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wisechild Report 13 Nov 2012 07:47

I have an Acer Extensa, Windows 7 & a mouse & I get the problem too, but only intermittently,often when I´m typing a block of text rather than just a couple of sentences.
It happened on my old laptop too, which was running on XP.I always use a mouse because the touchpad drives me crazy, but have changed them at least 3 times So don´t think that´s the cause.


AnninGlos Report 12 Nov 2012 21:05

Mouse usually is connected via a USB point. I have one for my net book


Phyll Report 12 Nov 2012 20:51

Maybe the people who looked at your thread (like me) didn't know how to help you.
Hope you get it sorted.


Wend Report 12 Nov 2012 20:12

I think he's having an evening off and has 'pootered off to the pub.

Now, Inspector Green Pen, your turn next ;-) :-D


Island Report 12 Nov 2012 20:03

Where's Porkie?


Bobtanian Report 12 Nov 2012 19:41

I have a pcline usb mouse from I think Pc world..........using it on
my samsung lappie running xp is fine............on my toshiba one running windows 7 it plays up, not at all pulling it with a rubber band in treacle, at times



Island Report 12 Nov 2012 19:29

Rollo and Ronald, Julia doesn't use a mouse, I do. We both get jumping cursor.


Ron2 Report 12 Nov 2012 19:23

Son has laptop and young daughter (9) uses it. He's made things easy by using a mouse so no probs. Must be a point somewhere on lappy where mouse can be powered


Julia Report 12 Nov 2012 17:40

Thank you Rollo, very kind of you, to give the information.

Yes Wend, he was on the board, on the next but one thread up from mine.

Julia in DErbyshire.


RolloTheRed Report 12 Nov 2012 17:21

The problem of the cursor jumping around is fairly common on Windows XP.
Very often it is caused by special software for the mouse / keyboard enabling "advanced" features. One of the worst sinners is Microsoft Intellimouse / Keyboard.

The first time I saw this I thought it was some kind of virus as in extreme cases the whole screen gets the shakes. But no, just a driver bug. If you run the computer in safe mode the jumping cursor will probably not happen.

Fix: remove Intellimouse/keyboard software (or other oem) and revert back to default mouse & keyboard drivers.


Wend Report 12 Nov 2012 16:42

Well Porkie Pie was about earlier on another thread I notice :-S


Julia Report 12 Nov 2012 16:34

Mayfield, thank you.
Although you say you help, I do understand what you mean.
How to do something about it, well that is another question.

Thanks again

Julia in Derbyshire


Mayfield Report 12 Nov 2012 16:28

I think the circle you are describing is the unavailable cursor, a bit like a no entry sign. Perhaps you have a stuck key or another program running in the background,so the computer is trying to do two things at once.
Sorry I can't be anymore technical than that :-(

Best wishes,


Julia Report 12 Nov 2012 16:25

Before this thread slips onto the next page, can I just thank those who contributed, and those that tried to help, particularly Merlin and Island.

To the 20 + who had a read, but didn't bother to answer, thank you very much.
But remember, what goes around, comes around.

Julia in Derbyshire


Julia Report 12 Nov 2012 15:22

No Island, it is a Siemens Fujitsu.


Julia in Derbyshire


Island Report 12 Nov 2012 15:16

This one Julia

The name is top right of the keyboard.


Julia Report 12 Nov 2012 14:25

Island, now your talking technical, or dirty. What does that mean.????

Julia in Derbyshire


Island Report 12 Nov 2012 14:21

Is yours an HP Pavillion g Julia?


Julia Report 12 Nov 2012 14:18

Mine is a Lappy also. No mouse. 1st time this has happened.

JUlia in Derbyshire


Island Report 12 Nov 2012 14:14

My cursor also jumps into the middle of the text so my typing is inserted into random places.
Mine's a laptop and It might help if I could disable the touchpad but as it seems to be assumed that everyone wants to use that and not a mouse it is not straight forward. I have searched many times and no, a sharp tap on the indentation next to the touchpad doesn't work :-( :-|