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Yoga 2 13 randomly highlights text while typing

2017-07-14, 18:12 PM

I have a Yoda 2 13 that has been OK except for one very annoying trait. When entering text machine intermttenly and randomly highlights text. If Im not very careful and dont notice when it highlights text and then hit another key it will replace everythig highlighted (often everythng you just typed) with that key. Cant tell you how many times I have had to retype a block of text due to this apparent random highlighting. I prefer using a track ball mouse and almost always have one hooked up (not sure if this has anything to do with it). If I remember to turn the trackpad off by pressing key on keyboard it seems to fix random highlighting. Problem is I have to turn trackpad off each and every time I turn machine on. Kind of PITA because I often forget to turn trackpad off until I have lost a bunch of text due to this random highlighting and deleting problem. I never use the trakpad. Is there any way to permenatley disable the trackpad? Is the trackpad the cause behind this apparent random highlighting of text? Am I inadvertently touchingthe trackpad with base of my thumb (palm of hand) thus causing this highlighting? Any thought or ideas on how to get around this? Could it have something to do with motion detection or some other function other than the trackpad?


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Re: Yoga 2 13 randomly highlights text while typing

2017-07-17, 9:11 AM

Hello Llbaker2

Thanks for using the Lenovo forums.

It sounds like you may indeed be touching the touchpad with base of your thumb or something along the lines of that.


Try a static discharge for this, it may help to resolve the issue or at least get rid of any built up static on the motherboard.

(If the battery is internal, please just skip the remove/replace battery steps.)
1. Turn the unit off
2. Remove the battery and the Mains adapter
3. Press and hold the front power button for 30 seconds
4. Replace the battery and the Mains adapter
5. Turn the unit on as normal

If the issue still persists, then you can attempt to disable the touchpad, check the following link and this should help you walk through the steps and methods:



Hope this helps, let us know how you get on.

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