Questions about using, installing, configuring, repairing, or otherwise troubleshooting mice.

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How to disable the laptop touchpad driver?

I want to disable the driver for my touchpad. It is called "PS/2 Compatible Mouse". If I go to properties the disable button is grayed out. There is also no option to disable in the context menu if I ...
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What do i look for while buying a mouse?

I'm doing a bit of research about mice, with the view of getting a new one. There's quite a few things that are obvious (for example, i wouldn't get a ball mouse) but there's a few things that baffle ...
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Mouse vertical scrolling speed issue in Windows 7

I have a laptop attached to a docking station that has a wireless mouse attached. I have gone into the Mouse Properties and set the vertical scrolling speed to 3. When I undock and use it, and then ...
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Increase mouse pointer speed

I have a Microsoft Basic Optical mouse on a Windows Vista 32-bit machine, with IntelliPoint 8.0 installed. In the Mouse properties in Control Panel, I have my pointer speed set to the maximum setting ...
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How do I disable the trackpad in ubuntu 10.04?

I have an usb radio mouse, so I would like to disable the trackpad to while i have the mouse plugged in. Is there a nice and easy way to do this ?
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Mouse: Single clicks occasionally register as double clicks

I have a generic Logitech USB Optical Mouse (couldn't find a model number) and occasionally when I am doing a single click, it registers as a double click instead. For example, when I click a file ...
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Acer laptop's built-in keyboard and mouse not working in Windows

I have been asked to help with an Acer laptop. It has worked fine with a dual-boot configuration (Arch Linux/Windows XP) for some time. Then the user decided to replace XP with Windows 7, which still ...
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One Mouse, Two Computers, One-Click Switch

I have two computers set up next to each other - one Mac and one PC. Is there a mouse out there (Bluetooth, perhaps?) that I can use on both - one computer at a time - without linking the desktops? ...
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Is there a utility which locks keyboard and mouse without locking the screen?

I need to be able to be sure that the machine cannot be interfered with whilst I am away, but at the same time the screen should be able to be seen, to see check progress. The closest thing I have ...
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How can I release a click-locked mouse pointer in OS X? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: MacBook Pro Trackpad freeze / holds click on its own Every now and then, seemingly randomly, the mouse pointer on my OS X 10.6.4-running MBP (summer 2009) will become ...
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How do I disable mouse scroll wheel under Ubuntu

In Ubuntu 9.04, I am looking for a way to disable my mouses scroll so that the mouse works like an old fashioned 3-button mouse without the scroll functionality. Any ideas on how to do this?
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2 mice and keyboards on one PC?

Is it possible to have two mice and two keyboards work for one PC? I have a wireless keyboard and mouse that I've been using for quite some time and love them, however they stink for gaming. I wanna ...
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Is it possible to show key presses and mouse input visually?

Is there a way to visually show if keypresses and programmed mouse-buttons are properly sending their input? Obviously, my keyboard is registering letter keys. But I can't tell whether my programmed ...
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Restrict mouse from moving to secondary monitor

I have two screens connected to my system and I am working in Ubuntu Linux. Is it possible to make the mouse work only on one screen and to make it stop going in the second one?
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How can I make the mouse wheel button perform a double-click in windows 7?

I have a "generic" mouse, and like most mice these days, the wheel has a click action as well. My "Microsoft IntelliMouse 1.1A PS/2 Compatible" Mouse used to have software that would allow the wheel ...
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Are there alternative to using intellipoint?

Are there alternative to using intellipoint?
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Global scroll acceleration in Windows

Is there a way to add smoothing and acceleration to scrolling in Windows. Cruising through pages by scrolling faster beats having to scroll a hundred times, and is the default behaviour of the mouse ...
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The mouse touchpad doesn't work after waking from sleep

Hey, I just bought a new laptop, the problem is that when I put my pc to sleep, after it wakes up the mouse touch pad is all messed up and doesn't work so I have to restart my laptop. Is this some ...
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Magic Mouse Not Scrolling On Brand New Macbook Pro

Just bought a Macbook Pro yesterday and a Magic Mouse today - I love them both but I have just setup the mouse and left and right click work but the slider and scroll do nothing - what I have done ...
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my mouse scroll wheel doesn't scroll

It's only a minor thing but i can't solve it. I have a ps2 mouse on win xp sp3. the wheel has stopped scrolling in all apps however in apps that support it i can click the wheel and bring up the ...
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CTS and the mouse

