Had the same problem myself. open task manager -look at processes running . The culprit I found for me was mDNSResponder which is affiliated to "bonjour fro windows software. i removed it - problem solved. hope this helps. Billy
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Re: external mouse freezes when using firefox
Hi Albert Thanks for the info' Strange one this. Applications such as FixFox do not have any real connection with external devices.
Other than the obvious things such as check the battery in the mouse (you can check that in the mouse/bluetooth settings). Re-pair the mouse and the mac in your bluetooth settings.
You are getting the same problem when you send files via bluetooth. But when you use your track pad it's OK. If you are transfering files via bluetooth htere is a good chance your wireless would be interupted. That would say to me the fault more than likely is communication issue.
I have a couple of wireless mice. A mighty mouse and one that transmits via the usb. I must say the later is quite erratic. The mighty mouse is great. Not that I'm trying to promote apple products.
Before you go to the exspence of getting your bluetooth checked out or getting a new mouse. If you have another machine PC or mac you can plug the mouse into to try and recreate the problem would be good.
Did your mouse come with any mac software? The pairing can be quite tricky.
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seems like a problem with the touchpad, first disable and enable the touchpad with the button which is located at the top of the touchpad, the corresponding LED should change from blue to orange and vice versa. If this doesn't solve the issue, reinstall the driver for the touchpad, you can find this by searching for 'recovery manager' in the start bar. Next step is to select 'advance options' and choose reïnstall hardware driver, there should be an option called 'Synaptics touchpad driver' select and install.
Are you by any chance using TrendMicro Internet Security? I had that exact problem and I had to disable the TrendMicro toolbar in my browser in order to get that to stop. For some reason, Gmail does not like being monitored. This may even be true with any other major Security software like Symantec and the rest. Disable the security toolbar and it will not freeze up on you.
If you're not using a security software at all, then please advise what browser you are using. As in: IE 7, IE 8, or Firefox?
you can try using the function key ( fn ) and the touch pad key on my acer it is the F7 key hold the fn key and press and release the touch pad key that will turn the touch pad mouse off and on also goto control panel / mouse and try switch primary and secondary see if that will make the right button work if not its probly hardware related and your best bet is to keep the external mouse going rather than fixing that one
Go to my computer, right click>properties>hardware tab>device manager, then look down the list for mice and pointing devices, click the '+' sign and right click on your touchpad and select uninstall, do the same on the keyboard line and then restart the pc.
Both touchpad and keyboard will be reinstalled and then ready to use again as it should be back to normal
The issue may not necessarily be with the mouse. Are you able to use the keyboard once the mouse freezes? If you not even able to use the keyboard, there is some application installed on your computer or a virus due to which the mouse freezes. If, in case, the keyboard works even though the mouse is stuck, try changing the USB port or try a different mouse.
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