Author Topic: Micorosoft word - cursor skipping when typing  (Read 547 times)

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Micorosoft word - cursor skipping when typing
« on: November 13, 2019, 12:57:04 pm »
Has anyone else experienced this?

I use Word on my (year old) laptop. I often find that when I am typing, the cursor unexpectedly jumps to another part of the page, so that what I am typing suddenly appears in the middle of something I have already written. It's a mild irritation if I notice it happening straight away but extremely annoying if I don't and I have to start cutting and pasting when I do spot that things have gone astray.

Any suggestions for causes and cures?
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Re: Micorosoft word - cursor skipping when typing
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2019, 01:07:49 pm »
Wrists resting on the touchpad? Should be an option to disable the touchpad while typing.

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Re: Micorosoft word - cursor skipping when typing
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2019, 01:15:52 pm »
Yeah, crappy touchpads, certainly a speciality of the last Dell I had. Had to turn it off.

Alternatively, the cheap charger I bought for my ancient Macbook Air makes for jumpiness through Chinese earthing.
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Re: Micorosoft word - cursor skipping when typing
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2019, 10:13:46 pm »
Yeah, touchpad. Either brushing it with wrists etc, or (generally truer of crappier, older machines) phantom 'touches' from case flex.

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Re: Micorosoft word - cursor skipping when typing
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2019, 09:01:03 am »
Any suggestions for causes and cures?

Caused by using MS Word

Cured by not using MS Word

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Re: Micorosoft word - cursor skipping when typing
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2019, 07:21:24 pm »
I am trialling WPS.  No skipping on any device.  I got weary of Word.
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Re: Micorosoft word - cursor skipping when typing
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2019, 04:58:47 pm »
I have had exactly the same problem in the past.  Once I deactivated the touchpad and used a separate mouse all was well.