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    Re: Jumping cursor while typing

    Quote Originally Posted by isantop View Post
    ... Currently, the best solution I can provide is to turn the trackpad off (Fn+F1) while typing, then turn it back on when you're finished.
    How to do it on Starling? Fn+F1 puts it to sleep? what command can I use to put it in keyboard shortcuts?
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    Unhappy Re: Jumping cursor while typing

    I have this same problem and these solutions are all pretty lame. I am now contorting my wrists to keep my hands away from the touchpad while typing, and the cursor still jumps around sometimes.

    Why aren't there proper touchpad controls/drivers on these machines? (I'm on a brand new Starling.)

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    Re: Jumping cursor while typing

    Quote Originally Posted by rubyji View Post
    I have this same problem and these solutions are all pretty lame. I am now contorting my wrists to keep my hands away from the touchpad while typing, and the cursor still jumps around sometimes.

    Why aren't there proper touchpad controls/drivers on these machines? (I'm on a brand new Starling.)
    Hopefully, this issue will be corrected in the next release of Ubuntu. That's what we have been promised.
    For now, you may consider using a Bluetooth mouse and to click on Fn-F1. Solves this problem quite nicely. No more worrying about the position of the wrists.

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    Unhappy Re: Jumping cursor while typing

    [Duplicate, please ignore/delete]
    Last edited by rubyji; January 19th, 2011 at 07:10 PM. Reason: Duplicate

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    [Duplicate, please ignore/delete]
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    Unhappy Re: Jumping cursor while typing

    Quote Originally Posted by volkerbradley View Post
    For now, you may consider using a Bluetooth mouse and to click on Fn-F1. Solves this problem quite nicely. No more worrying about the position of the wrists.
    Well unfortunately the Starling doesn't have Bluetooth as far as I can tell - this in spite of the fact that there is a BT icon on the keyboard (grumble).

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    Re: Jumping cursor while typing

    In the days before I had Bluetooth, I preferred a small wireless USB antenna and a small mouse from Logitech. Example: http://www.techfresh.net/wp-content/...-v450-nano.jpg
    I suspect you have considered all of this. Don't mean to be bothersome.

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    Re: Jumping cursor while typing

    In the days before I had Bluetooth, I preferred a small wireless USB antenna and a small mouse from Logitech. Example: http://www.techfresh.net/wp-content/...-v450-nano.jpg
    I suspect you have considered all of this. Don't mean to be bothersome.

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    Re: Jumping cursor while typing

    Quote Originally Posted by isantop View Post
    No, it doesn't. We're aware of this issue. It's complicated by the fact that this trackpad actually works in a way similar to a theramin than a Synaptics touchpad. Currently, the best solution I can provide is to turn the trackpad off (Fn+F1) while typing, then turn it back on when you're finished.
    I now have Natty installed. My touchpad is still nearly unusable because it is overly sensitive. Has this problem been resolved with some new drivers or a new program in Natty?

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    Re: Jumping cursor while typing

    Ian from system76.com> wrote today:
    We do have a configuration utility available though. It's separate from the general Ubuntu Touchpad configuration, and the instructions for getting it set up are available on the Serval knowledge base article, here:

    http://www.knowledge76.com/index.php/SerP6

    I installed this application and it solved the jumping cursor for me.

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