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Thinkpad Yoga - trouble with cursor jumping and closing programs

Q: Thinkpad Yoga - trouble with cursor jumping and closing programs

Yet another thing seems to be wrong with my Yoga. Every so often, the cursor will jump to the upper right corner of the screen and minimize my maximized window, or to the lower right corner and open up the action center. It does this several times in a row, almost like someone else is controlling the touchpad/mouse. Then it'll suddenly go away, only to come back minutes or hours later. I also noticed that when watching fullscreen videos, the video controls will come up randomly, as if I moved the mouse or touched the touchpad. I tried to uninstall all input devices, rebooting twice and letting Windows reinstall them. I thought it helped, but it didn't. I just updated the Synaptics driver to the latest May 2018 one, but that didn't fix the problem either. Any idea what's going on? Is it the touchpad? The trackpad? The pen? The touchscreen? I read all kinds of crazy ideas on another thread, from putting tin foil under the keyboard, to disabling the wacom digitizer. I haven't tried those yet. I swear, this is the worst purchase I have made in a long time. Lenovo is about to lose a customer for life.

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Preferred Solution: Thinkpad Yoga - trouble with cursor jumping and closing programs

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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Hope I'm in the right forum for this new model.I have a brand new Thinkpad Yoga (20CD-CT01WW), running windows 8.1 64-bit, 8g RAM.  Intel Core i7-4600U @ 2.10Ghz / 2.70GhzWhen using any progam in desktop mode (first noticed it on Chrome, then Quicken, but really applies to any use), the cursor will randomly jump across the screen, ususally to the upper right, and then without clicking, will close the window I'm working on, often losing my work. Sometimes I'll get random right-click menus without clicking the mouse buttons.I am using the track-point primarily, so thinking it might be inadvertent contact with the touchpad, I disabled all touch-pad functionality, but the problem persists.I ran Norton Internet security, AdAware, and Malwarebytes to look for viruses but didn't find any problems.Just ran Lenovo update, and downloaded the most recent Ultra-Nav Driver.  Now both touch-pad and track-point are using default settings, but the problem still persists.  I'm wondering if this a hardware or driver problem, or a windows 8.1 problem?Please advise.  (home user... neophite, I know just enough about compters to be dangerous.)











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I have the exact same problem and have yet to find a solution. I previously had a lenovo laptop and had nothing but good to say about it. Exactly the opposite for this one.

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Thinking about getting the Thinkpad Yoga 370, but does the the jumping cursor issue that plagued the Yoga 460 still exist on the 370? If you don't know what i'm talking about, it is this issue. https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-S-Series-ThinkPad-Yoga/Thinkpad-Yoga-trouble-with-cursor-jumpi...

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I am having a problem with my ThinkPad Yoga in combination with OneLink Pro, closed lid, attached DVI monitor and a logitech mouse. The ThinkPad is running preinstalled Windows 8.1. I did recover it to factory state few times, that doesn't solve following problem: If attached to the OneLink Pro, the cursor jumps from time to time to the bottom right corner of screen. While doing so it also making a click, so icons in taskbar are activated. That happens sporadically, but in overall like once per hour. It does not happen if I let the lid opened.

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I also have seen think pad yogas with one link docs do this.More rubbish from lenovo.

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Hi,I bought ThinkPad x1 carbon 6th 1 week ago,And still have a problem: cursor jumping randobly about 5mm when I click on it.I don't know how to fix itWindows 10 Pro Last drivers. Thank you!

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The cursor jumping and teleporting around the screen on Yoga 460 when using the Wacom stylus. This is a really a deal breaker for me, I have three days left to return the laptop. So far I'm not really happy with the laptop, compared to my trusty x200T No indicator lightsNo sleep buttonEasily scratchable screenCapacitive Windows button on the bezel that can't be turn off (had to put sticker on it)Trackpoint buttons too flatTiny pen thas has NO eraser and FLUSH buttons (constantly trying to find the buttons are) Now the cursor teleporting around the screen making the laptop nearly unusable as a tablet. Hopefully this is only a driver issue. Anyone with idea please let me know asap. Running windows 7 64bit 



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A:Cursor jumping on Yoga 460 when using the wacom st...

Yeah, I have issues with the cursor jumping around as well, although it is not too often. I thought it was something related to the driver and hopefully will be fixed soon.However, regarding the capacitive windows button on the bezel, what do you mean by that? There is no capacitive button of any kind on mine.

