I’ve had a problem with the mousepad on my laptop getting “jumpy”. Whenever I’d use it, and subsequently take my finger off it, it’d jump an inch and a half or so upwards to the right. This was annoying to say the least, and I decided to try and find a solution to it.
I’ve only tested this solution with Synaptics mousepads, and so I can’t vouch for whether it’ll work with others.
What I did to solve the problem, was uninstall the mouse, and reinstall it using the same drivers. Here’s how I prefer doing it:
- Open the Computer Management console, using the command compmgmt.msc in the “run” dialog box.
- In the Computer Management console, open Device Manager, and find the mousepad
- Right-click the mousepad, and select “Uninstall”
- Restart the computer, and enjoy a jump-free mousepad
Unfortunately, this is not a permanent fix, but it does work consistently, and doesn’t take long to execute. Still, I’d like to find a fix, rather than a workaround. If anyone know of one, please feel free to use the comment field to tell me and everyone else.
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