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    Hi guys,

    This morning I noticed that my laptop's mouse was much more sensitive than usual, clicking, right-clicking and highlighting things on the screen on its own (with me barely touching the pad, or not touching it at all), the pointer also jumps around by itself when I try to click using the buttons. It's continued this erratic behaviour all day, and it's getting really irritating.

    I can't think of anything I have done differently recently, and I haven't got any viruses, so I have no idea why the mouse is suddenly acting up. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can fix this?

    The laptop is an ASUS X540S, I've had it for a couple of months with no real issues, and I have Windows 10, if that helps.

    Thank you!
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    First of all, restart your laptop. Might be a case of "turning it off and then on again".

    If problems still persist then try this...

    In your start menu, type in "mouse" then go to "Mouse" under "control panel" (it should be under best match).

    Go to the "Pointer options" tab and under "motion" check if the pointer speed isn't cranked all the way to the max (put it near the middle).



    It might be different on your laptop but check for pointer sensitivity. On my computer it's under the "device settings" tab on the mouse properties window, select the device then click "settings" then go to the "advanced" tab and it's there (might be different for ASUS but could be in a similar area). Ensure that the pointer sensitivity is not set to the max.





    If those don't work, type "Mouse & Touchpad settings" and click on the first result. Go to the "mouse and touchpad" tab then go under "touchpad" and check that it's set to "medium delay".



    Let's see how that goes first.
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    UWS

    Thank you so much for your detailed answer! Unfortunately, my mouse speed and touchpad delay already have the settings you recommended. Also, there is no option for changing the mouse sensitivity in Windows 10 (I discovered lots of other people are also having the same problem as me), so it looks like I'm stuck with this ridiculously sensitive mouse.

    Do you think buying a separate mouse that I can plug into my laptop would solve the problem? It's driving me insane
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    (Original post by Leviathan1741)
    UWS

    Thank you so much for your detailed answer! Unfortunately, my mouse speed and touchpad delay already have the settings you recommended. Also, there is no option for changing the mouse sensitivity in Windows 10 (I discovered lots of other people are also having the same problem as me), so it looks like I'm stuck with this ridiculously sensitive mouse.

    Do you think buying a separate mouse that I can plug into my laptop would solve the problem? It's driving me insane
    Sorry it didn't work for you

    You could try to call or email the manufacturer (ASUS), I'm sure there is a way to change it, it's probably in a very obscure location.

    One option I could suggest is to install and reinstall the device but it's hard because you'll be without a mouse in between.

    I think it's worth trying with a wireless mouse, if it solves the problem then it's an issue with your touchpad.
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    Sorry it didn't work for you

    You could try to call or email the manufacturer (ASUS), I'm sure there is a way to change it, it's probably in a very obscure location.

    One option I could suggest is to install and reinstall the device but it's hard because you'll be without a mouse in between.

    I think it's worth trying with a wireless mouse, if it solves the problem then it's an issue with your touchpad.
    Yeah I think I'll try emailing ASUS and finding out if there's any way to fix this. Thanks for all the help
 
 
 
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