Hi, all. I recently purchased a new optical mouse - GearHead MPT4100RDF 2.4GHz wireless. I haven't been able to locate a manual for it anywhere online - and there was no manual when I bought it. I've noticed a couple of annoyances that I hope someone can help me address. My computer is in a powered on and running state the vast majority of the time. I do a regular full shutdown every day or two, but beyond that, it's usually running.
The first issue I have is that from time to time, and for no apparent reason, the mouse begins to act as though it's "fighting" running applications for system resources - the cursor jerks across the screen, rather than moving smoothly. This is random, and doesn't seem to be related to any running programs.
Second, when I leave the computer for anything more than say, a half hour, when I come back, the mouse is "frozen" for several seconds. I can move it all I want, click on either button, but it takes 10 - 15 seconds for it to begin responding again. I've never had an issue like this.
I've made sure that the drivers are updated to the latest version. The receiver is not plugged into the back of the tower, it's plugged into a USB 3.0 port on the top front, so I can't imagine that it's having trouble receiving signals from the mouse. One thing that just occurred to me, and I will try this to see what happens, is that perhaps the receiver should not be plugged into a USB 3.0 port. I've just moved it, and if that corrects the problem, I'll report back. In the meantime, if anyone has any idea what else might cause this, I would appreciate the help.