New Laptop Cursor Problems

Dear Computer Lady,

I just got this new laptop for Christmas.

When we are typing a lot of times the cursor will just move and start typing somewhere else. It is quite annoying. Now, as I type this it is not doing it at all. It is mainly happening when we type e-mails.

Is there a simple fix for this problem?

Thanks, Tara

Dear Tara,

Most of the time, the problem you are describing is caused by a sensitive touchpad. When you type, your wrists hover over the touchpad, or even rest on it, and your computer interprets this as though you were using the touchpad to move your mouse.

This is actually a very common problem, and I have lots of solutions for you to try on my website.

Here are just a few of the articles I have written about this problem:



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