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Ken Thomson (Unregistered Guest)
Posted on Saturday, June 28, 2003 - 7:14 am:   

I've had this problem with my MS Wheel Optical Mouse, and it seems much worse with my new Wireless Optical.

Problem is the pointer frequently jumps to the corner of the screen. I can't see any pattern, and it can go to any corner. I've tried a variety of mouse mats and using it direct on the wooden desk, in case the optical sensor was losing track of it's location. Can't find any reference on the MS help pages, or anywhere else for that matter....can I be the only person experiencing this problem? It's driving me crazy, and every job takes a lot longer to complete as i am continually mousing from teh corner to the appropriate place and then finding the pointer back in the corner again
Posted on Sunday, June 29, 2003 - 12:28 pm:   

HMMM, I have had similar jitter problems with my Logitech optical but a new driver cured that. As far as the curser having a will of it's own with 2 opticals, I would suspect it is a software problem, or if it is USB, perhaps updated motherboard drivers which also is considered a software problem. What are your system specifications and operating system?
Ken Thomson
Posted on Sunday, June 29, 2003 - 1:54 pm:   

This has been on two different systems, both Win XP Home.

The first system is Athlon 1200, 80GB Maxtor drive, 1GB RAM with a Chaintech motherboard. The second is P4 2.4, 120GB WD drive, 1GB RAM in a Shuttle motherboard/case. AFAIK, I've got the latest drivers for both mice (mouses? :-}).
Posted on Sunday, June 29, 2003 - 7:11 pm:   

USB or PS2 connection?
Ken Thomson
Posted on Wednesday, July 2, 2003 - 1:38 am:   

The wireless gizmo has a USB connection that has a PS2 adaptor on it.
Posted on Wednesday, July 2, 2003 - 8:24 am:   

You may have something causing interferance with reception, perhaps a flourescent desk lamp throwing of bad I.R. It's common.

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