This isn't the same question as this one, but what is the best mouse for RSI? What sorts of alterative pointers have people used that weren't awkward, clumsy, or overly expensive?
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Windows 8.1 multi monitor setup with a vertical taskbar grabs mouse when moving across border

So I'm having a problem with what I believe to be a recent Windows 8.1 update (probably KB2919355). I use a vertical taskbar on the right side between two monitors. When I move my mouse across the ...
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When I reboot going from Linux to Windows, the USB keyboard and mouse don't work

When I'm on Linux and I reboot the machine and choose to boot on Windows 7, the keyboard and mouse are turned off, like they aren't receiving power. After another reboot they work fine (unplugging and ...
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My mouse keeps on the mouse click

Sometimes when I click something and release it, it will still keep the mouse button pressed. Like when I drag something and release it again, my laptop sometimes just keeps dragging. It wont release ...
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Mouse freezes when virus scanning or installing software

I have a problem with my mouse freezing. I use Windows 8.1 on a Toshiba PC with 4GB RAM/i5 CPU. When I install software (like Visual Basic) or start a virus scan, my mouse lags for eight seconds to ...
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How can i configure different X and Y sensitivity for my mouse in Windows 8?

I have a Logitech M505 Mouse which seems to be way more sensitive in the vertical plane than in the horizontal. Is there anyway I can configure sensitivity individually for the X- and Y-plane? Either ...
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Scroll wheel boosts

I have a little over two years old Logitech Performance Mouse MX that has had a problem the last two months or so. When I'm scrolling websites, it sometimes gets a boost and can scroll a lot more than ...
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USB Keyboard and Mouse Stop Working Sometimes

Recently my USB keyboard and mouse has been stopping working randomly every once in a while, and only working again after I restart my laptop. Putting them in different usb slots doesn't help, and ...
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USB based mouse too slow in my dell laptop

I have a Windows 7 32 bit Dell laptop with a touch pad that works perfectly fine. I connect a USB mouse and find that it freezes at times (infact most times). I go into the control panel and look at ...
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How would you turn a tablet into a keyboard + easy-to-reach touchscreen (mirror the desktop) (not a touchpad) for a desktop PC?

How would you turn a tablet into a keyboard + easy-to-reach touchscreen (mirror the desktop) (not a touchpad) for a desktop PC? Numerous remote touchpads on Android I asked a question on ...
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Mouse not working on Ubuntu 10.04

Previously my mouse was working fine on Ubuntu 10.04. Now, starting today, it stopped working. I tested with 2 other mice, but it's still not working. The mouse is turning on though, I see the ...
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Define right-click area for macbook pro trackpad

I'm looking for a way to define the right click area on the trackpad of the macbook pro - the one without a seperate mousebutton. I'm using the option 'secondary click' where the bottom left (or ...
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Mouse works on and off and makes beep-like sounds…how to fix it?

For about four days, my mouse stops working when beep-like sounds start and starts working when the "beep" arises again but now the beeps go on and off but I can't move the cursor with the mouse at ...
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Mouse forward/back buttons reversed

For some reason the forward and back buttons on my mouse seem to have been swapped round. I'm inclined to blame the firefox 6 update for this, but see no way to put them back the way they were?
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Mouse randomly freezes for about 20 seconds in Ubuntu 10.10, please help troubleshoot

I installed Ubuntu 10.10 a week ago and have had mouse glitches since. I know there was some way to monitor USB events real time, but don't remember the command for it, so if you do, please tell :) ...
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Gnome change virtual desktops by moving mouse to edge of the screen

I remember with older window managers you could switch virtual desktops by moving the mouse to the edge of the screen and your virtual desktop would change. So if you have two virtual desktops left ...
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Microsoft Optical mouse - cursor moves

I have that mouse connected to my thinkpad via usb. It has worked for years. Recently when I have the mouse inactive over text, at times the cursor begins to move to the left in little short regular ...
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Firefox goes back and forth upon highlighting text

When I select text by holding down the left mouse key and drag the mouse to the left, Firefox interprets it as if I had hit the Back Button. Same for the "left to right" move... This makes editing in ...
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How to make my mouse go faster?

I had an old Omega mouse. A really cheap one and it got broken. Now I bought an Elephant 2000 DPI mouse and it is going really really slow. Almost half the speed of my other mouse. I checked ...