Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I used Ubuntu 10.04 previously and 10.10 now. What i felt is, it's pointer is a bit weird. It does point exactly on the target area but it slightly trembles or shake while the finger is on touchpad.Some of u might have noticed and may be not.Similar is not the case in Windows. I found this case in my friends Ubuntu too. Is this the bug? if yes ,anyway to fix it?

share|improve this question

closed as off-topic by Braiam, guntbert, blade19899, Warren Hill, Florian Diesch Dec 3 '13 at 20:31

This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason:

If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

It is possible that your sensitivity is too high. Try opening your Mouse Preferences and lowering your acceleration and sensitivity options.

share|improve this answer

I experience this too. It is a bug.

You can file a bug report here at Launchpad

You can also initiate a bug report from within Ubuntu. First open System Monitor and identify what process-ID the bug most likely relates to. I'm not sure which process to use here, so you might guess and indicate it's a guess in the bug-report description. Let's say the process-ID is 1234 for purposes of this example. You would do the following:

ubuntu-bug 1234
share|improve this answer

I caught one reason for this occasionally happening was that my mouse's wire or some other object was touching my laptop's trackpad. Thus the two separate mouse inputs were colliding with each other and causing the mouse pointer to shake and not respond as well. Removing the obstruction from the trackpad fixed it.

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.