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Having Problems With My Text Cursor


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#1 steppy-boy

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 12:36 PM

I am using Windows XP Home and have recently had to reinstalled it. Since the reinstalling, I have been having serious problems with my text cursor. When I am typing into my Word or Open Office text document, the cursor suddenly shifts position. It is really annoying because it means I have to be watching the screen all the time as I am typing. Also, as I am typing windows suddenly appear or close. Is there a problem with my key-board. Why is it so unstable or sensitive? Is the problem with my mouse or pointer? Is my pointer interfering with the text cursor?

Thanks.


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Posted 06 April 2007 - 12:43 PM

It may be any of the mentioned devices.

My suspect is the mouse. If you can, try another mouse.

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 01:15 PM

Hi Walkman,

It can't be the mouse because even when I disconnect it and use the touch pad, the same thing happens.

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 01:57 PM

If the touch pad and the mouse were both connected at the same time, then disconnect the touch pad, and try it again.

It could also be the drivers.

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 01:57 PM

maybe your wrists are hitting the touchpad? There should be a setting in the Mouse Control Panel to disable the touchpad when there is a mouse plugged in, try that




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