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Hello everyone, I'm having a problem that occurs on different Lenovo models as well. The mouse cursor for 'working in background' will become weird / pixelated at random. It'll also shrink and "jump" when it changes from the normal cursor to the pixelated 'working in background' cursor. See image below.  The problem has also been described in the following forums regarding different models.Ideapad 720s 14IKB Cursor/Pointer Pixelated and Jumping When Working in BackgroundMouse cursor jumps when working in background - Yoga 500-15ISKStrange mouse pointer behaviour when working in background - Lenovo Ideapad 510S 14ISK  However the solutions posted there don't seem to work for this particular model, as those solutions seem more like a clunky workaround instead of a professional solution. The solutions offered in the linked posts are as follows:- Disable the Lenovo Utility (but the Caps Lock on-screen indicator will not show and Flight mode hotkey will no longer work)- Install the Wacom Touch Firmware Package V.02.16. (The installer doesn't seem to launch on the Yoga 720 15IKB)- Change the text and icon size scaling in windows to 149% (Which makes things too small on the Yoga 720 15IKB with a 4k screen) Anybody out there who knows what's the real cause of this problem and how to properly fix this instead of one of these workarounds? Kind regards,Rens van der Meer EDIT: I found a new pos... Read more

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Hi,I have a problem with my laptop. From time to time (aprox 20s) cursor is moving to one point, what is extremly annoying. After system restart (windows 10 pro 64bit) this point is in up-left corner of the screen. After pen calibration point changes its location to somewhere around center of the screen.Problem doesn't occur when I turn off "HID-compliant pen" in device manager.I tried to reinstal WinTab and UltraNav drivers but nothing changes.What else can I do to get rid of this problem?Regards, Aleksander Margolis

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I've been having trouble closing out of programs even through my Task Manager. When I ran Advanced System Care it came up with a long list of suspicious logs. I hope I did this correctly. Please let me know at [email protected] The DDS is first. I've also copied and pasted the analyzer from advanced systemcare below.

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DDS (Ver_10-11-10.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Dadminisatrator at 11:42:56.40 on Sat 11/13/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_21
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1534.543 [GMT -5:00]

AV: AVG Internet Security 3-pack *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
AV: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {A1C4F2E0-7FDE-4917-AFAE-013EFC3EDE33}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
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Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you... Read more

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Hi, Everyone- when typing on a new Asus EEE 1015, with Win 7, the cursor will suddenly jump backwards to an earlier spot in the text. This happens a lot, and makes it difficult to type anything.

I googled and saw this problem for many systems and OSs, but it seems like mainly a laptop and netbook problem. some people have erduced sensitivity on touchpads, or have updated touchpad drivers, or have installed a program that disconnects the touchpad when the keys are being used.

We know we are not touching the touchpad accidentally. you can really perch your fingers way above, and the jump still happens. We have decreased the sensitivity on the touchpad, and the jumping still happens.

We also have an Asus EEE 1005 Win XP, for almost a year, with absolutely no cursor jumping.

Any info specific to this set-up? I would love to hear any insights, before I go into a long routine of upgraing BIOS, upgrading touchpad drives, etc.
 

A:Cursor jumping Asus Eee 1015, cursor moves when typing

As the PC is new I would return it under warranty as this is most likely a hardware issue.

The only quick fix that might work is to reinstall the touchpad drivers from the Asus site. You could also check in the touchpad settings to see what is set for making the cursor disappear during typing, change the setting from whatever it is at present and see if that helps.
 

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My new Lenova Yoga 510 machine has this odd behaviour - The cursor suddenly jumps all over the screen and closes all the applications. This is very frustrating and it happends quite frequently. Could someone from community advise what needs to be done to resolve this ?

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My new Lenova Yoga 510 machine has this odd behaviour - The cursor suddenly jumps all over the screen and closes all the applications. This is very frustrating and it happends quite frequently. Could someone from community advise what needs to be done to resolve this ?

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Whenever I'm writing in Word or composing an email, my cursor often jumps around. This is very annoying and counterproductive. Any tips?
 

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 The computer has just come back from repair and after 2 weeks it is  jumping around around again when I am trying to type. It does this in all programs and apps.

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My cursor in my dell laptop xps jumps all over the place. I want to disable the mouse touch pad. How do I do this?
 

