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Mac OS X: Mice jump :-(
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schmurr  Identity Verified
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Oct 24, 2003

On the new screen of my new Mac, the cursor every now and then jumps into a remote corner. I replaced the mouse by another, but the same thing happens. Both mice are Apple Pro Mouse with the red light underneath. How can I tame my mice's wanderlust?

Greetings from cold Italy
Martin


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Valentina Pecchiar  Identity Verified
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Make the surface less slippery... Oct 24, 2003

and your mice will slow down!

I've found that even barely reflecting surfaces (my desk, if it's too clean increases dramatically the wanderlust of the mouse. It starts dancing polka!

AND... putting a sheet of opaque paper (or waiting for a bit of dust to settle) is much cheaper than getting a new mouse

HTH

PS The erratic polka goes on both if I move the mouse around AND when I type, paying no attention to the little cutie... maybe that's it: it feels deserted and tries to attract our attention


Martin Schmurr wrote:

On the new screen of my new Mac, the cursor every now and then jumps into a remote corner. I replaced the mouse by another, but the same thing happens. Both mice are Apple Pro Mouse with the red light underneath. How can I tame my mice's wanderlust?

Greetings from cold Italy
Martin


[Edited at 2003-10-24 14:53]


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schmurr  Identity Verified
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thanks a lot Muja! Oct 24, 2003

now I've left the office and I'm at school in the staff room, but I'll try it out on Monday!

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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Do not use mouse pads with pictures Oct 24, 2003

if you use optical mice.
I had big problems with my Logitech optical mouse (on PC, but this does not matter), until I discovered, that the reason was the mouse pad I was using. It was a black and white comic picture. Now I use a simply blue one - the mouse is not jumping anymore...

Kind regards
Jerzy


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schmurr  Identity Verified
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thanks Jerzy! Oct 27, 2003

that did work! I don't use my mousepad anymore (ther was a cat on it, to boot), and it's OK!
By the way my European school received a delegation of Polish headmasters last week...


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Charlotte Blank  Identity Verified
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If you were a mouse... Oct 27, 2003

Martin Schmurr wrote:

that did work! I don't use my mousepad anymore (ther was a cat on it, to boot), and it's OK!
By the way my European school received a delegation of Polish headmasters last week...


... would you not jump when getting too near to a cat?!


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Lorenzo Lilli  Identity Verified
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no mousepad Oct 27, 2003

Charlotte Blank wrote:

... would you not jump when getting too near to a cat?!


LOL! By the way, I use a mousepad for pc, but not for mac, and I've never had such problems. No dancing mouse whatsoever (Martin, I'm sure you know the Italian saying "quando il gatto non c'è i topi ballano"... does it ring a bell? )


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schmurr  Identity Verified
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well, my mouse started again, Oct 27, 2003

and this time it's the end: I've posted a thread: http://www.proz.com/topic/15314

[Edited at 2003-10-27 17:50]


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