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July 6, 2004 6:31:06 AM

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Hi,
I got an optical intellimouse with a wheel recently, and
I installed the latest software for it. I notice that the
delays associated with the mouse are much longer than
usual, by which I mean tooltips won't appear for a couple
of seconds rather than the normal <1 second, and the same
is true for holding down a scrollbar arrow, you have to
wait for ages. There's no setting in mouse options for
this. Has anybody else experienced this problem?

Thanks
July 6, 2004 10:05:56 AM

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I have a similar problem. When I scroll I don't get one
line at a time but rather what I would call a wave of the
entire screen when I use the mouse wheel or the up or
down button. I have the same mouse and updated the
software for it. I also can run the ointer over a picture
and the size of the picture decreases and then returns to
normal after I move the pointer off of it. I have tried
about everything I can think of and it's driving me nuts.
Thanks.
>-----Original Message-----
>Hi,
> I got an optical intellimouse with a wheel recently,
and
>I installed the latest software for it. I notice that
the
>delays associated with the mouse are much longer than
>usual, by which I mean tooltips won't appear for a
couple
>of seconds rather than the normal <1 second, and the
same
>is true for holding down a scrollbar arrow, you have to
>wait for ages. There's no setting in mouse options for
>this. Has anybody else experienced this problem?
>
>Thanks
>.
>
Anonymous
July 6, 2004 2:49:43 PM

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For both of these, it is the software for the mouse that is causing the
differences. As for the first problem with the tooltips, it may be that
the software modified the pause time before Windows shows them. Second,
the large scrolling can be changed in the Mouse Properties. Third, the
picture's shrinking on mouse over is rather interesting. I'd like to
hear a little more about that. When and where does this happen?

Nathan McNulty

Jim wrote:

> I have a similar problem. When I scroll I don't get one
> line at a time but rather what I would call a wave of the
> entire screen when I use the mouse wheel or the up or
> down button. I have the same mouse and updated the
> software for it. I also can run the ointer over a picture
> and the size of the picture decreases and then returns to
> normal after I move the pointer off of it. I have tried
> about everything I can think of and it's driving me nuts.
> Thanks.
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>Hi,
>> I got an optical intellimouse with a wheel recently,
>
> and
>
>>I installed the latest software for it. I notice that
>
> the
>
>>delays associated with the mouse are much longer than
>>usual, by which I mean tooltips won't appear for a
>
> couple
>
>>of seconds rather than the normal <1 second, and the
>
> same
>
>>is true for holding down a scrollbar arrow, you have to
>>wait for ages. There's no setting in mouse options for
>>this. Has anybody else experienced this problem?
>>
>>Thanks
>>.
>>
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Anonymous
July 6, 2004 9:03:17 PM

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Nathan McNulty wrote:
> For both of these, it is the software for the mouse that is causing the
> differences. As for the first problem with the tooltips, it may be that
> the software modified the pause time before Windows shows them. Second,
> the large scrolling can be changed in the Mouse Properties. Third, the
> picture's shrinking on mouse over is rather interesting. I'd like to
> hear a little more about that. When and where does this happen?
>
> Nathan McNulty
>
> Jim wrote:
>
>> I have a similar problem. When I scroll I don't get one line at a time
>> but rather what I would call a wave of the entire screen when I use
>> the mouse wheel or the up or down button. I have the same mouse and
>> updated the software for it. I also can run the ointer over a picture
>> and the size of the picture decreases and then returns to normal after
>> I move the pointer off of it. I have tried about everything I can
>> think of and it's driving me nuts. Thanks.
>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> Hi,
>>> I got an optical intellimouse with a wheel recently,
>>
>>
>> and
>>
>>> I installed the latest software for it. I notice that
>>
>>
>> the
>>
>>> delays associated with the mouse are much longer than usual, by which
>>> I mean tooltips won't appear for a
>>
>>
>> couple
>>
>>> of seconds rather than the normal <1 second, and the
>>
>>
>> same
>>
>>> is true for holding down a scrollbar arrow, you have to wait for
>>> ages. There's no setting in mouse options for this. Has anybody else
>>> experienced this problem?
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>> .
>>>
Also, the fact that the mouse is optical has nothing to do with the software. In fact, the
software is exactly the same. The optic conversion occurs in the mouse, not the computer.
Both, a wheeled mouse, and a optical mouse (and, in fact, a wireless mouse) send exactly
the same information to the computer (and the drivers).

courtney sends....
Anonymous
July 6, 2004 9:07:01 PM

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try downloading the logitech mouseware from logitech's support area on their site.

