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Your mousepad is the problem. Do not use a pad with many colors or pattern. Use only one color on which your mousepad will slide. I found purple as best color to reflect light from an optical mouse. Also, avoid using glossy pads or sliding the mouse on glass.

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Why does my mouse cursor keep moving slowly?


May be you are using optical mouse and it is common on reflective surface and there must be a tension on the mouse tail,check it ..

Sep 17, 2010 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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The cursor on my computer won't move at all. I


Do you have an optical mouse, is the light lit on the bottom? try another usb connect in the back of your computer if you have one, try another mouse.

Nov 06, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Can only click, not moving???


is it a usb mouse?
if so try unpluging the mouse and pluging it back in. is it optical or is there a little ball on the bottom?
if its a ball you can clean it. its probally dirty.
you can unscrew the bottom and blow the dust off. just be careful to put it back together properly.
if it is a optical (laser) you might just want to replace it i just got a new one at walmart for $7.00 they are cheap but they work

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Have emachine w5243 and the cursor is going crazy it appears it does what ever it wants. sometimes highlites words in blue, deletes, moves around on the screen and then at times do not allow me to handle...


what kind of mouse are you using?

Optical Mouse or the one with the Ball under it?

if the one with Ball under it...clean the sensor by removing the cap and ball...and clean the roller inside.

if your mouse is Optical, check the setting of your mouse (contol panel>>>mouse)

install the driver too to have more options

goodluck

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HP Optical Mouse Curser jumps around


I respectfully disagree with amusedgeek. He is correct aout the textured surface,though.Optical mice will take snapshots many times a second and reposition the cursor according to where the pattern was last. Rather than a single color, a pattern is your best bet for an optical mouse. The only thing I recommend is to make sure the mousepad isn't reflective at all- no glossy or semi-glossy surface. You want it to be non-reflective. Just to be sure there is nothing wrong with the mouse, you can test it simply by putting it on a newspaper and scrolling around.

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Emachines Keyboard Model No. KB0511


Here you go:
Enter
The computer brings the cursor to the beginning of the next line. This key can also be pressed
to open a program after you have HILIGHTED* it. It will execute a command.
Shift ▲ Hold the shift key down and press the letter key you want to make a CAPITAL letter.
This key is also used to type the charters at the
top of some keys. Eg: Shift + 1 = ! or Shift + 2 = @
Caps Lock
Makes all letters CAPITAL letters. When the Caps Lock key is pushed, a light will
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
again. When you press the Shift key when
Caps Lock is on, a lower case letter will be produced.
Space This key places one space every time it is pressed. (The long, unlabeled key at the
bottom center of your keyboard).
←Backspace Deletes the character to the left of the cursor each time you press it. (If you hold it
down it will continue to delete so be careful).
Delete Deletes the character to the right of the cursor each time you press it.
Home Brings you to the beginning of the line the cursor is on.
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;
it will also close an open menu.
Moves the cursor to the left one space each time it is pushed; does not delete the
character.
Moves the cursor up one line each time it is pushed; does not delete the character.
Moves the cursor to the right one space each time it is pushed; does not delete the
character.
Moves the cursor down one line each time it is pushed; does not delete the character.
Insert Deletes the character to the right of the cursor and replaces it with whatever is typed on
the keyboard.
↔Tab Moves the cursor to the tab marks and between columns.
Shift + print screen Prints what is on your computer screen.
Highlight (to select) To make the item stand out. To choose or select it.
? *When an icon is highlighted (left click the mouse button one time while the cursor is pointing at
the icon), the program has been chosen and the name of the icon will change color. When this has
happened, you may press the Enter key to open the program.
? *To highlight a character or characters, move the cursor, using your mouse or the arrow keys, to
the left of the item you wish to select. Press the left mouse button and hold it down while you
move the mouse to the right. Let go of the left mouse button and your item(s) should be
highlighted. Then you can choose what you want to do to the selected item(s) e.g. bold, underline,
delete, italicize, etc.
“Drag and drop” Move the cursor to the item, click the left mouse button and hold it down.
Move the mouse, while holding down the left
mouse button, to the location you want to move the item. Let go of the left
mouse button.
Cursor - The arrow on your screen. The mouse is used to move the cursor.
Let me know if this helped

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I have an aspire 5315 can somebody tell me why the curser keeps sticking or jumping


Hi lesandlen,

Well, there are a lot of factors that could be involved with your cursor acting up. For starters, could you answer if it is a trackball, optical, or laser mouse? What kind of surface are you using it on? And did it come with a driver CD that you have installed?

Generally, your cursor will move erratically when the sensor that detects movement of the mouse is fed mis-information. If it's a trackball, this can happen when foreign material is caught along the inside wheel sensors besides the trackball. On an optical mouse, it can be similar foreign material interfering with the digital camera's ability to take pictures of your mouse surface. Similar for a laser, but they are much more precise.

Could you provide us with more information? Thanks!

May 01, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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