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How To Stop Your Cursor From Moving Automatically (Touchpad fix)

You’ve maybe encountered this problem when it seems your mouse pointer has a mind of its own. Follow the steps below to fix automatic mouse pointer movements.

Problems with cursors and touchpads may arise as a result of settings, outdated drivers, malware or other factors.

Before you go through with the steps below, complete this checklist.

Wipe your touchpad with a clean, dry cloth and check if your drivers are up to date

If the above did not work, continue with the steps below

Steps to fix mouse pointer moving automatically

This is a simple method to fix your mouse cursor moving on its own.

This method works best when you have an external mouse (via USB or Bluetooth) as you will disable the main touchpad.

  1. Open Settings or press Windows icon () + I
  2. Click on Devices
  3. Click on Touchpad
  4. Click on Additional settings under Related settings on the right section of the window
  5. In the new window, click on Advanced, then click on Advanced feature settings
  6. In the new popup, click on Device select
  7. Disable both use AccuPoint and Touchpad options
  8. Click Apply and then Okay

With these steps, you can revert your mouse pointer to normal function. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to write a comment.

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