the mouseware software from logitech seems to be less bug prone when dealing with the scroll wheel of mice. the ms software has a tendancy to detect slight wheel movement back and forth as all one direction or the other and also if the mouse wheel is pushed in it activates the scroll lock function and mouse movement becomes scroll wheel input

"Courtney" wrote:

> Nathan McNulty wrote:
> > For both of these, it is the software for the mouse that is causing the
> > differences. As for the first problem with the tooltips, it may be that
> > the software modified the pause time before Windows shows them. Second,
> > the large scrolling can be changed in the Mouse Properties. Third, the
> > picture's shrinking on mouse over is rather interesting. I'd like to
> > hear a little more about that. When and where does this happen?
> >
> > Nathan McNulty
> >
> > Jim wrote:
> >
> >> I have a similar problem. When I scroll I don't get one line at a time
> >> but rather what I would call a wave of the entire screen when I use
> >> the mouse wheel or the up or down button. I have the same mouse and
> >> updated the software for it. I also can run the ointer over a picture
> >> and the size of the picture decreases and then returns to normal after
> >> I move the pointer off of it. I have tried about everything I can
> >> think of and it's driving me nuts. Thanks.
> >>
> >>> -----Original Message-----
> >>> Hi,
> >>> I got an optical intellimouse with a wheel recently,
> >>
> >>
> >> and
> >>
> >>> I installed the latest software for it. I notice that
> >>
> >>
> >> the
> >>
> >>> delays associated with the mouse are much longer than usual, by which
> >>> I mean tooltips won't appear for a
> >>
> >>
> >> couple
> >>
> >>> of seconds rather than the normal <1 second, and the
> >>
> >>
> >> same
> >>
> >>> is true for holding down a scrollbar arrow, you have to wait for
> >>> ages. There's no setting in mouse options for this. Has anybody else
> >>> experienced this problem?
> >>>
> >>> Thanks
> >>> .
> >>>
> Also, the fact that the mouse is optical has nothing to do with the software. In fact, the
> software is exactly the same. The optic conversion occurs in the mouse, not the computer.
> Both, a wheeled mouse, and a optical mouse (and, in fact, a wireless mouse) send exactly
> the same information to the computer (and the drivers).
>
> courtney sends....
>
Anonymous
July 6, 2004 9:08:01 PM

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nathan it's most likely in the picture and fax viewer, the xp default pic viewer and its set to enlarge and shrink an image due to mouse wheel up or down

"Nathan McNulty" wrote:

> For both of these, it is the software for the mouse that is causing the
> differences. As for the first problem with the tooltips, it may be that
> the software modified the pause time before Windows shows them. Second,
> the large scrolling can be changed in the Mouse Properties. Third, the
> picture's shrinking on mouse over is rather interesting. I'd like to
> hear a little more about that. When and where does this happen?
>
> Nathan McNulty
>
> Jim wrote:
>
> > I have a similar problem. When I scroll I don't get one
> > line at a time but rather what I would call a wave of the
> > entire screen when I use the mouse wheel or the up or
> > down button. I have the same mouse and updated the
> > software for it. I also can run the ointer over a picture
> > and the size of the picture decreases and then returns to
> > normal after I move the pointer off of it. I have tried
> > about everything I can think of and it's driving me nuts.
> > Thanks.
> >
> >>-----Original Message-----
> >>Hi,
> >> I got an optical intellimouse with a wheel recently,
> >
> > and
> >
> >>I installed the latest software for it. I notice that
> >
> > the
> >
> >>delays associated with the mouse are much longer than
> >>usual, by which I mean tooltips won't appear for a
> >
> > couple
> >
> >>of seconds rather than the normal <1 second, and the
> >
> > same
> >
> >>is true for holding down a scrollbar arrow, you have to
> >>wait for ages. There's no setting in mouse options for
> >>this. Has anybody else experienced this problem?
> >>
> >>Thanks
> >>.
> >>
>
Anonymous
July 6, 2004 9:27:11 PM

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Ah, I was thinking on mouse over at websites and such. That makes a lot
more sense. Thanks :) 

