Windows 10: Computer jumping between applications, zooming

  1.    10 Mar 2018 #1

    Computer jumping between applications, zooming


    My laptop has an intermittent problem whereby it suddenly zooms uncontrollably when no zoom has been requested, or the cursor becomes sticky, it jumps between browsers and zooms, and I have to turn the computer off, at which stage it is OK for a while. Occasionally I can solve it by hitting Escape several times or by shutting the lid and starting from there.

    I have had this problem for some time, and previously I solved it by changing a zoom setting in Settings. However, since a recent update all that I can find in settings is Magnifier, which I have set to Off, but this has had no effect on this problem. The laptop is absolutely infuriating to use. Can anyone help me with this please?
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  2.    10 Mar 2018 #2

    I've noticed this problem when one leaves a second finger on the touchpad while using another finger to move the mouse. This turns the action into an unintentional two-finger gesture that zooms the display. Try again, and make sure you only have one finger on the touchpad, and I submit to you that your problem may no longer occur. I could, of course, be wrong, but that's how I do this to myself on my two Lenovos all the time.
    Alternative fix: when I'm working on one of these machines at home, I often disable the touchpad and switch to an external mouse instead. That completely does away with this phenomenon.
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  3.    11 Mar 2018 #3

    Thanks for reply

    Thanks very much Ed. I will try to make sure that I am not doing this and see if things are better. I tend to use the laptop in places where a mouse cannot be used, but when I can, will try using.
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