Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > Mac Basics and Help

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jan 25, 2010, 09:51 PM   #1
deliciousss
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Cursor moving and clicking on its own

Okay, well this problem recently developed probably within the last three months. Occasionally, while using my macbook pro my cursor will begin to make slight movements on its own. However, sometimes the movements are larger and can involve the cursor clicking and remaining 'clicked' on something. I have googled the issue and searched all around but I am led to either a windows forum or something that just doesn't help me.

Attached to my macbook is a wireless logitech keyboard, and a Razer Copperhead mouse. Prior to the copperhead I had a logitech mx518 but the problem still remained. I do not know what causes my cursor to move on its own and the issue does seem to occur when the mouse is unplugged as well. There is no dust or particles interfering with the optical sensor on the mouse and I am using a standard, clean, cloth pad. I just want to know what to do to correct this issue.

Anything helps
__________________
15" uMBP, 2.53 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 250 GB HD.
iPod Touch 16 GB
deliciousss is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 25, 2010, 10:41 PM   #2
CylonGlitch
macrumors 68030
 
CylonGlitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: SoCal
Could you be hitting the trackpad? System Preferences -> Trackpad -> Ignore accidental trackpad input.
Or System Preferences -> Universal Access -> Mouse & Trackpad -> Ignore trackpad when mouse is present.
__________________
Last edited by CylonGlitch : Tomorrow at 37:05 AM.
MRoogle
CylonGlitch is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 25, 2010, 10:56 PM   #3
deliciousss
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Are there any other possible things it could be? When I use my mouse I don't touch the trackpad so I'm a little confused
__________________
15" uMBP, 2.53 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 250 GB HD.
iPod Touch 16 GB
deliciousss is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 26, 2010, 12:18 AM   #4
CylonGlitch
macrumors 68030
 
CylonGlitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: SoCal
Quote:
Originally Posted by deliciousss View Post
Are there any other possible things it could be? When I use my mouse I don't touch the trackpad so I'm a little confused
Faulty Trackpad?
__________________
Last edited by CylonGlitch : Tomorrow at 37:05 AM.
MRoogle
CylonGlitch is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 30, 2010, 01:58 PM   #5
Edge 540
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Pram

Im having the same problem. For some reason resetting the pram seems to have alleviated it at least temporarily. Try rebooting while holding P and R and see if that helps.
Edge 540 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 30, 2010, 02:09 PM   #6
jdavtz
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Kenya
How often does it happen? Can you try without the wireless keyboard and mouse to see if it still happens? What about with a new user account?
__________________
iMac 27" i7 ('12), MBA 11" ('10), iMac 24" C2D ('08), BlackBook ('07), iMac G5 ('05)
Fuji X100, X-E2, 14, 35, 60
Hablo espaņol
jdavtz is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 10, 2010, 11:18 PM   #7
charliec71
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
hi - was there a solution for this problem? I have the same problem with the mouse cursor suddenly jumping around, clicking and right clicking to open up things or create new blank folders on the desktop.

I have a Macbookpro running Mac OS X 10.6.4 and it just started. I connect a Mac Bluetooth Mouse but problem still occurs when I disconnect the mouse.

I read somewhere about reinstalling the mouse drivers - any ideas on how to do this and if this is worth doing?

Need some help urgently please!!
charliec71 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 31, 2010, 02:49 PM   #8
Milden
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
This problem just occurred with me and I give the track pad on the laptop a clean with screen cleaner on a tissue. Worked a treat.
Milden is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > Mac Basics and Help

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2013 Air - Metallic clicking sound when moving laptop steamengine MacBook Air 12 Sep 20, 2013 04:52 PM
please help, cursor moving by itself. boateng MacBook Pro 2 Aug 30, 2013 11:01 PM
Help! Cursor Moving On Its Own ZacNicholson MacBook Pro 14 Aug 28, 2013 01:46 AM
Mouse cursor goes to "up arrow" when clicking a stack or launchpad? IhatemyMac Mac Basics and Help 1 Nov 18, 2012 06:30 AM
Cursor moving backwards when typing problem Rockoar OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion 3 Sep 9, 2012 04:50 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:52 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps