cursor moves from application to desk top randomly.

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When I am typing in any application, my cursor jumps from where I am at, to the Desk Top. If I continue typing, it re-titles one of the things I have on my Desk Top. I have to click on my page that I am typing on to get it back.
Apple Help seem to think it was the key board or mouse, but I changed those out and it is still happening.
I've seen some suggestions that it is a problem with the Trackpad, but I do not have one.
I have a Mac os Lion 10.7.5. Any ideas as to why this is happening?
 
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Please re-read my post. Did you not notice it says I have a Mac osx Lion 10.7.5? I also said exactly what I was doing when I have the problem, and I included suggestions that have already been tried. What more do you need?
 
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Hmmm…..??? And no trackpad, so I guess that leaves us with a bunch of older Mac models that can run Lion OS X 10.7.5. Yup!! ;)

It was sure sounding like the old shirt cuff goofing up the trackpad, but it can't be that I guess.
 

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Dear bearlyhome, re read your post and nowhere does it mention what device you are using with what. You obviously did not read the suggested requirements in "How to write a quality post."
Your question is a little like saying, my car has a problem with the accelerator. I changed accelerators but I still have the same problem.
Device model, year of manufacture, type of keyboard, and type/make of mouse are at least essentials to assist you with your problem. For example, Bluetooth Apple Mighty Mouse. I have noted similar problems with Blue Tooth mouse performance but only with some device models. So more info please.:|
 

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@bearlyhome Are you using a wireless keyboard or mouse? You mentioned switching keyboards / mice but no indication whether the problems occur with a wired or wireless keyboard.

I've seen similar behavior with wireless keyboard /mouse combinations if the batteries need to be recharged / replaced.
 
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I AM using a wireless remote and mouse pad. I was using a Longitech, lighted keyboard. I experienced the problem I described above. So I switched that keyboard out for the Apple key board that came with my Mac OSX lion, 10.7.5, that I purchased in April of 2012. If there is more specific info needed, please just tell me what you want to know. Insults are not helpful Rod Sprague. Obviously, I am not computer savvy, and that is why I am here for help and to learn.
 

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