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taj 11-13-2008 09:59 AM

Cursor jumps all over
I am having a problem of my cursor jumping to different lines while I am tying, this happens in evolution, word processing documents, spreadsheets, etc., and I am not sure if what is causing it. I have a Acer Aspire 5100 laptop, running a AMD Turion64x2, 2gb RAM, I have a duel boot system with Win XP sp3 & Ubuntu 8.10 [just updated from 8.4]. I do not have the problem while using XP, only happens in Linux.:confused:

trickykid 11-13-2008 10:06 AM

You certain that it's not your palm or the like touching the touchpad if there's one? If not that, usually it's how the mouse is configured.

mrclisdue 11-13-2008 11:49 AM

I realize that this doesn't solve the issue of your cursor jumping all over the place (I have a similar issue with a desktop pc and a usb mouse that I haven't bothered trying to solve yet...), but check out:


This will help to alleviate the problem by disabling the touchpad whilst typing, thus preventing the cursor from stealing focus.


taj 11-13-2008 12:19 PM

Thanks to all for all of the suggestions, what I have done and it seems to have taken care of the problem is de-activated my touchpad, seeing how I use a mouse all the time, and I am not having the problem right now.

I have been using both a Logitech "usb mouse" and a Logitech "wireless mouse". I think that somehow I have been accidentally hitting my touchpad while I am typing, so having it turned off seems to have solved the problem

thanks again for all help

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