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why does the cursor move around on its own during typing?

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Whenever I type anything, my cursor will arbitrarily jump around without

warning or prompting. It is extremely frustrating and time-consuming. I'm

very new at this but I'm trying real hard. :) I type on Optonline e-mail,

Hotmail, and MS word processor. And it always happens. Thanks!

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    • Sparrow <Sparrow.office-guide.questionfor.info.discussions.microsoft.com> was very recently heard to

      utter:

      > Whenever I type anything, my cursor will arbitrarily jump around

      > without warning or prompting. It is extremely frustrating and

      > time-consuming. I'm very new at this but I'm trying real hard.

      Are you using Microsoft Publisher? This newsgroup is designed for people

      using Microsoft Publisher to ask questions about or discuss this particular

      program.

      Are you using a notebook computer? It may be that your wrists are

      accidentally touching the touch pad on your notebook when you are typing,

      causing the mouse to move and possibly the cursor. There are normally

      options in your Mouse settings to reduce this.

      Do you have speech recognition enabled? This is known to cause random

      cursor movement and other activities while you type if you have speech

      recognition enabled in Office 2003 programs (such as Word 2003, Publisher

      2003, etc.)

      --

      Ed Bennett - MVP Microsoft Publisher

      #1; Tue, 27 May 2008 09:19:00 GMT
    • If your microphone is enabled you will get a erratic mouse actions...

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      Mary Sauer MSFT MVP

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      "Ed Bennett" <the_nerd.office-guide.questionfor.info.mvps.org> wrote in message

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      > Sparrow <Sparrow.office-guide.questionfor.info.discussions.microsoft.com> was very recently heard to

      > utter:

      >> Whenever I type anything, my cursor will arbitrarily jump around

      >> without warning or prompting. It is extremely frustrating and

      >> time-consuming. I'm very new at this but I'm trying real hard.

      > Are you using Microsoft Publisher? This newsgroup is designed for people using

      > Microsoft Publisher to ask questions about or discuss this particular program.

      > Are you using a notebook computer? It may be that your wrists are accidentally

      > touching the touch pad on your notebook when you are typing, causing the mouse to

      > move and possibly the cursor. There are normally options in your Mouse settings to

      > reduce this.

      > Do you have speech recognition enabled? This is known to cause random cursor

      > movement and other activities while you type if you have speech recognition enabled

      > in Office 2003 programs (such as Word 2003, Publisher 2003, etc.)

      > --

      > Ed Bennett - MVP Microsoft Publisher

      >

      #2; Tue, 27 May 2008 09:20:00 GMT
    • --

      Patty DeLaura

      "Sparrow" wrote:

      > Whenever I type anything, my cursor will arbitrarily jump around without

      > warning or prompting. It is extremely frustrating and time-consuming. I'm

      > very new at this but I'm trying real hard. :) I type on Optonline e-mail,

      > Hotmail, and MS word processor. And it always happens. Thanks!

      >

      >

      >

      >

      >

      #3; Tue, 27 May 2008 09:21:00 GMT
    • Thanks for the help, Ed! I hope I can find this place again. I'll attempt to

      try your suggestions, but I don't think I can quite do it at this point.

      Sounds complicated. Maybe I'll do it when someone's here who know's what

      they're doing. And thanks again, and yes, I do have a desktop and use the

      mousepad. But I'm very conscious of it, and the problem still exists

      constantly, even when I'm sure that I haven't touched the pad. So, I printed

      out your answer, and hopefully it will help. Many thanks, Patty

      --

      Patty DeLaura

      "Ed Bennett" wrote:

      > Sparrow <Sparrow.office-guide.questionfor.info.discussions.microsoft.com> was very recently heard to

      > utter:

      > > Whenever I type anything, my cursor will arbitrarily jump around

      > > without warning or prompting. It is extremely frustrating and

      > > time-consuming. I'm very new at this but I'm trying real hard.

      > Are you using Microsoft Publisher? This newsgroup is designed for people

      > using Microsoft Publisher to ask questions about or discuss this particular

      > program.

      > Are you using a notebook computer? It may be that your wrists are

      > accidentally touching the touch pad on your notebook when you are typing,

      > causing the mouse to move and possibly the cursor. There are normally

      > options in your Mouse settings to reduce this.

      > Do you have speech recognition enabled? This is known to cause random

      > cursor movement and other activities while you type if you have speech

      > recognition enabled in Office 2003 programs (such as Word 2003, Publisher

      > 2003, etc.)

      > --

      > Ed Bennett - MVP Microsoft Publisher

      >

      >

      #4; Tue, 27 May 2008 09:22:00 GMT