Laptop mouse pointer shaking?
If so, you’re not alone. It seems like a lot of people are wondering why their laptop mouse pointers shake and what they can do about it. Here’s some information to help answer those questions and more!
What is the cause of this issue
The cause of this issue is a poorly calibrated touch pad. If the surface area that the mouse pointer moves over too much, then the pointer will shake. The amount of shaking goes up or down depending on how fast you move your finger to move the mouse pointer around and where you put it in relation-to other objects on your laptop’s touch pad.
Your laptop might have a bad track pad, but it could also be that the mouse sensitivity is set too high in the Control Panel. In fact, that’s the most likely cause of your issue
Try this and see:
1 – Click the Start orb.
2 – Click Control Panel.
3 – Click Hardware and Sound.
4 – Under the “Devices and Printers” section, click Mouse.
6 – Select the Pointer Options tab.
7 – Move the “Pointer Speed” slider a couple of notches to the left.
8 – Uncheck the box beside Enhance pointer precision.
9 – Click OK.
Second, check if the settings of the mouse pointer and stick have been changed. If the settings have been changed, please refer to the procedure to resolve the symptom.
– Set the pointer speed to a slower level
1. Click [Start] -> [Settings] -> [Control Panel] and double-click the [Mouse] icon.
2. Select [Pointer Options] on the [Mouse Properties] window and set the pointer speed to a slower level by moving the slide towards [Slow] in the [Pointer Speed] box.
Set the stick sensitivity to firmer touch
1. Click [Start] -> [Settings] -> [Control Panel] and double-click the [Stick] icon.
2. Select the [Sensitivity] tab on the [Stick Properties] window and set the stick sensitivity to firmer touch by moving the slide towards [Firm Touch] in the [Stick Sensitivity] box.
There are two things you can do to stop your laptop from shaking its pointer:
1) calibrate your touch pad properly
2) use an external mouse instead of relying on the built in touch pad. You should be able to find instructions for both online by searching for laptop touch pad calibration or USB mouse not working . For gaming laptops and very high end ones, you will probably have one or more extra buttons that can replace your need to use the touch pad, such as a trackball. As someone who has used an external mouse for many years and is accustomed to using its scroll wheel in place of the laptop’s built-in touch pad, I think this is a good solution.
How do I get an external mouse to work with my laptop?
If your built-in touch pad is not working, then you should be able to plug in a USB mouse and have it function just fine. Bonus tip: You can find some wireless mice that are very cheap on eBay for this purpose. If your external USB mouse isn’t working, then this means there’s something wrong with one of the drivers or there is a hardware issue like a broken wire in the USB receiver (if using wireless). Search online for how to fix USB not working on laptop , dell mouse not working, etc…