Typing on notebooks: How to fix the jumping cursor problem that occurs in Windows 7 and 8

Typing on netbooks can be problematic when the cursor jumps, here’s a fix

Uncheck Enhanced Precision

Jumping cursor is an annoying problem in Windows 7 and Windows 8 Consumer Preview version where while typing, the mouse cursor keeps jumping from one place to another and a single accidental click could mean the loss of data. Several people are facing this problem right now and it seems that the best possible solution is to adjust the Mouse settings.


1. StepPress Windows Hot Key + R to initiate Run and type in Control Panel and press Enter.

Control Panel type

2. StepClick on Mouse options to change the Mouse settings.

Mouse settings

3. StepUncheck the Enable pointer precision and you can get rid of this problem

Uncheck pointer precision


The method told above shall be able to solve your problem. In case it isn’t solved, you are requested to contact your manufacturer and report this issue to them. They should come up with a solution for this problem.

Published: Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 Last Modified: May 18, 2012

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