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User Inputs Causing Other Random Inputs


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#1 Final Tactics

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 06:42 AM

Recently my touchpad and mouse inputs have stopped functioning properly. They're basically registering too many inputs randomly for whatever I'm doing. Using the touchpad causes the cursor to swerve in weird directions. Trying to click on something might result in multiple clicks or even the webpage navigating to a previous page. Sometimes the webpage font will resize itself. General control is imprecise.

 

I'm currently using Windows 8.1

 

I ran a Windows Defender full system scan but it didn't find anything.

 

Any help is appreciated, thanks.



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Posted 11 September 2016 - 09:52 AM

Most likely a hardware issue...not malware related. You can test that by shutting down the computer and installing a mouse.

See if the mouse has the same issues.


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#3 Final Tactics

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Posted 11 September 2016 - 12:02 PM

My mouse was actually giving me trouble yesterday as well, though not as much as the touchpad, but now neither have any problems, so maybe it was hardware.

 

Glad to know that it's not infected. Thank you.



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Posted 11 September 2016 - 01:01 PM

You're welcome..

 

If the problem occurs again....from the web:

Although the touchpad performs the same functions as an external mouse, including scrolling and highlighting, disabling it is necessary if you're using a USB mouse. Disabling the touchpad allows you to use the USB mouse conveniently and does not interfere with your computer in any way. In fact, you can re-enable it anytime you want.

 
Step 1

Click the "Start" button and click "Control Panel." Click "Hardware and Sound" and click the "Mouse" link under Devices and Printers to open the Mouse Properties box.

Step 2

Click the "Touchpad" or "Buttons" tab depending on your PC, then select the "Disable" option next to the touchpad installed on your computer.

Step 3

Click "OK" to save your changes.


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