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    Mouse Arrow randomly moves!

    I'm using an optical mouse, and from time to time the mouse arrow scoots across the screen for no apparent reason. I was wondering if the mouse pad had something to do with this behaviour??? My mouse pad has a dell logo on it in pale blue, and there are some white (almost glittery) spots in the white portions. Will this affect the mouse arrow if the optics are being reflected in these glittery portions, to cause this random mouse arrow movement?

    I'm not a hardware guru, so I won't know!!???
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    Re: Mouse Arrow randomly moves!

    This could well be associated with the mousepad, so try working without a mousepad for a while, or use a blank sheet of paper. People have reported problems with dark mousepads, light mousepads, shiny mousepads...

    I also experience the mouse pointer suddenly jumping to a corner of the screen; I suspect a utility that lurks in the notification area (aka systray) of hijacking the mouse pointer.

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    Re: Mouse Arrow randomly moves!

    I don't use a mouse pad with my optical mouse and don't have any problems. You might take a look at <!post=this recent thread,444416>this recent thread<!/post> (particularly the last post). Similar story. Good luck.

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    Re: Mouse Arrow randomly moves!

    Thanx guys...I'm also strangely hooked on a mouse pad. Even though one is not necessary with an optical mouse, I will have a hard time getting rid of the pad....I associate it to the other components like I associate wearing a watch to be fully dressed!!! (If that makes sense!)
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    Re: Mouse Arrow randomly moves!

    Also update your mouse drivers, and check your settings. You might have something out of whack with acceleration or precision, or perhaps one of the odius "smart" features that automatically positions your pointer over a new dialog boxe's 'OK' button.

    But really, it's probably your refelctive mousing surface that's giving you troubles.

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    Re: Mouse Arrow randomly moves!

    Rudi,
    Just turn the pad over and try it out for a while.
    Put an optical mouse over a hologram of any kind to see the action!
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    Re: Mouse Arrow randomly moves!

    Thanx guys!
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    Re: Mouse Arrow randomly moves!

    Just one more variable to add to the mix. I've noticed when the batteries get low on my optical mouse it tends to jump to the corner or side of the screen for no other apparent reason and the frequency of the behaviour increases until I replace the batteries or they die.
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    Re: Mouse Arrow randomly moves!

    I've noticed this phenonenon too. The mouse arrow just (out of the blue) jumps to one of the five corners of my screen! Doc i assume you are using a wireless mouse? hence the need to relace the batteries???
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    Re: Mouse Arrow randomly moves!

    You have a pentagonal screen? Interesting...

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    Re: Mouse Arrow randomly moves!

    <img src=/S/rofl.gif border=0 alt=rofl width=15 height=15>
    That comes from trying to do two things at once. Only guys have this problem, the gals can do 10 things at once.
    PS : My screen only has 4 sides.... <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Mouse Arrow randomly moves!

    <center>
    <hr>PS : My screen only has 4 sides.... <hr>
    </center>And five corners !! <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> Is it wireless ?? <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Mouse Arrow randomly moves!

    Yet to see a shape like that Doc. Its weird what the brain can congure up when it ain't thinking straight!!
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    Re: Mouse Arrow randomly moves!

    At least you haven't started thinking like the gals !!! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/duck.gif border=0 alt=duck width=23 height=23>
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    Re: Mouse Arrow randomly moves!

    Now..........Doc, would you care to explain how we gals DO think???? <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> You have the rest of the day to come up with an answer!!! <img src=/S/rofl.gif border=0 alt=rofl width=15 height=15>


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