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#1 10 years ago

I just bought a cheap laser gaming mouse which I really like but it has one problem. When I pick it up to centre it I have to lift it about 30 cm before it stops reading the surface. Does anyone know any tricks to solve this. I could always buy another mouse but this one is really comfortable.




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#2 10 years ago

If you can, enable some kind of acceleration with the movement, that would prevent you from having to centre it in the first place. That, or just make it more sensitive. It's not too comforatable at first, but it's easier than getting used to a new mouse, especially if you've found one you like.




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#3 10 years ago

Check the manufacturers website to see if they have an apps that can make it better/faster. You can also go to Control Panel, Mouse, Pointer Options, and change your pointer speed. That may help. Also, changing the surface it's on can change it's performance. I keep mine on a black mouse pad because I don't want a bbqhax fast mouse. If you want faster speed, and you're using a red laser mouse, you can put it on a white surface and your performance will increase dramatically. And yes, you'll need to get used to the need speed.




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#4 10 years ago

30 cm? What... I think you are exaggerating a bit ;).

Anyway, a firmware update should address that issue. Check the maker's website to see if they have any.




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#5 10 years ago

I've got a Logitech laser mouse and it only tracks from a few mm above the surface, past that and it doesn't do anything.




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#6 10 years ago
jjz-;477541330 cm? What... I think you are exaggerating a bit ;). Anyway, a firmware update should address that issue. Check the maker's website to see if they have any.

Lol...I didn't realize how far that was. I have Razer Diamondback optical gaming mouse and it'll still track when it's above my mouse pad by like a 8th of an inch or so. Put it on a white surface, and it extends that to make it a sixth of an inch. Lol...when I'm bored I'll try and play a game holding my mouse just aboe the mouse pad...lol. Nearly impossible. Entertaining though. Sorry...got off topic.




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#7 10 years ago
jjz-;477541330 cm? What... I think you are exaggerating a bit ;).[/quote] Yeah, that's almost a third of a meter. =p [quote=GateCrusher420;4775437]Lol...I didn't realize how far that was. I have Razer Diamondback optical gaming mouse and it'll still track when it's above my mouse pad by like a 8th of an inch or so. Put it on a white surface, and it extends that to make it a sixth of an inch. Lol...when I'm bored I'll try and play a game holding my mouse just aboe the mouse pad...lol. Nearly impossible. Entertaining though. Sorry...got off topic.

Honestly, my best suggestion is to just pick it up higher. I have a Logitech G9 laser mouse, on a wood grain desktop, and it tracks pretty high, probably about half a centimeter off the desk. It took some getting used to, but now I don't think twice about just lifting the damn thing a full inch up to move it without tracking.

Another trick you might want to try if you don't want to lift it high up, is to tilt it. Assuming you're right handed, tilt the mouse when you move it, so that the right edge is still on the desk, and the left side is an inch or two in the air. That way the laser will be a centimeter or so off the desk, and at an angle, so it won't track while you're moving the mouse.