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cursor jumps around when typing
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mbrenne72
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Member Since: ‎02-05-2011
Message 31 of 60 (10,828 Views)

Re: cursor jumps around when typing

I know you posted this a long time ago but if you haven't received a good answer, here's my take.  I started having the problem when I clean installed Windows 7 on my HP.  All of a sudden, whenever I was typing in Word or an e-mail, the curser would jump to wherever I last positioned the pointer.  Seems my palms just hovering over the touchpad would cause the problem.  Here's the fix:

 

http://www.synaptics.com/support/drivers

 

They make the driver for HP.  Unfortunately, they never seemed to contract a new driver for Windows 7 on older laptops (mine is probably 4 or 5 years old).  but the direct download from Synaptics solved the issue on my HP and on my Sony Vaio!  Hope it works for you.

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vdallari
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Member Since: ‎04-28-2011
Message 32 of 60 (10,655 Views)

Re: cursor jumps around when typing

i am havening similar problems, its bad, can't type anything, i am getting very upset, other than that i like the computer, but  this is a big problem, DV4 computer laptop, hp.

vdallari

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mw_charlotte
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Member Since: ‎06-09-2011
Message 33 of 60 (10,558 Views)

Re: cursor jumps around when typing

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  I Can't believe a company with the reputation and resources as vast as HP could let a problem....A MAJOR PRODUCTIVITY PROBLEM...not be addressed, much less resolved

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jdster
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Member Since: ‎07-19-2011
Message 34 of 60 (10,422 Views)

Re: Found a fix (or a workaround?)

Thanks!!!  This solution worked for me also!!

 

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commprof
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Member Since: ‎07-28-2011
Message 35 of 60 (10,381 Views)

Re: Found a fix (or a workaround?)

Which fix worked for you? This is the second HP computer I have had with the cursor jumping problem.  Shame on me for buying a second HP, but I can't afford to replace this laptop right now.

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kimgub
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Member Since: ‎08-15-2011
Message 36 of 60 (10,304 Views)

Re: Found a fix (or a workaround?)

this worked me for as well.  thank you so much.  was the most frustrating problem since i purchased the computer.  I type 70 wpm and it made it so it was more like 20 by the time i had to fix mistakes from the jumping cursor.

 

 

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Dadharma
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Member Since: ‎09-13-2011
Message 37 of 60 (10,191 Views)

Re: cursor jumps around when typing

It really anoys me that u need to respond with a negative tone about the other person's reaction to Hp.  Who cares if he swares off Hp.  Besides that, your answer is unclear in answering his specific issue--as it is a bit crytic with the "thou shalt not...", while feeling completely clever with yourself.    Just answer the question brother!  Stop being impressed by your own reaction or knowledge.

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NZ8560P_user
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Member Since: ‎09-14-2011
Message 38 of 60 (10,173 Views)

Re: cursor jumps around when typing

I have a brand new HP 8560p. About every second start, the cursor moves uncontrollably from the slightest touch of the touchpad, and is barely useable from the stick. A restart usually fixes it, so it must be a software issue. It can take several minutes to position the cursor for a controlled restart.

 

It isn't a sensitivity issue, or it would happen every time. The inconsistency is worrying.

 

I have had excellent support from HP with my previous laptop, so I'm looking forward to getting it fixed. 

 

 

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rmbunge
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Member Since: ‎11-24-2011
Message 39 of 60 (9,807 Views)

Re: cursor jumps around when typing

1.  My cursor jumps around when I am typing on my HP Pavillion DM4-2015 DX Entertainment laptop.

 

I use a wireless Logitech mouse with a USB plug in, and my cursor jumps around when I type.  

 

How do I solve this problem?   

 

When I had a Dell machine I was able to disable the trackpad when using a mouse...and this solved the problem.  How do I do this with my HP?   

 

PS I have a Windows 7 operating system. 

 

Robert and Patricia Bunge

 

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Buttons_70
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Message 40 of 60 (8,788 Views)

Re: cursor jumps around when typing

I am using my husband's Toshiba that has the same problem. Just done as you stated and disabled trackpad when using mouse and seems to have worked. I have a HP and have never had an issue like this. But his Toshiba has had this issue for some time and is frustrating.

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