Re: A mystery issue

Marianne Denning

I have a similar problem but it happens because I very lightly bump
the mouse pad. It drives me crazy and I haven't figured out how to
turn the mouse pad off. I have learned how to properly hold my hands
up so they don't touch the mouse pad.

On 7/10/14, Bob Moore via Jfw <jfw@...> wrote:
My wife and I have had that problem. The way that I have got around the
problem is that I have turn the mouse pad off. My wife is sited and she
the problem all the time. We are both using Acer laptop, 64 bits computers
and both are running Windows 7.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Michael Mote
via Jfw
Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:32 PM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: A mystery issue

Hi folks! I have a client who is having an issue with his mouse skipping
around the screen. He is using JAWS and Magic on his computer. He tells me
that one day his machine will behave as normal. Then, the next day, he
encounter major skipping problems, where the cursor will scroll from the
to the bottom, and skip around the window he happens to be working in,
whether it be a PDF, an email or IE. This happens when he tries to use
navigation keys or Magic commands. As you can imagine, this is very
frustrating for him. I am not sure that this can be blamed on JAWS. I
say that sometimes, the company that he works for likes to lay the blame on
his assistive technology. Be that as it may, I've never encountered
anything like this before, and I wondered if anyone out there has, using
JAWS, Magic or both.

I know that his computer has a touchpad, and he is also using an external
mouse. He has tried both a wireless mouse, and a wired one. He tells me
that the touchpad is not disabled, even though he is using the external
mouse. This raises a red flag for me. I wonder if this could be the root
of the problem. He is using a magic keyboard, so his hands are not using
the laptop keyboard. This would rule out him accidentally bumping the
touchpad, causing the cursor to move without him meaning to make it move.

I would be interested in anyone's feedback. Many thanks!

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