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#1 boopme

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 11:21 PM

I've a Toshiba laptop, A70. Is it Just me? But often as I'm typing I look up to see. I'm typing on a different line or back a few words or in the middle of a word some where . It can be frustrating. Does this happpen to anyone else? Is there a fix. Am I hitting some hotkey?
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Posted 26 October 2005 - 11:28 AM

That can be caused by too many temp files sometimes. Clean those up and see if it gets any better.

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Posted 26 October 2005 - 11:40 AM

Will try that and let you know thanx

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Posted 26 October 2005 - 04:09 PM

That can be caused by too many temp files sometimes. Clean those up and see if it gets any better.


Are there any other temporary files other than the ones under internet options?
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Posted 26 October 2005 - 04:18 PM

Thousands sometimes. Have you tried Ccleaner? Or you can just go to Start>Find or Search>Files and Folders and Look in the C: Drive and search for *.tmp and delete everything it finds.

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Posted 26 October 2005 - 05:47 PM

I had this problem too when I first got my laptop a couple months ago and assumed that I was somehow causing the problem by inadvertantly touching the mousepad while typing....

Seems as my typing on the laptop improved, that problem has also lessened.

Just a thought. I'm in no position of offering advice...just seemed familiar to my similar problem with getting accustomed to typing on a laptop.
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Posted 26 October 2005 - 06:32 PM

Thousands sometimes. Have you tried Ccleaner? Or you can just go to Start>Find or Search>Files and Folders and Look in the C: Drive and search for *.tmp and delete everything it finds.

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I have downloaded that a few days ago after seeing many refs to it here at BC. just haven't run it yet. like to wait for the weekend ,I'm a bit new progaphobic from earlier experiences. But I will do both to see. Thanx Leurgy
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Posted 26 October 2005 - 06:57 PM

I had this problem too when I first got my laptop a couple months ago and assumed that I was somehow causing the problem by inadvertantly touching the mousepad while typing....

Seems as my typing on the laptop improved, that problem has also lessened.

Just a thought. I'm in no position of offering advice...just seemed familiar to my similar problem with getting accustomed to typing on a laptop.


I wanted to thank you for your input. I also disabled the pad figuring it to be the culprit. it seems to me though that some days are worse than others. the freaky thing is that I just don't understand how hitting a wrong letter can put you in a different location in the text body...puzzling.. :thumbsup:
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Posted 26 October 2005 - 08:44 PM

Have you noticed if it happens in Java apps. You may want to uninstall Java JRE and re-install Java JRE 1.4.1 I would not install Java 5.0 update right now. I had an issue with online content not working right. When I uninstalled the up date it went away. I have heard some friends complain too.
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Posted 26 October 2005 - 09:18 PM

We have had the same issue at work with some laptops. Most of the users that I have talked to agree that they have accidently touched the touchpad.

I used to have a NEC laptop with a touchpad located just below the keyboard. I would be typing away, look up at the screen, and the text was being typed into another location in my document. Again, I was touching the touchpad by mistake. Or, sometimes it would do it if I hit the keys a little harder than I should have.

Once you get comfortable with the laptop, it will happen a lot less frequently. It did with mine.
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Posted 26 October 2005 - 10:21 PM

We have had the same issue at work with some laptops. Most of the users that I have talked to agree that they have accidently touched the touchpad.

I used to have a NEC laptop with a touchpad located just below the keyboard. I would be typing away, look up at the screen, and the text was being typed into another location in my document. Again, I was touching the touchpad by mistake. Or, sometimes it would do it if I hit the keys a little harder than I should have.

Once you get comfortable with the laptop, it will happen a lot less frequently. It did with mine.

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As for the java it'll probably happen to me right here in this response. It might be the hard type thing. It gets to be really annoying . As I need to keep looking to see if I'm ok. I'll Pay real attention to it. Maybe I'll solve the 'Laptop Keyboard Mystery 'and become famous. Will advise when I've tried all these things.. Well it didn't happen because I really slowed down so I wouldn't have to retype this.

Edited by boopme, 26 October 2005 - 10:22 PM.

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 12:10 AM

Sounds good.
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