Mouse Hibernation

  Peter1234 14:19 05 Oct 2007
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My Mouse hibernates (i.e. freezes after 30 seconds of inactivity). Previously I could re-activate it merely by moving it. But this no longer works. Now I have to click one of its buttons to bring it back to life -- and this can cause problems, when I cannot see where the mouse is situated, and therefore on what it is clicking. Any ideas to solve this problem would be appreciated.

  mad1234 14:23 05 Oct 2007

mine is the same so i always right click & the worst i get is a dropdown menu.
if you figure it out i would be interested to know

  Stuartli 16:45 05 Oct 2007

If you go to Start>Settings>Control Panel>Mous>Pointer Options, try Enabling Show location of pointer when I press the CTRL key.

  Peter1234 07:11 08 Oct 2007

I think you must be using a wireless, battery-operated mouse, which has been designed to switch off after (say) 30 seconds of inactivity, in order to save battery power. Re-activatation then occurs by clicking one of the mouse buttons. It is thus a design feature rather than a fault.

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