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Windows 7: touchpad too sensitive, cursor jumping

11 Jan 2012   #11

Windows 7 32
 
 
Touchpad Blocker

That touchpad blocker that was mentioned has definitely helped me. HP ProBook 6560b.

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22 Feb 2012   #12

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Mine only jumps and has a mind of its own when I am plugged into my charger, when I have it as my laptop only its perfect all of the time!
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23 Feb 2012   #13

Windows 7 Home Version 32 bit
 
 

I have had 1 1/2 years. have has a Dell Window 7 for @ Inspiron 17 32 bit preminum.I', not drunk but it sure looks that way after I try sending a message. It's like the system is posessed, it make me crazy. It will highlight parts of my message like I'm going to curt and paste when I'm not. I have no control and I'm so tired of this feature.

This first sentance I typed in this message is a perfect example of what is happening when I type. Words bounce around, curser gets lost. I spend more time fixing the sentences I've already typed than the amount of time it took to type the message. This has only been happening in the last month or so. Could this have been one of the newer updates from windows? I going to try to follow the information that was given in one of the earlier comments. Though I don't have a HP, perhaps Window 7 will have something similar.
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23 Feb 2012   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anderson2 View Post
Hi
I have a new HP laptop (dv6-1375dx) with pre-installed W 7 whose touchpad is listed as a "Synaptics Touchpad V6.5 on PS/2 Port".

The cursor has a mind of its own and frequently jumps all over the screen when I type without (I think) my touching anything. Is there a way to reduce this annoying jumping of the cursor? I've looked at the Synaptics device properties but am not sure what I need to change.

Thanks.
I'd like to point out a great feature that this fellow right here suggested. PalmCheck solved this exact same issue on my former Acer notebook.

Have you had a go at this feature?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
You need too go into "mouse" from the control panel and hit the touchpad tab to the right.

Hit "settings" there and expand "pointers" then "sensitivity" and adjust from there. There are other settings in there that will help you with your problem too. Look around a little and read some of the settings. I don't have my system here or I would tell you about those too.

There is one called "palm check" or something. I think that will help too.

Good luck

Edit: I should have read the previous posts. It looks like you already got the basics covered.
Edit

Whoops. Didn't realize the opening post was quite old :P

Anyway, to the users experiencing this problem, this feature is probably the most suitable solution.
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16 Sep 2012   #15

Archlinux, Win 7 dualboot
 
 

I fixed my sensitivity problem by going to the pen and touch settings (search for pen and touch in the start menu) and disabling everything.

What i found was that both the pen and touch and the ELAN drivers were watching the touchpad and they were both trying to move the mouse. The jumping around was the result of the two fighting each other.

Now it is actually a really nice touchpad.
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18 Sep 2012   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nburn42 View Post
I fixed my sensitivity problem by going to the pen and touch settings (search for pen and touch in the start menu) and disabling everything.

What i found was that both the pen and touch and the ELAN drivers were watching the touchpad and they were both trying to move the mouse. The jumping around was the result of the two fighting each other.

Now it is actually a really nice touchpad.
Good suggestion mate. Might help people who are experiencing the same problem.
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03 Apr 2013   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Erratic Cursor When Laptop Plugged In

Hi! I've experienced this problem mainly with Samsung laptops. The units would work fine when on battery power, but the touchpad would become unresponsive or behave erratically when the computer was plugged in. This occurred with both Synaptics and Elan touchpads. I tried partial restores, full system restores, updating drivers, contacting the techs (who couldn't resolve the issue even when taking control of the laptop), and finally sending it back to Samsung's service center for repair in the event it was a hardware issue. After a week they sent it back with an invoice stating that they were unable to replicate the problem, and were therefore unable to do anything.

After a week of research, fingers crossed, I think I finally have it working correctly now. I had the power brick right next to the computer. Apparently this can create static/interference that impacts the touchpad. If your situation is the same as mine, the two things I would suggest are:

1. Move the brick as far away from the computer as possible; and
2. Try plugging it into a different outlet.

I hope this helps. Good luck!

Sincerely,

Techno
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04 Apr 2013   #18

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
jumping cursor

I think I have resolved my jumping cursor issue, and maybe it will work for you. My problem was with the setting that allows you to tap on the touchpad to click - it is way too sensitive. I set mine so that I can only use the buttons to click.
In your Mouse Properties, choose the Device Settings tab. Select the Settings button; a Synaptics window will pop up. Choose Tapping from the menu on the left, and unclick Enable Tapping.
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14 May 2013   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
I fixed my jumping mouse pointer this way

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nburn42 View Post
I fixed my sensitivity problem by going to the pen and touch settings (search for pen and touch in the start menu) and disabling everything.

What i found was that both the pen and touch and the ELAN drivers were watching the touchpad and they were both trying to move the mouse. The jumping around was the result of the two fighting each other.

Now it is actually a really nice touchpad.
I have my Dell laptop studio 1790 and the mouse pointer jumping around from time to time. it worried me for two years. I didn't fix the problem until I saw the method suggested by nburn42. I'm very happy. Thanks nburn42 for posting the method online.
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10 Jun 2013   #20

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Over-sensitive Touch Pad and jumping cursor

I can't even find any mention of a Touch Pad device or Driver on my Toshiba Portege R830 running Windows 7 Pro even though it has one and it works. Any idea how I locate it on the system and then turn down the senitivity?

Many thanks
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