Windows 10: Mousepad has a mind of its own (the little rat)

  1.    01 Sep 2015 #1

    Mousepad has a mind of its own (the little rat)

    When moving the cursor around on the mousepad, the text I'm working in, whether in a document on Google Drive or in Microsoft Word 365 (trial version), the document enlarges or shrinks based on the mousepad's whim. Sometimes moving the cursor just a bit to edit a word, shifts the entire text so that i'm many paragraphs above where I intended to be (and thought I was).

    This is a new Windows 10 HP laptop, model Crap but Cheap. Oh, sorry, model 15-ac161nr.

    Thank you all.
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  2. jds63's Avatar
    Posts : 3,108
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       01 Sep 2015 #2

    Say mousepad are you using a mouse on USB port or is it a touchpad ? Seems bit confusing was it is stated Cursor around on a mousepad.
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  3. You's Avatar
    Posts : 615
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (build 10586)
       01 Sep 2015 #3

    Check for new mousepad drivers, and make sure that nothing else is touching the mousepad other than your finger(s) if it has a multi-touch one. I would give you an exact link to the drivers, except the manual driver download page is not working for some reason so here's a link to the automatic driver update utility instead. Just click the orange "Check now" button.
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