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Cursor jumping randomly when typing

I have a 2017 touch bar pro, and when I type, randomly, the cursor will end up in some other place while I'm typing. I'm guessing it has something to do with the massive trackpad. Sometimes the cursor just moves and I'll be typing in some other sentence, sometimes it highlights entire areas of text, and I'll type over those. I haven't seen anything online about this issue, but everyone I know who has this model complains about the same problem. I've already taken it in, and Apple replaced the entire key and trackpad set up, saying it was possibly dust under the keyboard, but that's not the fix. It started right out of the box. Anyone know of this problem and a potential fix? I've changed some of the haptic feedback settings, but... still nothing.

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Guest [Entry]

Just got the MacBook Pro 16 inch. ordered late Dec. arrived about a week later early Jan. 2020. The jumping cursor issue is happening right out of the box. Ridiculous. it happened a lot for me in Microsoft Outlook when composing an email. Don’t know if there are some “propietary” shortcut/key combonations in Outlook, but yes, but insertion point would jump back a couple rows of text; and/or delete entire sentences. Another odd occurence, is out of the blue, the current Outlook message would disappear (actually becomes a tab at the bottom of Outlook) and a new email would randomly open up. This new MBP is replacing a MBP from late 2014. That was an excellent machine and never exhibited that kind of behavior in the same Outlook application. It also happens when I’m in Word typing documents. I have to “undo” the “changed text” and keep going. A big productivity problem. Turning off “tap to click” did nothing for me. I’ve just now disabled “force click and haptic feedback”. Will report back if that helps or not. Seriously want to know why Apple made the trackpad so large.
Guest [Entry]

Tape a piece of paper over the trackpad and space beside it. Stops the jumpy cursor
Guest [Entry]

My trackpad was acting that way. I turned off my computer and cleaned my trackpad with a wet wipe very carefully then used a paper towel to wipe away the moisture and lo and behold it worked. Over time the grime and dust from our fingers accumulate on the trackpad that’s my humble conclusion!
Guest [Entry]

I had this problem, however it was happening to me when using Safari typing into a text box. Turned out to be the Grammarly premium plugin, I disabled and re-enabled the spell checking and it stopped jumping back.