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Mouse keeps droping items

When i pick up things with the mouse cursor and move them somewhere else eg; puting pictures into a new folder or when playing cards on the computer, the mouse drops the item that im moving and picks up what ever it is over at that time and moves that instead. some times this can happen a couple of times from one location to another. i also have problems when i use excel, if i drag over a few boxes, say to merge cells the mouse keeps letting go of the first box and grabbing the second or third box instead, or dragging something i didnt want moved somewhere else then i have to back up and start again. this makes a couple of minutes paperwork take ages.

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  • jgstone Mar 07, 2009

    I have a wired (with tail) Logitech scroll trackball and it has started to become erratic. if I try to highlight and drag it may stop the process right in the middle, not start at all, or drops stuff somewherre in the "drag" path.



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Sound like the left mouse button is just worn out so the connection of the switch inside is not solid.

If it is a wireless mouse, you may be losing connection due to interference

Try a different mouse

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show up on the upper right corner of your keyboard
next to the capital “A”. When caps lock is turned on it remains on until you press the Caps Lock key
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End Brings you to the end of the line the cursor is on.
Esc Located in the upper right corner of your keyboard. Cancels an incomplete command;
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Moves the cursor to the right one space each time it is pushed; does not delete the
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