I'm... not really sure how to explain this. But suddenly my Windows 8 laptop (a Dell Inspirion 15) started doing this very strange thing... suddenly, when trying to use the touchpad, it won't let me 'jump' with the cursor. Or rather, the cursor jumps when I ask it not to.
You know how when you run your finger all the way across the screen sometimes it comes to the end of the touchpad before it comes to the other side of the screen where you want to be? You know when you do that, you'll lift your finger, put it back on the other side, and keep swiping to the other side.
Suddenly I can't do that. Suddenly when I touch the touchpad, the cursor jumps back to the upper right side of the screen. Whether I'm trying to tap-click or just move the damn cursor-- it seems to do that no matter where I touch it, and it jumps away from the left side of the screen when I touch the touchpad.
I've fiddled with the settings all I know how to do. Gestures are off, Snap-To is off, and "Enhance Pointer Precision" has been unchecked. I don't know what happened, becase I was not using it when it started happening. My partner was, and I have no idea if he accidentally pressed something or not.