The annoyance of unexpected trackpad movement - how to fix

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Smackitsakic, Dec 7, 2016.

  1. Smackitsakic macrumors newbie


    Nov 6, 2016
    I've done a lot of Google searching and have made some adjustments but nothing i do seems to fix my problem of erratic trackpad behaviour.

    I have a 2015 MBP, 15", and am constantly accidentally moving my trackpad with my right palm. It's super frustrating and so disruptive to my typing. Essentially i'm typing and all of the sudden the cursor is in a totally random spot and i'm typing where i don't want to be. It typically jumps the cursor up 3-6 lines and starts typing somewhere that i've already typed. I'm a relatively fast typer (100wpm) so by the time i notice that this has happened i've got a pile of text to delete and i need to put my cursor back in the correct place. This is so frustrating and, from what I can see, there doesn't seem to be a simple solution to this which i find hard to believe. My trackpad click is set to medium, and tracking speed speed is right in the middle between slow and fast.

    Is there anything I can do to fix this, or am i stuck with this annoyance for life?
  2. Smackitsakic thread starter macrumors newbie


    Nov 6, 2016
    Nope, perfectly clean.
  3. elf69 macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2016
    Cornwall UK
    usb/bluetooth mouse and set it to ignore trackpad if mouse detected?

    I know not perfect.

    Have same issue with 2009 unibody and 2007 17" macbook pro but not on 14" G4 ibook

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