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Old 03-08-2005, 01:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have problem with my cursor - sometimes it starts moving a little in all directions, especially when I'm clicking or dragging.
It is optical mouse and I use Windows XP.I tried another mouse and it didn't jump.
Can it be solved with some software program?
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Old 03-08-2005, 01:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Probably your mouse. Try cleaning the optical thing on the bottom or switching mouses since you say it doesn't jump with another mouse. Was the other mouse optical also?
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Old 03-08-2005, 01:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes, it was optical (logitech)
I don't know the manufacturer of my mouse
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Old 03-08-2005, 01:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Definetly time for a mouse upgrade if cleaning your old one doesn't solve the problem. Lots of times those optical mouses collect some gunk on the eye and that could cause the random cursor jumps.
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Old 03-08-2005, 01:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The mouse is new (about week)

I just connected it with my laptop and it works perfectly
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what does the surface you are using look like? Optical Mice move based on a registered change in the surface. if you are using soemthing that doesn't return the light, flat black for example, will cause unwanted effects.
I have seen several types of material cause issues with optical mice, but most are related in that they are flat (non gloss) and a fabric of some type.

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It depends on the surface, especially with cheap mice. My mous (GigaByte) is very cheap and also jumps on some surfaces. On a good surface it works perfectly. I recommend Logitech.
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