'.

I must be hitting some keys erroneously but I don't know which ones and/or how to avoid this maddening witchcraft by the keyboard.

This has never happened to me while typing on my desktop keyboard, but it has happened before on my earliers Dell laptop.

Any suggestions? Thanks

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 04:35 PM

This may be due to your typing style, in that your fingers/hand accidentally brush over the touchpad while your typing. Try disabling the touchpad and see if the problem goes away.
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#3 polaris6

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 04:53 PM

Thanks, I will try that.

However, if I try to brush the Touch Pad on purpose, I don't get the same response.

What 'touching' would cause the message to be sent?

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 09:09 PM

It is haunted.... close the laptop, put a ouija board on it, see what is says.... thats the only answer....


Or you can try disabling the touch pad, that may work :thumbsup:

It is very possible that the slightest tap when the cursor is over the send option can make it "click"

Edited by Box In A Bag, 25 September 2008 - 09:10 PM.

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 09:50 PM

I have 'disabled the touch pad' when the USB pointing device is present....That seems to work for now.

I also disabled the 'stick'.



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Posted 25 September 2008 - 11:22 PM

OOOOOOOHHHHH you have the stick lol, that makes a difference. I ran into this problem with a customer before, the stick was causing his cursor to jump to the top right corner when the surrounding keys were hit, completely cleaning the keyboard did not fix this problem, it ended up being a hardware problem with the stick. You can try reinstalling the drivers for the touchpad and the stick, but I would bet if you just disabled the stick you would not have any problems then.
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