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Laptop Touchpad - cursor random dragging problem

This is HP Pavillion Entertainment model of Laptop, bought 2 months ago from Best Buy. All settings are default settings. While typing, the cursor gets dragged randomly without touchpad being touched. This problem has started off late. While typing this message also, the cursor moved suddenly from this line to other lines/ fields. Highly annoying.


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  • ssbhadade Jan 16, 2009

    Thanks very much. But in this laptop Fn F7 is for brightness. Fn F1 for windows help, Fn F2 for print etc. Still wondering how to go about it. Really highly irritating problem, you know!! Anyway, thanks once again for your response.


  • ssbhadade Jan 17, 2009

    Thank you for your suggestions.
    I did try reducing the sensitivity by 50% than default value. But still it is giving me same trouble. One of my friends said that it might have to do with windows vista, he had faced same problem. He suggested to modify typing style such that fingures do not come near to the touchpad. This may reduce the error volume. But I can not accept it whole heartedly. We can not pay for a faulty system.

  • bioenviro Mar 20, 2009

    I have same problem... random cursor movement while typing in mail or wp apps as well as random dragging. I have fixed it before by removing all windows updates... but recently turned updates back on and after updates installed the problem returned... time to de / install windows updates again


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On my acer all I have to do is press function F7, Function is the button with 'Fn' on it. I am not sure if that works for HP, but its worth a try. Also, is there a switch near the touchpad? Sometimes there is one that switches the touch pad on and off. You can also try other Fn(function) F1 or Fn F2 etc. and see if one of the other "f" buttons work.  I hope this helps, let me know how you made out. Good Luck!

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  • Stephen Jan 16, 2009

    Did you try adjusting the sencetivity settings in control panel? 

    click 'start'
    'control panel'

    I am not sure if its under poining devices, or synamatic device. There may even be a setting under 'accessibility options'.
    Did you look for a switch near the touch pad?

    Now I am determined to find a solution, whats the make/model?

  • Stephen Jan 16, 2009


    This is right outta the manual, I am assuming that you can take it from there.
    To access Mouse Properties, select Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Mouse.

    Let me know :)

  • Stephen Jan 16, 2009

    Theres the link for your manual. You may need Adobe to view it. Problems let me know. Solution, LET THE WORLD KNOW THAT I FIXED"YA!!!


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