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  • Question

  • As I am typing, the cursor becomes bullet shaped, and jumps around, moving from a line I'm writing to somewhere else.  Sometimes it is shaped like a circle with arrows on all four sides, and sometimes it is just a circle with a cross inside.  

    If I move the cursor with the mouse to be out of area, or in a blank space above screen, it seems to leave my typing alone.  Otherwise, I may have words starting at the beginning of a paragraph, while I'm actually at the end of a sentence.  

    Tuesday, March 12, 2013 7:13 AM

Answers

  • AL

    If it is a laptop with a trackpad that is the issue.  If it is most track pads have the option of turning off when a mouse is present.  If not there is an application called trackpad pal (free)


    Wanikiya & Dyami -Team-ZigZag.

    • Marked as answer by Niki Han Tuesday, March 26, 2013 7:32 AM
    Wednesday, March 13, 2013 12:31 AM
  •  Re an erratic Mouse.

    This type of annoyance may be due to

    * Your mouse driver may be corrupted.
    * Your mouse to computer connections may be loose.
    * Your mouse itself may be dirty, so you need to clean it as per your manufacturer's instructions.

    If you haven't already done these

    * Try different USB ports for the receiver.
    * Try a wired mouse. Radio interference may cause erratic behavior in a wireless mouse.
    * Try different mouse settings
    * Change batteries.
    * Run your security software to check for problems

    Dyami & Wanikiya ...Team ZigZag.

    • Marked as answer by Niki Han Tuesday, March 26, 2013 7:32 AM
    Wednesday, March 13, 2013 1:39 AM

All replies

  • AL

    If it is a laptop with a trackpad that is the issue.  If it is most track pads have the option of turning off when a mouse is present.  If not there is an application called trackpad pal (free)


    Wanikiya & Dyami -Team-ZigZag.

    • Marked as answer by Niki Han Tuesday, March 26, 2013 7:32 AM
    Wednesday, March 13, 2013 12:31 AM
  •  Re an erratic Mouse.

    This type of annoyance may be due to

    * Your mouse driver may be corrupted.
    * Your mouse to computer connections may be loose.
    * Your mouse itself may be dirty, so you need to clean it as per your manufacturer's instructions.

    If you haven't already done these

    * Try different USB ports for the receiver.
    * Try a wired mouse. Radio interference may cause erratic behavior in a wireless mouse.
    * Try different mouse settings
    * Change batteries.
    * Run your security software to check for problems

    Dyami & Wanikiya ...Team ZigZag.

    • Marked as answer by Niki Han Tuesday, March 26, 2013 7:32 AM
    Wednesday, March 13, 2013 1:39 AM