How do i stop screen jumping?


Quick Answer

To stop screen jumping and other unstable display issues on a Windows computer, change the refresh rate of the monitor in the Display Properties window. The refresh rate is the number of times the image on the computer screen is reconstructed every second.

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  1. Go to the Control Panel

    To go to the Control Panel, click on the Start button. In the Start menu, click Settings, and then choose Control Panel.

  2. Open the Display Properties window

    Click on the Display option to open the Display Properties window. In this window, click the Settings tab and then the Advanced button. In the window that opens, click on the Monitor tab. In Windows 7, the Display Properties Window can be reached by right-clicking on the desktop, clicking Screen Resolution and then clicking Advanced Settings. In Windows Vista, it can be found by right-clicking on the desktop, clicking Personalize, clicking display settings and then clicking Advanced Settings.

  3. Change the screen refresh rate

    Make sure the checkbox for "Hide modes that this monitor cannot display" is checked. Choosing a refresh rate outside the range your monitor can display can damage the hardware. Pick a refresh rate from the drop-down menu of screen refresh rates. Under most circumstances, the best choice is the highest rate available. The more times the screen refreshes each second, the smoother the image is for motion rendering and flicker reduction.

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