Mouse pointer jumps

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by explor777, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. explor777

    explor777 Guest

    I have a Microsof Wireless Opitcal mouse and without moving it, it
    jumps all over the screen. Have tried it with and without a pad and it
    still happens. Any ideas?

    explor777, Sep 14, 2007
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    Dale Guest

    try moving it closer to the wireless receiver or try a corded mouse i had
    this problem too
    Dale, Sep 14, 2007
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    Mark Bourne Guest

    It may sound like a stupid question, but have you tried changing the
    batteries? Sometimes they'll last so long on one set you forget they
    need changing occasionally ;o)
    Mark Bourne, Sep 14, 2007
  4. explor777

    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, Bob.

    On open mike can cause this if you are using speech recognition software.

    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX

    Microsoft Windows MVP
    (Running Windows Live Mail beta in Vista Ultimate x64)
    R. C. White, Sep 17, 2007
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    jinks Guest

    Anyone got any fix for this problem? I have tried 2 different optica
    mouses and I've tried a USB mouse and having the same problem. It's
    Dell laptop with Vista
    jinks, Jan 27, 2009
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    Rojo Habe Guest

    Have you tried a different mouse mat? Some optical mice can become confused
    by mouse mats with a picture on them, particularly if they contain a lot of
    Rojo Habe, Jan 28, 2009
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    jinks Guest

    Mine is plain blue and I have tried different ones. It seems that whe
    I put the mat over the touchpad it works better and doesn't jum
    arround. Can someone tell me how to disable the touchpad? In the mous
    properties in doesn't give me the option to disable it. It has
    disable button but will not disable
    jinks, Jan 28, 2009
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    Rojo Habe Guest

    You can probably disable the touchpad in the Device Manager (under "Mice and
    other pointing devices") if you're sure you're never going to use it.
    Otherwise you should just be able to disable the tapping feature. There
    should be a separate tab in the mouse properties for the touchpad.
    Depending on the manufacturer it may say "Synaptics", "Alps", or just
    "Touchpad". My Fujitsu just says "Stick" (it doesn't have a touchpad, just
    a little joystick thing in the middle of the keyboard). In there somewhere
    should be an option that says "use tap" or something like that.
    Alternatively there may well be a Taskbar icon for the touchpad, in which
    case you may be able to find an option on the right-click menu to turn it
    Rojo Habe, Jan 29, 2009
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    jinks Guest

    Mine is an Alps and there is no option to disable, only uninstall, whic
    I really don't want to do. I've tried though device manager and th
    mouse properties. Pleas advise
    jinks, Jan 29, 2009
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    jinks Guest

    Just thought I'd let you know my problem has been solved. After I
    downloaded a driver from Synaptics I had the option to disable the
    touchpad. It has also stopped the cursor from jumping around. Here is
    the link to the driver.
    'Drivers | Synaptics' (
    jinks, Feb 4, 2009
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    drtn Guest

    To Stop Mouse pointer jumps

    DO THIS:

    Go to control Panel -
    select: Mouse -
    Choose: Pointer Options -
    then: Uncheck the "Enhance Pointer Precision."

    This will fix it. My problem was occurring every 10 seconds. Ugh.
    Now it is gone
    drtn, Feb 5, 2010
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