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Lenovo R52 doesn't remember new mouse pointer speed

When I get into Control Panel, Mouse, Pointer Options, and select the fastest pointer speed, Apply Changes / OK all the way, turn the laptop off and bring it on again, the pointer speed shows up as the previous slow speed. The Lenovo R52 (Windows XP SP2) does not remember my settings. I have another Lenovo T42, which does not have this problem. Any idea how to solve this issue? Thanks.

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Hi Boaz2007, The system can't remember the last configuration for that built-in mouse, it's a common bug for built-in accessories in IBM and Toshiba Laptops. You should install a Firmware update for your BIOS or install a Mouse configuration utility found on there website. here is the link. where you have all drivers and system fixes/patches http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-58931.html Another cause to the problem. Maybe the System file that stores the mouse configuration is a read-only file. GoNNaFixYa!

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Are you trying to configure any external mouse attached or the track ball / touchpad?

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Step 1


1. Open Mouse by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Hardware, and then clicking Mouse.
2. Click the Pointer Options tab, and then do any of the following:

To change the speed at which the mouse pointer moves, move the Select a pointer speed slider towards Slow or Fast.
• To make the pointer work more accurately when you're moving the mouse slowly, select the Enhance pointer precision check box.
To speed the process of selecting a choice when a dialog box appears, select the automatically move pointer to the default button in a dialog box check box.
To make the pointer easier to find when you move it, select the Display pointer trails check box, and then move the slider towards Short or Long to decrease or increase the length of the pointer trail.
To ensure that the pointer doesn't block your view of the text you're typing, select the Hide pointer while typing check box.
To find a misplaced pointer by pressing the CTRL key, select the Show location of pointer when I press the CTRL key check box.

Change mouse settings
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Change-mouse-settings


Step 2


If you are using touchpad, try reducing the Touchpad sensitivity and check

1. Click on the "Start" icon in the lower left corner of the screen. Select "Control Panel." Next select "Mouse" under "Hardware and Sound." You can also left-click the touchpad while the cursor is anywhere on the desktop. From that screen, choose "Mouse Pointers."
2. Select the "
Buttons" tab at the top of the dialog box that opens. This shows the type of touchpad device installed on your laptop.
3. Set the touchpad for right or left-handed use from this dialog box. You can adjust the double click speed of your computer as well. When you finish making any changes, click "
Apply."
4. Pick the "
Device Settings" tab from the dialog box now. You can see the touchpad for your Vista machine highlighted on this screen. Select "Settings."
5. Read the information provided in the next dialog box. It gives you options for tapping your
touchpad, using the buttons, scrolling, pointer motion and sensitivity.
6. Make any changes you want from the various topics. When you make a change, click "
Apply." Click "OK" when you finish making all your changes.
7. Do some work on your computer for a while, If the touchpad is still too sensitive, return to the "Mouse" menu and continue to adjust the settings until you get them just the way you want them.


Step 3

If the issue persists try to perform a clean boot and check whether the issue is still persists.

Follow the steps mentioned in the article given below.

How to configure Windows Vista to start in a "clean boot":

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

Note:Once the troubleshooting is over, reset the computer to start as usual.


Also I would suggest you to keep in touch with mouse manufacturer

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The cursor jumps around on my ASUS K501J notebook.


Step 1


1. Open Mouse by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Hardware, and then clicking Mouse.
2. Click the Pointer Options tab, and then do any of the following:

To change the speed at which the mouse pointer moves, move the Select a pointer speed slider towards Slow or Fast.
• To make the pointer work more accurately when you're moving the mouse slowly, select the Enhance pointer precision check box.
To speed the process of selecting a choice when a dialog box appears, select the automatically move pointer to the default button in a dialog box check box.
To make the pointer easier to find when you move it, select the Display pointer trails check box, and then move the slider towards Short or Long to decrease or increase the length of the pointer trail.
To ensure that the pointer doesn't block your view of the text you're typing, select the Hide pointer while typing check box.
To find a misplaced pointer by pressing the CTRL key, select the Show location of pointer when I press the CTRL key check box.

Change mouse settings
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Change-mouse-settings


Step 2


If you are using touchpad, try reducing the Touchpad sensitivity and check

1. Click on the "Start" icon in the lower left corner of the screen. Select "Control Panel." Next select "Mouse" under "Hardware and Sound." You can also left-click the touchpad while the cursor is anywhere on the desktop. From that screen, choose "Mouse Pointers."
2. Select the "
Buttons" tab at the top of the dialog box that opens. This shows the type of touchpad device installed on your laptop.
3. Set the touchpad for right or left-handed use from this dialog box. You can adjust the double click speed of your computer as well. When you finish making any changes, click "
Apply."
4. Pick the "
Device Settings" tab from the dialog box now. You can see the touchpad for your Vista machine highlighted on this screen. Select "Settings."
5. Read the information provided in the next dialog box. It gives you options for tapping your
touchpad, using the buttons, scrolling, pointer motion and sensitivity.
6. Make any changes you want from the various topics. When you make a change, click "
Apply." Click "OK" when you finish making all your changes.
7. Do some work on your computer for a while, If the touchpad is still too sensitive, return to the "Mouse" menu and continue to adjust the settings until you get them just the way you want them.


