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Windows 7: Darting Cursor

20 Jan 2018   #1
Wallythekat

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Darting Cursor

Sometimes my cursor darts randomly all over the screen and is very hard to control. Then after awhile it again functions normally. What is happening and can it be instantly corrected? thanks Walt


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20 Jan 2018   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

This is most likely caused by a very sensitive mouse or keyboard being affected by vibrations. Try another mouse if you have one & try disconnecting the keyboard to see if that stops the problem, if it does then the keyboard is faulty.
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20 Jan 2018   #3
TechnoMage2016

Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1, x86
 
 

When my mouse cursor does that, I STOP, remove the old batteries from the mouse and replace them with New Batteries. (WiFi Mouse)

Works for me!

Dirt inside the mouse can cause similar actions.

Also.....trying to run your mouse on an all black or shiny (glass) surface can cause it to go crazy.
A mouse should always be run on a textured surface, like a cloth mouse pad, and never on a slick and/or shiny surface. In place of a suitable mouse pad, a writing tablet or legal pad works fine.

Good Luck,
TechnoMage
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21 Jan 2018   #4
Wallythekat

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks I will describe circumstances next time it occurs.
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