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laser mouse pointer problem

by phxomega / June 28, 2006 6:05 AM PDT

Hi I have logitech dinovo keyboard with MX1000 laser mouse using bluetooth connection. Everything is fine except the mouse ponter jumps to the Start Menu area from time to time. It ONLY jumps to that area - so it is not your typical mouse jumping all over the place problem. I did some conventional trouble shooting - using mouse pad, disabling touchpad (it is connected to my Toshiba M405 laptop running windows xp tablet edition), etc. Is this a simple interference problem due to bluetooth, or is there actually a feature which tells the mouse to jump to the Start Menu area by default? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

P.S. Installing Logitech software made the problem worse. It would stuck on that area and I could not even use the mouse.

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It's a battery or driver issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 28, 2006 6:52 AM PDT

First I'll tip my hand in that I've rewritten some of my PDA software to use a BlueRadios connection. What I found was once in awhile the communications gets scrambled. Thank my lucky stars our software used a scheme with checksums so I can detect that issue.

Said mouse hardware may not be so lucky. If they maker won't fix or exchange it, call it defective and send it back.

Bob

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Still having problem - with corded mouse as well
by phxomega / June 30, 2006 3:46 AM PDT

I don't think it's a battery or driver issue. I decided to use USB corded optical mouse - doesn't require a battery, and I am still having the same problem (although it is less frequent than corded mouse). Is there a registry line (or something similiar) to make my mouse behave this way? I also noticed that this tends to happen when the CPU usage is higher (processing some programs).

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Try one more thing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 30, 2006 6:28 AM PDT

Another poster went down this path and finally scanned the machine with antispyware and found a pest. Try EWIDO (google.com) and eject what it finds.

Bob

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No luck...
by phxomega / June 30, 2006 8:20 AM PDT
In reply to: Try one more thing.

Scanned for spyware, no luck - the problem still persists. I am disconnecting my laptop from my port replicator and monitor to see if it will help - Might be a monitor issue since the mouse was not connected to the port replicator to begin with.

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Tell me about "monitor"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 30, 2006 11:17 AM PDT
In reply to: No luck...

Is that some software item?

Bob

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Actually, it's your regular dell 17 inch monitor...
by phxomega / July 6, 2006 4:23 AM PDT

Actually, it's dell's 17 inch monitor. However, since I get rid of the monitor and started working on the laptop's display, mouse pointer has been behaving normally - I guess there was a bad connection between the monitor and the laptop through VGA connector.

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