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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-07-2012, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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Geeze I hate these things: Ten days ago my previous laptop didn't recognize me. So I get my $80 an hour geek friend in. Long story short, hard drive pooched. And like a moron I didn't have all my stuff backed up . So now I have to figure out how to work this new laptop. How do I adjust the sensitivity of the touchpad? When I am typing in this box the palms of my hands are brushing lightly on the touchpad and causing the cursor to jump all over the place?

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I hate laptops. I have to turn the mouse touch pad completely off or else the cursor jumps all over the place like some sort of spastic chicken and I'm not even touching it!

I have an external hard drive that i have everything backed up on. Unfortunately, when my computer decided to give it up, it decided to take the (almost brand new) external hard drive with it so I still ended up losing everything.

I ordered a new computer, had it up and running for not even 2 weeks and the video card on it died. Then I had to decide if I wanted to pack it all up, ship it back, to have them replace the video card with another of the same type. In the end, I decided to just purchase a new and slightly better card rather than try to warranty it. Anyhow, after over a month I finally have a computer at home again.

So, short version: I hear ya...computers can be a pain!

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I hear ya. Seems to me \I had this cursor problem before , it does jump all over the place. Trying to figure out how to adjust the sensitivity.

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awwwwww, so sorry Dave! we missed you!!!
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My dh hates laptops and prefers a mouse to a touchpad, I'm the opposite, love my macbook Although, I do have some weird cursor disappearing that happens every so often after I upgraded to Lion
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Dave - I lost TWO laptops to the "dancing cursor with a mind of its own" disease!!!!! I couldn't find anyone who could fix it either time. There are about 2 dozen "fixes" you can find if you google "jumping cursor." Not one of them has anything to do with the touch pad. Good luck with this! (If you figure out a fix that actually fixes it, please let me know!!



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So....the jumping cursor thing is not just me?! DH got me this laptop for Christmas so I could have it downstairs - the main computer is upstairs. I have tried to figure out how to disable the touch pad, because I HATE it! I got a mouse for it. I do not like the keyboard either. Still, after 7 months, can't type nearly as well on it as I did on my old nearly ten year old computer. But the jumping cursor is a major pain. Is this a common thing then with laptops? What causes it? I thought I must be somehow brushing against the touchpad too, but it seems to happen when I am not near it, like it is possessed. I guess it is somewhat comforting to know it is not just me....sorta.

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I have a solution to your problem. If you type like I do one finger at a time it doesn't jump at all . PS I hope you didn't loose all your resurch

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I love my laptop. You need to find the little search box and type in mouse. It should bring up some suggestions. Or, see if you can find the control panel, the mouse system should be in there. I am not on my laptop at the moment so I am just throwing out suggestions. I think you can also chick on right clicker on the main screen and that should bring some stuff.

I do remember several times when my mouse was acting crazy jumping all over the place without me hardly touching the mouse and it was some type of bug.

Google is good at finding solutions.

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My IT guy at the office ordered me a laptop the last time. I hated it from the start. But I had a really good large screen moniter and added a regular mouse and just use the laptop like it was a regular computor. I don't take it anywhere. What is hooked up to it stays hooked up to it. All the people at the office have docking stations so they can take the laptop with them. So my recommendation is to at least get a regular keyboard and mouse.

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