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    I just reinstalled Windows Vista on my Dell Inspiron laptop. Whenever I am typing in an application such as Word or my gmail account, the mouse cursor will jump around and relocate. I thought maybe it was my palm on the touch pad, but it isn't. Any suggestions?

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    Have you visited the Dell web site to ensure you have the latest drivers for the mouse, touch-pad etc., especially making sure the drivers are the right one for the OS?

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    I would have to believe that somewhere on the Dell support site you will find the drivers you need for your touchpad. Since I did not have the model I could not get any closer. It sure does sound like a driver issue. I know Sony has drivers for my Alps touchpad on their site so I have to believe Dell does as well.
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    Joe,

    I have had this problem several times on more than one laptop, and I have found that it is just a slight brush of my finger or thumb on the touchpad, barely even perceptible. In fact, the only way I was able to confirm I was touching the pad was to disable the pad. When I disabled the touchpad, and used a mouse, the problem disappeared. Whenever I enabled the touchpad, the problem reappeared. Some of the gestures in todays touchpads require very little pressure to activate.
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    In fact, the only way I was able to confirm I was touching the pad was to disable the pad. When I disabled the touchpad, and used a mouse, the problem disappeared. Whenever I enabled the touchpad, the problem reappeared. Some of the gestures in todays touchpads require very little pressure to activate
    I gave up on my touch pad mouse. Purchased a Microsoft 3000 wireless. Have never looked back since.
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    This is the mouse I use on my laptop as I'm all thumbs. It has great design features. http://www.logitech.com/en-us/mice-p...e/devices/6383
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    I use a MS Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000, but still use the touchpad at times, so I want it working as well. Mine does seem touchy at times, but I have learned to live with it and work around it.
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