why does my mouse cursor jump around

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If you find that your mouse cursor jumps or moves on its own, automatically, randomly while typing in Windows laptop or computer, then some of these suggestions may help you fix the problem. This could typically happen if your touchpad is sensitive and you accidentally touch the touchpad while typing. Cursor jumping around is another problem some users face, apart from having their. Here are a few suggestions. Go through the list and try them in any order you wish to. If something does not help you, do reverse the setting back. 1] Ensure that your Mouse, Touchpad and Keyboard
device drivers are up-to-date. Ensure that the Mouse battery is OK. Run your scan to rule out the possibility of some malware causing this. 2] In Windows 8. 1, open Charms PC Settings PC and Devices Mouse and Touchpad.

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Under Touchpad settings, you will see To help prevent the cursor from accidentally moving when you change the delay before clicks work. Here from the default Medium Delay, select Long Delay and see if it helps. In Windows 10, open Settings Devices Touchpad, and change the Touchpad sensitivity to Low sensitivity and see. 3] Open Control Panel Mouse Pointer Options. Uncheck Hide pointer while typing and see if it makes the problem go away. 4] Start computer in and see if the problem persists.

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If it does, then maybe some program is interfering with the normal functioning of the mouse. You will have to try and identify the probable cause. 5]. Open Device Manager, expand Mice and other pointing devices. If you see some Touchpad entry, right-click on it and select Disable. Else open the Mouse Control Panel applet. The last tab usually offers you the option to disable Touchpad. 6] Install 3rd-party freeware called TouchFreeze and see ifб it works for you. This tool automatically disables Touchpad while you are typing text, to prevent the mouse cursor moving, if accidentally the palm of your hand brushes the Touchpad.

Touchpad Pal is another useful tool for Windows users. It will detect any keyboard activity and immediately disable the touchpad. You can more details onб them. Let us know if any of these suggestions helped you or if you have any other suggestions to add. See this post if your in Windows. I have an Dell Inspiron 1521 Laptop that I upgraded from Vista to Windows 7. Since October after a Windows update, the \”infamous\” jumping cursor began. I have unloaded all of my software, run virus scans in the safe mode, reformat in place the hard drive, did a complete reformatting of the hard drive, reloaded Windows 7, more virus scans, etc. etc. etc. but all provided no relief.

I read on another site about disabling the touchpad and using a wireless mouse to get rid of the jumping cursor. I attempted it. However, I couldn\’t disable the touchpad as the disable button was greyed out. I searched for several days for a remedy to be able to uninstall/disable my touchpad with no luck. However, on a Dell forum, one Dell user suggested downloading a Synaptics touchpad/mouse driver to be able to disable the touchpad. I did this. Great news, the new driver fixed my jumping cursor!!!! It has been three days now without a jumping cursor – what a relief. Hope this works for you!

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