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Fixing optical mouse problem

When my pointer on the screen is moved, it dissapears and leave what appears to be trail of smoke until I stop, then sometimes it will slowly reappear and sometimes it will not reappear until I move the mouse around again and stop. I have tried to change mouse settings but it is very hard to do anything because the pointer keeps disappearing when you move it. Thanks in advance. Best regards, Charliehoo

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I just bought 10 from china for $2 each, (usb)
why fix a mouse? why waste labor on it.?

ahh an old legacy mouse , tell me why own a PC that cant use a a USB Mouse.? why? its a relic PC, why do that.
a used w7 pc is like $20 now.

no PC stated
no OS stated
in most cases the windows is infected or is corrupted.
if you found a PS2 mouse, 8131 surely is. that.
and it fails, (my guess it will) then the OS unstated by you is corrupted.
NO PC stated, if HP , it has a model, and each model
as Recovery steps to follow to restore THE OS
is it XP ?
if it is XP and has SP3 on it and the PC has a USB port
try any USB mouse made. bingo a new mouse.
but watch out XP is now a DEAD OS. no support and no plug and play, so getting drivers is not easy. now, (ask how)

here is one way to do tests.
boot a linux CD,
run linux LIVE CD. (or stick usb memory stick with same)
then see if the mouse works ok
omg mr mouse is OK.
so XP is dead. (whats new there? , they all are)

Posted on Aug 01, 2017

  • Larry Ng
    Larry Ng Aug 01, 2017

    all mice in windows, most. XP up
    have toys there, mice trails they are call
    IIRC.
    and can be turned off. in the mice icon
    in control panel.

    it is never on by default ever.
    someone turned it on
    or the OS (op.sys) is corrupted or infected.

    no 2 PC are the same, 14 versions of windows alone, so....
    on mine its CP
    click mouse
    see below, and the pointer page turn off shadows>
    if all this is missing , you OS is corrupted
    or the mouse driver is wrong.
    ive no idea how to find any driver this old
    and not GET infected.


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Try a diff mouse. try a diff usb port

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Samsung laptop cursor tweeking


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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There seems to be waves on my desktop screen whenever I move my mouse. I can see the waves more clear when the background is darker.


The 'waves' might be your pointer trails: it can be disabled by going to your 'Mouse Properties' under the category of 'Visibility' , untick 'Display pointer trails'.

Hope it helps!

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Hi,

1-Firstly you go to system control panel(Start button->setting->Control panel)
2-select the mouse option and click
3-you see the 5 option under it,select the pointer options
4-under the visibility option unmark Display pointer trails &
Hide pointer whilt typing option
and also check the pointer speed option under pointer option.
5-than ok..

Thanks,

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Thanks! I fixed the problem by installing a USB mouse and using fn+f9. That unlocked the mouse so I could use the pointer leaving just the keyboard problem. I then tried reconnecting the wireless keyboard (by using the button on the receiver and under the keyboard) Hey Presto!!

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here's my guess =)

maybe you have the mouse pointer option set to Display pointer trails? if this is the case... this is the solution.
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  • look for Visibility section
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mouse
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