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When I'm typing in Notepad++, the cursor sometimes jumps to another position, causing me to unintentionally overwrite other text. This occurs with Notepad++ v5.7 and v5.9 (and possibly older versions) in Windows XP SP3. Does anyone know a workaround until this bug gets fixed?

EDIT: Yes, I'm using a laptop, but it's docked. I'm using an external keyboard. This cursor jumping only happens with Notepad++. It doesn't seem to occur with any particular key sequence (that I've noticed). I don't know if this matters, but I'm typing in a Lua file. I haven't tested for the bug in other file types.

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Is this on a laptop? – TuxRug May 13 '11 at 17:46
I use Notepad++ 5.8.7 and have not seen this problem. However, I have had issues with the touchpad on my laptop being extra-sensitive and considering even the lightest brush of my thumb to be a mouse click, thus changing the cursor's position. Extremely frustrating. Could that be happening for you? (I know it sounds too simple, but just asking...) – Evan Kuhn May 13 '11 at 17:48
Happened to me too :) very annoying – RonK May 13 '11 at 17:52
Try deactivating the touchpad completely. Also, do you have a synergy client running? – bitmask May 13 '11 at 18:36
This is happening to me too! So frustrating. I'm on a desktop, no touchpad. It has to do with the caps lock key. Here's a bug report filed 2009: :-/ – Metaphile Feb 1 '13 at 18:04

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