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Old 02-24-2012, 06:30 AM
Alex Gabriel
 
Default Netbook with Kubuntu 11.04: how best to tame :-) an uncontrollably jumping cursor?

On 23 February 2012 10:20, Billie Walsh <bilwalsh@swbell.net> wrote:
> On 02/23/2012 06:51 AM, Bas G. Roufs wrote:
>>
>> Hello everybody.
>>
>> Ever since a few months I had troubles again with an uncontrollably
>> jumping cursor: at my netbook Asus 1001 HA along with Kubuntu 11.04. I
>> type quickly and blind. The cursor often suddenly jumped to another
>> position unexpectedly, while typing.
>>
>> A few minutes ago, I took a look at: SYSTEM SETTINGS > input devices >
>> touchpad. There, I scrutinised the tabs "scrolling" and "tapping". In
>> both tabs, I ended up in UNchecking or disabling every option I could
>> handle in either way. Later today or tomorrow, I will tell whether this
>> measure works effectively.
>>
>> My question for now is: can someone recommend me any other measure with
>> a view to taming :-) the jumping cursor? Any thoughts?
>>
>> Thanks for replying, respectfully yours,
>>
>> Bas.
>
> I use Synaptiks [ however it's spelled ] to turn off the touch pad and use a
> mouse.

I also use Synaptiks. It has the added advantage of automatically
disabling the touchpad when a mouse is connected. You can also check
your netbook documentation for a key combination that will disable the
touchpad entirely. I tend to use that if I'm doing a lot of typing
with no mouse usage, especially when I'm not connected to power, as I
rarely ever carry a mouse with me when I travel.

Alex Gabriel
Dimensia Design Studio
alexgabriel@dimensiadesign.com

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