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zoltanthegypsy
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cursor jumps when typing

I see a bit of chatter on this here and on the web, but no solutions that I can find.

 

When typing in a document, in wordpad for instance, the cursor (and text entry point) will suddenly jump elsewhere.  Typically up a couple of lines.  Since it happens while typing, I end up corrupting the document.

 

Disabling the touch pad does not solve the problem.

 

Clues?

 

Z.


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Re: cursor jumps when typing

does same problem occur when using external USB keyboard?
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Re: cursor jumps when typing

Happens to me too and as you say also after having disabled the touch pad.

 

Always thought it was me touching some other key on the keyboard, could just never figure out which one. Fortunately undo most often restores the text.

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Re: cursor jumps when typing

That's a weird one! I haven't noticed that it's happened to me yet, knock on wood.

 

Just a thought: have you tried disabling the touch pad in BIOS?

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Re: cursor jumps when typing

Just throwing a thought into the pot; I note that the touchpad has been turned off and the cursor is still "jumping", is the press to select function for the trackpoint also turned off?

Andy  

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Re: cursor jumps when typing

I checked and press to select was turned off on my T500. As I didn't know I had the option I doubt I ever had it turned on. Smiley Happy

 

Is it a new function? I couldn't find the option on my T42.

 

But as Zoltan says, it's while typing -- suddenly one finds oneself typing in a different part of the text -- in the middle of a word --  the second half ot the word and following words appear in a random earlier part of the document. Happens to me also when posting to the forums in Firefox.

Message Edited by zilla on 2009-06-04 03:31 PM

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Re: cursor jumps when typing

What about this?

 

Link to Image

 

Doesn't seem like it would fix the problem, but who knows Smiley Happy

 

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Re: cursor jumps when typing


@swg0101 wrote:

What about this?

 

 [link to PalmCheck]

 


Not a bad suggestion.  I should have said that I already tried that before trying turning off the trackpad entirely.  Didn't help.

 

I'll test with an external keyboard when I get a chance.

 

Thanks all for the suggestions,

Z.


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Re: cursor jumps when typing

I have a T500 running Windows 7 (upgraded from Vista) and have had this problem.  A new driver for the Ultra Nav coma out on 4/22/2010.  I was able to download and install it (replacing the original driver from 2006) and I now have an option to disables the touchpad.  The "jumping" stopped and I now can type Word docs, emails, etc. without that annoying problem.

 

Lenovo should have resolved this issue a long time ago.

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Re: cursor jumps when typing

Yes!  My curor jumps when I'm on the Internet, doing a deep dive to the bottom of the page.  It also happens in Microsoft Outlook.  I can't get get Tech Support on the phone.  I'm not happy!  A tech friend told me it may have something to do with the Control key getting stuck.  I've played with that, and while it does have an effect, it doesn't fix it. 

jerseyboy

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