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February 1, 2005 10:57:12 AM

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Is there something about an optical mouse that I don't
know about? I have used 2 different ones (a wired mouse
and a wireless mouse) and I get the same result - the
pointer jumps unexpectedly, usually to a corner of the
screen. What can I do to correct this?

John

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Anonymous
February 1, 2005 1:19:36 PM

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On Tue, 1 Feb 2005 07:57:12 -0800, John wrote:

> Is there something about an optical mouse that I don't
> know about? I have used 2 different ones (a wired mouse
> and a wireless mouse) and I get the same result - the
> pointer jumps unexpectedly, usually to a corner of the
> screen. What can I do to correct this?
>
> John

Experiment with different surfaces. If the surface is too reflective or
does not have many variations in color, the cursor activity could be
erratic. Some folks use a piece of floor tile or an old fashioned mouse pad
if they have a glass or a solid color desktop.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
February 1, 2005 1:19:37 PM

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>-----Original Message-----
>On Tue, 1 Feb 2005 07:57:12 -0800, John wrote:
>
>> Is there something about an optical mouse that I don't
>> know about? I have used 2 different ones (a wired
mouse
>> and a wireless mouse) and I get the same result - the
>> pointer jumps unexpectedly, usually to a corner of the
>> screen. What can I do to correct this?
>>
>> John
>
>Experiment with different surfaces. If the surface is
too reflective or
>does not have many variations in color, the cursor
activity could be
>erratic. Some folks use a piece of floor tile or an old
fashioned mouse pad
>if they have a glass or a solid color desktop.
>
>--
>Sharon F
>MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
>.
>
Thanks, Sharon,

I'll try your suggestions.

John
Anonymous
February 1, 2005 3:07:49 PM

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John wrote:
> Is there something about an optical mouse that I don't
> know about? I have used 2 different ones (a wired mouse
> and a wireless mouse) and I get the same result - the
> pointer jumps unexpectedly, usually to a corner of the
> screen. What can I do to correct this?
>
> John

All I can say is that I haven't seen that with mine under XP Home.
There are a very few cases where mine won't work (e.g. a clear glass
table top), but I've never seen it become erratic like that.

It's an old Logitech Wheelmouse if that helps.

Good luck...

Bill
!