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Michael Barlow
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Okay, there in the subject is exactly what I want to ask about. As I type on this thing, and I've got the touchpad on, since I'm not at my desk, many, many times, the cursor jumps back a few places and I start typing back a few places.

What is causing this? What button am I hitting? Help!
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I have the same problem. You're not hitting a button -- it's your unused left thumb occasionally brushing the touchpad. You have to teach yourself to hold it up higher.

My old laptop had a switch to turn the touchpad off and I wish my new one did, too.

EDIT: I have a wireless mouse which I really like, but I still occasionally accidentally touch the pad with my left thumb or palm while typing. I don't really want to disable the pad completely, because I sometimes need to use it for a couple minutes until I can change the battery in my mouse.
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claymore_57 wrote:
My old laptop had a switch to turn the touchpad off and I wish my new one did, too.


You can disable the touchpad in BIOS. I do this on my laptop. And I love Thinkpad's eraser shaped mouse!
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Modern touchpad drivers have an option to disable the touchpad automatically when an external mouse is connected.

I find the built-in laptop pointing devices horribly frustrating and inefficient. Get a mouse.
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My touchpad was causing the same problem and it was driving me crazy. On more than one occasion I ended up sending unfinished e-mails to folks simply because I brushed against the damn touchpad. About a year ago it caused me to send an incomplete e-mail to some very executive people in my company. My temper finally got the best of me which is why my laptop now looks like this:

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TonyJF wrote:
My touchpad was causing the same problem and it was driving me crazy. On more than one occasion I ended up sending unfinished e-mails to folks simply because I brushed against the damn touchpad. About a year ago it caused me to send an incomplete e-mail to some very executive people in my company. My temper finally got the best of me which is why my laptop now looks like this:



I had a D620 and it used to do that all the time.

Your keyboard doesn't need to stay like that! Find a used keyboard and you can easily pop in replacement keys. I had a couple keys break off from my cat using mine as a heating pad. Picked up a used keyboard from a guy off of kijiji for 5 bucks and 10 minutes later, just like new. Might take you a bit to find one now a days but it's worth a try. You could also put up a wanted ad.
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