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    Mouse is drifting

    Hi
    Can anyone help me please, just purchased a HP Laptop,
    and the past few days the mouse seems to have a mind of
    its own. It just seems to drift all over the screen.

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    Re: Mouse is drifting

    I believe that is the mouse driver. See if you can find and install a different version.

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    Re: Mouse is drifting

    Thanks for your reply, but my laptop has a pre-installed driver

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    Re: Mouse is drifting

    Can you tell us the model number of your laptop?

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    Re: Mouse is drifting

    Is it the trackpad or an external mouse?

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    Re: Mouse is drifting

    Quote Originally Posted by louisejan View Post
    Hi
    Can anyone help me please, just purchased a HP Laptop,
    and the past few days the mouse seems to have a mind of
    its own. It just seems to drift all over the screen.
    Sounds like your mouse (and touchpad - they're intimately related) need some adjustment. If you have the Synaptics Touchpad, first, see if your mouse and touchpad are working properly:

    To see if mouse and touchpad are working properly, click the Properties box,
    Device Status: (Should say “This device is working properly.”)

    Then, here are some of the customizations you can make -- I've listed mine, and you, of course, will make your own choices:

    Right click Desktop to open Personalize
    Scroll down and select: MOUSE POINTERS; this opens MOUSE PROPERTIES page.
    Go to: BUTTONS
    BUTTON CONFIGURATION
    Select: Right-Handed (or Left-Handed if you’re left handed.)
    DOUBLE CLICK SPEED: I set the slider to the slowest setting (if too fast, double clicks won’t open files)
    Click Lock: No
    POINTERS:
    Scheme: To make pointer larger, select Windows Standard (extra large)
    Customize: Select other pointers (hour glass, etc)
    POINTER OPTIONS:
    MOTION:
    Select a POINTER SPEED: I set mine at the fastest – makes the touchpad fly (This technically controls the mouse buttons, but makes also touchpad feel faster)
    Check: Enhance pointer precision
    In the Visibility section, check: Hide pointer while typing
    DEVICE SETTINGS:
    Click the Settings bar:
    Click on Overview to open the tree and read the overview of the controls.
    TAPPING: No
    BUTTONS: Double click on Buttons to open the tree and set the controls:
    Left ButtonAction: Primary Click
    Right Buton Action: Secondary Click
    VIRTUAL SCROLLING: Double click on Virtual Scrolling to open the tree and set the controls:
    Check: Enable vertical scrolling and horizontal scrolling
    LONG DISTANCE SCROLLING
    Coasting: No
    Edge motion when scrolling: No
    SCROLLING SPEED: Set slider for scrolling speed. I set mine at the slowest
    Adjust SCROLLING REGION
    SCROLLING SELECTION: I checked: Scroll item under pointer (for a broader scrolling area)
    EDGE MOTION: Select the Edge Motion you want. I chose Perform Edge Motion when pointing and dragging
    Select your Edge Motion Region and Edge Motion Speed. I selected: Control motion with finger and set my slider at medium-slow.
    Constrained Motion: No
    Slow Motion: No
    Sticky Borders: No
    SENSITIVITY: Double click on Sensitivity to open the tree and set the controls:
    Double click on + to open tree
    PALM CHECK: I left my Palm Check at the default spot, near center but a little toward Maximum (If mouse gets erratic, increase toward Maximum. If mouse is not responsive to certain clicks, decrease toward Minimum)
    TOUCH SENSITIVITY:
    Light Touch – I set my toward the most sensitive -- all the way toward Light Touch
    Click on Apply, and then OK.

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    Re: Mouse is drifting

    Is the mouse living it's own life while you are typing? If that is the case you might want to disable the touchpad.

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