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Doug in Durham, North Carolina listens on NewsRadio 680 WPTF and asked: “I have a Samsung Chromebook, probably 4 or 5 years old. I’ll be typing to somebody and it’ll go back over what I’ve already typed and start typing what I’m typing at that point, just messing up the whole thing. I don’t know what’s going on. I need help.”
Doug, unfortunately that sounds like a hardware issue and its unlikely that Samsung is still supporting the hardware after 5 years.
You could have an issue with a driver, but Chromebooks are meant to be no-maintenance in terms of software as far as the user is concerned and driver upgrades are handled in the background for you.
If you want to rule that out as a problem you can restore the laptop to its factory settings. The main advantage of a cloud-based laptop is that you can do that without losing data.
Dont hold your breath though, it sounds like either the mouse or the keyboard are randomly firing off signals when you type and there may not be a software solution for that.
One thing you might want to be conscious of though is if your chromebook has a trackpad, as most do, make sure youre not resting your palm on it while youre typing. Doing so may very well move the cursor around.
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