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Mouse problems
« on: August 16, 2006, 12:10:52 PM »
Hey all :)

I've recently purchased a new keyboard and mouse.... so of course, I decided to treat myself to Wireless, Optical and well, a Microsoft one!  :hysterical:

I brought a "Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 1000" at so far very pleased with it.

However, I have seemed to of lost the drop and drag feature in windows  :( I can not drag a link from Thunderbird (for example) into firefox, it just shows a circle with a line through it as the cursor.

The problem, may not be my mouse, I have been optimising my XP, so it could of been something there; following these instructions: http://mywebpages.comcast.net/SupportCD/OptimizeXP.html

As well as that, I have an error popping up, informing me that my wireless mouse battery is low. But if i go and check the battery level, in the Mouse settings, it shows "Good" for the battery.


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Re: Mouse problems
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2006, 05:56:53 PM »
Andy,
May seem a daft thing to ask but have you tried taking it off your PC and rebooting to see if it is the mouse that is not seeing the drag and drop feature. then you can put it back in once you are sure that it is not the mouse that is the cause.

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Re: Mouse problems
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2006, 09:08:24 PM »
Not a daft idea at all, more logical than anything. :)

But, after restarting my computer, it seems the drag and drop functionality has been restored! So remaining is the issue the battery one.

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Re: Mouse problems
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2006, 09:35:25 PM »
are you using the battery that came with it?
is it a re-chargable one?

why i ask is the batteries that come with goodies are usually just a bit old or cheap ones
and a recharge battery is a slightly different voltage and can fool the monitoring with a bit lower voltage

so might just try a new good battery and see what happens?

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Re: Mouse problems
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2006, 11:18:53 PM »
You may also need to "resync" your connection between the keyboard and the computer.  With my Logitech wireless, there is a button on the bottom of the keyboard.


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Re: Mouse problems
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2006, 04:47:10 PM »
are you using the battery that came with it?
is it a re-chargable one?

why i ask is the batteries that come with goodies are usually just a bit old or cheap ones
and a recharge battery is a slightly different voltage and can fool the monitoring with a bit lower voltage

so might just try a new good battery and see what happens?

I'm not using rechargable batteries, however, I am using the batteries that came with it. I'll try to find some batteries in the house, to try them out.

You may also need to "resync" your connection between the keyboard and the computer.  With my Logitech wireless, there is a button on the bottom of the keyboard.

I've tried that many times, and unfortunately, to no help. I have a button under my mouse and keyboard and one on my receiver.

The mouse functions perfectly fine, but the computer warns me that my wireless mouse batteries are low, after a short period of time (30 - 60 minutes)

Is there anyway in turning this feature off? Its unlikely, as windows thinks it is being helpful.

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Re: Mouse problems
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2006, 04:06:15 PM »
Right Mitch, I've tried your suggestion to try other batteries, however if anything it has got worst!

:( Its driving me crazy!

The battery warnings have become more frequent. Every 5 - 10 minutes of using the mouse!

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Re: Mouse problems
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2006, 04:30:54 PM »
Andy,
Did you try what Corrine seguested
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You may also need to "resync" your connection between the keyboard and the computer.
also some have diferent channels.

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