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Cursor Jumping about

by balabio / April 26, 2010 2:36 PM PDT

Can anybody assist, recently my cursor has started jumping about when typing emails.

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Desktop PC or laptop?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 26, 2010 8:39 PM PDT
In reply to: Cursor Jumping about

Is this a Desktop PC or a Laptop?

if a laptop, are you using the laptop's own tracker pad? If so, there may be a button just to the side of the board where you can disable the pad whilst you are typing.

Other than that, without knowing more I am not sure what else to say.

Note: If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

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Jumping cursor
by kedscnet / April 27, 2010 3:35 AM PDT
In reply to: Cursor Jumping about

There may be a setting in your touchpad control panel to disable or reduce the sensitivity of the touchpad. The problem is usually related to brushing against the pad when you type. Another solution is to download TouchFreeze, a free utility that disables the pad automatically when you begin to type. It works great with APLS pads.

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Jumping Cursor problem
by dmpljim777 / May 7, 2010 1:00 AM PDT
In reply to: Cursor Jumping about

Hi, I just finally solved this pesky problem!!!

It IS a Boot Sector Virus. When I would reformatted my hard drive, the problem was still there. So, here is the FIX:

Restart Your Computer and go into Safe Mode; F8. When the Computer is ready, run Your Virus Scanner. This Boot Sector Virus cannot hide itself in Safe Mode and was found right away and terminated.

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Sorry didn't work
by balabio / May 8, 2010 4:16 AM PDT
In reply to: Jumping Cursor problem

Hi
I tried this suggested solution on my Samsung Q310 (Windows 7 Home Premium) and it didn't work.I am using the latest McAfee anti-vrus etc protection.
Thanks for trying.

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Had similar problem on the laptop!
by alza68 / May 8, 2010 2:54 PM PDT
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My HP laptop was very sensitive earlier while typing, the cursor jump to different location within the passage and the content turns to be gibberish. This was annoying till I was adviced to have the laptop touchpad button off to avoid this mishap. This did efficiently solve the issue temporarily.

Download a free antivirus,antimalare and antispyware programs and run these to verify it is not due to these viruses trojans or worms.

Download your latest mouse or touchpad drivers from the concerned site, such as, which ever company your laptop or destop was brought, install this.

Perhaps these procedures might solve your problem permenantly. Currently, my laptop is running efficiently.

Regards,
alza68.

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Thanks for the advice - success at last
by balabio / May 9, 2010 6:01 PM PDT

Azia68
Thanks for the advice, the problem wasn't malware etc - it was as you suggested a driver problem and at long last Samsung have now made available a Touchpad Driver for Windows 7 for the Q310.
Your response reminded me to check their website again and thankfully a solution was available.
Many thanks to all who assisted in this matter.

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(NT) Glad you found a solution, and thanks for reporting back.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 9, 2010 7:35 PM PDT
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You are welcome!
by alza68 / May 9, 2010 9:34 PM PDT

Thank you for reporting your success and enjoy your trouble free typing. Indeed, we do tend to overlook these small issues. I was not aware your laptop was Samsung designed and whenever you describe a problem be certain to include all pertinent information concerning it, the least lap or desktop, model, make and OS.

This issue was annoying and nagging me for a while, the least you had it resolved within a short duration and am delighted. Paragraphs and passages were to be typed, retyped painstakingly to be read logically.

Regards,
alza68.

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