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Anonymous
March 1, 2005 2:01:32 PM

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I just bought a cheap optical mouse that didn't come with a driver.
When I plugged it into the USB port, Windows installed a "HID-compliant
mouse" driver, dated 4-23-1999.

I don't like this driver. I can't figure out how to set the tracking
speed of the pointer, and it is much too slow for my tastes. The Mouse
control in the Control Panel does not seem to control this mouse.
Actually, if I change double click speed, it seems to affect the mouse,
but pointer speed adjustments have no effect. It seems to have just the
one speed!

I desperately want the pointer to move further for each inch I move the
mouse. Is there an updated HID-compliant mouse driver I can download
that will let me adjust this? Or is there a generic optical mouse
driver of some sort? My mouse is made in China and the name on the
mouse is MD Tech, but I can't find any website for them.

I use Win 98 SE.

Thanks for any ideas.
March 1, 2005 3:31:30 PM

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Just a word of advice "You get what you pay for *usually*" Hopefully,
someone can help you solve your problem. Have a nice day. BTW, you did
Google it right -- www.google.com

<arvo@goggo.com.au> wrote in message
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: I just bought a cheap optical mouse that didn't come with a driver.
: When I plugged it into the USB port, Windows installed a "HID-compliant
: mouse" driver, dated 4-23-1999.
:
: I don't like this driver. I can't figure out how to set the tracking
: speed of the pointer, and it is much too slow for my tastes. The Mouse
: control in the Control Panel does not seem to control this mouse.
: Actually, if I change double click speed, it seems to affect the mouse,
: but pointer speed adjustments have no effect. It seems to have just the
: one speed!
:
: I desperately want the pointer to move further for each inch I move the
: mouse. Is there an updated HID-compliant mouse driver I can download
: that will let me adjust this? Or is there a generic optical mouse
: driver of some sort? My mouse is made in China and the name on the
: mouse is MD Tech, but I can't find any website for them.
:
: I use Win 98 SE.
:
: Thanks for any ideas.
:
March 1, 2005 7:26:14 PM

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<arvo@goggo.com.au> wrote in message
news:1109702097.257121.314650@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
>I just bought a cheap optical mouse that didn't come with a driver.
> When I plugged it into the USB port, Windows installed a "HID-compliant
> mouse" driver, dated 4-23-1999.
>
> I don't like this driver. I can't figure out how to set the tracking
> speed of the pointer, and it is much too slow for my tastes. The Mouse
> control in the Control Panel does not seem to control this mouse.
> Actually, if I change double click speed, it seems to affect the mouse,
> but pointer speed adjustments have no effect. It seems to have just the
> one speed!
>
> I desperately want the pointer to move further for each inch I move the
> mouse. Is there an updated HID-compliant mouse driver I can download
> that will let me adjust this? Or is there a generic optical mouse
> driver of some sort? My mouse is made in China and the name on the
> mouse is MD Tech, but I can't find any website for them.
>
> I use Win 98 SE.
>
> Thanks for any ideas.
>

they all act a little different ...the settings you are looking for are in
control panel > mouse>pointer options (speed up/down , double click rate
and the like)
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March 2, 2005 3:43:11 AM

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Could the user actually want another software driver with more features?

"Haggis" <bingsnapREMOVE@THIShotmail.com> wrote in message
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:
: <arvo@goggo.com.au> wrote in message
: news:1109702097.257121.314650@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
: >I just bought a cheap optical mouse that didn't come with a driver.
: > When I plugged it into the USB port, Windows installed a "HID-compliant
: > mouse" driver, dated 4-23-1999.
: >
: > I don't like this driver. I can't figure out how to set the tracking
: > speed of the pointer, and it is much too slow for my tastes. The Mouse
: > control in the Control Panel does not seem to control this mouse.
: > Actually, if I change double click speed, it seems to affect the mouse,
: > but pointer speed adjustments have no effect. It seems to have just the
: > one speed!
: >
: > I desperately want the pointer to move further for each inch I move the
: > mouse. Is there an updated HID-compliant mouse driver I can download
: > that will let me adjust this? Or is there a generic optical mouse
: > driver of some sort? My mouse is made in China and the name on the
: > mouse is MD Tech, but I can't find any website for them.
: >
: > I use Win 98 SE.
: >
: > Thanks for any ideas.
: >
:
: they all act a little different ...the settings you are looking for are in
: control panel > mouse>pointer options (speed up/down , double click rate
: and the like)
:
:
Anonymous
March 2, 2005 3:47:01 AM

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Drivers *are* software that drives hardware (usually, but not always.)
You probably meant to say "hardware driver". If the Windows default
drivers don't work well, and the device isn't even supported decently by
the maker, all I could suggest would be to *try* Logitech's drivers. A
very long shot, that.

On the other hand, the problem might not be mouse drivers, per se. The
problem might have more to do with the USB drivers and hardware.

--
Gary S. Terhune
MS MVP Shell/User
http://www.grystmill.com/articles/cleanboot.htm
http://www.grystmill.com/articles/security.htm

"Dan" <spamyou@user.nec> wrote in message
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> Could the user actually want another software driver with more
features?
>
> "Haggis" <bingsnapREMOVE@THIShotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:es$t7zpHFHA.2156@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> :
> : <arvo@goggo.com.au> wrote in message
> : news:1109702097.257121.314650@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
> : >I just bought a cheap optical mouse that didn't come with a driver.
> : > When I plugged it into the USB port, Windows installed a
"HID-compliant
> : > mouse" driver, dated 4-23-1999.
> : >
> : > I don't like this driver. I can't figure out how to set the
tracking
> : > speed of the pointer, and it is much too slow for my tastes. The
Mouse
> : > control in the Control Panel does not seem to control this mouse.
> : > Actually, if I change double click speed, it seems to affect the
mouse,
> : > but pointer speed adjustments have no effect. It seems to have
just the
> : > one speed!
> : >
> : > I desperately want the pointer to move further for each inch I
move the
> : > mouse. Is there an updated HID-compliant mouse driver I can
download
> : > that will let me adjust this? Or is there a generic optical mouse
> : > driver of some sort? My mouse is made in China and the name on the
> : > mouse is MD Tech, but I can't find any website for them.
> : >
> : > I use Win 98 SE.
> : >
> : > Thanks for any ideas.
> : >
> :
> : they all act a little different ...the settings you are looking for
are in
> : control panel > mouse>pointer options (speed up/down , double click
rate
> : and the like)
> :
> :
>
>
March 2, 2005 5:01:41 AM

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Thanks for the correction. It is late Gary and I did mean to say hardware
driver. :> What are the exceptions to the rule of drivers not being
software that drives hardware? Thanks in advance for your help and
information, Gary. It is greatly and highly appreciated and respected.

"Gary S. Terhune" <grystnews@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:%23bISbRwHFHA.3108@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
: Drivers *are* software that drives hardware (usually, but not always.)
: You probably meant to say "hardware driver". If the Windows default
: drivers don't work well, and the device isn't even supported decently by
: the maker, all I could suggest would be to *try* Logitech's drivers. A
: very long shot, that.
:
: On the other hand, the problem might not be mouse drivers, per se. The
: problem might have more to do with the USB drivers and hardware.
:
: --
: Gary S. Terhune
: MS MVP Shell/User
: http://www.grystmill.com/articles/cleanboot.htm
: http://www.grystmill.com/articles/security.htm
:
: "Dan" <spamyou@user.nec> wrote in message
: news:uEchFuvHFHA.1948@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
: > Could the user actually want another software driver with more
: features?
: >
: > "Haggis" <bingsnapREMOVE@THIShotmail.com> wrote in message
: > news:es$t7zpHFHA.2156@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
: > :
: > : <arvo@goggo.com.au> wrote in message
: > : news:1109702097.257121.314650@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
: > : >I just bought a cheap optical mouse that didn't come with a driver.
: > : > When I plugged it into the USB port, Windows installed a
: "HID-compliant
: > : > mouse" driver, dated 4-23-1999.
: > : >
: > : > I don't like this driver. I can't figure out how to set the
: tracking
: > : > speed of the pointer, and it is much too slow for my tastes. The
: Mouse
: > : > control in the Control Panel does not seem to control this mouse.
: > : > Actually, if I change double click speed, it seems to affect the
: mouse,
: > : > but pointer speed adjustments have no effect. It seems to have
: just the
: > : > one speed!
: > : >
: > : > I desperately want the pointer to move further for each inch I
: move the
: > : > mouse. Is there an updated HID-compliant mouse driver I can
: download
: > : > that will let me adjust this? Or is there a generic optical mouse
: > : > driver of some sort? My mouse is made in China and the name on the
: > : > mouse is MD Tech, but I can't find any website for them.
: > : >
: > : > I use Win 98 SE.
: > : >
: > : > Thanks for any ideas.
: > : >
: > :
: > : they all act a little different ...the settings you are looking for
: are in
: > : control panel > mouse>pointer options (speed up/down , double click
: rate
: > : and the like)
: > :
: > :
: >
: >
:
Anonymous
March 2, 2005 5:01:42 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

Norton, for example, has "drivers" that may or may not actually drive
hardware.

--
Gary S. Terhune
MS MVP Shell/User
http://www.grystmill.com/articles/cleanboot.htm
http://www.grystmill.com/articles/security.htm

"Dan" <spamyou@user.nec> wrote in message
news:%23Fyo1ZwHFHA.3428@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Thanks for the correction. It is late Gary and I did mean to say
hardware
> driver. :> What are the exceptions to the rule of drivers not being
> software that drives hardware? Thanks in advance for your help and
> information, Gary. It is greatly and highly appreciated and
respected.
>
> "Gary S. Terhune" <grystnews@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:%23bISbRwHFHA.3108@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> : Drivers *are* software that drives hardware (usually, but not
always.)
> : You probably meant to say "hardware driver". If the Windows default
> : drivers don't work well, and the device isn't even supported
decently by
> : the maker, all I could suggest would be to *try* Logitech's drivers.
A
> : very long shot, that.
> :
> : On the other hand, the problem might not be mouse drivers, per se.
The
> : problem might have more to do with the USB drivers and hardware.
> :
> : --
> : Gary S. Terhune
> : MS MVP Shell/User
> : http://www.grystmill.com/articles/cleanboot.htm
> : http://www.grystmill.com/articles/security.htm
> :
> : "Dan" <spamyou@user.nec> wrote in message
> : news:uEchFuvHFHA.1948@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> : > Could the user actually want another software driver with more
> : features?
> : >
> : > "Haggis" <bingsnapREMOVE@THIShotmail.com> wrote in message
> : > news:es$t7zpHFHA.2156@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> : > :
> : > : <arvo@goggo.com.au> wrote in message
> : > : news:1109702097.257121.314650@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
> : > : >I just bought a cheap optical mouse that didn't come with a
driver.
> : > : > When I plugged it into the USB port, Windows installed a
> : "HID-compliant
> : > : > mouse" driver, dated 4-23-1999.
> : > : >
> : > : > I don't like this driver. I can't figure out how to set the
> : tracking
> : > : > speed of the pointer, and it is much too slow for my tastes.
The
> : Mouse
> : > : > control in the Control Panel does not seem to control this
mouse.
> : > : > Actually, if I change double click speed, it seems to affect
the
> : mouse,
> : > : > but pointer speed adjustments have no effect. It seems to have
> : just the
> : > : > one speed!
> : > : >
> : > : > I desperately want the pointer to move further for each inch I
> : move the
> : > : > mouse. Is there an updated HID-compliant mouse driver I can
> : download
> : > : > that will let me adjust this? Or is there a generic optical
mouse
> : > : > driver of some sort? My mouse is made in China and the name on
the
> : > : > mouse is MD Tech, but I can't find any website for them.
> : > : >
> : > : > I use Win 98 SE.
> : > : >
> : > : > Thanks for any ideas.
> : > : >
> : > :
> : > : they all act a little different ...the settings you are looking
for
> : are in
> : > : control panel > mouse>pointer options (speed up/down , double
click
> : rate
> : > : and the like)
> : > :
> : > :
> : >
> : >
> :
>
>
!