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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:21 AM
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What would make a wireless optical mouse go crazy?
just askin'.
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CanuckAmok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:25 AM
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1. I dunno... wireless optical cheese?
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 02:26 AM by CanuckAmok
n/t
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:26 AM
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2. LMAO
:silly:
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Crazy Guggenheim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:26 AM
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3. What's happenng to it?
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:28 AM
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4. I will be moving it
like along the middle of the screen, all of a sudden the cursor will disappear, then reappear at the top.
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Crazy Guggenheim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:29 AM
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5. Are there temperature changes going on of any great degree?
That can make it do funny things.
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:29 AM
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6. Would my ceiling fan do it?
Hmmmm
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Crazy Guggenheim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:30 AM
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7. It could. Has it happened before?
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:34 AM
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11. It just started
Maybe it is because it is no longer summer in Minnesota....I always have the ceiling fan going in here...
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Crazy Guggenheim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:35 AM
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13. That can happen. But update the drivers anyway.
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:37 AM
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15. Will do!
I never thought temperature changes would affect it...

I know that wireless phones, cordless phones and remote controls can.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:31 AM
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8. I have no idea why it would go crazy , my dear KW......
And you are still UP! My god...making up for the night when you disappeared so damn early.....

Good to see you!


:loveya: :hug:
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:33 AM
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9. Actually I woke up a little bit ago
Most nights I only sleep for a couple of hours at a time...

:hug:

How was your meeting?
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:49 AM
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16. Ah, my meeting was great.....
If you'd like complete details, please proceed to the Nighthawk thread......

I told enigmatic all about it....and I don't feel like re-writing it!

If you don't mind, that is....... :loveya: :hug:
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Omphaloskepsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:33 AM
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10. A few things to check...
Are the batteries low?
Have you changed what you mouse on?
Is the mouse losing sight of the base-station?
Is it just the scroll wheel acting funky? (are web pages jumping around?)


Re-install the drivers.. (I don't really know. Just tossing out a few things to check) Maybe you could see if a wired mouse is doing the same.
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:34 AM
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12. My o[tical mouse just kind of wanders around the creen on its own...
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:35 AM
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14. As do your fingers on the keyboard!
:rofl:
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:49 AM
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17. Well fat fingers..... And All....
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:07 PM
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23. I literally LOLed at that one! nt
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yowzayowzayowza Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:07 AM
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18. Chk the sensor for an ...
errant hair er fuzz. Thatz usually the prob with mine; esp. cat hairs.
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KatyaR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:56 PM
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19. You may need new batteries.
My boss went over a month before he complained--changed the batteries, and everthing's good as new!

These things need to beep when the power's low.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:01 PM
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20. A hungry wireless cat?
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patricia92243 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:58 PM
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21. A cat scared it :)
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China_cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:01 PM
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22. Do you have a tablet hooked up?
I was having the same problems and couldn't figure out what was happening until I found the pen laying on the work area of my tablet. Put it out of the way and no more junk.

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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:09 PM
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24. I had a Targus wireless mouse that kept fritzing out on me
I went through two warranty replacements before just trashing it altogether. It worked at first, but stopped after a couple of months. It was a miniature laptop mouse. I just figured it was a bad product.
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Ratty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:37 PM
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25. Had the same problem here
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 02:39 PM by Ratty
If I was playing games suddenly the screen would start spinning. Sometimes on web pages and stuff it would suddenly jump to the opposite edge of the page.

I did three things:
- Made sure the batteries were fresh
- Made sure the radio receiver thingie was closer to the mouse
- Made sure I used a pad that is specifically designed for optical mice

The latter one, the pad, I think was the ultimate cause of the problem. If your mouse came with a pad, use it. If not, go out and buy a mouse pad specifically designed for optical mice.

BTW, I hate my mouse. It's not sensitive enough and the batteries keep wearing out. I love that I don't get tangled in a cord anymore but all in all I think I'm going back to the corded, mouse-ball type, even though it kept getting gummed up with encrusted finger turds.
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Hong Kong Cavalier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:49 PM
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26. Check the batteries...and do you have a cellphone?
My cellphone, if it's too close to my mouse, will trigger the left button click occasionally. It also makes this odd buzzing sound once in a while. (probably when the NSA is trying to track me)
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Throckmorton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:22 PM
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27. Campaign literature from the local Repug office.
Made my printer suicidal.
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