Laptop cursor jumps around, turns crosshair, screeturns black
Multiple problems with new laptop: Using touch pad, cursor jumps around, often snapping back to its original position.This happens on the desktop and on explorer web browser. Sometimes the curser will change by itself to an arrow-tipped crosshair type of symbol.This cursor mode makes the browser get smaller and smaller and do other weird things.Then for no apparent reason, the whole screen turns black and stays that way. No physical buttons on the laptop that might turn the screen back on. I have to press the power button to turn the computer off.Everything boots back up fine.But like a recurring bad dream, the curser runs amuck again, changing intermittently to a crosshair, and then the screen goes black - happens three more times.What can I do?
I own a new Gateway Laptop (NV44) OS: Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Intel Pentium processor T4300 and this problem began right out of the box.
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The reason why your cursor is jumping all over the screen is because you are touching it by mistake with your thumb or hand somehow. You can turn the sensitivity down ans set two finger scroll (and other options) for your touchpad - go to control panel > mouse > device settings >
If you do not have device settings, you need to download the official drivers and software to enable all features. The driver you have is probably the default win 8 generic one. Let me know the model number of your laptop and I can help.
On your touch pad exists a place that works like a scroller on the mouse (Usually the right part of pad with white lining). When you rest your wrists in this area, the cursor usually jumps in another place. I'm of course hoping that this is the problem and that your touch pad works fine. Try it and please tell me if this fails..
(1) If you are using a laptop for typing text and your cursor is jumping around while you are working with a touch pad then it is a common defect in many Laptops. The solution to this is that you disable the touch pad by pressing down Fn key and selecting the appropriate Function key. You have to use a mouse. (2) If you are using a desktop and the cursor is jumping then it is a very high probability that you have a virus in your computer. Take a updated virus cleaner/remover and scan/clean your system.
You are probably using a laptop with a touchpad. What is happening is that your thumbs are touching the touch-pad as you type and the cursor is jumping around. Solution: disable your touch pad. You can go to Start > Control Panel > Mouse > Touch Pad > Disable
Another solution is to go to the Dell website > Support and Drivers > download and install the Synaptics Pointing Device driver and disable your touch pad using the options in this new driver.
It is a fault with Lenovo laptops. My cursor jumps all the time, no matter what software I am using. It is NOT the 'sensitivity' of the touchpad, for my cursor jumps even when I am not typing, even if I don't touch the laptop! I can set the cursor to a certain point on a document and then, after about 30 seconds, it will just jump to another point, even if I am in another room.