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Laptop pointer floats across screan out of control

Whether I am using my laptop pointer or touchpad my pointer floats across screan out of control. It floats off screen and I have some control with the point. But when i take my finger off the pointer it floats away

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Is this a cXXX series Dell laptop? If so, this is a common problem with the touchpad and integrated wrist rest and bezel. You can disable the touchpad within the synaptics control panel if you use it. If you just use the windows driver, you may not be able to disable this. I will sometimes just disable both the touchpad and touchpoint and go with an external USB just so it does not wander.

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Samsung laptop cursor tweeking


Step 1


1. Open Mouse by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Hardware, and then clicking Mouse.
2. Click the Pointer Options tab, and then do any of the following:

To change the speed at which the mouse pointer moves, move the Select a pointer speed slider towards Slow or Fast.
• To make the pointer work more accurately when you're moving the mouse slowly, select the Enhance pointer precision check box.
To speed the process of selecting a choice when a dialog box appears, select the automatically move pointer to the default button in a dialog box check box.
To make the pointer easier to find when you move it, select the Display pointer trails check box, and then move the slider towards Short or Long to decrease or increase the length of the pointer trail.
To ensure that the pointer doesn't block your view of the text you're typing, select the Hide pointer while typing check box.
To find a misplaced pointer by pressing the CTRL key, select the Show location of pointer when I press the CTRL key check box.

Change mouse settings
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Change-mouse-settings


Step 2


If you are using touchpad, try reducing the Touchpad sensitivity and check

1. Click on the "Start" icon in the lower left corner of the screen. Select "Control Panel." Next select "Mouse" under "Hardware and Sound." You can also left-click the touchpad while the cursor is anywhere on the desktop. From that screen, choose "Mouse Pointers."
2. Select the "
Buttons" tab at the top of the dialog box that opens. This shows the type of touchpad device installed on your laptop.
3. Set the touchpad for right or left-handed use from this dialog box. You can adjust the double click speed of your computer as well. When you finish making any changes, click "
Apply."
4. Pick the "
Device Settings" tab from the dialog box now. You can see the touchpad for your Vista machine highlighted on this screen. Select "Settings."
5. Read the information provided in the next dialog box. It gives you options for tapping your
touchpad, using the buttons, scrolling, pointer motion and sensitivity.
6. Make any changes you want from the various topics. When you make a change, click "
Apply." Click "OK" when you finish making all your changes.
7. Do some work on your computer for a while, If the touchpad is still too sensitive, return to the "Mouse" menu and continue to adjust the settings until you get them just the way you want them.


Step 3

If the issue persists try to perform a clean boot and check whether the issue is still persists.

Follow the steps mentioned in the article given below.

How to configure Windows Vista to start in a "clean boot":

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

Note:Once the troubleshooting is over, reset the computer to start as usual.


Also I would suggest you to keep in touch with mouse manufacturer

Oct 10, 2012 | Samsung SENS R460 LAPTOP LCD SCREEN 14.1"...

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The cursor jumps around on my ASUS K501J notebook.


Step 1


1. Open Mouse by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Hardware, and then clicking Mouse.
2. Click the Pointer Options tab, and then do any of the following:

To change the speed at which the mouse pointer moves, move the Select a pointer speed slider towards Slow or Fast.
• To make the pointer work more accurately when you're moving the mouse slowly, select the Enhance pointer precision check box.
To speed the process of selecting a choice when a dialog box appears, select the automatically move pointer to the default button in a dialog box check box.
To make the pointer easier to find when you move it, select the Display pointer trails check box, and then move the slider towards Short or Long to decrease or increase the length of the pointer trail.
To ensure that the pointer doesn't block your view of the text you're typing, select the Hide pointer while typing check box.
To find a misplaced pointer by pressing the CTRL key, select the Show location of pointer when I press the CTRL key check box.

