Text/Cursor Jumps to other lines as typing

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by joelee, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. joelee

    joelee Guest

    For some reason, as I am typing text in Vista WinMail, the cursor moves to
    lines already typed or to a spot in the message I am replying to and my text
    appears there rather than in the sentence I am creating. The beginning of a
    sentence ends up where I want it; but several words suddenly begin appearing
    elsehwere until I realize this. I then have to cut and paste it back to its
    correct position. I have a disability affecting my dexterity and suspect I am
    accidently using keystroke shortcuts I am not aware of. I have not been able
    to ascertain what combination of keys I am hitting. This is not happening in
    any other word processing I do, only email. Would appreciate any ideas on
    what keys might be causing this aggravating problem. It is a great waste of
    my energy and happens a few times during each message.

    --- Joe ---
    joelee, Jun 16, 2008
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  2. Is this a laptop? If so, check the mouse driver in Control Panel for
    settings controlling 'palm check' and inhibiting cursor movement while typing.
    Gary VanderMolen, Jun 16, 2008
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  3. joelee

    joelee Guest


    I use an Acer Notebook. I will check this out. I also use a program called
    Steady Mouse which reduces affects of tremor and reduces strain when moving
    the mouse. Did not think of this as a mouse issue, since it doesn't happen in
    WP applications.

    --- Joe ---

    joelee, Jun 16, 2008
  4. I'm not aware of anything in Windows Mail that could cause that issue.
    To be sure, a non-compatible antivirus can cause assorted strange
    symptoms, so that would be something to look at if the touchpad
    settings don't pan out.

    Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP

    Gary VanderMolen, Jun 16, 2008
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