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

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Mouse-Wheel paging difficulties in Adobe Reader

My new mouse works fine everywhere except in Adobe Reader, where in Two-Up View a single click of the mouse wheel randomly pages by 0, 1 or 2 pages. It may depend on how fast I rotate the mouse wheel, ...
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Converting a VM to Hyper-V, can't get past Windows Activation dialog

Note: this is not the standard "Windows Activation Hell" question where the user gets stuck in a loop. Background: I keep an old VM with XP and Office 2003 on it, to support an elderly couple who ...
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How is it possible to emulate mouse wheel scrolling using the touch screen on Windows 8.1? I.e. remapping touch gestures to mouse events

I recently bought the Surface Pro 3 and noticed a very annoying problem concerning all applications that do not yet support touch input. For example: The note taking application "Evernote" does ...
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Weird mouse problems. Accidental double-clicking, selection, drag-n-drop problems

My mouse has started to double click or not keep a selection. Middle click works on the 2nd-3rd try, it ruins drag-and-drops and confuses selecting with opening things. It feels like little ...
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Unable to use cursor in Google Chrome on Surface Pro 1

When I'm using a USB mouse, or the trackpad on my type cover (Type Cover 2, if it makes a difference), I've noticed that the cursor is not recognized when I move it over a Google Chrome window. What ...
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Mouse selection based on initial mouse movement direction

Sometimes when selecting with the mouse, I select everything other than what I intended to select due to the mouse moving slightly above or below the line being selected. For example, in your address ...
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Natural/Australian scrolling on Asus Chromebox

I am using a Logitech T630 mouse on my Asus Chromebox and would like to enable Australian scolling. Unfortunately this option is not available in the mouse settings dialog. Any suggestions on how to ...
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Rapoo dual-mode wireless mouse no longer works in RF mode, how to troubleshoot?

I have a Rapoo 6610 dual-mode wireless mouse (like this: http://www.amazon.com/Rapoo-Bluetooth-Wireless-Optical-6610/dp/B00ANGBCF8). It supports both RF mode (that requires a dedicated receiver) and ...
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Windows/Synaptics trackpad snapping backwards after clicking quickly

tl;dr: Whenever I move the mouse a small distance and click, Windows/Synaptics will pretend I didn't move the mouse at all, reset the cursor position, but still process the click at the wrong ...
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Smoothing mouse wheel input system-wide

Is there any way to filter mouse wheel input, leaving out sudden direction changes? Whenever I scroll down the page, for example, one in a few scrolls suddenly happens to be in a direction opposite to ...
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USB mouse isn't working on MY laptop

I have a Acer Aspire 5750, I had recently bought the HP X1000 Wired Mouse. The problem is that the mouse isn't working on this laptop, I had installed all the drivers and plugged the USB in all three ...
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How can I adjust only the vertical mouse sensitivity in Windows?

I've had a cheap Logitech M215 wireless mouse for years now. It still works perfectly. For my laptop, I've purchased a couple additional mouses- both Logitech- expecting the same performance. The ...
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Mouse and Keyboard stop working, Num lock flashesh on keyboard input

Usually after a weekend when I return to office, my keyboard and mouse won't work at all. If I hit keys on the keyboard, the Numlock light will flash once for each keypress. Re-plugging the devices ...
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Elantech touchpad driver issues and input lag in Linux

I have a Lenovo U530 laptop. By default, the touchpad is not correctly detected at all (this bug report was my problem), but I fixed it with the driver in comment #137. Now two-finger scrolling works ...
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Scroll wheel issue is a major nightmare

If you make use of a scroll wheel as much as I do, you might understand my frustration. I’ll do my best to explain all of the quirks with this problem. This appears to be a cursor/focus issue, not ...
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Mouse pointer disappearing, can be fixed by closing laptop lid

My mouse pointer frequently disappears on my laptop and the trackpoint stops working. The only fix that I'm aware of is to constantly close and re-open my laptop's lid until it decides to pop up. How ...
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How do I set up Windows 8 so that I have normal scroll direction for mouse and inverse scroll for touchpad?