Change mouse settings
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Change-mouse-settings


Step 2


If you are using touchpad, try reducing the Touchpad sensitivity and check

1. Click on the "Start" icon in the lower left corner of the screen. Select "Control Panel." Next select "Mouse" under "Hardware and Sound." You can also left-click the touchpad while the cursor is anywhere on the desktop. From that screen, choose "Mouse Pointers."
2. Select the "
Buttons" tab at the top of the dialog box that opens. This shows the type of touchpad device installed on your laptop.
3. Set the touchpad for right or left-handed use from this dialog box. You can adjust the double click speed of your computer as well. When you finish making any changes, click "
Apply."
4. Pick the "
Device Settings" tab from the dialog box now. You can see the touchpad for your Vista machine highlighted on this screen. Select "Settings."
5. Read the information provided in the next dialog box. It gives you options for tapping your
touchpad, using the buttons, scrolling, pointer motion and sensitivity.
6. Make any changes you want from the various topics. When you make a change, click "
Apply." Click "OK" when you finish making all your changes.
7. Do some work on your computer for a while, If the touchpad is still too sensitive, return to the "Mouse" menu and continue to adjust the settings until you get them just the way you want them.


Step 3

If the issue persists try to perform a clean boot and check whether the issue is still persists.

Follow the steps mentioned in the article given below.

How to configure Windows Vista to start in a "clean boot":

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

Note:Once the troubleshooting is over, reset the computer to start as usual.


Also I would suggest you to keep in touch with mouse manufacturer

Oct 08, 2012 | ASUS K50IJ Notebook

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How do I double right click if I don't use a mouse, I use a touch pad


Notice how the touchpad is laid out. Normally there is the big square area that you slide your finger across to control the mouse pointer. Then either at the top or at the bottom of the touchpad there will be two separated squares that you can click on. They work just like a mouse. the one on the left is a left click, the one on the right is a right click.

Apr 03, 2012 | Acer Aspire 5720 6497 Laptop

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I have a HP pavillion DV6-1250us Windows vista home premium and i cannot get my mouse to scroll up or down? how do i fix this?


To move the pointer, slide your finger across the TouchPad surface in the direction you want the pointer to go. Use the TouchPad buttons like the corresponding buttons on an external mouse. To scroll up and down using the TouchPad vertical scroll zone (right edge of the touchpad), slide your finger up or down over the lines.

NOTE: If you are using the TouchPad to move the pointer, you must lift your finger off the TouchPad
before moving it to the scroll zone.

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Mouse pointer drfts to the right side of the screen. I have a touch pad and a mouse button on the keyboard. Even when I connected my usb mouse that pointer drifts as well. I'm not able to control the mouse...


see if your touchpad settings have a setting that controls the sensitivity on the area around the touchpad where you rest your hands on the laptop. I forget what it's called, but most laptops have a setting to control that, so when you rest your hands on the laptop it doesn't affect mouse movement. When you rest your hands, if the sesitivity is too high, the mouse pointer will move when you place your hands to rest on that area.

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I lose control of the pointer after a minute or two. it just floats around the screen. dell said it was the mother board and it would cost 600 dollars to fix. i'm not beleiving this because 3 mos later it...


when was the last time your mouse working fine? then try to do system restore first. if fails then reinstall the touchpad updated drivers, if fails then reinstall OS.

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I have a Aspire 3680 Series, when I turn it on I can not get the mouse pointer to work it does not even show up on the screen at all.


try to use the touchpad only, if that causes problems, try connecting a ps/2 or usb mouse

under win98se, win2000 or winxp it should work out somehow,
if not, deactivate the touchpad via the device manager, reinstall the appropriate driver for your windows version, reboot.
Still got the problem?
run a hardware detection software like pcwizard 2008( freeware) to find out whether your system recognizes the touch pad at all.
it could also be a hardware malfunction:
if yes, permanently deactivate touchpad and use mouse instead.

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Floating pointer


I had the same problem once. Do a system restore. Try that.

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The small scrolling icon on Windows Vista


Hi,

1-Firstly you go to system control panel(Start button->setting->Control panel)
2-select the mouse option and click
3-you see the 5 option under it,select the pointer options
4-under the visibility option unmark Display pointer trails &
Hide pointer whilt typing option
and also check the pointer speed option under pointer option.
5-than ok..

Thanks,

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Cursor(pointer) cannot be moved by using touchpad but possibe wit


Hi,

This happens to me also. Check whether the touchpad is enabled (laptops do have an option of enabling / disabling the touchpad). Secondly, you can try reinstalling the touchpad driver. Uninstall and then re-install the driver. Re-boot the system. Try using the touchpad.

Hope this helps., if so, rate me.. thanks - billa

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