Crud--my mouse is dying!
Won't respond to clicks; making mistakes about where I clicked in a game (causing my to lose); being very difficult about highlighting to drag/drop text...
Crud..just what I need--another expense!
Does it need to change batteries? Check. I just changed my batteries 3 days ago when it slowed down and then stopped working.
That's what I was going to suggest. Change the batteries. Also, check to see that the driver is up to date.
Has no batteries; not wireless--gets its power from the computer via the connection cable.
What kind of mouse is it? If it's one with a ball underneath, you can take out the ball, give it a good clean and put it back, and you'll find that will mak a big difference.
It's an optical laser mouse, Marisa...no rollers or ball. : sigh :
Have you tried checking your mousepad (or whatever surface you're using the mouse on)? I find my laser mouse hops around if the surface isn't suitable.
Take a close look at the bottom of the mouse where the laser is. Excessive dust (or in my case cat hair) can scatter the beam and cause the pointer to act a bit crazy.
I just invested in a new mouse - don't laugh it is a "gaming mouse" by Zealot by TeamScorpion for precision tracking. I cannot imagine why the technical world has not actively promoted the braided fiber cable.
I have tried the wireless mouse and am soooooooooo looking forward to the braided fiber cable.
Just the feel of this mouse is 100% better than my advanced best in class wireless.
Will get it set up and report back.
If you have a laser mouse, check to see if a piece of lint or tiny fiber is in there interfering with the light signal. That is what makes my cursor hop and jump around.
Ah, Solaras--that's a good idea--it is a laser/optical mouse, not a ball mouse..
thanks for that suggestion.
I have to clean my laser mouse at the office frequently, inversely proportional to the frequency the cleaning folks dust my desk, I'm sure. LOL I use cleaning wipes made for computers.
Rodents have batteries now? Took me awhile to realize, "Oh, yeah. Must be the wireless ones."
Meanwhile, the other posters are right. I've had both the rollerball and the laser, cleaning them solves the problem 99% of the time. The ridges on the rollers are not part of the mouse, they're accumulated dust, fiber threads, whatever. Pull them loose with tweezers. Rubbing alcohol is the best cleaning solution I've discovered. And do clean the four corners of the bottom outside of the mouse. That causes stickiness, too. May your mouse live long and prosper.
No rollers; flat-bottom optical mouse. No batteries; it gets its power from the computer via the connection cable.
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