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Have a look at this site might prove useful to you http://www.dell.com/support/troubleshooting/us/en/19/KCS/KcsArticles/ArticleView?docid=424135
 

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I have an Acer 5735 laptop and have upgraded from Windows Vista to Windows 7. I now have a jumping cursor. I use an external mouse and the cursor jumps whether is use the mouse of touch pad. Can you help? Thanks
 

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I have a Toshiba laptop. The cursor jumps all over the place while typing email, documents and everything I do. I read that if I change the mouse properties to low for the touch pad it would help solve it but that was for a Dell. I can't find that on my puter. Anyone out there that can help me with a Toshiba?
 

A:Cursor jumping

I don't know any Toshiba specifics.

Making the touchpad less sensitive may help. If you have an icon for the touchpad in the Notification Area click on that. Else Control Panel - Mouse - there should be a tab with settings for the touchpad.

With XP, especially if this is an "early XP" laptop, the possible settings are pretty disappointing compared to more recent laptops. Most now have a toggle or key combination to disable the touchpad.

Some people have designed their own solution--cut an index card to the size of the touchpad and tape one side of the resulting card so that it can be flipped to cover the touchpad when typing. Of course, if you always use a mouse you could cover the touchpad more permanently.
 

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when typing the cursor jumps to another location on the screen inserting whate3ver i was entering on the keyboard. this is not caused by touching the touchpad as i was careful not to touch the pad. the laptop is an msi cx 700 running win 7
 

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Hi!
I think that you touch. It is pretty much impossible not to touch touch pad, when writing. You should at least try to disable your touch pad. I'm sure it helps
 

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I got jumping cursor problems. I went to Hijack This and got the log below. Does anybody out there know what the results mean?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 14:44:32, on 07/03/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.19019)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\ParetoLogic\Privacy Controls\Pareto_PC.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\MediaDirect\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell Webcam Manager\DellWMgr.exe
C:\Windows\System32\WLTRAY.EXE
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2011\avp.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Windows\OEM02Mon.exe
C:\Windows\Samsung\ComSMMgr\SSMMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\MyPrinter\BJMYPRT.EXE
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE4\OpWareSE4.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACDaemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nikon\Monitor\NkMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\SigmaTel\C-Major Audio\WDM\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\Update\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\DivX\DivX Plus Web Player\DDMService.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
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Hi and welcome to TSG.

The first thing I would check, for a jumping cursor, is the mouse. That is assuming you are using some kind of optical mouse. If you are, use something like a cotton bud, preferably with a very small amount of cleaning solution (pretty much anything will do) and use it to clean out the lens area on the bottom of the mouse.
 

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this is not my machine but heres the setup:
sony visio, p333, 64 meg ram, TOUCHPAD!!

this user will have completed a paragraph for instance and be entering some more info and the cursor will jump up into the completed area, the "snap to default" option is not turned on

thanks in advance
 

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Have a new G550 w/ Vista Ultimate. When keying on laptop curser jumps at random. Tried everything to fix, update Alps pointer and pad drivers, re-install Vista, changed processing priority to HIGH through Task Manager..nothing fixes the problem. Do not know what is causing annoyance and checked all over internet to if I am alone on this. Other computers have similiar problems but still nos suggested fixes work for me. Anybody...any fixes ? Thanks if you can help ASAP.

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Sounds like a problem over the touchpad hardware. Call customer service to solve this issue. Best regards.





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I am having same problem as gentle man in prvious forum post
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A:jumping cursor

I've done a little googling for you. And some say it may be a mouse problem. To verify this, change to a different mouse and see if it stops jumping.

Another says it may be the touch pad on a laptop thats too sensitive. If you are using a laptop with a touchpad, go into Control Panel and adjust the sensitivity.

What antivirus are you using ? It may be a virus like you suspect. Boot into Safe Mode with Networking, update the virus signatures and do a scan. If your antivirus can't detect anything, try using a online scan from a different vendor. Because no antivirus can detect 100% of all viruses. BitDefender, ESET, TrendMicro HouseCall, and Kaspersky all have online scanners.
 

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My wife has a two of so year old Acer laptop,  just in the last couple of weeks when typing in Outlook or posting something on Facebook, the cursor jumps all over the page.  She uses only an external mouse (never the touchpad).  Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.
 
