Jerky Mouse Cursor

  spras 19:30 05 Sep 2006

As my cursor moves across the screen it is very jerky and it is starting to get very annoying. Any ideas?

  Jackcoms 19:39 05 Sep 2006

Ball mouse or infra-red?

Does it have its own drivers?

  Simsy 19:45 05 Sep 2006

a wireless one? If so, have you tried new batteries?



  spras 19:50 05 Sep 2006

Wired optical mouse. Not sure if it has its own drivers, Ive never installed any. Its a Microsoft USB mouse so was just PnP

  Bass99 19:59 05 Sep 2006

Is it dirty contacts?

When I get this problem I release the ball and clean the rollers of fluff. Often taking the the screw out to remove the casing. It works for my ball mouse, and done on the basis that if I mess up, a new mouse is quite cheap.

  spras 20:40 05 Sep 2006

ive checked the infra-red bit and brushed it but no change, its still jerky

  howard63 20:54 05 Sep 2006

I found that with an optical mouse the ordinary mouse mat was no good I have put a clean sheet of white paper as a mouse mat. The printing on the original mat was affecting it. Once I found this did the trick I laminated it to keep it clean.

  WhiteTruckMan 21:05 05 Sep 2006

Optical mice can be finicky creatures regarding what surface they run on. Beside the problems howard encountered,they also do not like shiny surfaces either.


  Stuartli 21:15 05 Sep 2006

My solution was to tape a piece of A4 copy paper to a mouse mat and replace as necessary.

Also useful for jotting down phone numbers..:-)

  spras 11:59 06 Sep 2006

hmm I tried using white paper, but no difference. The mouse has only recently become jerky so I dont think it is the surface.

  WhiteTruckMan 12:42 06 Sep 2006

Try another mouse?


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