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    Default jumping mouse - callin' dr1 computer squad

    dear geeks,
    i have a dell laptop and i use external mouse. every time i write anything (be it word or a post on dr1) a cursor seems to be jumping about. can happen every few words or every few lines. usually cursor jumps towards the same letter and continues from then on.
    not sure i explain it right... say, in a middle of a word towards a cursor will jump back to a word dell, from one d to another. sometimes it jumps out of the page completely. i write looking at the keys so i will not only note a change after few words.
    i tried writing with a laptop mouse pad, the same happens. i lokked at control panel and mouse settings but i cannot see anything that would correspond to this issue.
    any suggestions?

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    I've been having the SAME problem. I also find that sometimes while I'm typing, the whole line becomes highlighted and then gets erased. Very aggravating when it happens.

    Looking forward to seeing the answers too!

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    Sometimes a little bit of dirt or a piece of lint, hair, etc can cause this in the laser underneath the mouse.......
    And, check your batteries......both of them....

    B in Santiago

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    it's not the mouse. the same happens when i connect miesposo's logitech mouse, the same happens with my laptop mouse pad

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    Does your laptop seem unusually hot.............
    This can also happen if it's overheating because the fan isn't working properly..........

    B in Santiago

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    I had exactly the same problem - there is a thread on it somewhere. It was because too much electricity was coming into the lap top. We were in a new house and the wiring had been done wrongly - two positives and one negative instead of positive, negative and earth. Is it the same when working on battery?

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    laptop is cool. it is connecetd and turned on at all times, i hardly ever switch it off.
    lemme try battery only, mat, i will let you know.

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    I do know that my guru told me that laptops need to be turned off every now and then. It allows the systems to adjust.

    I agree on the lint on the mouse. Sometimes you need to clean up inside. Or else get a cat!!

    Also make sure you do not have a bunch of lint in the air intake for the fan.

    Let us know is something we say works..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillbilly View Post
    I do know that my guru told me that laptops need to be turned off every now and then. It allows the systems to adjust.

    I agree on the lint on the mouse. Sometimes you need to clean up inside. Or else get a cat!!

    Also make sure you do not have a bunch of lint in the air intake for the fan.

    Let us know is something we say works..

    HB
    The inside of a mouse can get really nasty.

    Also: download and install new drivers.

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    I had the same problem but discovered I was hitting the touch pad by accident while typing.

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