text input problems with laptop

  popgeoff 20:44 19 Oct 2010

Using a Philips X59 laptop which has led a hard life with granddaughter.
When typing an email or any text for example the inputted charac ters frequently jump back and insert themselves into a previous word causing a garbled message.
A colleague suggested disabling the touch pad and using a usb mouse as she had similar problem with her Toshiba and it solved the problem.
Unfortunately i can't see how to disable the touchpad so can't try this.
any help would be appreciated. Thanks

  Nontek 20:55 19 Oct 2010

You should be able to use a USB mouse anyway, no need to disable touch-pad.

Your wrist is contacting the touchpad causing this jumping bit. Download and install "Touchfreeze" which automatically disables the touchpad when you are typing.

click here

The touchpad is only disabled when you type, at all other times it functions as normal.

  popgeoff 00:24 21 Oct 2010

Hi undyer
I downloaded Touchfreeze and its does what it says on the tin !!
Many thanks for the help

Not a lot of people know that, lol!

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