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Old 07-25-2010, 09:07 AM
 
Location: NJ
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My mouse pointer on screen has been jumpy. I'm using a wireless mouse and thought it needed a battery, so I tried the laptop pad mouse, same thing. I hope it's software and not a problem with my laptop. Any clues?
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Old 07-25-2010, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Augusta, Maine
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Does it happen at any specific time???? while typing, web browsing?
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Old 07-25-2010, 10:05 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Does it happen at any specific time???? while typing, web browsing?
It seems to be web browsing on IE.

Update: I'm on Amazon.com and jumping a lot but on PC World it's not.

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Old 07-25-2010, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I had the same problem. It behaved as if it had lint or something in the underside of the mouse (it's a plain optical mouse, not a laser.) After I deleted the mouse and reloaded the software and got a good mouse pad, the problem disappeared. So I'm not sure if the mouse pad did the trick or re-loading the mouse stuff.
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Old 07-25-2010, 11:18 AM
 
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It seems to be web browsing on IE.

Update: I'm on Amazon.com and jumping a lot but on PC World it's not.
Depending on the browser check to see if the page is still loading. In FF it shows in the lower left corner. Quite often I find my cursor is jumpy if a page heavy with graphics is slow to finish loading.
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Old 07-25-2010, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Augusta, Maine
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I had the same problem. It behaved as if it had lint or something in the underside of the mouse (it's a plain optical mouse, not a laser.) After I deleted the mouse and reloaded the software and got a good mouse pad, the problem disappeared. So I'm not sure if the mouse pad did the trick or re-loading the mouse stuff.
The best bet would be reinstalling the driver. Because the problem still occured when the OP used the laptop touch pad.
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