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FR Masters of The Universe Compter Tech Question. Cursor Jumps Around When Typing
11.20.12 | chickensoup

Posted on 11/20/2012 3:42:32 PM PST by Chickensoup

I finally broke down and updates my OS IE7 on laptop with the 53 updates that it was nagging me about.

Now the cursor jumps when I type. Not me touching the pad, it just jumps randomly.

Anyone ever see this? solutions?


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: cursor
I finally broke down and updates my OS IE7 on laptop with the 53 updates that it was nagging me about.

Now the cursor jumps when I type. Not me touching the pad, it just jumps randomly.

Anyone ever see this? solutions?

1 posted on 11/20/2012 3:42:33 PM PST by Chickensoup
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To: Chickensoup

2 posted on 11/20/2012 3:44:36 PM PST by wastedyears (I don't want to live on this planet anymore.)
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To: wastedyears

gun is good ,try turning off tap option for touch pad


3 posted on 11/20/2012 3:45:51 PM PST by molson209
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To: Chickensoup

I don’t know what causes it, but this happens on both my laptops. It’s maddening, especially when typing emails and Word doc. If you find out, let me know too.


4 posted on 11/20/2012 3:46:10 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: Chickensoup

The Cursor is just excited that you broke down and updated the system. He’ll stop in a few days.


5 posted on 11/20/2012 3:47:56 PM PST by vicious_vic
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To: Chickensoup
It is the sensativity of the touchpad, even though you may net be touching it. What you need is called Touchfreeze. It is a simple and safe utility and will work in both 32 and 64 bit environments. It disables the touchpad while you're typing. It is not an uncommon problem. This fixes you right up.
6 posted on 11/20/2012 3:48:43 PM PST by RobertClark (Inside every "older" person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened?)
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To: Chickensoup
Glary Utilities
7 posted on 11/20/2012 3:50:38 PM PST by mdittmar
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To: Chickensoup

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-hardware/cursor-jumps-around-while-typing/acb75de1-20de-45e6-aa4e-e1dc59876693


8 posted on 11/20/2012 3:51:02 PM PST by Retired Chemist
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To: Chickensoup

Is it possible that your J-stick was previously disabled and one of the updates was a new driver for that device and reawakened it?


9 posted on 11/20/2012 3:52:55 PM PST by JayNorth (Barack Obama and Joe Biden are proof positive that two wrongs don't make a right!)
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To: umgud

Turn off the touchpad. This problem plagued me also and turning off the touchpad cured it.


10 posted on 11/20/2012 3:55:29 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Chickensoup

http://code.google.com/p/touchfreeze/


11 posted on 11/20/2012 3:55:34 PM PST by Truth29
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To: molson209

There is a tap option?


12 posted on 11/20/2012 3:55:34 PM PST by Chickensoup (Leftist Totalitarian Fascism coming to a country like yours.)
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To: umgud

stay tuned!


13 posted on 11/20/2012 3:55:56 PM PST by Chickensoup (Leftist Totalitarian Fascism coming to a country like yours.)
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To: vicious_vic

The Cursor is just excited that you broke down and updated the system. He’ll stop in a few days.

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Reminds me of an old flame...


14 posted on 11/20/2012 3:56:52 PM PST by Chickensoup (Leftist Totalitarian Fascism coming to a country like yours.)
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To: Stormdog

Thanks, I’ll try it.


15 posted on 11/20/2012 3:58:07 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: Chickensoup
There is a tap option?


16 posted on 11/20/2012 3:59:51 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Chickensoup
This guy is probably at the bottom of it:
17 posted on 11/20/2012 4:00:32 PM PST by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: RobertClark

Just downloaded it. Thank you.


18 posted on 11/20/2012 4:00:39 PM PST by Chickensoup (Leftist Totalitarian Fascism coming to a country like yours.)
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To: Chickensoup

My neighbor was seeing the cursor jumping all over the place too.
I told him to throw away the first quart that came out of the still.

Fixed it.


19 posted on 11/20/2012 4:05:51 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Chickensoup

“updates my OS IE7 on laptop with the 53 updates”

I think you mean Windows 7.


20 posted on 11/20/2012 4:08:03 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Chickensoup

Happy that I could help.


21 posted on 11/20/2012 4:09:55 PM PST by RobertClark (Inside every "older" person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened?)
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To: Chickensoup

The updates caused Win7 to do what it was originally intended to do, which is scan the touchpad more often to detect multi-finger gestures. Since it wasn’t enabled right in the core OS, a lot of laptop manufacturers upped the sensitivity of the touchpad to compensate. The touchpad is detecting the palms of your hands above the pad.

