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Moi
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Icon 1 posted August 28, 2006 17:00      Profile for Moi     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I have a Sony VAIO laptop with Windows XP and I attach a desktop computer sized Microfost Intelli-Point mouse to it. The problem that I experience is as follows:

When I type (in Word, e-mail, or any other program), the cursor randomly jumps to the spot on the screen where the mouse pointer is sitting idly and the text I was trying to type starts getting typed in the new location. Is there some sort of setting I can change to fix this? Please let me know if my question is unclear or needs further explanation. Thanks for any help.

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Icon 1 posted August 28, 2006 18:43      Profile for CommanderShroom     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I am gonna go out on a limb and say that it is ulikely there is an issue with your mouse.

I had the same issue a while back. It turns out that I would make contact with the touchpad on my laptop and move the cursor.

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There's a setting to disable the trackpad when a mouse is plugged in.
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Moi
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quote:
Originally posted by Jessycat:
There's a setting to disable the trackpad when a mouse is plugged in.

Can you tell me how to do that please?
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quote:
Originally posted by Moi:
quote:
Originally posted by Jessycat:
There's a setting to disable the trackpad when a mouse is plugged in.

Can you tell me how to do that please?
Control Panel.
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Moi
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quote:
Originally posted by Jace Raven:
quote:
Originally posted by Moi:
quote:
Originally posted by Jessycat:
There's a setting to disable the trackpad when a mouse is plugged in.

Can you tell me how to do that please?
Control Panel.
Sorry, I actually don't know what to do at all. So could someone give me more detailed assistance please?
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Hate to break it to everyone.

Not all of the touchpads have that particular option.

But, if you are using a fairly new version of the synaptics touchpad driver, there is an option called PalmCheck.

It will be in the control panel under the mouse setings. There should be a separate tab that says Device Settings. You will need to go in and just mess around with different settings until it 'feels' right.

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