I am using Windows 8.1 on a MBP via Bootcamp. I would like to know how I can have natural scrolling for the touchpad, but normal scrolling for the mouse. This is how I have it set up in OS X (using ...
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USB ports connecting and disconnecting devices [duplicate]

I got a new Sager NP8230 laptop in March and have only recently begun having problems concerning my USB ports. Sometimes my Mouse (A Logitech G500s) will disconnect from the computer and reconnect and ...
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Gvim middle mouse click horizontal scroll

I'm running Windows 7 x64 with Gvim 7.4 Using my external mouse, I was wondering how to achieve 'horizontal scroll', I read all the documentation about it but still haven't figured out how to achieve ...
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mouse button #7 not detected by Linux

Under Ubuntu 12.04, the command xev sees all 9 buttons of my mouse, except for n.7, i.e. scroll right. Is there a way to fix this? I don't think it's related to xorg.conf
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How can I enable mouse mode on my graphics tablet?

I recently bought a graphics tablet (Gaomon 8600 Pro+, but it seems to be a rebranded Huion H58L). I want to set it to "mouse mode", i.e. to use relative positioning for the cursor instead of ...
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VirtualBox Debian Jessie guest has invisible mouse after update

After updating the system with apt-get upgrade, the mouse disappeared in my guest environment. I use the guest additions and the other features work (like high resolution X sessions), but my mouse ...
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Thinkpad T420 upper UltraNav keys are not working

I have an issue with an T420. Using the Trackpoint the higher keys are easier to reach, but not working. Only the lower ones respond to clicks, the one with an red circle are not responding. I ...
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My cursor will randomly jump around erratically, in a southwest or northeast direction

Occasionally the cursor on my laptop will leap to either the bottom left corner or the top right, though it prefers to go to the bottom left. It occasionally just slowly slides, and sometimes can't ...
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Giving an rdp session it's own keyboard and mouse

I'm using windows 8 pro on my computer and the client computer. I want to be able to use my computer, with it's keyboard and mouse on monitor #1, while someone else is in an RDP session on monitor ...
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Error code 43, is my mouse dead or is my usb driver installation corrupted?

My old mouse stopped working about an hour ago. I am on a Sony Vaio with Windows 7. I found an error code 43 in the USB panel. I googled it and found instructions to try to restore the connection. ...
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Mouse goes crazy in any game that requires mouse input

I have been gaming recently on my computer. Whenever I move in games like TF2 and Minecraft, and then move the mouse the camera goes crazy. If I don't move or interact with the world, then the mouse ...
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Two middle clicks on touch pad no longer work, but works on USB mouse

Not sure if this is the best StackExchange to ask this on, but my touch pad recently started malfunctioning slightly. I have a Synaptics touchpad, where it has one set of buttons (left, middle, ...
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Keyboard lag & mouse selection issues

A few weeks ago I started experiencing typing lag which is 'somewhat' intermittent. It happens in all programs including browsers & Microsoft Word (though not as often). I also have experienced ...
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Stop Synergy losing focus on “client” when UAC prompted for program installs

Edit: OMG - Really sorry if anyone wasted their time reading through the book I just wrote I thought I would give one last thing a try... Stopped Synergy service running on both machines -> ...
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Keyboard shortcut to jump out of text input box (i.e. to remove input focus)

I use autohotkey to perform a ctrl+home combo when I press my middle mouse button, with the result of jumping to the top of the webpage I'm on. This, however, breaks down if the cursor is inside a ...
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Using Alt-Tab moves mouse to centre of newly focused window

I'm getting used to Linux way of giving focus to a window just by hovering over it with the mouse. I've found it's possible to get the same effect in Windows by changing a byte in ...
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Why is there such disparity in battery life between wireless mice?

When comparing the specifications of wireless mice, the battery life figures I encounter (as reported by both manufacturers and users) can be wildly different, even between similar mice. For example: ...
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How fix my mouse and keyboard from disconnecting. is it the driver or the usb?

