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    Jumping Insertion Point (Win XP Home)

    Hi thiAll,

    I don't know if I'll be able to make it thru **this msg w/o problems. Now I know.

    On the 2nd line, as I was typing "this" the first time, the cursor jumped back to the 1st line and "thi" got typed there before I noticed it. I repositioned the cursor to after "thru" and typed **this...

    This has happened several times in this msg (erased by me for 2nd and subsequent times). It happens in Notepad, Word, browser windows like this. Did not happen in EditPad for a few sentences. If I have >1 window open, the cursor may even jump to a non-active window.

    The PC is an HP Pavilion laptop about 1 month old.

    Obviously this is annoying. Ideas?

    TIA

    Fred

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    Re: Jumping Insertion Point (Win XP Home)

    While sometimes voice-control software can misnavigate, if your environment is quiet, that probably is not your culprit. Could be a twitchy or defective input device or driver (mouse, keyboard, touchpad). My dad taped a piece of cardboard over his trackpad for home use to avoid palm contact. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Jumping Insertion Point (Win XP Home)

    Hi Jefferson,

    Thanks for the tip. I'm wondering if it's the touch pad like your dad's problem. I'm typing now and consciously trying to keep my palm off the pad and it seems to be working. I never use the thing - having connected a mouse. (Not using any voice recognition sw.) Any way to disable it temporarily (ie, until I want it back - which will probably be never)? I'll explore the control panel.

    I did have an odd occurrence about a week ago. The wheel on the mouse was controlling the horizontal scroll bar, rather than the vertical scroll bar, in Excel. I checked the control panel and it seemed ok (there wasn't a choice for having it control the horizontal scrollbar). After restarting, it was ok.

    Fred

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