Touchfreeze utility to lock your cursor while typing and avoid accidental jumping of cursor


In this article, I will discuss the free utility called "touchfreeze" which can be used to lock down the cursor on Windows laptops that have a touchpad. This will avoid the cursor jumping problem, resulting in scrambling of text while typing fast on laptops.

For past several weeks, I was facing an annoying problem in my Lenovo Y560p laptop. When I type fast on this laptop, all of a sudden the cursor position jumps to another line and will result in scrambling the text if not noticed. Many times I sent instant messages with scrambled text due to this problem. After lot of research, I found the right solution for this problem: lock your cursor while you type.

Touchfreeze software to lock the cursor and avoid jumping


Touchfreeze is a cool, light utility available for free download in Google code website. This is a small uility, that runs in the background without any annoying windows and watch for any typing activity. When you type on your laptop, it will lock down the cursor, avoiding it to jump to another places when you accidentally touch the touchpad on your laptop. In most cases, you may not even notice that you brushed your palm over the touchpad, but the cursor would have already moved to another place resulting in messing up the text you type.

I have been using the touchfreeze software for sometime now and it works perfectly and solves the problem of cursor jumping around when I am typing. The touchfreeze installer is very lightweight and is only 251Kb size.

Where to download touchfreeze software?


Touchfreeze can be downloaded from Google code and is free. This tool is named "touchfreeze" because it freezes your laptop's touchpad while typing.

Download touchfreeze: http://code.google.com/p/touchfreeze/

Touchfreeze is a free utility, but they do accept donations. If you like the tool and want to help the developers, you may make a donation to help the developers improve the software.


Article by Tony John
Tony John is a professional blogger from India, who started his first Weblog in 1998 at Tripod.com. Tony switched to blogging as a passion blended business in the year 2000 and currently operates several popular web properties including IndiaStudyChannel.com, Techulator.com, dotnetspider.com and many more.

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Comments

Author: Aamir shahzad28 Jun 2011 Member Level: Gold   Points : 0

This good resource by Tony sir.Great work.Please keep continue your work in MWC.

Author: Bharath29 Jun 2011 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1

Hi Tony,

This is really a very good informative resources which you have been posted. I too been satisfied about your article. Because i have doubt regarding cursor. Now i am well cleared.

Guest Author: Alip09 Jan 2013

This was great as I have had months of jumping cursor problems
I am a complete computer moron and doubted I would be able to install this software ok but it was fine
if i am still problem free in a few days you get my donation!

Guest Author: S Morey05 Mar 2013

Very useful software. we owe it to whoever wrote this package. Can't understand why Microsoft cannot solve this issue. I had this issue of cursor jumping around and chunks of text getting deleted, after I upgraded to Win8 and Office 2013. Solved nw

Guest Author: Alan W Moore08 May 2013

just so -- what a major pain... my problem was worse than just jumping while typing; the happy cursor opened windows and marked files for deletion (i type 110wpm) -- i have been advised to replace the touchpad on the computer, a 100Euro repair on spec! Like he said, if this works -- and so far it looks very good! -- you get my donation...

Guest Author: Tammie26 Jun 2013

Great solution, thank you so much!

Guest Author: R J Hamlett10 Aug 2013

What is strange, is I have two older laptops with XP, which never gave any problems. Upgraded to W7, and this problem started. Have half a dozen W7 machines all of which were basically unusable for typing (ended up turning off the pad and using a Bluetooth mouse instead).
I suspect W7, does something like turns up the pad sensitivity when it is not sensing you touching the pad, and on some hardware it gets to the point where you don't even have to touch the pad.

Anyway the utility is superb. Makes the pads actually usable!

Have sent a donation. This should be part of the standard options in Windows.

Guest Author: yaser13 Dec 2013

Dear Tony John
thanks a lot for your very very nice solution. It works properly.

Guest Author: Gro Berntsen01 May 2014

Thanks a lot. You saved my day.

Guest Author: Craig Selinger19 Jun 2014

I'm running windows 8.1 on a Dell Inspiron. I type quickly. For the first few months, the cursor jumped occasionally and I could tolerate it. The effort of finding a fix was greater than dealing with the annoyance of the jumping cursor. Lately it has become impossible to function at all. I have installed touchfree and it did not help. I uninstalled in control panel and reinstalled several times, still did not help. I made the other changes suggested in the forums, did not help. I reinstalled my touchpad driver, though it was the same version and that did not help. Short to trashing this relatively new computer and going for a Mac or other windows computer, is there anything else you can suggest? My wife uses a Lenovo with Windows 8.1 and has the same problem. We can't take it anymore! Can you help?

Guest Author: Anthony Rini, Sr.19 Sep 2015

I downloaded the free Touch Freeze software hoping to update my 2013 installation. However, program listing, from the Control Panel, still indicates the 2013 version. Am I doing something wrong or is the 2013 version still relevant?

Guest Author: Milind Padhye24 May 2016

Hello Tony
Need your guidance as Touchfreeze now comes in automatic mode, and it does NOTHING. Earlier, I could toggle everything. Do you know where to get OLD version, where nothing was automatic?

The Windows update, adds Dell touchpad driver, it does nothing as well. Just confused what to do! (While typing this message the cursor jumped over a dozen times)



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