I am using a HID-compliant mouse and HID keyboard and they keep disconnecting. I tried every thing like reinstalling them, using msconfig and making a new INFCACHE.1 folder. But nothing works. Do I ...
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USB mouse and keyboard stopped working after plugging in a flash drive

My friend needed to print something so I gave him my flash drive to transfer the files to me so that I could print them. As soon as he plugged the flash drive into his computer, his USB mouse and USB ...
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Set kate shift+mouse wheel scroll to fast scroll through text, not change font size

We just switch from CentOS 5 to Ubuntu 12 and now when I shift scroll the mouse wheel in kate now, it changes the font size. Before it would fast scroll (like page up/down) through the text, which was ...
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Change Gestures on Lenovo N700 Mouse

So Im just starting to use my N700 mouse while waiting for my new Lenovo laptop and I was thinking it would be really nice to be able to change the middle button finger gestures to be able to go back ...
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Want to use right mouse button for caps typing with on-screen keyboard

The on-screen keyboard for Windows 7/8 requires use of the CAPS keys for caps control. Is there a way to right-click on a letter key for it to toggle to the other case from using a left-click? For ...
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Mouse clicks on next song

For a few days I have had an issue where my mouse keeps clicking without me doing so. After a lot of trial and error I believe have found the source of my problem: the "next song" media key on my ...
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USB mouse incredibly slow on brand new laptop

Just purchased a Dell Latitude E6540 with a ~16" screen (Windows 7). The mouse is terribly slow, even after adjusting it in Mouse Properties (Pointer Options -> Motion -> Fastest). To move the mouse ...
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Windows USB keyboard and mouse won't work, PS/2 keyboard does

Everything was functioning properly. I turned my computer off and came back to it a couple of days later to find that the keyboard and mouse are not working in Windows. I am running Windows 7, 64 ...
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What's the practical difference between raising sensitivity and raising DPI?

I recently purchased a mouse. My old one was fixed at 1,000 DPI, so the only way that I could make a mouse more sensitive (i.e., I need to physically move my hand less to move the cursor the same ...
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Invisible mouse pointer when recording screen on a remote PC

What I'm trying to do is record videos on a remote server. The issue is that when I use any other remote control application other than the native windows remote desktop, the mouse pointer is never ...
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My cursor randomly moves to a specific location on my laptop

I have a new Lenovo Yoga 2 laptop with Windows 8.1. At random times, the cursor moves from where ever it is to a spot about 1 inch above the start button on the laptop screen. This is when my laptop ...
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USB Switch for Keyboard and Mouse (KM)

Background I am looking to switch my keyboard and mouse between a desktop computer and a laptop. The desktop resolution is 2560x1600, which eliminates most (but not all) KVM switches. The monitor has ...
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Mouse issue while gaming

Background story: So I got a wireless mouse a long time ago. It's a Delux M371. Some time ago the mouse started reacting very slowly and sometimes it just didn't react. I decided that this mouse was ...
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Mouse will not appear on monitor 2

I have 3 monitors set up on a lap top docking station. One of the screens is the laptop and 2 additional monitors. All 3 are working, I think but I can't get the mouse pointer on the 2nd screen
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Is there a way to stop Windows 8.1 from trapping my mouse cursor when moving between screens?

I just upgraded to Windows 8.1, and immediately I notice that unless I deliberately wind up and "slam" my mouse cursor against the edges of my screens, it gets stuck on the last pixel before crossing. ...
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VMWare Player Ubuntu Firefox mouse scroll issue

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on VMware Player 6.03. In Firefox, when I click a section on the scroll bar, the bar scrolls all the way to where my mouse is (as if I'm holding down the left click). I would ...
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Should I plug my mouse into a USB 3.0 port?

I'm looking for an authoritative answer, backed by data. A friend asked me the other day whether he would benefit from plugging his mouse into a USB 3.0 port instead of an available 2.0 port. I ...