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#1 bigjohn487

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 09:13 AM

I have just bought a new Dell computer running Windows XP Home. Very often while using the mouse, the pointer button will fly off into one of the corners of the screen for no reason. I have checked the Mouse properties in Control Panel and it is NOT the fault of the "Snap to" box being checked. Any suggestions?

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 11:12 AM

Is it an optical mouse? I haven't found a great solution for that, myself. However, it may depend on what type of surface it's on - better to have something like wood grain than a plain color - something with a colored texture. That will tame it a little. Also, make sure there is no debris in the light or sensor passages - like a small hair or dust. I'm using a cloth placemat in lieu of my gray desktop.

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 02:21 PM

Yes, it's an optical mouse and I'm using it on a Newcastle United F.C. mouse pad (maybe that's why it's haywire!). I did take a slight hair of some sort out yesterday so maybe that was the problem. I'll check it regularly and we'll see if that sorts it out. Thanks Herk.

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 04:39 PM

Mine's a Microsoft optical, and I also have a Logitech optical - both will do it occasionally and it's annoying. But I had a lot more trouble with the gray desktop.




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