computer cursor jumping across screen.

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by BantamoftheOpera, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. BantamoftheOpera

    BantamoftheOpera Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My computer cursor has been jumping all over the screen, dragging and dropping things, and inserting letters into previously typed words. Does anyone know a solution to this?
     
  2. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    Geez, do you have a virus?
     
  3. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    Trenton, FL
    Is it a touch pad? Mine does that sometimes when I accidentally rest my hand on it. Drives me insane when it starts typing in a different place [​IMG]
    You could also try spraying some windex on a paper towel and wiping the pad (if it is) and see if that helps. If it's a mouse the track ball may need to be taken out and cleaned.
     
  4. BantamoftheOpera

    BantamoftheOpera Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the replies. This must have double posted... I just cleaned it with windex and I will see how it works.
     
  5. piecemaker

    piecemaker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2008
    Centerville Texas
    mine has started doing that to night !!!!!!!!!!!!

    piecemaker
     
  6. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    If you have a wireless mouse you just need a fresh battery. I've fixed wired ones with this problem by cleaning them.
     

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