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My mouse will work fine on my smooth desk top, but often hesitates on the mousepad, why? I even tried it on a smooth plasticty mouse pad but it didn't work. I normally use a cloth mousepad, do these types of mouses need special pads?

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I've noted that certain mousepads do cause problems- it seems to be with the graphics on the pad- reflective/light/dark areas on the pad cause the different movement patterns. I'd guess a pad with a dull non-reflective & uniform color might be best.

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