Most likely, if you go to windows update, there is now an optional update for your touchpad which should control this issue. Myself, I love touchfreeze, and highly recommend it.


22 posted on 11/20/2012 4:10:29 PM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: RobertClark

Very cool little utility. Thanks. Installed, tested it, works like a champ....and promptly sent that link to a some friends. :)


23 posted on 11/20/2012 4:13:51 PM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: RightOnline

I swear by TouchFreeze, as I use my laptops on planes frequently - not much room to get in a great typing position. This utility has saved me a ton of grief. I’m happy to pass it on and glad it will be useful to you.


24 posted on 11/20/2012 4:17:09 PM PST by RobertClark (Inside every "older" person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened?)
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To: AppyPappy

I think you mean Windows 7.

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I think you are right. I wanted to make sure the correct answer was in there somewhere.


25 posted on 11/20/2012 4:27:38 PM PST by Chickensoup (Leftist Totalitarian Fascism coming to a country like yours.)
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To: wastedyears

ROFL! GMTA!


26 posted on 11/20/2012 4:46:16 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: RobertClark

Yeah, that is probably a smarter solution than going in and editing the registry to disable the touchpad completely, like I did :)


27 posted on 11/20/2012 4:53:50 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Chickensoup

I have the Windows 7 OS on my desktop, and use the Firefox browser, but yes, I’ve had that same weird cursor jumping thing happen to me too.

I simply re-booted the computer, then ran CCleaner and Malwarebytes, and it stopped.


28 posted on 11/20/2012 5:00:56 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Chickensoup

Ghostcats. Happens when they chase dustbunnies.


29 posted on 11/20/2012 5:03:00 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: mrsmith
My neighbor was seeing the cursor jumping all over the place too. I told him to throw away the first quart that came out of the still.

That is, hands down, the funniest thing I've seen on the forum today .. LOL

30 posted on 11/20/2012 5:04:45 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Boogieman
Yeah, that is probably a smarter solution than going in and editing the registry to disable the touchpad completely, like I did :)

Yes, in the end, it is. Registry edits are not for the novice user, as much damage can be done with one errant keystroke. I never point an average user to the registry - that's would be like handing a teenager a case of beer, a fifth of scotch, a hot 35 year old cougar, and the keys to the hemi Cuda - What could go wrong?!?!?

31 posted on 11/20/2012 5:23:31 PM PST by RobertClark (Inside every "older" person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened?)
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To: RobertClark

Wow. That’s been driving me crazy. I was sure I was touching my touchpad.

See, I use the touchpad for mouse movements, but always disabled the “double-tap”, because I tend to drag quickly and it would select. I can hit the cursor buttons so I don’t need the touchpad to click.

Anyway, in Windows 7 I can’t find any way to control my touch pad anymore (I’d also like to speed it up). And I assumed that I was touching it and clicking, and that’s why it jumped.

It happened lots when I typed the letter “n”, which is when my thumb swings close to the touchpad.

Anyway, I put that touchfreeze on, and it actually I think installed (my work controls my computer and sometimes I can’t do things). It wasn’t obvious that it actually installed, it said it was installing, and then it was finished.

But I’ll admit I just typed this entire post and my cursor didn’t jump one time, and in the past two weeks anything over a paragraph would jump at least once.

So thanks to everybody who suggested touchfreeze. My work ITG group knew NOTHING about this.


32 posted on 11/20/2012 5:44:02 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Chickensoup

Howdy craputer slave.

1. When U unwrap yer new craputer, U must format Ze DRIVE. (Used craputer should be lobotomized as well ,if OS is from retail outlet)

2. Install win XP SP3, update once ONLY. (If U must use WIN7 so be it, but refer to item 1. (Get a OS disk off Ebay don’t be tightwad)

3. Download all drivers for yer craputer off line.

4. Install drivers (Do not update or update as needed only)

5. Install Malwarebytes Paid version ($20 year) Don’t be tightwad.

6. No extra toolbars of any kind EVER.

7. Use yer craputer.

Note: Win XP will live forever, because BIG CORPORATIONS will use it. Microsofticus will support it till 2014.

Good luck.


33 posted on 11/20/2012 5:57:14 PM PST by trotskylvalia (where nose meets the grindstone)
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To: Bigg Red

mark


34 posted on 11/20/2012 6:16:08 PM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: RobertClark

Without 3rd party freeware Windows would be much less useful or efficient for the price. Don’t forget WinPatrol, and Firefox, etc. Thanks be to God.


35 posted on 11/20/2012 6:46:22 PM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: Chickensoup

Why do you worry about what your cursor is doing while you are typing? Does it jump around when you are trying to click on something? That would be a problem


36 posted on 11/20/2012 7:03:21 PM PST by Figment
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