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Anonymous
June 8, 2005 5:30:06 PM

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I'm at a loss here. I will be typing in any program, and after a few
seconds, wherever the pointer was last on the page, be it the beginning of a
line or over text i've just typed, or somewhere in the corner of the page,
the cursor jumps to that spot and i end up having to delete the last bit of
text i entered from the point when I last looked at the screen. typing this
message it's already happened four times to this point. I have never run
into this, i've gone through all my settings trying to figure it out and gone
through the help index (using a toshiba Satellite laptop) and between
"typing" "pointer" and "cursor" i cant find an answer. trouble is i'm a
writer. at 2 am this morning i was working against a deadline on an
important story and nearly threw this laptop out the window it was so
irritatating - as it is NOW! and i had an embarrassing number of typos.
anyway...i could use some smarts on this.
cheers

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Anonymous
June 18, 2005 11:21:31 PM

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Hi Jenxx,

Turn 'Tapping' off. The ball of your hand is brushing the touchpad
and it is reading it as a click.

Ciao . . . C.Joseph

That which a man buys too cheaply . . .
He esteems too lightly


jenxx wrote:
> I'm at a loss here. I will be typing in any program, and after a few
> seconds, wherever the pointer was last on the page, be it the beginning of a
> line or over text i've just typed, or somewhere in the corner of the page,
> the cursor jumps to that spot and i end up having to delete the last bit of
> text i entered from the point when I last looked at the screen. typing this
> message it's already happened four times to this point. I have never run
> into this, i've gone through all my settings trying to figure it out and gone
> through the help index (using a toshiba Satellite laptop) and between
> "typing" "pointer" and "cursor" i cant find an answer. trouble is i'm a
> writer. at 2 am this morning i was working against a deadline on an
> important story and nearly threw this laptop out the window it was so
> irritatating - as it is NOW! and i had an embarrassing number of typos.
> anyway...i could use some smarts on this.
> cheers
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