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Windows 7: Sony Vaio Laptop Cursor Random Movement Workaround

23 Aug 2011   #1
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 
Sony Vaio Laptop Cursor Random Movement Workaround

I thought I'd post this as a solution rather than a problem as it appears to be a common problem.

I recently bought a new Sony Vaio laptop and got on great with it until I noticed an aggravating problem.

Whenever I was typing some text, the cursor had an annoying habit of jumping all over the place, so I'd find myself typing text in the middle of a sentence I'd completed earlier.

It turns out that if you use a mouse without disabling the touchpad, the two conflict with each other, which results in this erratic cursor behaviour.

Why use a mouse you may ask. Well, I suffer with arthritis from time to time and a wireless mouse is easier to use than the touchpad.

So, if anyone has a Sony Vaio and is experiencing the same problem just go to:

Start>All Programs>Vaio Control Center>Categories Tab>Expand Keyboard & Mouse>Double-click Built-in Pointing Device>Uncheck Enable box>Apply>OK>Yes.

This disables the touchpad and stops the erratic cursor movement.


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23 Aug 2011   #2
seth500

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

My wife's Hp was the same way and I had to do the same thing because my thumbs would skate across the dumb touch pad, it is aggravating. Good fix!
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23 Aug 2011   #3
z3r010

 

I had that problem on my vaio laptop until I updated the shipped touchpad drivers to new ones.
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23 Aug 2011   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I hadn't even given a thought to updating the touchpad drivers, I'll check that out as my wife doesn't like using a mouse! Wimmin!!
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23 Aug 2011   #5
marsmimar

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
I had that problem on my vaio laptop until I updated the shipped touchpad drivers to new ones.
Same here.
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