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#1 PoppyJ

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 09:56 AM

Got an older model DV 4150 HP Laptop with 2 gb of ram and runnning Windows 7 Ultimate. I seem to be having a "wild" cursor problem. I can be typing along and pause and lots of times the cursor will have moved to somewhere else in the sentence or page that I am typing on. Just like now, before this sentence, the cursor moved to about four different places in the first three sentences when I would pause. This is irritating at best. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 01:08 PM

Are you sure your hand is not touching the touchpad while you are typing? This happens a lot to me if I'm not careful to keep my hands off the touchpad as best I can while typing. If your palm brushes across it, the touchpad mistakes that as input and starts to move the cursor to wherever it thinks you are pointing it to. Your touchpad may have a "Palm Check" setting to help minimize this from happening.

Does this solve your problem, PoppyJ?
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Posted 04 April 2010 - 02:14 PM

Did not help but thanks for the input.

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 02:18 PM

Does this happen only when you are typing (erratic cursor movements)? Try disabling the touchpad and using a USB mouse to see if you can reproduce the problem.
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Posted 04 April 2010 - 06:28 PM

OK, we will give that a try. Thanks




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