Curser has mind of its own


G

Guest

My curser is causeing me nightmares. It moves automatically while I am typing
and relocates itself. And I find sometimes that I am typing over what I have
already typed. Sometimes it will highlight what I have typed and delete it.
Sometimes it will close out windows while I am working in it and I lose
everything I have done and have to start over. I have looked and looked for
the settings to turn this "anticipate my moves" feature off. And I cannot
find anything. I am not sure what it is even called. Is there anyone else
that has had trouble with this? I have had to type this question out 6
different times because of this problem. I have lost so much work and time
this. I have to keep an eye on my curser at all times, otherwise, I will just
end up typing a mess.
 
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Jim

computer newbie said:
My curser is causeing me nightmares. It moves automatically while I am
typing
and relocates itself. And I find sometimes that I am typing over what I
have
already typed. Sometimes it will highlight what I have typed and delete
it.
Sometimes it will close out windows while I am working in it and I lose
everything I have done and have to start over. I have looked and looked
for
the settings to turn this "anticipate my moves" feature off. And I cannot
find anything. I am not sure what it is even called. Is there anyone else
that has had trouble with this? I have had to type this question out 6
different times because of this problem. I have lost so much work and time
this. I have to keep an eye on my curser at all times, otherwise, I will
just
end up typing a mess.
Perhaps your mouse needs cleaning.
Jim
 
U

Unknown

I heard of this a while back and the individual fixed it by reinstalling the
keyboard driver. I would check any settings in control panel---accessibility
and then reinstall the keyboard driver.
 
N

Nepatsfan

In
computer newbie said:
My curser is causeing me nightmares. It moves automatically
while I am typing
and relocates itself. And I find sometimes that I am typing
over what I have
already typed. Sometimes it will highlight what I have typed
and delete it.
Sometimes it will close out windows while I am working in it
and I lose
everything I have done and have to start over. I have
looked and looked for
the settings to turn this "anticipate my moves" feature off.
And I cannot
find anything. I am not sure what it is even called. Is
there anyone else
that has had trouble with this? I have had to type this
question out 6
different times because of this problem. I have lost so much
work and time
this. I have to keep an eye on my curser at all times,
otherwise, I will just
end up typing a mess.

Just out of curiosity, are you using a wireless keyboard? I've
heard of this happening when there is another computer nearby
that is also using a wireless keyboard.

It's also a good idea to move the receiving unit away from a
wireless router or a cordless phone.

You might want to try a different keyboard preferably a wired
one.

Good luck

Nepatsfan
 
G

Guest

Jim said:
Perhaps your mouse needs cleaning.
Jim

I have cleaned it several times. I also effects log ins. When I am trying to
type passwords in a form. The curser just disappears onto another part of the
screen. Or it will move to the beginning of the line and I end up typing the
wrong password. I have noticed that the "typing curser" wants to "follow"
and go where the mouse pointing curser is. If the pointer is located up the
paragraph a few lines while I type. The typing curser will relocate where the
mouse pointing curser is and start to replace all text from there.
 
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G

Guest

Unknown said:
I heard of this a while back and the individual fixed it by reinstalling the
keyboard driver. I would check any settings in control panel---accessibility
and then reinstall the keyboard driver.

I am using a laptop with a MS wireless mouse.
 
G

Guest

Nepatsfan said:
In

Just out of curiosity, are you using a wireless keyboard? I've
heard of this happening when there is another computer nearby
that is also using a wireless keyboard.

It's also a good idea to move the receiving unit away from a
wireless router or a cordless phone.

You might want to try a different keyboard preferably a wired
one.

Good luck

Nepatsfan
I only have one machine. A dell laptop. I also use a wireless MS mouse. No
other wireless divices.
 
U

Unknown

Try this-----In control panel---mouse---pointer options put a check on hide
pointer while typing--may help.
 
G

Guest

computer newbie said:
I have also noticed that this only happens when I am entering or typing text.
It does not happen while just browsing around. But as soon as I go into a
typing or editing mode. This thing is just out of control. I sometimes have
to retype some things several times because the typing curser will not stay
where I am typing for more than just a few keystrokes at a time before it
moves to another location in the document. And I have to watch it to make
sure I know where
the letters are being inserted.
 
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R

RiggsFolly

Beg or borrow a standard wired mouse or USB mouse if you can. Try that, if
the problem goes away its your mouse that has a problem.

You could also try using something other than your current mouse mat. I have
seen this happen with light based mice on certain surfaces.
 

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