Cursor jumps when typing in Windows?

Lately, I’ve been running into a weird issue where the mouse pointer/cursor is randomly bouncing around the screen, making it impossible to type anything! I’ve never had this problem before, but as soon as I updated my Acer laptop to Windows 7 64-bit, this problem started to appear when the cursor went across the entire screen.

After playing around with everything, I was able to control the touchpad and cursor and get back to working normally. Some friends told me they had similar issues but had to look for other solutions to fix the problem. In this article, I will try to list all the different methods you can try to fix the problem.

Method 1 – Update the touchpad driver

If you are using a touchpad on a laptop and are experiencing this issue, the first step is to download the latest driver for the touchpad from the manufacturer’s website. Note that you must penalize the one compatible with your version of Windows (7/8/10, 32 or 64 bit).

If you already have the latest driver and it doesn’t work, you can also try downloading a generic touchpad driver from Synaptic and see if it works instead of the current driver. Note that you should never trust Windows when you know you have the latest driver. Always go to the manufacturer’s website and download the latest driver from there.


Method 2 – Disable the touchpad

On some computers, this issue doesn’t go away until you disable the touchpad itself. You’ll have to use a mouse, but it’s probably better than not being able to type on your computer! The best way to disable the touchpad is to look for a small touchpad icon in the system tray. This will open the touchpad settings software where you can set various options and possibly disable the touchpad itself.

If you open the settings, you can select the touchpad and click disable click. Depending on the type of touchpad hardware you are using, the process for disabling it may be a little different. You can always try Control Panel and go to Mouse or Touchpad if that option is there.

Method 3 – Update the graphics card driver

This is a long way, but it’s worth a try. Update your graphics card drivers and see if that makes a difference if the cursor is jumping all over the place. You might be lucky if nothing else has worked so far.

Method 4 – Disable touch to click

Some people have a problem where every time they slide their finger against the touchpad, it jumps to a different part of the screen. This can be caused by the tap and click option on some touchpads. Double-click the touchpad icon on the taskbar. Try to find something that comes with has to do with pointer optionsand then click advanced and then up activate ringtone . Make sure the checkbox is unchecked. Other names can click to play or be check ring .

Some touchpad settings may also show ” Tap while typing ” is displayed. You want to make sure it is checked.

It’s also a good idea to disable gestures and see if that fixes the problem.

Method 5 – TouchFreeze Test

If nothing else works, you can check out a cool program called TouchFreeze that automatically disables the touchpad when you type text.


It’s very old, but it seems to work for some people, so try it out if nothing else works.

Hope one of the solutions above works! If not, post a comment with your details and we’ll try to help. If you found another solution, feel free to post a comment! Appreciate!

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