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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! I have just bought an Aspire7720G laptop and have the same cursor jumping problem - just installed the 'touchfreeze' software as suggested and it seems (fingers crossed) to have solved the problem. Excellent!! It has been driving me insane!! Many thanks for the help :)

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  • Anonymous Sep 08, 2008

    mouse cursor jumps when typing. I have no option tp disable touchpad

  • a-nibert Oct 30, 2008

    Did ya'll think we had an earth quake? Nope! It was just me rantin' and ravin' about this crazy cursor JuMpIn'.....I do not look at the keys or screen while typing...I look only at the document.....The anger and frustration I feel when I finish to only see Jibberish....Please HELP!

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    I have a different Medion laptop but have the same problem. I'm now happy with the touchfreeze solution of performing fn-f3 when I want to enter text. All I want it the option to disable touch to click is that too much to ask of the driver?

  • windsurferLA Jan 29, 2009

    dell latitude D630 laptop cursor jumps around seemingly at random. I suspect touchpad is triggered by movement of my thumb above the keyboard. I can't find out how to reduce sensitivity.

  • fedup67 Mar 07, 2009

    I have a DeIl Inspiron 1525 Laptop, and I can't even type a few words with the cursor jumping and all of a sudden I am typing somewhere else (like a few lines above where I am typing, etc...) My fingers or palms DO NOT touch the mouse pad... I have been very careful to avoid that, and it still does it... I am getting very fed up!

    Has anyone found a fix for this????????

  • ilkewlj Mar 23, 2009

    I am in the same boat with my Dell 1525! My problems started after I replaced the harddrive in January- From March of 2008 to this January, it never jumped so I have got to think it is hardware or a glitch with the reload of Windows! I just want it to STOP! :(

  • H_Park Mar 26, 2009

    Same problem as described by others. I'm working with a DELL Latitiude D630. I've disabled the all the pointer, pad functions, as well as all four right/left buttons and went to an external mouse to see if I could isolate the problem. Unfortunately it still persists. Others who have the same and other Dell notebooks report the same problem.

  • Anonymous May 18, 2009

    I have an HP Pavilion dv5000. I'm having chronic problems with the cursor jumping when I type. I recently installed a new hard drive, and Windows 7 RC. Seems to happen often when I type the letter "y". (happened when I typed this sentence even) Very annoying.

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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.

Posted on Aug 14, 2008

  • rsheeks769 Jun 19, 2014

    Solution for Windows 7 users: Click START. Type in Device Manager.in Search Programs. Click on Device Manager and go to Mouse and other pointing devices. Right click on your mouse. Uninstall the mouse software and drivers. Restart your computer. Your drivers will reinstall automatically. This should clear up the problem.

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In windows 7 simply go to control panel, mouse,mouse properties, advanced tab, operations during key input: then place check marks on DISABLE TAPPING, DISABLE POINTER MOVEMENT, and DISABLE SCROLL FUNCTION.  This should quickly cure your problem. 

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I just got off the phone with Dell and the problem was fixed. I have Windows 7 but this seems to be a touch pad problem. I had to download the most recent software for the touch pad and then I disabled the pad because I use a wireless mouse. If you don't want to use a mouse then you may create the same solution by turning down the sensitivity. Good luck. I was able to type this entire paragraph with out a problem :-)

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Hi,
I was having the same problem and what I did after doing some research was to roll back the driver that was installed to an earlier version (control panel/device manager/mouse/synaptics touchpad/driver/driver rollback) once that was done under control panel/mouse/device settings/settings i was finally able to adjust the sensitivity settings. This finally fixed the problem for me, I hope it helps you because it is a very frustrating problem.

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I can't take it any longer. I am buying a Mac.

Posted on Jul 11, 2010

  • PreBuntu May 18, 2011

    That is stupid. The problem is a software/hardware issue that can be readily fixed and you're response is "I am buying a Mac." ??? Macs can only use specific software, has known and consitent compatibility issues, they have slowly started to use non APPLE hardware as they realize they can't continue selling the **** they have been, and the Operating System is very limited and has many security checks in place that let apple see all your personal information. The response should have been, I'm going to install Ubuntu or some other Operating system and therefore you would have no problems at all with your touchpad.

    Stop buying into the whole moronic Windows vs Mac war... buy the least expensive barebones PC and install Ubuntu or whatever freely available OS there is out there and enjoy no bugs, no virus attacks, no ad-aware, etc.

    Use your head and THINK.

    Thinking is still free.

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Load TouchFreeze Freeware program

Posted on Sep 24, 2010

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    TouchFreeze definitely works!

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I have this problem on my laptop and when I added an external keyboard the problem went away.

Posted on Jan 04, 2010

  • sadelphin Dec 10, 2010

    Simple and effective sollution found here..
    http://delphintipz.blogspot.com/2010/11/...

  • harish waman ghonge Feb 08, 2013

    my compaq nc8430 some problems i was click start manu it will perform automatically some task movement of cursor i was format my laptop but still problem this is a software problem or hardware please answer

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I have suggested in the past that people with this type of problem download Intellipoint Mouse software, from Microsoft.

It's a free download, and so far, I have had a good rate of this solution working.

Here is the download page from Microsoft.com,
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=EA22BD62-4873-406A-BBBE-C587D35A53BF&displaylang=en

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