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Keyboard keys jumping all over the place seemingly randomly.

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thenightsky Sun 20-Oct-13 21:31:05

When I type, I find the cursor jumps back, so I end up typing into the middle of text I've already typed. Why doesn't the cursor stay at the end of my typing?

Example: I type... 'today was a sunny day' but it might come out like...

todanny dayy was a su


Furball Mon 21-Oct-13 04:37:36

is it a sony Vaio? I have this and it's shite as I use my pc for typing minutes and things for work.

It also deletes paragraphs whilst i'm typing as well hmm so I have to do 'control V' straight away to get it all back again.

It has done this from a young age - it is now coming up 4 years and soon to be replaced thank god.

Ooddoyouthinkyouare Mon 21-Oct-13 08:07:08

Dh net book does this. I thought I was knocking the mouse pad but it moves even when I keep my hands clear

thestauntonlick Mon 21-Oct-13 08:10:36

My phone's been doing this! Only on mn though. It's really annoying. I'll report this thread oto bring it to mnhq attention.

Furball Mon 21-Oct-13 08:32:23

In my case it is not just MN - it is everything angry

edlyu Mon 21-Oct-13 08:37:16

I've had this on a laptop before , and very irritating it was too.

It turned out to be the sensitivity of the touch pad which was picking up vibrations as I typed and turned them into movements. I reduced the sensitivity of the touchpad in the settings menu and this worked a treat.

thenightsky Mon 21-Oct-13 09:48:05

It's a Dell, about 5 years old, but its being doing this randomly for about a year now. Just these last few weeks its got a million times worse. Sometimes it jumps to the bottom of the page too, esepcially on mumsnet. It can end up taking forever to type a paragraph.

I will try reducing sensitivity of keypad and see if that works.

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