Mouse pointer jumps



I have a Microsof Wireless Opitcal mouse and without moving it, it
jumps all over the screen. Have tried it with and without a pad and it
still happens. Any ideas?



try moving it closer to the wireless receiver or try a corded mouse i had
this problem too

Mark Bourne

It may sound like a stupid question, but have you tried changing the
batteries? Sometimes they'll last so long on one set you forget they
need changing occasionally ;o)

R. C. White

Hi, Bob.

On open mike can cause this if you are using speech recognition software.

R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
(e-mail address removed)
Microsoft Windows MVP
(Running Windows Live Mail beta in Vista Ultimate x64)

Rojo Habe

Have you tried a different mouse mat? Some optical mice can become confused
by mouse mats with a picture on them, particularly if they contain a lot of

Rojo Habe

You can probably disable the touchpad in the Device Manager (under "Mice and
other pointing devices") if you're sure you're never going to use it.
Otherwise you should just be able to disable the tapping feature. There
should be a separate tab in the mouse properties for the touchpad.
Depending on the manufacturer it may say "Synaptics", "Alps", or just
"Touchpad". My Fujitsu just says "Stick" (it doesn't have a touchpad, just
a little joystick thing in the middle of the keyboard). In there somewhere
should be an option that says "use tap" or something like that.
Alternatively there may well be a Taskbar icon for the touchpad, in which
case you may be able to find an option on the right-click menu to turn it

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