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Mouse is drifting

#1
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.:confused:
 
#6
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.:confused:
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.