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Jumping mouse My Ms Wireless Optical Mouse pointer has started to jump, involuntarily, about an inch and a half in a south westerly direction. Clicking to open an email in the Inbox often makes the pointer jump to six or seven emails below the one chosen. Occasionally also the pointer grabs or highlights six or seven emails in one block rather than the chosen single one. All this is making navigation tedious. All the configuration data has been carefully checked and no apparent cause can be found - 'this device is working properly' is shown but obviously it is not. Any ideas please as to what might be causing this? Bryan Lillywhite.

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I would take canned air and blow out the optical sensor on the bottom of the mouse. You could also try changing out the mouse pad. Most times when this happens something is causing the optical sensor to sense the wrong movement...i.e. dust, dirt, crumbs. Make sure to give it a thorough cleaning. Maybe use a little Isopropyl Alcohol on the sensor with a foam swab.

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