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When I type with my laptop the cursor keeps jumping around

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When I type with my laptop the cursor keeps jumping around and I overwrite things
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Laptop
Expert:  Frederick S replied 5 years ago.
Hi!

I am hoping that this simple fix will work for you.

This is most likely caused by your palms/hands/static/warmth causing it to jump around, but thankfully there is a program called Touchfreeze that will freeze the touchpad while you are typing, which should greatly reduce this issue.

You may download it on this page (the link in the green box):
http://ow.ly/37S0p

Please download and install it... It will run in the background and you'll forget it is even running as it doesn't affect your PC's performance at all.

Try it out and let me know if it works. Thanks.


FS
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
before I try it I wanted to ask you ... why did just start to happen. I have had this laptop for 5 years and it just started a few days ago. Is there a way to turn down the sensitivity of the touchpad without installing the program you mentioned?

thank you
Expert:  Frederick S replied 5 years ago.
The program has no impact on your system resources.

And as systems age, the protective film on the touchpad that reduces static sensitivity wears down.

FS
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