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GateCrusher420 Advanced Member

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#1 11 years ago

I'm the only one in my house that uses a wireless mouse so there isn't any interference from others, or from my neighbors, as their house is about 800 feet away from ours. What could be the cause of this?

By glitchy I mean, at times, it has a mind of it's own and the pointer will go directions I'm not telling it to go, it'll move on it's own, etc. It's not a virus as I run a full system scan every day right after I boot up and my computer is clean, aside from a few tracking cookies.




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#2 11 years ago

It's probably just a cheap shitty mouse. If not, how much distance is there between the mouse and the receiver? In my experience with wireless mice, anything beyond two feet means your mouse will pretty much play by its own rules.

tl;dr - go wired. :cool:




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#3 11 years ago

It's not that bad of a mouse. It's made by targus, and it's the perfect size for portability and use with my laptop.




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#4 11 years ago
GateCrusher420;5215008It's not that bad of a mouse. It's made by targus, and it's the perfect size for portability and use with my laptop.

Targus is a pretty bad brand in my experiences. Every Targus mouse I've used was fairly unresponsive, and "glitchy" at times.




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#5 11 years ago

Yeah, I'm not in the habit of trusting Targus computer peripherals. I had one of their cooling pads for my laptop, and within a couple months of buying it, one of the two fans just straight up stopped working. Nothing was jamming the motor or anything, it just stopped. Even when it worked, it wasn't terribly effective anyway.

If you can afford it, look for another mouse. If you want wireless, Logitech makes some excellent mice, like the Performance MX, or the MX Revolution.

Personally, I would recommend you a Razer mouse, but I don't know if that's really what you're looking for.




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#6 11 years ago

Either of those two mice are excellent; used both.

It could just be what you're using it on. I have my mouse on my desk, and it used to be that the finish was just shiny enough to screw with the laser. A couple of runs with sandpaper and my mouse runs perfectly with virtually no impact on how the desk looks.




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#7 11 years ago

It could be the surface you're using the mouse on. I have a very cheap Logitech optical mouse which won't work too well on most surfaces, it'll move on its own and jump around when using a mousepad. I'm using a thin piece of cardboard as mousepad now and it works very well.




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#8 11 years ago

It's likely to be the surface your using it on. My current mousemat has an area that was accidentally melted by a bit of solder landing on it. Since then, if the mouse catches it at a certain angle then it can have unpredictable results.

And yes, i'd certainly agree with Zamee in that wired is the way to go. I wouldn't say Targus is that bad, they do make some good kit. (namely bags/rucksacks.)




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#9 11 years ago

Freyr;5215179It's likely to be the surface your using it on. My current mousemat has an area that was accidentally melted by a bit of solder landing on it. Since then, if the mouse catches it at a certain angle then it can have unpredictable results.

And yes, i'd certainly agree with Zamee in that wired is the way to go. I wouldn't say Targus is that bad, they do make some good kit. (namely bags/rucksacks.)

I'm using an all-white mouse pad.




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#10 11 years ago

The color doesn't really matter as much as the finish. A cheap cotton pad glued to foam actually works better than the plastic ones because the gloss finish often makes it difficult for the mouse to track. I've seen those before, the easiest way of seeing if that's the problem is turning the pad upside down and using the reverse of it.

If the problem stops, that was the problem.