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Mouse problems due to static

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Anonymous
January 14, 2013 10:11:27 AM

Hi, My wife has problems with deleting files whereas I don't.
We believe it may be down to static that she has affecting the mouse control, whereas I don't have a problem.
Any one got any info please?
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Alan
January 14, 2013 4:46:42 PM

I think you need to provide some more info if you want a solution.
What is she using for a mouse and mouse pad ?
Is she using the mouse in a carpeted room ?
January 14, 2013 10:21:07 PM

highly unlikely. if there was enough static to disrupt the mouse signal you would be at the least causing a buzzing in your speakers or possibly a small electric shock. keep in mind that your body will ground the mouse when you touch it which makes this even more unlikely.

now what can cause the mouse to jump around is the surface you use the mouse on. highly contrasted surfaces such as small white text on a black background, reflective surfaces or uneven surfaces can cause tracking issues. the mouse cursor will appear to jump around on screen. this could possibly make selecting files harder.

perhaps she just does not know how to delete files properly? this was my first thought.
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