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Cursor jumps around

My cursor jumps all over the place for no reason - if my palms are resting on either side of the cursor pad, it triggers a jump - also if the cursor is on the window in which I'm typing it jumps to where the cursor is. I have to scoot the cursor off screen in order to type, although this doesn't always solve the problem. I can't type a sentence w/o it jumping - anyone else have this problem? How can I fix this? thanx!

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  • bcb8504 May 29, 2008

    I just got an Aspire 5520 and I have the same exact problem. I try to type e-mails and everything gets jumbled. I can not find a complete solution to the problem but I found that if you go to "Control Panel", "Mouse Properties" and disable tapping it takes care of the jumping cursor.

  • ruharomissio Oct 09, 2008

    I have an acer Aspire 5570z. the cursor jumps around especially when it is connected to power. How can I fix it?

  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2009

    I have the same problem. Super annoying.

  • akubha Apr 13, 2009

    My brand new Acer Travelmate 5730 - with Win XP - has this problem from the word go. There is not question of any viruses, worn-off touch pad, or any such problems.

    I have gone thru various sites where this particular problem has been discussed and have found almost 10 different solutions - with various people claiming that the problem was solved in their specific case using one of those "tricks". I have tried each one of them and none has helped. I have not used an external mouse, but, then, I do not plan to use one.

    I am wondering why Acer or for that matter no other company has come out with an authoritative solution - so that all this suffering and hit-and-trial can end.

  • jean volk Oct 12, 2013

    No it doesn't take care of the problem.... bet yours started doing it agin

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    cursor jumps when typing

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    When clicking either up or down it jumps to fars out on imformation why

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    everytime I type something, the cursor jumps to another window or to the beginning of the sentence.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    when typing emails, curser will jump all over the place, but it isn't doing it now, why would that be. I am always careful of were I have my hand placement. Hasn't jumped
    one time. I feel foolish. I can't imagine why it isn't jumping?

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    I am getting more and more fed up. It really does have a life of its own. I am trying to repeat the fault, but you will just have to take my word on it.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    When typring my cursor st jumps all over and it has become so frustrating. What can I do?



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Try this software:

Touch Freeze will disable the touchpad when you start typing. I have not used it, but give it a try.

Also, your touchpad could be wearing out or a driver reinstall could be in order. My wifes Toshiba had a bad touchpad and the cursor would jump all over the place. I disabled it and she now uses an external mouse. No problems anymore.

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  • Nroma Green Feb 25, 2012

    I downloaded this software and it seems to be working so far. Thanks for the link. The Pointer just going off on it's own was about to drive me crazy. I just want to let everyone else know that this is working so they can fix their problem.

    Thanks again.

  • Toni Tary Dec 28, 2012

    I am testing touch freeze so far it seems OK! But I still can't use my external mouse to work! Thank you very much for your help! It jumps a little but it has definitely improved. I would like just to turn off my Mouse Pad totally & just use my external mouse. Thank you very much


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Check out this post. It's for an Acer Aspire 5315, but probably the same or similar for yours. It's straight from Acer tech support.

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  1. I suggest Never buying either of these computers yagain... I am having difficulty typing now because of this Dell (as you can see on the line above that my
cursor has jumped seviner times while trying to type this in!!!

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