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My terminal is very flaky. Even as I write this the webpage will scroll up and down almost at random. The same goes for my terminal. I will try to type, and the terminal will start paging and scrolling up and down seemingly without cause. As I write this, the page will scroll up and down as well. Also, sometimes when I am typing a white box will appear in the lower right corner of my screen with the letters and words of what I am typing. Can anyone tell me how to turn this behaviour off? Or at least what is causing it? There are times I can barely type. Is there a way to completely turn off terminal scrolling and paging completely? And why is this happening when I am on a webpage as well. I wonder if it has anything to do with my touchpad. Ubuntu 14 HP 2000 Notebook

Thanks in advance.

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    If, like me, you are a lazy typist and your wrist rests on the touchpad, you will have problems. If you have a separate mouse, you can turn off your touchpad for a while and see if this makes the problem go away – Charles Green Aug 25 '14 at 14:05
  • Thanks. That is it. I used the synclient TouchpadOff=1 command from this article askubuntu.com/questions/65951/how-to-disable-the-touchpad – Guest123ABC Aug 25 '14 at 14:27
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    You should go ahead and type that into an answer - it will have to sit for a couple of days after that, but then you can accept the answer and call the question closed. – Charles Green Aug 25 '14 at 14:38
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The OP solved the problem and posted the solution in a comment. In reply to Charles Green's suggestion to disable the touchpad, the OP wrote:

Thanks. That is it. I used the synclient TouchpadOff=1 command from this article askubuntu.com/questions/65951/how-to-disable-the-touchpad

Guest123ABC Aug 25 at 14:27

This question might not be considered a duplicate of that, as disabling the touchpad is one of possibly multiple solutions to this problem.

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