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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jrochte, Jul 19, 2006.

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  1. jrochte

    jrochte Thread Starter

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    As I am working in any program, my optical mouse from dell on my dell precision workstation 670 all of the sudden moves to another position on the screen. I can be on a tab on the lower part of the screen, say in excel, and all of a sudden it will show up near the file menu. Or i'll go to hit the save button in another program and the pointer shifts to the taskbar and opens a different program in the background. This doesn't happen to regularly, but enough to get annoying. Anybody know what may be causing this?

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  2. etaf

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    clean the mouse - around where the light is are channels - there have been a few posts now of problems with optical mice and cleaning fixed
     
  3. jrochte

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    In which forum are these posts. If there are any in this forum I must have missed them.
     
  4. etaf

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    yep - htese forums - I answered and fixed two
     
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    cleaning looked to clear it up so far. Thanks. I think why I missed the forum (at least the one that etaf had marked in his last post) was because I look as that forum being a highlighting issue not a pointing issue. I further note that I must be novice enough wityh an optical moiuse to realize that cleaning would have done the trick. Thanks again.
     
  7. etaf

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    cool

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    Would you now mark this thread solved - which you have the power to do from your first post.
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    Tick - Mark Solved

    Thanks (y)
     
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