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Inspiron 1525 Cursor jumping to different places while typing

My touchpad, on my Inspiron 1525 Dell computer with Vista, is driving me CRAZY!!  As I am typing, it skips to a different place on the page and starts typing there.  I have touched NOTHING to cause it to do this, yet it does it constantly.  Not only does it skip to different places on the page, it is harder to press my keyboard keys since this problem has started occuring.  It is the most aggravating thing I have ever had to happen with my computer.  I cannot type anything with any speed at all because I never know where I am going to be typing next on the page and never know how much of what I have typed is going to be erased when this jumping around problem occurs.  I must press the keyboard keys harder, watch my cursor continuously, and watch all of these psychological mind bogglers at the same time.  Talk about driving a person insane!!  This will do it in no time. 

Please help me know how to fix this.  I have read many,many suggestions on the internet and tried a few of them, but no luck as of yet.  I just know that I am at the right place for help now.  HELP,  HELP, HELP, PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Inspiron 1525 Cursor jumping to different places while typing

Does the Inspiron 1525 have both a trackpoint and a touchpad? If so, disable one of them in BIOS.

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PeruRican
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Re: Inspiron 1525 Cursor jumping to different places while typing

I HAVE THE SOLUTION FOR ALL YOUR TOUCHPAD PROBLEMS .. VISIT MY THREAD HERE ON DELL FORUMS …. CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW .. OR COPY AND PASTE ON A INTERNET SEARCH BAR. http://en.community.dell.com/forums/p/19280661/19505726.aspx#19505726 PLEASE ASK DELL COMMUNITY DEPARTMENT TO AT LEAST SEND ME SOME GIFTS FOR FIXING THESE ISSUES WITH TOUCHPAD.. HAHAHAHA !!!!
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gb55
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Re: Inspiron 1525 Cursor jumping to different places while typing

i had this same problem and its enough to drive you batty.  i didn't want to disable the touchpad.  Solved it by adjusting the touchpad in the mouse control panel.  Decrease the touch sensitivity of the touchpad to light or all the way light.

If you don't have an option for the touchpad in the control panel, dowload the latest software for it at:

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&releaseid=R176423&SystemID=INS_PNT_PM_1525&servicetag=&os=WLH&osl=en&deviceid=14029&devlib=0&typecnt=0&vercnt=2&catid=-1&impid=-1&formatcnt=1&libid=17&fileid=239968

I wish I understood why Dell doesn't post this solution.

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phatbrat2
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Re: Inspiron 1525 Cursor jumping to different places while typing

I'm computer illiterate.  Where is Bios? and how do I disable the trackpoint?

Joyce

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gb55
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Re: Inspiron 1525 Cursor jumping to different places while typing

1.  Go to start menu, control panels, select the mouse.

2.  Do you see a control for your touchpad?  If not, you need to update the software for the mouse.  If it doesn't, I can provide the link to this.

3.  Adjust the trackpad sensitivity as light as it will go.  Click ok.  If you have any other troubles, use other trackpad adjustments.

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eloise114
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Re: Inspiron 1525 Cursor jumping to different places while typing

Thanks for the info, but I am reluctant to go into my computer and do something this advanced.  Also, once, I contacted Dell and they were about to take control of my computer on line and fix the problem.  Then, I had to reinstall my hard drive and all my software, and the problem came back.  THis time, I was out of warranty and Dell was not at all helpful.  I do not doubt that this solution helps, but I know it can be taken care of without going into my computer.  Does anyone have any ideas about this?  I am so frustrated with Dell that they would not help me fix this, despite the fact that it was a pre-existing issue. Thanks

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I agree with you totally about Dell not being very helpful with this pre-existing problem with the cursor.  I finally just gave up and went and bought a smaller size, external, wireless mouse.  It is not nearly as convenient as using the mouse on the laptop, but it does work "some" better.  Even with me using this mouse, the problem is still not completely solved.  While typing this small little note to you, it has jumped twice on me.  I just have to pay VERY CLOSE attention to the screen as I type, or I will end up typing somewhere totally different from where I started typing.  All in all, I have been pleased with my Dell, but as far as I am concerned, their mouse system (including clicker, mouse movement, and ease of use) is the pits!  As far as I am concerned, it is a piece of garbage. My mouse on the laptop won't even click anymore, the mouse goes all over when typing, and it TOTALLY USELESS!  It is sad that a company won't stand behind its products and help their consumers with a problem that is clearly something that is a fault of theirs.  All they have to do is read these forums to see all the complaints about these mouse issues.  I am sure that they have read them, but just can't or won't take the blame.  Maybe some smart computer guru will come up with a solution for us.  I certainly hope so.  To be honest, I will think long and hard before purchasing another Dell product.  Even though I do like most aspects of my computer, the mouse problem with no resolution, and a few more unfixed issues, have made me want to go with another brand.  I guess the 5 or 6 computers I buy every 2 or 3 years do not make that much of a difference to them, but by the time I talk to friends, they talk to friends, etc., it gets to be quite a large number.  Dell needs to take note of this because I am sure that I am not the only one jumping ship!

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eloise114
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Re: Inspiron 1525 Cursor jumping to different places while typing

Thanks for the support!  I know this will be the last Dell computer I buy.  However, another user supplied this link:

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&releaseid=R176423&SystemID=INS_PNT_PM_1525&servicetag=&os=WLH&osl=en&deviceid=14029&devlib=0&typecnt=0&vercnt=2&catid=-1&impid=-1&formatcnt=1&libid=17&fileid=239968

I downloaded it, and it fixed everything!  I am so happy...I don't feel like I am going to throw my laptop out the window now Smiley Happy Yeah!

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DanaWarbaum
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February 18, 2010

Vostro 1400 Laptop (this can happen with other Dells as well) issues with cursor “jumping” when typing even when mouse detached.  After a Windows 7 upgrade this started happening and more so lately.  Because I am a super fast typist it was extremely aggravating to watch the screen, slow down and put the cursor back where it belonged.  The driver manager stated my touchpad driver was up to date and working correctly.  I googled and searched and searched for answers.  A “Dell guy” that was at a conference with my Microsoft MVP sister said it was okay to follow one person’s recommendation to use Synaptics touchpad driver.  Did that, didn’t work.  Then I remember I didn’t put SpyBot back on laptop after upgrade.  Downloaded free version and that ran a long time and found a bunch of junk – removed that.  Still didn’t work.  Then I went back to Dell driver download site and re-installed touchpad driver – Voila’ – all back to perfection and slide bar, touchpad, mouse, everything back so I don’t get frustrated anymore!  Sometimes driver manager says driver okay and working correctly and its not.  So an uninstall and reinstall usually works.  The Spy-Bot doesn't hurt!

I hope this helps someone else out there!

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