Thanks.........rlight

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This is normally dirt/dust in the hole where the IR laser comes out on the bottom of the mouse. Just give it a good clean.

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Hi guys!
Hope you can help with a jumping cursor that I have - every time i write a sentence or paragraph my cursor starts to jump around. This inserts letters or the word i have just been typing into a previous line above

This is totally frustrating. Do i have a bug? can i sort this out?
i feel like i am going to lose it!

please please help

h
 

A:Jumping cursor

Typically this is cuased by your laptop touchpad or trackpoint device being accidentally touched or having a sensitivity set too high.

Check in control panel (under the "mouse and pointing devices" or similar to see if you can desensitise the touchpad. If you have a trackpoint device (a little stub beside the "G" key on the keyboard), accidentally brushing against that is a prime cause.
 

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Good morning

When I an typing an email or word processor document every few minutes the cursor decides to leap off to a new area on the screen. As I am watching my typing I dont notice this for a while. So you can imagine how frustrating it is - As I typed this it has just done it again- I have AVG checking etc but all appears wellin that area.
Can anyone tell me how to fix pse beyond putting a hammer through the screen.

thanks for any help
 

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help please, with win7 pro loaded on my acer 5735 the device manager list my mouse as a ps2,
no sign of touchpad. now when using word or outlook my cursor jumps all over the page.
i need to disable this touchpad and use a USB connected mouse, has anyone got details on doing this.
 

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I have an Inspiron 3000 series.  For some reason the cursor has started jumping around spontaneously.  After reading many posts and making a number of adjustments I've gotten it down to two issues.  When I boot up and go to my entry screen, the cursor is "fluttering" until I hit the escape key.  Then it boots to the next screen.  But the big problem is when typing text, every time I hit my right shift key on the next keystroke the cursor bounces back to the beginning of the line or higher in the text.  It only occurs with this one key. I have been very careful to make sure I am not grazing the keypad when I hit that key.  Does anyone have any ideas?

A:cursor jumping

Hi there, have you run Diags on the system? And also does the cursor bounce easily when you press the right shift everytime? What if you use external keyboard, and does it happen outside of Windows?This might be something as easy as swapping the keyboard (hopefully)Best regards,Brad

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Hi,
I have a minor but increasingly irritating problem whereby the cursor sometimes jumps or skids across the screen on its own when surfing (IE6, XP Home) and in some other applications. Can anyone help me put this right please?
Nick
 

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I've been trying to figure this out and have read all about adjusting my touch pad sensitivity etc but that does not seem to work. Strangely, it happens only when I type a Y. Middle of a word, end of a word where ever there's a Y.

Anyone else have a similar problem?

I'm beginning to think it's a Windows 7 issue and not a touch pad issue.

A:Jumping cursor

Hi Jbatl, I have seen this behaviour before and it is almost definately related to touchpad. (Notice position of the Y key is directly above the touchpad and easily gets touched by your wrist).

To check if this is the issue, disable / turn off the touchpad - it should be an option in the (Synaptics or whatever) touchpad settings.

I was fortunate enough to have an option in my settings to disable the touchpad while typing. Solved my problem.

Hopefully that will fix things for you.

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Hi,
I have a minor but increasingly irritating problem whereby the cursor sometimes jumps or skids across the screen on its own when surfing (IE6, XP Home) and in some other applications. Can anyone help me put this right please?
Nick
 

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I have an HP ENVY m6 -n012dx with Windows 8.1. My cursor jumps around erractically from time to time - even when I'm not typing or not touching anything it will still move arround on its own, and doesn't respond to the track pad. I've tried changing the sensitivity settings but it doesn't make a difference. Sometimes it works fine, but other times it will just do this. Even if I'm watching a video and haven't touched the screen in a while it will start jumping around for several minutes on its own. When it does this I can't use the track pad properly at all.

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Hi Sara357, Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums and Welcome. I have read your thread on your and the Touchpad sensitivies. Did this just start to happen? Did you do an update and then this started? Did you install any new software or hardware?Here is a document on an update download for Windows 8.1 that might help. It is a recommended update for Touchpad issues. Please let me know. Thanks.

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I am having a real problem with my cursor jumping to the bottom when I attempt to reply to someone's email. Sometimes it will type the first few letters and then jump to the bottom and finish the word there. Does anyone know how to fix this?

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Are you using web based mail or an email program like Window Live Mail?

