I have a laptop with a Windows 10 and Linux Mint MATE dual boot.

I noticed that when I'm using the laptop mousepad, the cursor jumps to the border of the screen. If I swipe my finger slowly, the cursor slides normally, but if I swipe my finger just a little bit faster, the cursor jumps to the border of the screen. It does not jump with an external USB mouse.

  • Possibly a mouse acceleration setting configured for your touch pad?
    – Peschke
    Jun 27, 2019 at 5:34
  • I really don't know. How can I check this ? Jun 27, 2019 at 20:58
  • It depends on what window manager you are using. Since you tagged Linux Mint, I’m guessing this would be somewhere within your settings menu.
    – Peschke
    Jun 27, 2019 at 21:29

1 Answer 1


The freedesktop project provides hints for debugging on https://wayland.freedesktop.org/libinput/doc/latest/touchpad-jumping-cursors.html

It suggests to run

# libinput record

as root and monitor the output to find a scheme behind the jumps.

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