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If you are new to the world of modern computing, you may wonder why your mouse is moving on its own. Even the best computer mouse out there is susceptible to varied issues that can lead to ghost movement. So what exactly causes this issue, and what can be done to resolve it? Keep reading to find out.
There are many issues that impact an average computer mouse if you are also wondering why a mouse scrolls up with you scroll down. In the case of a mouse moving by itself, there are possible hardware and software issues at play, forcing many to learn how to clean a mouse pad. In most cases, this issue can be resolved with some cleaning and software updating, even if you don’t know the definition of a mousepad.
You should also clean and maintain your work surface, as debris and dust can lead to this issue.
Here are some troubleshooting steps to get your mouse moving only when you have a hand on it, not like some specter haunting your desktop.
You should always keep up to date on your software drivers, which is easy to remember with most gadgets, but computer mice often fall by the wayside. Using ancient driver software can contribute to this issue, and many others, so head to your manufacturer’s splash page and look for any updates. You may be able to do that in the software, so check the settings tab for more information.
If you are using a Bluetooth wireless mouse and also use many other Bluetooth accessories, such as keyboards and gamepads, there could be signal interference causing your mouse to develop a mind of its own. Shut down Bluetooth and disconnect every device. Next, turn on Bluetooth and connect just your mouse. Keep connecting devices, one by one, until the problem happens again. At that point, you will know which device was the culprit.
STAT: A simple restart can always help you fix some computer woes. (source)
If you are using a laptop with an external wireless mouse, you may have the touchpad settings set too high. Remember, these settings apply to anything resembling a touchpad, computer mice included. If your touchpad settings are too high, it will cause the mouse to become activated and move when just the slightest touch. Head into your settings and lower the sensitivity.