Step 3

If the issue persists try to perform a clean boot and check whether the issue is still persists.

Follow the steps mentioned in the article given below.

How to configure Windows Vista to start in a "clean boot":

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

Note:Once the troubleshooting is over, reset the computer to start as usual.


Also I would suggest you to keep in touch with mouse manufacturer

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I have found that the best way to adjust your mouse settings is to create a control panel in your bottom toolbar scroll to the bottom of your screen right click you will see an array of options select the toolbar option then select desktop


then you will see the desktop in the bottom toolbar select the 2 >>arrow heads then all control panel items then select mouse this is in WINDOWS 7
click on >> control panel mouse pointer options where you can speed it up by the slider


in XP you will have to select the new toolbar option once you have that a browse option select my computer then control panel then a control panel option will be in the bottom toolbar


click start right click on my computer select properties device manager control scroll to mice and pointing devices you might see a yellow question mark? right update driver


click on >> control panel all control panel items mouse you should see 4 tabs buttons pointers pointer options and hardware under hardware you have options to troubleshoot also you can select properties under driver you will have the options update driver rollback driver or uninstall in xp


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also under pointer options you can speed up the mouse you must click apply after you have made any changes to the settings
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How do I change the speed of my mouse pointer?


Windows 7
  1. Click the Start button , and then click Control Panel.
  2. Click Hardware and Sound, and then under Devices and Printers, click Mouse.
  3. In the Mouse Properties box, click on the "Pointers" and "Pointer Options" tab, and adjust options.
  4. In the "Pointers" tab, you can change the shape and size of your cursor by changing the "scheme."
  5. In the "Pointer Options" tab, you can change the speed, visibility, and other characteristics of your pointer.

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click start control panel administrive tools ,computer management ,device manager scroll down universal serial bus controllers you should see a yellow question mark?
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ports(com&lpt)right click update driver

it sounds like a mouse problem
make sure the lead from the mouse has a secure seating and the lead is not bad/faulty

make sure that the right type of mouse is selected it will be in the hardware tab or
control panel mouse you should see 4 tabs buttons,pointers,pointer options and hardware under hardware you can troubleshoot or select properties under driver you will have options to update driver,rollback driver or uninstall and under hardware you can troubleshoot

click start control panel,mouse you can speed up the mouse
also under pointer options you can speed up the mouse you must click apply after you have made any adjustments
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Assuming you have Windows...

Go to START
SETTINGS
CONTROL PANEL
MOUSE
POINTER OPTIONS tab
SELECT POINTER SPEED - move slider towards FASTER
Click APPLY
Then OK

That should do it.

Good luck and please comment back and RATE if this was helpful.

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make sure the lead from the mouse has a secure seating and the lead is not bad/faulty

make sure that the right type of mouse is selected it will be in the hardware tab or
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hope this helps


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then try to adjust the mouse sensitivity by doing the follwing:
1. go to Control Panel>Mouse
2. click tab that said "Pointer Options"
3. select the pointer's speed by adjusting the speed bar from slow to fast.
4. click apply and hit ok.

note: it would be a trial and error so if you still can't control the pointer go to the pointer speed again and adjust it.

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1. In order to fix this, you go to control panel > mouse
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(You can always remove this later.) Apply the changes and click the red coloured icon in your task bar. An option will be available called "Tap to click." Clicking it will enable you to tap with your mouse pad instead of the keys! Hope this helps you out, I know it helped my friend.

2.
In the Control Panel open Accessibility Options Icon and click Mouse Tab and than Setting.
To move the mouse pointer by using MouseKeys
If you have not already done so, turn on MouseKeys.
To turn on MouseKeys, open Accessibility Options, click the Mouse tab, and then select the Use MouseKeys check box. Use the buttons on the numeric keypad to move the mouse pointer. If MouseKeys doesn't function, press NUM LOCK, and then try MouseKeys again.
To move the pointer horizontally or vertically, press the arrow keys on your numeric keypad.
To move the pointer diagonally, press HOME, END, PAGE UP, or PAGE DOWN on your numeric keypad.
Notes To open Accessibility Options, click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Accessibility Options.
To specify whether NUM LOCK must be on or off for MouseKeys to function, on the Mouse tab, click Settings, and then for Use MouseKeys when NumLock is, click On or Off.
To change the pointer speed and acceleration when using MouseKeys, on the Mouse tab, click Settings, and then move the sliders to adjust the pointer speed and acceleration.
To temporarily increase or decrease the pointer speed, on the Mouse tab, click Settings, and then select the Hold down Ctrl to speed up and Shift to slow down check box.

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