Nathan McNulty

the dude wrote:
> nathan it's most likely in the picture and fax viewer, the xp default pic viewer and its set to enlarge and shrink an image due to mouse wheel up or down
>
> "Nathan McNulty" wrote:
>
>
>>For both of these, it is the software for the mouse that is causing the
>>differences. As for the first problem with the tooltips, it may be that
>>the software modified the pause time before Windows shows them. Second,
>>the large scrolling can be changed in the Mouse Properties. Third, the
>>picture's shrinking on mouse over is rather interesting. I'd like to
>>hear a little more about that. When and where does this happen?
>>
>>Nathan McNulty
>>
>>Jim wrote:
>>
>>
>>>I have a similar problem. When I scroll I don't get one
>>>line at a time but rather what I would call a wave of the
>>>entire screen when I use the mouse wheel or the up or
>>>down button. I have the same mouse and updated the
>>>software for it. I also can run the ointer over a picture
>>>and the size of the picture decreases and then returns to
>>>normal after I move the pointer off of it. I have tried
>>>about everything I can think of and it's driving me nuts.
>>>Thanks.
>>>
>>>
>>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>>Hi,
>>>>I got an optical intellimouse with a wheel recently,
>>>
>>>and
>>>
>>>
>>>>I installed the latest software for it. I notice that
>>>
>>>the
>>>
>>>
>>>>delays associated with the mouse are much longer than
>>>>usual, by which I mean tooltips won't appear for a
>>>
>>>couple
>>>
>>>
>>>>of seconds rather than the normal <1 second, and the
>>>
>>>same
>>>
>>>
>>>>is true for holding down a scrollbar arrow, you have to
>>>>wait for ages. There's no setting in mouse options for
>>>>this. Has anybody else experienced this problem?
>>>>
>>>>Thanks
>>>>.
>>>>
>>
Anonymous
July 6, 2004 9:30:22 PM

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I think he said it was a Microsoft IntelliMouse. Could be wrong though,
but if it is a MS Optical Mouse, then this would be
http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/mouseandkeyboard/Down...

Nathan McNulty

the dude wrote:

> try downloading the logitech mouseware from logitech's support area on their site.
>
> the mouseware software from logitech seems to be less bug prone when dealing with the scroll wheel of mice. the ms software has a tendancy to detect slight wheel movement back and forth as all one direction or the other and also if the mouse wheel is pushed in it activates the scroll lock function and mouse movement becomes scroll wheel input
>
> "Courtney" wrote:
>
>
>>Nathan McNulty wrote:
>>
>>>For both of these, it is the software for the mouse that is causing the
>>>differences. As for the first problem with the tooltips, it may be that
>>>the software modified the pause time before Windows shows them. Second,
>>>the large scrolling can be changed in the Mouse Properties. Third, the
>>>picture's shrinking on mouse over is rather interesting. I'd like to
>>>hear a little more about that. When and where does this happen?
>>>
>>>Nathan McNulty
>>>
>>>Jim wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>I have a similar problem. When I scroll I don't get one line at a time
>>>>but rather what I would call a wave of the entire screen when I use
>>>>the mouse wheel or the up or down button. I have the same mouse and
>>>>updated the software for it. I also can run the ointer over a picture
>>>>and the size of the picture decreases and then returns to normal after
>>>>I move the pointer off of it. I have tried about everything I can
>>>>think of and it's driving me nuts. Thanks.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>>>Hi,
>>>>>I got an optical intellimouse with a wheel recently,
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>and
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>I installed the latest software for it. I notice that
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>the
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>delays associated with the mouse are much longer than usual, by which
>>>>>I mean tooltips won't appear for a
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>couple
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>of seconds rather than the normal <1 second, and the
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>same
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>is true for holding down a scrollbar arrow, you have to wait for
>>>>>ages. There's no setting in mouse options for this. Has anybody else
>>>>>experienced this problem?
>>>>>
>>>>>Thanks
>>>>>.
>>>>>
>>
>>Also, the fact that the mouse is optical has nothing to do with the software. In fact, the
>>software is exactly the same. The optic conversion occurs in the mouse, not the computer.
>>Both, a wheeled mouse, and a optical mouse (and, in fact, a wireless mouse) send exactly
>>the same information to the computer (and the drivers).
>>
>>courtney sends....
>>
Anonymous
July 7, 2004 12:21:12 AM

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"Nick" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:267c001c4633b$f6b8e830$a601280a@phx.gbl...
> Hi,
> I got an optical intellimouse with a wheel recently, and
> I installed the latest software for it. I notice that the
> delays associated with the mouse are much longer than
> usual, by which I mean tooltips won't appear for a couple
> of seconds rather than the normal <1 second, and the same
> is true for holding down a scrollbar arrow, you have to
> wait for ages. There's no setting in mouse options for
> this. Has anybody else experienced this problem?
>
> Thanks

I have experienced the same problem. It disappeared
when I replaced the mouse with a different brand optical
mouse.
July 10, 2004 6:28:30 AM

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It's just Intellipoint 5 that I have installed, and I
can't find anything in its settings. I even had a look in
the Registry to no avail. The only options I can find are
to do with the mouse movement speed and double-click
speed.

