Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 1420 Laptop ?

Cursor jumps around

\015 My cursor jumps all over the place for no reason - if my palms are resting on either side of the cursor pad, it triggers a jump - also if the cursor is on the window in which I'm typing it jumps to where the cursor is. I have to scoot the cursor off screen in order to type, although this doesn't always solve the problem. I can't type a sentence w/o it jumping - anyone else have this problem? How can I fix this? thanx!\015\012\015\012I have just bought an Aspire7720G laptop and have the same cursor jumping problem - just installed the 'touchfreeze' software as suggested and it seems (fingers crossed) to have solved the problem. Excellent!! It has been driving me insane!! Many thanks for the help :)\015\012\015\012After typing several words in a document, my cursor jumps to other places in the document, on it's own\015

Answers :

I have suggested in the past that people with this type of problem download Intellipoint Mouse software, from Microsoft.

It's a free download, and so far, I have had a good rate of this solution working.

Here is the download page from Microsoft.com,
Does the cursor jump around when your hands are nowhere near the touchpad? The touchpads are heat and pressure sensitive. I personally have very warm (and sometimes sweaty) hands. I have this problem often when working on laptops. If I hover my hands over the pad, it causes the mouse to move. I've had to take a business card, put tape on one side of it, and use it as a flip-cover for the touchpad on most of my laptops. If the cursor moves around when you're nowhere near the laptop, then you may want to try disabling the pointing stick (if it has one). I've had several clients with laptops where the pointing stick mouse control go crazy and move and click on things.
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