I had the same problem as XTien above, i.e. random pasting when using text editors. Also tab windows would open randomly when scrolling ebay lists. This was with Ubuntu 18 LTS, Thinkpad E480 and Acer wired mouse. Tried re-installing Ubuntu, different text editor (sublime & atom) and finally worked out it was being caused by the mouse; changed mouse and everything seems to be okay.
-- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Kernel Packages, which is subscribed to linux in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/673336 Title: erratic typing input, random copy, paste and delete input Status in linux package in Ubuntu: Expired Bug description: Random copy, paste, highlight, delete, and mouse moving occurring while typing even though hand is not in contact with touchpad. I have enabled the "disable touchpad while typing" option. I was expecting to be able to type without random copy/paste/delete/highlight and moving occurring. Instead the it randomly performing the aforementioned functions--but only while typing. I am using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on a Dell Studio Laptop with no external mice or keyboards. I have also tested the touchpad/typing combination and it appears that I can delete things while typing (I held down a key) by simply highlighting it with the mouse. To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/673336/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~kernel-packages Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~kernel-packages More help : free online bettinghttps://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp