Saturday, November 20, 2010

Dell latitude E6510 cursor jumps while typing something (Sollution)

     I recently came across a problem with dell latitude E6510 laptop. when I drafting a mail or typing something urgently the cursor jumps to random location and creates a hell a lot of mess, which leads me in typing those from scratch. My laptop is a dell latitude E6510 came with windows 7 professional, I installed windows 7 ultimate as i don't like the way it looks.

     When I felt the random cursor jumps, I did suspect the touch pad and  reduced it's sensitivity through control panel.Then I told my self that I set it right, everything will be alright. But for my surprise there is no change in the behavior, the cursor still jumps and i was stumped.



But after a small research I realized that the cause of the problem is not because of touch pad and it's due to POINTING STICK (rubber head ) which dell equipped for the lovers of Pointing stick. I found that when i typing something my fingers touch that pointing stick, that causes the cursor to move somewhere It should not and to disable it is the only solution.

We can easily disable it with Dell touch pad application...


To do that, Go to control panel, change the view to small icons, and double click on Mouse to launch mouse properties window or you can simply type Mouse in the windows 7 search  bar and select mouse in the results.



In the mouse properties window, Click on Dell touch pad tab to launch the application. Once the application launched Click on Device select, In the device select windows click to disable Pointing stick and pointing stick buttons. or you can select disable touch pad/pointing stick when a usb mouse is present if you are using an external mouse.




Click apply, Ok. That's it. You're done. You disabled pointing stick and The cursor will not jump unexpectedly.. feel free to post back the results.


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21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks mate

Anonymous said...

She seems to be working much better now...thanks for the great tip!

S A Delphin said...

You are most welcome..

Anonymous said...

But it's still a pain if one actually likes using the pointing stick instead of the touchpad... :(

Jacob said...

If you still want to use the pointing stick then just turn tap to click off in the pointing stick settings.

DBS said...

I have the same issue. I do NOT want to disable the pointing stick, because I use it. When I disable ONLY tapping ... the tapping is still happening. I know how it SHOULD work, as I've disabled tapping on every Dell I've had before my new E6520. But on this one, seems to be a driver error.

Anonymous said...

I have an E6510 Dell but under mouse properties there is no touchpad tab? Only buttons, pointers etc.
Cursor jumping all over thye place is frustrating the heck out of me.

S A Delphin said...

Download the driver for Dell Multi-Touch Touchpad from Dell official site and install it.. Then you will get..

Anonymous said...

Mine did not work after i disabled it ,still jumping

S A Delphin said...

Try updating the latest driver for your multi touch touch pad...

Anonymous said...

To do that, Go to control panel, change the view to small icons, and double click on Mouse to launch mouse properties window

I did and there is no Dell TouchPad tab???

S A Delphin said...

Refer my previous comment, Download the driver for Dell Multi-Touch Touchpad from Dell official site and install it.. Then you will get..

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much! I started to become crazy with this issue.

S A Delphin said...

u r welcome man..

Anonymous said...

How do you disable the pointer stick if you have Windows XP? The menu items/screens/options aren't the same.

S A Delphin said...

Download the dell multi touchpad driver for windows xp and install it.. Then you will get the same options..

Xp 32 bit

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/format.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&deviceid=20801&libid=17&releaseid=R310070&vercnt=6&formatcnt=0&SystemID=LAT_E6510&servicetag=&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=17&dateid=-1&typeid=-1&formatid=-1&impid=-1&checkFormat=true

Xp 64 bit..

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/format.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&deviceid=20801&libid=17&releaseid=R310070&vercnt=6&formatcnt=0&SystemID=LAT_E6510&servicetag=&os=WXPX&osl=en&catid=17&dateid=-1&typeid=-1&formatid=-1&impid=-1&checkFormat=true

Anonymous said...

supert !

Anonymous said...

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!
Bob

S A Delphin said...

Welcome

Gary Kalbasky Jr. said...

What if you use a Bluetooth mouse with Win7? I want to PERMANENTLY disable the point stick. As it stands, I can only disable the point stick per windows session, meaning, if I reboot, it re-enables.

S A Delphin said...

Hey gary, welcome here.. You can do it in the bios. Look for pointing device in the bios and set it disabled.

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