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Cursor jumps around when typing on Dell inspiron


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#1 rojoknight

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 12:44 PM

Had this same problem on a Dell studio and called tech support when It was under warranty and they told me how to correct it.  Trouble was I forgot what I did.  Anyone have a solution?   Thanks.



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 01:52 PM

Check your operating system's mouse pointer settings in Control Panel and try lowering the speed under the Pointer Options tab. When set too fast, the mouse may jump all over the desktop at the slightest touch. How to instructions with screenshots here.

If you have a wireless mouse, low batteries can result in weak, mixed or no signals that can affect its functionality so start by replacing them. If you are using a ball mouse, remove it and clean the rollers as dirt and gunk will cause erratic behavior. If its an optical mouse, "jumpiness" and "jerky" movements can result if using it on a glossy surface or reflective mouse pad. In some cases using multiple or uneven mouse pads can produce the same results. As a test, try placing it on a piece of newspaper or rubberized pad to see if that resolves the problem.

If that does not help, confirm that the mouse works on another machine. It is possible the mouse could be defective or has gone bad. Another thing to try is to use a different mouse or a PS2 adapter if its a USB mouse.

If this is an issue on a notebook or laptop, please see Disable Touch Pad of your Laptop; Avoid Erratic Cursor Movement When Typing.
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Posted 24 June 2013 - 09:14 PM

So far seems like the mouse was the problem on my inspiration E1505.  Simple fix.  I tried everything to no avail.  Thanks a million.



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Posted 25 June 2013 - 06:28 AM

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