Cursor stopping when i type

  jonski 10:08 09 Mar 2013

Hi All, this problem is a recent thing. While typing in a chat box, or a email or anything where im typing. Ill look at the screen and its stopped. I have to click on the screen to start typing again. I might be able to type 20 words or sometimes only 5 before this happens.

Its a real pain and ive no idea why. Sometimes ill be typing and the screen saver will come on. I`ve installed nothing new recently and run virus scans and found nothing wrong.

While typing this problem my cursor has stopped 7 times.

Any help much appreciated.

Thanks John

  Chronos the 2nd 10:24 09 Mar 2013

Does the issue occur only with Internet Explorer?

Open Internet Explorer (IE) in no add-ons mode and see if the issue persists.

To start Internet Explorer without add-ons,

A. Click the Start button, and select All Programs.

B. Click Accessories, and select System Tools.

C. Click Internet Explorer (No Add-ons).

  jonski 10:32 09 Mar 2013

Its happening in ie9, safari, emails,word documents...xcel, just about everything i type into.

  jonski 10:33 09 Mar 2013

But my main browser is safari.

  Chronos the 2nd 10:47 09 Mar 2013

Laptop or desktop? Operating system?

  jonski 10:55 09 Mar 2013

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit 3gb ram Packard Bell Desktop service pack 1

  Taff™ 11:29 09 Mar 2013

Two possibilities. Check your mouse. If it's a laser one make sure the lens is clear and clean. Something is moving the cursor whilst you type and selecting another area of the screen. That could of course be the Tab key - is it sticking?

I suggest you change both keyboard and mouse first and see if that cures the problem.

  lotvic 11:42 09 Mar 2013

Could be dirt/crumbs in keyboard, try turning it upside down and shaking/tapping to dislodge any bits of debris.

  jonski 12:31 09 Mar 2013

My keyboard is wireless, but the mouse is usb. I`ve give the keyboard a good cleaning and changed the batteries and seems ok.

Thanks to all that answered.

But why would low battery life alter the mouse cursor??

  Taff™ 14:03 09 Mar 2013

Weak signal = incorrect or incomplete received commands.

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