Strange problem when typing

  Legolas 17:44 20 May 2006
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I have noticed in the last couple of days that when I am typing something the insert point seems to move so that some of my typing inserts itself in the middle of my previously typed text. This happens irrespective of where I am typing the text ie search engine, this text box or a word document. Any suggestions?

what version of Office are you using?open up word select help and then detect and repair and see if that helps

  Legolas 12:10 22 May 2006

[email protected] I am using a free office application but the problem happens in all places where typing is required.

  The 12th Man 17:10 22 May 2006

If you are you may find that you are accidentally brushing the touch pad with the heel of your hand.

  exdragon 17:16 22 May 2006

Does it overtype what you've written previously? You could maybe have accidentally hit the Insert key

  Legolas 17:57 22 May 2006

The 12th Man you might have hit the nail on the head. If I type carefully and avoid the touchpad it seems ok. It looks like it was down to my carelessness.

  The 12th Man 18:05 22 May 2006

Some laptops have a function to disable the touchpad. It's normally the Fn and one of the F keys. If you do a lot of typing, it might pay to disable it and then enable it again when you are finished.

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