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After using Windows for a while, you may encounter the mouse moving on its own as if it has a mind of its own! This issue may occur after upgrading to Windows 10 or after installing a new mouse hardware component. In this tutorial, you will learn a few fixes to resolve the unexpected/ uninitiated mouse movements in Windows 10.
Method #1: Troubleshoot the mouse hardware components
Before resulting in technical fixes, it is essential first to check if the hardware components are installed correctly.
You should attempt to use your mouse on another computer. If the mouse still exhibits the same issues as before, then the mouse is faulty. You should make arrangements to acquire a new mouse, preferably of better quality.
Inspect the mouse hardware component. Are all the parts
If you are using a wireless mouse, then you should check if the batteries are supplying enough power. You can do this by testing a different set of batteries or using the mouse batteries on another household appliance
Method #2 Configure the Touchpad Delay setting
This method is applicable if you are using a laptop. If the touchpad is too sensitive, the mouse pointer may jump around the screen when engaged.
Double press ‘Windows Key +I’ the select ‘Devices’ as illustrated below:
Select ‘Mouse & touchpad’ on the left panel then edit the touchpad setting to Medium delay.
Your mouse moving unexpectedly issue should be fixed. If the problem persists, move to method 3.
Method #3: Disable the Touchpad
At times, you may find that you accidentally touch the touchpad. In this method, you will learn how to disable the touchpad to help fix the ‘mouse moving on its own’ error.
You need to right-click on the touchpad icon located in the notification area.
Select the ‘Property of Touch-Pad’ option as shown below:
You now need to hot the ‘Stop Device’ button then hit ‘OK’at the bottom to disable the touchpad. Alternatively, you can check the ‘Disable when external USB pointing device plug in’ option then click on OK. This will disable the touchpad every time you plugin an external mouse hardware component into your computer.
Method #4: Troubleshoot your mouse or touchpad drivers
This method is the last resort if all the above fixes do not work. You should utilize our guide on ‘How to troubleshoot external mouse or touchpad drivers’ to fix your ‘mouse moving on its own’ issue
You have successfully fixed the ‘Mouse moving on its own’ issue is Windows 10. Which of the above fixes worked best for you? Please let us know in the comment section below.