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Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by A_Fletcher, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. A_Fletcher

    A_Fletcher Yardwork Ninja

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    Tech Guru's,
    What does it mean when the mouse pointer scrolls slowly acrossed the screen? Usually it's horizontal movement but very rarely (I'd say one out of every 300 times) it's vertical. I thought it was the mouse, so I got a new one and it's still doing this. Any ideas?
     
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    Warhorse

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    He is looking for food. Feed him!:)

    I have no technical knowledge of computers, sorry.
     

  3. A_Fletcher

    A_Fletcher Yardwork Ninja

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    :animlol: The last one I had I dumped cheese soup on. So I tried but it didn't seem to like soup too much. :rofl:
     
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    havensal Senior Nozzle Jockey CLM

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    I have had issues with optical mice and certain surfaces/textures/colors. This may be the case with you. :)
     
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    A_Fletcher Yardwork Ninja

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    The first one was a ball mouse. As soon as I'd move it in another direction it'd correct itself.
     
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    My Optical mouse will scroll funny if it is not flat against the desk or pad. I've had a labtec M-SBC76 for two maybe four years now. No problems.

    Have you gone into your Mouse window on your control board and made any adjustments?

    Click Start
    " settings
    " control panel
    " mouse
    " pointer or
    " pointer options

    Adjust from there as needed.

    " apply
    " OK
    ;)
     
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    Rabid Rabbit

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    Try cleaning the lenses.
     
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    87vert

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    if it is a wireless mouse it will do it when the batteries are dying
     
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    optical mouse and an invisible piece of lint will do that :)
     
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    David_G17 /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/

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    I know you said it was a ball mouse, but if you have a highly reflective surface (some mousepads, glass, etc.), an optical mouse becomes a severe pain to use because of issues like that.

    try start -> control panel -> mouse -> pointer options

    make sure "enhance pointer precision" is checked. in fact, just play around with those options.