I apologize if this has been covered. I saw that Beth asked a few months ago about a jumpy cursor, but the answers were for an HP. I have a Sony Vaio and the cursor just goes somewhere else sometimes while I am typing, no matter the program I am typing on (ex. Facebook, Notepad, Hubpages). It is driving me crazy! It also did this on a Toshiba that I purchased about 8 months ago, which is one reason I got the Sony (plus wanted a lighter, more portable machine), so I figure that it must be a glitch in Windows 7. I called Sony, they tried to help (and it helped a bit) but I still have problems with the cursor just jumping to a different line. Occasionally, when I hit the enter button, my whole paragraph will disappear and sometimes, even take me out of the webpage or website I am viewing. Anyone know what I can do for this?
hmm, sorry, I don't know how to help. Hopefully someone here can help, or try googling your exact problem and see if there is help on another forum/site. Good luck.
I have this same problem with my Asus laptop. It is annoying and wastes a lot of work. It makes me wonder too if it isn't a Windows problem.
I had a similar problem a while back and it turned out to be caused by a faulty shockwave flash file. Redownloading it solved the problem.
I would try that but I am very computer illiterate. Can you tell me how to do that?
I think this link should help.
Of course, it may not be this at all that is causing your problem, but no harm in uninstalling and reinstalling to see if it helps
Thank you! I finally got the nerve to try it. I don't yet know if it helped, but definitely hoping. So far, while typing this, I am not having the usual problems. If this has fixed the problem, I will be eternally grateful! In a day or so, I will give an update to let you know if it really did the trick.
Breath held. A jumping mouse is nearly always indicative of a software problem. Of some kind, not necessarily shockwave, but narrowing it down is difficult.
For the record, I am at present using Windows 7 Home Edition 64- bit, and Chrome latest edition, and have had this problem, now solved.
Wow... I've had the jumping cursor problem since getting a new hard drive installed in my Sony VAIO in December. All this time I thought the techie at the computer place did "something" since the cursor didn't jump around before I got the new hd. Also thought it *could* be a software problem but was still there after countless "important" Windows updates.
By coincidence, today I was prompted to download and install the latest version of Adobe Flash Player. That was a few hours ago and since then the prob seems to have disappeared. If updating the Flash Player fixed the jumpy cursor, all that'll slow me down now is Fat Finger Syndrome!
Forgot to add that I had Vista Pro on the old hd. Bought the laptop used and the program CDs didn't come with, but the computer store didn't have a license for Vista Pro, only Vista Home, so that was the version installed on the new hd.
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