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MY cursor "jumps" all the time????

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by JVRudnick, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. JVRudnick

    JVRudnick Flightless Bird

    I am a writer, using MS Word 2003 to write a novel. I write as usual and I
    think you all have used Word to write, and the thing is this.

    When I am writing the word say "science" when I get to the letter e, the
    cursor "jumps" to wherever I've "left" the cursor with the mouse. That is, no
    matter what the word or letter I'm 'on' the writing goes okay for a moment or
    two and then the cursor 'jumps' and it's inserted itself and I'm still typing
    but the spot where the cursor SHOULD be has changed...so I'm making typing
    errors...

    Follow me? THIS is pretty well discouraging...

    Can anyone point me at the reason for this and how to combat same?

    But I think that this is maybe NOT an MS Word issue but an issue with the
    laptop?
    XPPro/SP3....geez...the same thing just happened HERE in this message box....

    so, this must have more to do with the laptop....am I correct, and how do I
    combat this in whichever case is true?

    ????

    Jim
     
  2. HeyBub

    HeyBub Flightless Bird

    JVRudnick wrote:
    > I am a writer... Follow me? THIS is pretty well discouraging...
    >


    If I were a writer, instead of a merely talented amateur wordsmith, and I
    had to ask whether the reader was following what I wrote, I, too, would be
    discouraged. Somehow the phrase: "everybody knows that and that's what I'm
    trying to explain," comes to mind, along with the mental image of a mounted
    beaver I once saw in a North Carolina motel.

    But what's art without suffering?
     
  3. Elmo

    Elmo Flightless Bird

    JVRudnick wrote:
    > I am a writer, using MS Word 2003 to write a novel. I write as usual and I
    > think you all have used Word to write, and the thing is this.
    >
    > When I am writing the word say "science" when I get to the letter e, the
    > cursor "jumps" to wherever I've "left" the cursor with the mouse. That is, no
    > matter what the word or letter I'm 'on' the writing goes okay for a moment or
    > two and then the cursor 'jumps' and it's inserted itself and I'm still typing
    > but the spot where the cursor SHOULD be has changed...so I'm making typing
    > errors...
    >
    > Follow me? THIS is pretty well discouraging...
    >
    > Can anyone point me at the reason for this and how to combat same?
    >
    > But I think that this is maybe NOT an MS Word issue but an issue with the
    > laptop?
    > XPPro/SP3....geez...the same thing just happened HERE in this message box....
    >
    > so, this must have more to do with the laptop....am I correct, and how do I
    > combat this in whichever case is true?
    >
    > ????
    >
    > Jim


    Grt a mouse, and disable the touchpad; the membrane is bouncing as you
    type and occasional contact is misinterpreted as a tap on the touchpad.
    You might be able to turn off just the tap as a mouse-click option..

    --
    Joe =o)
     

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