Acer Travelmate 4500

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I bought a new Acer 4500 Travelmate in Nov 2004 to use in Spain to connect
to the Internet.

The machine has Intel Centrino and uses XP pro and Outlook Express 6

When the machine to type e-mail or word documents I noticed that
occasionally the curser would 'jump' from where you were typing to somewhere
else on the page amongst words already typed and similar in the case of an
e-mail in Outlook.

Sometimes jumped to the address or subject line.

During our 7 months in Spain I spoke to two other Acer owners who claimed
their machines did similar.

What I would like to know from this newsgroup is, are there any Acer owners
here who's machine does what I have described, do you know of how to fix
this problem is or was it a hardware or software problem?

Thank you.


Re: Acer Travelmate 4500

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Hi Mick,

You probably have tapping turned on. It is a common problem with
laptops that use touchpads. The ball of your hand brushes against
the touchpad, and the cursor jumps to where-ever the mouse happens
to be.

Ciao . . . C.Joseph

That which a man buys too cheaply . . .
     He esteems too lightly

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