Why are all these strange typos happening?

John August 1, 2010

When I am typing sometimes the words move onto the wrong line or insert into other sentences I have already typed? An ideas why this is happening?

  1. Jack Cola
    August 14, 2010 at 7:41 am

    I don't think its the computers fault, I think it's yours.

    I agree with Tina and Aibek that you are touching the touchpad with your wrist which is moving the cursor to another line. Some laptops of a touch pad disable hotkey. FN+ an F key. That should help stop the accidental presses.

  2. Saikat Basu
    August 2, 2010 at 3:56 am

    Also check if your computer is vibrating due to some reason when you are typing. If it is, keep the laptop/desktop stable. Another common solution is to check if you have voice recognition software enabled, that often causes unintentional characters to appear.

  3. Tina
    August 1, 2010 at 10:38 pm


    what type of keyboard do you type on? Is it a laptop keyboard with a touchpad at its base? Or do you have a trackball on your keyboard?

    To me it sounds like you're randomly hitting the touchpad or trackball with your fingers or palms and this makes the cursor jump to another position. You can turn off the touchpad to avoid this, here is the respective article: //www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-disable-the-touchpad-while-you-are-typing/

    A similar question was asked previously: //www.makeuseof.com/answers/touchpad-cursor-jump-unexplained-areas-stop/

    • Aibek
      August 2, 2010 at 6:16 am

      Just as Tina pointed out, it must be a touchpad. It frequently happens to me when using a keyboard on my laptop.