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Crazy Mouse
« on: Sat Dec 08, 2007 - 17:27:07 »
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Help!  Suddenly I'm having trouble controlling my mouse!  It's clicking when I don't want to click and double-clicking when I do?

Is it messing up?  It's  a laser mouse (corded, not cordless) that, even though I haven't had it all that long, has seen some heavy, heavy use.


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Crazy Mouse
« on: Sat Dec 08, 2007 - 17:27:07 »

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Re: Crazy Mouse
« Reply #1 on: Sat Dec 08, 2007 - 18:55:51 »
(not to be confused with Danger Mouse)

Help!  Suddenly I'm having trouble controlling my mouse!  It's clicking when I don't want to click and double-clicking when I do?

Is it messing up?  It's  a laser mouse (corded, not cordless) that, even though I haven't had it all that long, has seen some heavy, heavy use.



What have you done so far?

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Re: Crazy Mouse
« Reply #2 on: Sat Dec 08, 2007 - 18:58:19 »
Clicked on a whole lot of things I didn't want to, basically.

Oh.  You mean to fix it.

Absolutely nothin'.

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« Reply #3 on: Sat Dec 08, 2007 - 18:59:33 »
Clicked on a whole lot of things I didn't want to, basically.

Oh.  You mean to fix it.

Absolutely nothin'.

have you restarted your computer?

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Re: Crazy Mouse
« Reply #4 on: Sat Dec 08, 2007 - 19:00:55 »
Yes.  I did do that (because of another problem--I deleted a couple of programs that I'm not using anymore and the computer wasn't acting right).

But the mouse problem's been building for a while. 

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Re: Crazy Mouse
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Re: Crazy Mouse
« Reply #5 on: Sat Dec 08, 2007 - 19:02:57 »
you could try going into your control panel, them into systems and device manager and deleting your mouse from the device manager and unplugging it and re-plugging it in.  You might also try downloading a new driver for it, your driver might be corrupted.

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Re: Crazy Mouse
« Reply #6 on: Sat Dec 08, 2007 - 19:09:43 »
I might try that.  I'm running stuff on this computer that it won't hold, and I have to delete one of the sound thingys occasionally because it stops working and then let the computer find it and put it back. Sounds similar.

or I could keep going like this.  I'm finding all sorts of new interesting sites.  And Lee probably appreciates my clicking on so many links on this board (even though I don't intend to).   

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Re: Crazy Mouse
« Reply #7 on: Sat Dec 08, 2007 - 23:58:38 »
Have you changed the batteries?

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« Reply #8 on: Sun Dec 09, 2007 - 01:00:31 »
Have you changed the batteries?

I assume this one is drawing its power via usb

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Re: Crazy Mouse
« Reply #9 on: Sun Dec 09, 2007 - 14:37:17 »
Sorry,

   I just re-read the whole thread and saw that it was corded.  Ignore my post and re-install the software.




edited to add.

when I upgraded to Leopard I had to reconfigure my Mighty Mouse.  It was doing weird things but after I reconfigured it, It's back to working flawlessly. 

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Re: Crazy Mouse
« Reply #10 on: Sun Dec 09, 2007 - 19:55:47 »
 ::lalala::  It'll be a while before I do that, I don't want to stumble with envy!  ::destroyingcomputer::

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Re: Crazy Mouse
« Reply #11 on: Sun Dec 09, 2007 - 20:03:52 »
All you Mac people are laughing now, but I saw the first part of Live Free or Die Hard the other day, and Mr. "I'm-a'Mac" hit one key and--Bam!!!!


I've seen your future, and it looks a lot like the ones Alison and Antiaging keep writing about.

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Re: Crazy Mouse
« Reply #12 on: Mon Dec 10, 2007 - 17:50:39 »
How's your keyboard???  If your spacebar is old or worn out or pressed down, it will affect what you see on screen and click stuff and double click stuff when you press once.

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Re: Crazy Mouse
« Reply #13 on: Mon Dec 10, 2007 - 18:43:33 »
fwiw, I haven't had the problem at all the last couple of days.  No idea. I didn't do anything to fix it.

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Re: Crazy Mouse
« Reply #14 on: Mon Dec 10, 2007 - 21:10:19 »
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when I upgraded to Leopard

Side note....

do you like Leopard? Did you upgrade iLife or any other apps as well? Just curious.

Leopard is OK.

I upgraded my iLife, after I accidentally erased my old ILife software during the leopard install, (I did a clean install  ::doh::) It has some pretty cool tweaks as well, with widgets, and teh mail server, but there are some things that bug me.

Quickverse will not work with Leopard, but they are working on solving that problem.  At least they were 6 weeks ago.

IDVD is not that good. Stay with IMovie.

I am glad that I did it but if you are happy with tiger then don't make the switch.

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Re: Crazy Mouse
« Reply #15 on: Mon Dec 10, 2007 - 21:51:02 »
fwiw, I haven't had the problem at all the last couple of days.  No idea. I didn't do anything to fix it.


Maybe you have the spiritual gift of mouse healing?   ::pondering::

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Re: Crazy Mouse
« Reply #16 on: Tue Dec 11, 2007 - 17:53:41 »
fwiw, I haven't had the problem at all the last couple of days.  No idea. I didn't do anything to fix it.




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Re: Crazy Mouse
« Reply #17 on: Thu Feb 28, 2008 - 10:30:34 »
I use a laptop and was having a similar "crazy mouse" problem. The problem is that the mouse starts drifting to either the top right of the screen or the bottom left of the screen and it stays there. To remedy it, I usually have to shake my mouse around in multiple circles until it finally gets back to the middle. It was happening almost every time I used the computer for a few weeks, but seems to be less now. I think it mostly happens when the laptop is not level. Anyone know why that could be causing it? If it starts back up again I will try the uninstalling/reinstalling method mentioned above.

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Re: Crazy Mouse
« Reply #18 on: Sat Mar 01, 2008 - 21:50:24 »
That's exactly the way my problems started.

I solved them.  New mouse.

 

     
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