Windows 10: Whenever I press the backslash key, my cursor jumps around

Discus and support Whenever I press the backslash key, my cursor jumps around in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I have not seen ANYONE else have this same problem. I don't use backslash a whole lot, but the its annoying using the ALT code every time I need to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by CollinParkin1, Aug 1, 2021.

  1. Whenever I press the backslash key, my cursor jumps around


    I have not seen ANYONE else have this same problem. I don't use backslash a whole lot, but the its annoying using the ALT code every time I need to type it in. It's definitely software related because I ran a hardware test and backslash was recognizable. However, in a browser or files or any other program, it just jumps my cursor somewhere close to where it was. Like I can just spam it and it will slowly but surely work its way across the screen in an unorganized matter. I have not idea what is causing this to happen.

    :)
     
    CollinParkin1, Aug 1, 2021
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  2. Cursor jump

    Hi,

    One of the possible causes why you're having cursor jump issue might due to some hardware setting corruption.
    To isolate the cause of this issue, we need additional information.Kindly answer the following questions:

    • Did you make any changes to the computer prior to the issue?
    • Are you experiencing this issue every time you type to a certain app or to all of the apps/programs?
    • Any troubleshooting steps you've tried so far?

    We look forward to your reply.
     
    Michelle Vil, Aug 1, 2021
    #2
  3. cusor jumps in e mail

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your concern on Microsoft Answer Community.

    Basically, cursor jumping can happen due to multiple issue and on multiple app. We need few information regarding the issue.

    • What is the Email client/app where the cursor jumping occurred?
    • Did you face this issue on any other apps?
    • Since when are you facing this issue?

    However, let us also try few steps and see if it helps.

    Method 1: Run the Hardware and devices troubleshooter.

    Windows 10 has a built-in troubleshooter to check and fix issues with hardware and devices. I would suggest you to run this troubleshooter to check if the issue is with your devices. Refer these steps:

    1. Press Windows key +X, select Control panel.
    2. Change the view by option on the top right to
      Large icons.
    3. Click on troubleshooting and click on the
      view all option on the left panel.
    4. Run the Hardware and devices troubleshooter.
    If the issue persist follow method 2 and check if it helps.

    Method 2: I would suggest you to uninstall and reinstall the mouse driver from device manager and check.

    1. Press Windows and X keys together
    2. Click on Device Manager.
    3. Select Mice and other pointing devices from the list.
    4. Uninstall by right clicking on the driver.
    5. Restart the system, the driver will be automatically installed.

    Hope it helps.

    Aditya Roy

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Aditya_Roy, Aug 1, 2021
    #3
  4. Whenever I press the backslash key, my cursor jumps around

    Cursor jumps while Typing

    Hello

    I have upgrade a couple of my PC to windows 10, ever since when typing in some programs the cursor jumps to the home position and I type over when I have just type.

    Which is becoming a pain, if I press a key wait for the wheel then press the next and so on and so forth it would but this is becoming tiresome.

    Link to a video as an example



    Any suggestions
     
    Marc@Glanvilles, Aug 1, 2021
    #4
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