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Old 09-11-2002, 10:01 PM
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Cursor problem

This is kind of strange, but not really a major problem, just annoying. Every so often, my cursor decides to smoothly move a few inches on my screen, without me moving the mouse. Has anyone else had this happen? Any ideas why it might happen? I suspect it's a software problem instead of a hardware problem, and it's beginning to get on my nerves. Could the fact that I have a tablet and a mouse hooked up have anything to do with it?

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Old 09-11-2002, 10:06 PM
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I had a similar problem not too awfully long ago. I had the problem intermittently at first, and then it became more and more persistent. At first, I could fix it by just cleaning out the ball compartment, but finally even that didn't work... My poor little mousie had finally died and I had to get a new one.

Besides the problem you described, my cursor also took to not moving at all no matter how I moved the mouse and then suddenly jumping all over the screen like a drunk cricket...
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Old 09-11-2002, 10:08 PM
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Did the cursor move without you moving the mouse? This is a new one on me. Never heard of it before this happened.

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Old 09-11-2002, 10:12 PM
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Yep, it did, but not awfully far. Just enough to confound whatever I was trying to work on.
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Old 09-11-2002, 10:15 PM
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OK thanks. Now I know what to expect.

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Old 09-12-2002, 05:12 AM
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Not that I suppose you havent tried, but if it is a ball mouse, have you tried removing the ball cleaning it and the contacts?

As you say, it does sound like a software conflict though, or similiar. If your mouse does die a death I cant recommend Microsofts range of optical mice enough.

(afterthought: check that you have no IRQ errors or conflicts)
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Old 09-12-2002, 05:18 AM
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I'd cerainly agree on using optical mice they are a vast improvement. I did however borrow a cordless optical Microsoft Explorer model and that is one to be avoided for retouching, I'm back using a corded optical version.
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Old 09-12-2002, 06:06 AM
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After reading about Sanda's problem on the "Firewall test" thread, one would have to ask the question: are you sure you're not being hacked?
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Old 09-12-2002, 11:06 AM
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At work I had this happen to me occasionally.. I finally noticed that the mouse wire was restricted by the keyboard and would occasionally spring a little thus pushing the mouse a tiny bit when my hand was off of it. Drove me nuts till I noticed that..

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Old 09-12-2002, 05:57 PM
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Thanks for listing some other possibilities. I didn't clean my mouse until Jak posted her experiences. It wasn't very dirty though. It might happen only once or twice a day, but I haven't noticed it since I cleaned the mouse. (fingers crossed)

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