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I have an Alienware m15x laptop with Win 8 Preview on it. Anywhere I type the cursor will jump to other parts of typing area, such as emails, and continue typing. This is highly annoying to stop every 1-2 words, correct the mistake, and reposition the cursor in the proper spot. Has anyone else experienced this? This would happen very rarely in all of there versions of Windows I have used over the year.

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Hi there
This sometimes appears on laptops and is totally annoying -- making any sort of reliable input almost impossible. It's very difficult to explain this problem to those who've never had it but it almost renders a laptop totally useless.

What 99.9999% of the solution is in most cases is to DISABLE the touchpad of the laptop via either the touchpad driver of the hardware manufacturer itself or failing that is to use the "Generic" synaptics driver and then in the settings disable the touchpad.

Get it from here

Drivers | Synaptics

Note - if you disable the touchpad you will need of course an external mouse -- but I HATE touchpads anyway.

Ensure also your VIDEO driver is up to date and any chipset drivers for your laptop / motherboard have also been installed.

Cheers
jimbo

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For some reason whenever I'm typing my cursor is randomly jumping without action on my part. The jumping itself isn't random, when it does so it always ends up at the current location of the pointer. So far it has not clicked on any links when it jumps and it hasn't simply moved to a data input box. Only to the pointer location, wherever that is at the time.
 
I am given no indication of when the cursor will jump and so I frequently end up typing half a sentence in an entirely different location than I started. I've already run the standard Troubleshooting with both regular Help and the HP Support Assistant to no avail.
 
I'm using an external mouse/external keypad setup and have installed Touchfreeze so I know the touchpad isn't the problem. The Mouse settings are already set to hide pointer while typing, although it doesn't do so. Since I'm not sure what information will be relevent here's all related specs:
 
Computer: HP Pavillion 17 Notebook PC
OS: WIndows 8.1 64-bit
Microprocessor: AMD A10-5750M APU with Radeon HD Graphics.
Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 8650G
System Board: 1984.01.13
BIOS: F.22
 
Synaptics Touchpad V7.5 on PS/2 Port
 
Logitech HID-compliant Unifying Wireless Mouse M510
Logitech HID-compliant Unifying Touch Keyboard K400
SetPoint Software Version: 6.65.62
 
If additional information is required, please let me know. This is driving me crazy, so I really hope someone can help me with this.

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Hello BIOS-Pherecydes
Jumping cursor issue is one of the common problem mostly seen from Windows Vista to Win 7 and to current times, usually while typing in word or outlook.
From what I have found, there is no straight fix provided for this problem.
You may have to try different steps but I cannot say which one will fix it.
First you can try these two steps which have worked on the past computers. If it doesn't fix the problem then there are other steps that we can try. 
Go to Control Panel ---> Mouse---> Pointer Options and then uncheck "Hide pointer while typing". If it doesn't work, then try disabling the "trackstick" if you have one..
      2. If the above step doesn't work then you may have to download and run this small program called Touchfreeze
 
I can not guarantee these tips, but they did work for many people .. Please tell us how it is for you.
 
Thank You -

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I need help with my cursor jumping from the typing spot where it should be to a location inside an already typed sentence. I'm not sure if this is an HP laptop problem or microsoft's program. Anyone know of a solution to fix this?

Thank you.

A:How Do I Fix a Jumping Cursor

Usually a jumping cursor is from your thumb brushing against the trackpad while you are typing. There may be a setting in the trackpad configuration for this, on my system it is called "TP rejection". It disables the trackpad while you are typing.

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When i'm inputting data into search boxes etc. Sometimes my cursor will jump backward or move while i am typing text. It happens sometimes causing me to enter part of my password in the username fields thus revealing part of my passwords. At first i though it was due to the page continuing to load but it also happens after a webpage has fully loaded.

Is this some type of malware of glitch or something? Please help. Thanks in advance.

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If you have a laptop, please read this: wierd typing results

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My Inspiron 6000 laptop was running ridiculously slow and taking forever to start-up, so I had a friend look at it. He uninstalled McAfee because he said it was running too many things in the background and causing problems. He installed AVG Free instead. Ever since then, whenever I'm typing something my cursor jumps to another part of the sentence or moves to another part of the page involuntarily. I have to stop and click back to where I left off. It's crazy! Has anyone heard of this before? Can anyone help??
 

