Quote: Originally Posted by GEWB
If you have an available USB port, purchase a wireless mouse and turn off the touch pad on the laptop (I finally went that route and use it 90% of the time). Cost range is typically $12 to $30 USD. Not applicable to most tablet systems.
I agree entirely with this statement.
I sometimes use my wife's Sony Vaio and couldn't figure out why the cursor kept jumping about without reason.
It turned out I was using a wireless mouse with the Sony touchpad pointing device still enabled. I do prefer a mouse to the touchpad wherever possible, so I just disable the touchpad when I'm using a mouse.
I use a Logitech wireless mouse, which cost me £10 ($15).