If you find the mouse pointer moves randomly on its own while you are typing, then the solutions given here might help fix the problem.
Here we have presented six solutions that have helped several others fix this issue. We are sure at least one of these — if not more — will work for you. So let’s dive in.
Solution One- Restart your computer
The problem might be temporary which might get resolved by restarting the computer. Restart your PC and see if the mouse moving on its own problem is resolved.
If this solution didn’t turn things around, you need to dig into mouse settings and make some changes.
Solution Two – Run Hardware Troubleshooter
Windows has a troubleshooter tool that can resolve common hardware and software problems. Here are the steps to run the troubleshooter.
- Click Start
- Type Control Panel in Cortana search box
- Select Control Panel from list of results
- n the Control Panel window, set the View by to Large icons
- Select Troubleshooting from the control panel window
- In the next window, find View all option in the left pane and click on it
- Select Hardware and devices from the list
- In the windows that pops us, click Next
- Windows will try to find hardware problems. Be patient while the Troubleshooter scans for problems
- Windows might prompt you to restart PC to fix the problem
- When you are presented with option- Apply this fix, click on it
Solution Three – Check Mouse Settings
If the mouse pointer speed is set too low or high, it could lead to such problems. An easy solution to resolve the issue is to check mouse settings and make some changes as shown in troubleshooting steps below.
- To bring up Run command, press the key combination – Windows logo key +R
- In the Run command box, type control and click OK
- In the Control Panel window, set the View by to Large icons
- Click Mouse
- In the Mouse Properties window, go to the Pointer options tab
- Under the motion section, move the slider to the center position. This will ensure the pointer speed is neither high or low
- Click Apply and then click OK
Solution Four – Change touchpad delay
Note- this solution is applicable to laptop users only
In laptops, the mouse pointer is controlled by the mouse (external USB mouse) and touchpad. There is a possibility there is some problem with touchpad settings that is causing such an issue. Here are the steps you need to follow.
- Click Start
- Type Settings in search box
- In the Settings window, go to Devices option and click on it
- When the list of devices is revealed, look for Touchpad option and click on it
- In the right pane, set the Touchpad sensitivity to Medium sensitivity
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- Close all windows
Solution Five – Update drivers
There is a possibility the mouse driver is corrupt. In that case, updating the mouse driver could resolve the issue. You can update the mouse driver manually or automatically. Here we have given steps for both methods
Steps to manually update the mouse driver
- Press Windows logo key + R together to bring up the Run command
- In Run command, type devmgmt.msc and click OK
- In the Device Manager, go to Mice and other pointing devices category and expand it
- Select your mouse and right-click on it
- Select update driver from the list of options
- In the next window, select Search automatically for updated driver software.
- Windows will search the internet to find a driver update and install it. If it does not find a driver update, you have to manually download the mouse driver and install it.
- Open Internet browser
- Go to the Mouse manufacturer website
- Go to the Download section and select your product
- Download mouse driver compatible with your OS version(Windows 7/8/8.1/10)
- Double-click on the driver setup file to install the driver
- Restart your computer
If you find the manual driver update lengthy and want an easy option, you can update drivers automatically
Steps to update the driver automatically
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Solution Six – Check Mouse hardware
There is a possibility the mouse hardware has gone bad.
Connect the mouse to other PC and see how it works. If the mouse works normally on another computer, you can conclude the problem lies in your PC.
If you experience a similar problem on other PC as well, you can conclude the problems lies in mouse hardware. In that case, you need to get a new mouse for your computer.