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I use a mouse rather than the touch pad, and the cursor sometimes takes on a life of its own, jumping to different parts of the screen - even when I don't go anywhere near the touch pad. Can you please suggest a fix?

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Download and install this application. It is called touchfreeze, it disables your touchpad while typing and regains sensing motions when keyboard is not active.

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Gateway HDMI laptop T series charger output 19 vgets v.hotbut works . burser pointer starts jumping frm place to place on screen dificult to control ?


run it in battery to see if fixes cursor problem
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On my CF-51 the touchpad is erratic and occasionally the screen cursor will jump. The OS is Windows XP. Everything else works perfectly.


I had similar issues with cursor jumping even while using a mouse.

Very simple & quick fix is to simply "disable" touch pad through "start up" mode use a mouse.
You have to disable in start up menu or pad will re-enable itself next time you boot.

I never liked a mouse before being forced to use it .... now it's not so bad.

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Be very careful about this. When I used my laptop all the time the same thing would happen from time to time.

If you touch the mouse pad at all it will move your cursor. Even lightly touching it with part of your hand can do the trick. Its best to hold your hands as high off the laptop as you are comfortable with. Try this and see if the problem persists.

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cursor jumping around.. watch your touchpad..

commonly you are touching the mouse pad during some keystrokes


you can set the mouse pad sensitivity downward under control panel--> mouse---> synaptics mouse pad sensitivity also

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Jumping cursor


Open touchpad properties, touchpad settings section, enable Touchcheck, set the slider to minimum setting Click OK
TouchCheck disabled the touchpad while typing

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When I tap on the touch pad on a HP Pavilion dv7 cursor jumps


Go to your control panel and double click on your mouse icon to get to your mouse properties. Go to "Pointer Options" and make sure that the "snap to" box is unchecked.

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When typing the curser jumps to a different position


This is because you are touching the touch pad with your palms. when typing avoid contact with the mouse pad in your laptop. I hope this will help. Thanks.. Please rate this!!

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Cursor jumps around screen when typing


your dell laptop are supposed to have a program on touchpad, if you dont have that in your system then the touchpad is jumping

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Mouse moves on its own


Your palm might be brushing on the touch pad while you are typing that is probably why the cursor jumps to a different location. as for disabling the touch pad I think that it is not possible unless you install a synaptics driver for your laptops touch pad.

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Cursor jumps around


If your cursor moves erratically on the screen (for example, if it jumps around the screen, moves at varying speeds, or selects items on its own), perform the following steps:
  1. Clean the surface of the touchpad with a dry, soft cloth to remove grease, sweat, moisture, or other liquids.
  2. Adjust the sensitivity of the touch pad:.
    1. Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
    2. Click Printers and Other Hardware.
    3. Click Mouse.
    4. When the Mouse Properties window appears, click the Pointer Options tab. (Figure 1)
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      Figure 1: Pointer Speed
    5. Under Select a pointer speed:, click to move the slider bar closer to Slow.
    6. Click OK.
    7. Check to see if the touch pad still behaves erratically.
  3. If the touchpad still caused the cursor to behave erratically, attach an external mouse to your computer and restart your computer. Use the external mouse to see if your cursor still moves erratically.

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