Cordless mouse problems / windows 7

  Cara2 22:45 27 May 2010

First hint of a problem was with the mouse - which failed to have any impact on a link i.e. although it looks like it will close a prog when hovering over say the 'x' - it has no impact. (It does highlight item though). This is the same with most actions.

Then I had a problem with Kaspersky which showed databases were corrupt. (This I have fixed with the help of these forums).

However, the mouse problem has returned. In addition, if I try to drag a page, it do so 'jerkily' or not at all.

I can do these things, after a fashion, with my touch screen.

Any ideas please? Using Windows 7, mouse is cordless - I have tried new batteries.

  I am Spartacus 22:54 27 May 2010

My mouse does that when it's reporting a poor signal, even though it's within a foot of the receiver. Try re-registering it, on mine you need to press a button on the receiver and then the mouse.

  Cara2 23:11 27 May 2010

Thanks for reply. No, that didn't work.

Mouse moves the cursor around the page, but will not click on anything. Won't highlight anything either.

  northumbria61 23:29 27 May 2010

Go to Device Manager - Mice & Other Pointing Devices - right click - select "Update Driver Software"

You may also like to go into Control Panel - Mouse and check settings.

Try these - Buttons Tab - Double Click Speed - set to FAST - Pointers Tab - Tick in both "Enable Pointer Shadow" & "Allow Themes to Change Mouse Pointers"- the Pointers Options Tab - FAST - tick in "Enhance Pointer Position" & "Hide Pointer While Typing" - then Wheel Tab - Vertical Scroll - I use 5 lines - Horizontal Scroll - I use 3 (personal choice here) then Properties - make sure YOUR mouse is there and Device is working properly.

  Cara2 21:22 28 May 2010

Thanks Northunbria61 - checked it all out and it seemed okay.

However, did have another go at I am Spartacus
suggestion and that has done the trick!

Happy to reply mouse is now working. Thanks for all replies.

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