Nick

>-----Original Message-----
>For both of these, it is the software for the mouse that
is causing the
>differences. As for the first problem with the
tooltips, it may be that
>the software modified the pause time before Windows
shows them. Second,
>the large scrolling can be changed in the Mouse
Properties. Third, the
>picture's shrinking on mouse over is rather
interesting. I'd like to
>hear a little more about that. When and where does this
happen?
>
>Nathan McNulty
>
>Jim wrote:
>
>> I have a similar problem. When I scroll I don't get
one
>> line at a time but rather what I would call a wave of
the
>> entire screen when I use the mouse wheel or the up or
>> down button. I have the same mouse and updated the
>> software for it. I also can run the ointer over a
picture
>> and the size of the picture decreases and then returns
to
>> normal after I move the pointer off of it. I have
tried
>> about everything I can think of and it's driving me
nuts.
>> Thanks.
>>
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>Hi,
>>> I got an optical intellimouse with a wheel recently,
>>
>> and
>>
>>>I installed the latest software for it. I notice that
>>
>> the
>>
>>>delays associated with the mouse are much longer than
>>>usual, by which I mean tooltips won't appear for a
>>
>> couple
>>
>>>of seconds rather than the normal <1 second, and the
>>
>> same
>>
>>>is true for holding down a scrollbar arrow, you have
to
>>>wait for ages. There's no setting in mouse options for
>>>this. Has anybody else experienced this problem?
>>>
>>>Thanks
>>>.
>>>
>.
>
July 10, 2004 7:25:01 AM

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It is an intellimouse, but my problem wasn't the one with
scroll wheels, that was Jim. I realise it's most likely
nothing to do with the fact that it's optical. Just the
fact that it's a new mouse. I was using a Wacom tablet
and its mouse beforehand, and that was okay.

In fact I just tried uninstalling the Intellipoint 5
software and it's okay now, I don't have to hold my mouse
over things for ages for tooltips and holding the arrow
on scrollbars. And yet there is no visible option to
change this. How annoying! At least I don't particularly
need the Intellipoint software, as I use the default Back
and Forward behaviours for the side buttons.

nick

>-----Original Message-----
>I think he said it was a Microsoft IntelliMouse. Could
be wrong though,
>but if it is a MS Optical Mouse, then this would be
>http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/mouseandkeyboard/Down...
ad.mspx
>
>Nathan McNulty
>
>the dude wrote:
>
>> try downloading the logitech mouseware from logitech's
support area on their site.
>>
>> the mouseware software from logitech seems to be less
bug prone when dealing with the scroll wheel of mice. the
ms software has a tendancy to detect slight wheel
movement back and forth as all one direction or the other
and also if the mouse wheel is pushed in it activates the
scroll lock function and mouse movement becomes scroll
wheel input
>>
>> "Courtney" wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Nathan McNulty wrote:
>>>
>>>>For both of these, it is the software for the mouse
that is causing the
>>>>differences. As for the first problem with the
tooltips, it may be that
>>>>the software modified the pause time before Windows
shows them. Second,
>>>>the large scrolling can be changed in the Mouse
Properties. Third, the
>>>>picture's shrinking on mouse over is rather
interesting. I'd like to
>>>>hear a little more about that. When and where does
this happen?
>>>>
>>>>Nathan McNulty
>>>>
>>>>Jim wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>I have a similar problem. When I scroll I don't get
one line at a time
>>>>>but rather what I would call a wave of the entire
screen when I use
>>>>>the mouse wheel or the up or down button. I have the
same mouse and
>>>>>updated the software for it. I also can run the
ointer over a picture
>>>>>and the size of the picture decreases and then
returns to normal after
>>>>>I move the pointer off of it. I have tried about
everything I can
>>>>>think of and it's driving me nuts. Thanks.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>>>>Hi,
>>>>>>I got an optical intellimouse with a wheel
recently,
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>and
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>I installed the latest software for it. I notice
that
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>the
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>delays associated with the mouse are much longer
than usual, by which
>>>>>>I mean tooltips won't appear for a
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>couple
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>of seconds rather than the normal <1 second, and
the
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>same
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>is true for holding down a scrollbar arrow, you
have to wait for
>>>>>>ages. There's no setting in mouse options for this.
Has anybody else
>>>>>>experienced this problem?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Thanks
>>>>>>.
>>>>>>
>>>
>>>Also, the fact that the mouse is optical has nothing
to do with the software. In fact, the
>>>software is exactly the same. The optic conversion
occurs in the mouse, not the computer.
>>>Both, a wheeled mouse, and a optical mouse (and, in
fact, a wireless mouse) send exactly
>>>the same information to the computer (and the drivers).
>>>
>>>courtney sends....
>>>
>.
>
Anonymous
July 10, 2004 11:41:03 PM