A:My cursor is jumping around by itself....

Do you have a laser or optical mouse? Sometimes they can do that if there is dirt or a slight imperfection on the pad you are using. If not, I would then think you have a backdoor trojan on your computer, where someone else is controlling your desktop. In that case, try a scan with hijackthis and post the results.
 

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undefined When I am typing any document my cursor keeps jumping all over the place. This same thing happened to me once before when I had Win. 98. I have a laptop and what also happens conjointly with this problem is when I plug in an external mouse it will not operate independently of the built-in mouse. I can move both at the same time. When it happened before with Win 98, they sent me a service pack. I now upgraded to Windows XP and it is now doing it again.
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Business , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 540 @ 2.53GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3509 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1530 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 236346 MB, Free - 118165 MB; D: Total - 2047 MB, Free - 1131 MB; I: Total - 152625 MB, Free - 55296 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., , , /7K8QLN1//
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011, Updated and Enabled

I have a very severe case of cursor movement when I am typing so that I will be typing along and my cursor moves to someplace on the prior line or the next line or somewhere else on the page where I never typed before at random*. Since I have to look at the keys to type, this destroys my productivity besides being extremely annoying. It often even launches my messages before I am ready to transmit them. Multiple skips into the same words render the text unintelligible. It is the same in any application, has no relation to what letters or words I am typing and goes away entirely when I attach a remote KB wired or wireless which is why I say it is a hardware issue. It is unaffected by how hard or softly I type. I have been tolld that it may actually relate to the integrated mouse being affected by the vibration but it just stared happening in the last week and why should have to put up with a disabled mousepad anyways? (I do use an external mouse whenever possibl... Read more

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When win7 boots and completes the cursor is locked on the left side of screen, and jumps up and down randomly. Booting into safe mode with networking the cursor works fine.

this is a wired mouse logictech. This computer has been working fine until 3 days ago. I have performed a clean boot and problem remains. This only happens when booting normally.

Thanks for any help. I just found this forum.

Al Mcpherson

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When win7 boots and completes the cursor is locked on the left side of screen, and jumps up and down randomly. Booting into safe mode with networking the cursor works fine.

this is a wired mouse logictech. This computer has been working fine until 3 days ago. I have performed a clean boot and problem remains. This only happens when booting normally.

Thanks for any help. I just found this forum.

Al Mcpherson


You didn't say, but can we assume that it's a lazer mouse ?
I'd first try another mouse to see if it's the mouse itself.
You can also go into the hardware manager and uninstall the mouse.
If it shows more than one mouse, delete them both. Then reboot, and windows will install the proper mouse driver. Never just assume that your mouse is OK, because they do fail.

It's always a good idea to keep another known-good mouse on hand.

Good luck to you,
TechnoMage

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I am using a Dell Inspiron laptop running Windows Vista. When I type the cursor will randomly jump backwards and I find I'm typing over my message. In happens in host-based e-mail, Word Doc's, and even sometimes when typing in a URL or Goolge Search. Any ideas?

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Make sure that any keys on your keyboard is not stuck, specially left-arrow and home keys.

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I re-formatted Vista after backing up everything.
I reinstalled Vista after a complete wipe and found all
the drivers and everything was well.
As far as appearances were concerned.
The problem started a week or so afterwards.
Every time that I am typing, either in Word or when
I have a chat window open or whatever, the cursor jumps around to
somewhere random in the middle of the text and if I'm not paying
attention it screws me up. Sometimes the
chat window will minimize while I'm chatting or even close. I thought it may
be some kind of keyboard drivers I may be missing but
I'm not sure.
Has anyone ever run into anything like this??

Oh, and I made sure it's not me accidentally tapping the touchpad.
 

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What could be causing my cursor to jump randomly all over my document while I am trying to type, and what can I do to stop it?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5550 @ 1.83GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3061 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 448 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 226486 MB, Free - 56699 MB; D: Total - 11985 MB, Free - 1816 MB;
Motherboard: Quanta, 30CC, 79.29, None
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

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I own a Dell inspiron laptop and when typing the cursor randomly jumps. I understand that I need to disable the touchpad. However, the instructions provided by Dell do not work - any suggestions?
Grateful thanks.

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Hi and welcome to TSF try going to control panel then mouse this is the proerties page for the mouse,pointing devices, etc you can adjust the settings there one to try is enhanced pointer precision

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