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Cursor sliding off screen

If the mouse is left unused for a few seconds the cursor removes itself to one side of the screen, sometimes then behaving like a snooker ball and bouncing back across the screen. Cleaning the ball and the optical window does not help. Order is restored only by clicking the left mouse button repeatedly, and then only for a few seconds.

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  • Anonymous May 17, 2009

    Basically the same problem of the drifting cursor, but I also have a touchscreen and touchstick. They are also unable to regain control of the cursor. I'll try the uninstall driver solution. Thanks!

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I?ve had this problem in several Logitech mice. In every one of my cases the problem was resolved by uninstalling the driver and reinstalling the latest OR just using the default Windows driver. In some cases with USB mice I had to shut down the PC, remove the original mouse and replace with a standard PS2 mouse, remove and reinstall the driver and then reattach the USB mouse without rebooting. After a successful test you can shutdown the PC and remove the PS2 mouse. Let us know if that works and if you have any other questions and thanks in advance for rating this post.

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