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My mouse is possessed!
Thread poster: Claudia Alvis

Claudia Alvis  Identity Verified
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Feb 26, 2006

Seriously, I have an optical mouse that works fine except that, ocassionally, when I'm moving the pointer anywhere on the screen, it locates itself on the 'close window' box.

Can anybody help me with this really annoying problem? Thanks.

Claudia


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Rufino Pérez De La Sierra  Identity Verified
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Exorcism? Feb 26, 2006

Just kidding, I have no idea...

Good luck!

Rufino


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xxxMihai Badea  Identity Verified
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Use it on a different (non-reflective) surface Feb 27, 2006

Caliaa wrote:

Seriously, I have an optical mouse that works fine except that, ocassionally, when I'm moving the pointer anywhere on the screen, it locates itself on the 'close window' box.




I had a similar problem and was advised to simply give up the pad and use the mouse on the desk surface. It worked.


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Claudia Alvis  Identity Verified
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No pad Feb 27, 2006

Thank you, but I don't use a pad with this mouse. Rufino's advice is starting to sound tempting, though.

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shfranke  Identity Verified
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Might check (or just replace) the batteries in that mouse Feb 27, 2006

Greetings.

You might check (or just replace out of hand) the batteries in that optical mouse (assuming it is a wireless model).

HTH.

Regards,

Stephen H. Franke
San Pedro, California


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Bentext  Identity Verified
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The Devil in the Machine Feb 27, 2006

Hi Caliaa,

I definitely agree with Rufino. You may find some useful information here :

http://www.religioustolerance.org/chr_exor7.htm

Cheers,
St.


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Jamie Feliu  Identity Verified
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Dust bunny? Feb 27, 2006

I use a regular mouse (w/ mouse pad) and was recently it was getting harder and harder to control...I carefully opened it and to my surprise discovered a dust bunny right on the wheel that controls the side-to-side function. Good luck!

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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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Hardware/software details? Feb 27, 2006

Hi Claudia,

Seriously, I have an optical mouse that works fine except that, ocassionally, when I'm moving the pointer anywhere on the screen, it locates itself on the 'close window' box.


For starters, it would help to describe what type of mouse you're using, and with which software (e.g. MS IntelliPoint 5.0).

Best, Ralf


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Claudia Alvis  Identity Verified
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Mouse Feb 27, 2006

I'm using a dynabook, model number M101-C1J. The name of the device is HID-compliant mouse.

Ralf Lemster wrote:

Hi Claudia,

Seriously, I have an optical mouse that works fine except that, ocassionally, when I'm moving the pointer anywhere on the screen, it locates itself on the 'close window' box.


For starters, it would help to describe what type of mouse you're using, and with which software (e.g. MS IntelliPoint 5.0).

Best, Ralf


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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Hardware (again...) Feb 27, 2006

'Sorry...

I'm using a dynabook, model number M101-C1J.

...but is that your computer?

The name of the device is HID-compliant mouse.

That's the generic name of the mouse assigned by Windows when you connect the mouse via USB. Isn't the model shown underneath the mouse (e.g. IntelliMouse Explorer)?

Cheers, Ralf


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Claudia Alvis  Identity Verified
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Mouse brand and model Feb 27, 2006


dynabook, model number M101-C1J.

That's brand and the model number of the mouse.

HID-compliant mouse is the name of the device shown in the Mouse Properties window.


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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Software/drivers? Feb 27, 2006

Hi again,
Thanks for clarifying. I'm not familiar with this make; did it come with its own software? For instance, MS IntelliPoint has a setting where the mouse pointer automatically 'jumps' to the default button in a dialogue - there might be a similar setting for your mouse (I'm guessing here, of course).

Best regards,
Ralf


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Claudia Alvis  Identity Verified
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Thanks Feb 27, 2006

Thanks for trying Ralf

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Lars Jelking  Identity Verified
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Clean it! Feb 27, 2006

If the mouse worked OK but suddensly started to behave erratic it has nothing to do with software. I had the same problem several times, and it always came down to dust and cat/hair inside the mouse and/or in the led/openings on the underside. A little maintenace every now and then is a must also on the computer hardware. You clean your car sometimes, right?

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