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The settings for how long the Tooltip takes to pop up is actually hidden
in the registry. That is something that you cannot change without
special software. I believe this is able to be changed by Windows XP
Power Toy Tweak UI. You can download and install it from here (look at
right side near the top-middle):

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/...

Nathan McNulty

Nick wrote:

> It is an intellimouse, but my problem wasn't the one with
> scroll wheels, that was Jim. I realise it's most likely
> nothing to do with the fact that it's optical. Just the
> fact that it's a new mouse. I was using a Wacom tablet
> and its mouse beforehand, and that was okay.
>
> In fact I just tried uninstalling the Intellipoint 5
> software and it's okay now, I don't have to hold my mouse
> over things for ages for tooltips and holding the arrow
> on scrollbars. And yet there is no visible option to
> change this. How annoying! At least I don't particularly
> need the Intellipoint software, as I use the default Back
> and Forward behaviours for the side buttons.
>
> nick
>
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>I think he said it was a Microsoft IntelliMouse. Could
>
> be wrong though,
>
>>but if it is a MS Optical Mouse, then this would be
>>http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/mouseandkeyboard/Down...
>
> ad.mspx
>
>>Nathan McNulty
>>
>>the dude wrote:
>>
>>
>>>try downloading the logitech mouseware from logitech's
>
> support area on their site.
>
>>>the mouseware software from logitech seems to be less
>
> bug prone when dealing with the scroll wheel of mice. the
> ms software has a tendancy to detect slight wheel
> movement back and forth as all one direction or the other
> and also if the mouse wheel is pushed in it activates the
> scroll lock function and mouse movement becomes scroll
> wheel input
>
>>>"Courtney" wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>Nathan McNulty wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>For both of these, it is the software for the mouse
>
> that is causing the
>
>>>>>differences. As for the first problem with the
>
> tooltips, it may be that
>
>>>>>the software modified the pause time before Windows
>
> shows them. Second,
>
>>>>>the large scrolling can be changed in the Mouse
>
> Properties. Third, the
>
>>>>>picture's shrinking on mouse over is rather
>
> interesting. I'd like to
>
>>>>>hear a little more about that. When and where does
>
> this happen?
>
>>>>>Nathan McNulty
>>>>>
>>>>>Jim wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>I have a similar problem. When I scroll I don't get
>
> one line at a time
>
>>>>>>but rather what I would call a wave of the entire
>
> screen when I use
>
>>>>>>the mouse wheel or the up or down button. I have the
>
> same mouse and
>
>>>>>>updated the software for it. I also can run the
>
> ointer over a picture
>
>>>>>>and the size of the picture decreases and then
>
> returns to normal after
>
>>>>>>I move the pointer off of it. I have tried about
>
> everything I can
>
>>>>>>think of and it's driving me nuts. Thanks.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>>>>>Hi,
>>>>>>>I got an optical intellimouse with a wheel
>
> recently,
>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>and
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>I installed the latest software for it. I notice
>
> that
>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>the
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>delays associated with the mouse are much longer
>
> than usual, by which
>
>>>>>>>I mean tooltips won't appear for a
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>couple
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>of seconds rather than the normal <1 second, and
>
> the
>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>same
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>is true for holding down a scrollbar arrow, you
>
> have to wait for
>
>>>>>>>ages. There's no setting in mouse options for this.
>
> Has anybody else
>
>>>>>>>experienced this problem?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>Thanks
>>>>>>>.
>>>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>Also, the fact that the mouse is optical has nothing
>
> to do with the software. In fact, the
>
>>>>software is exactly the same. The optic conversion
>
> occurs in the mouse, not the computer.
>
>>>>Both, a wheeled mouse, and a optical mouse (and, in
>
> fact, a wireless mouse) send exactly
>
>>>>the same information to the computer (and the drivers).
>>>>
>>>>courtney sends....
>>>>
>>
>>.
>>
!