Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Guest Greystone

Win-7 Mouse Pad Sensitivity

Recommended Posts

Guest Greystone

I've been running the same hardware and Win-7 OS for the last half year. About a week ago, weird stuff began to happen: my mouse would jump around on its own; windows would close on their own; the back button would mysteriously move me while I was typing; Hotmail messages would be sent without my commanding it....A real mystery. I tried changing keyboards, changing the mouse, and even disabling some FSX peripherals in case there might be a driver conflict. No joy.So my cousin, who runs a software company, is on the MS Developers team and he says Win-7 has a mouse pad sensitivity issue. HUH!??? Mouse pad? I have a laser mouse and a 3M laser mouse pad. So I Google this issue and there are a gazillion hits from sites where people have issues with a laptop touchpad, but nothing about a regular mousepad. So I replaced my laser pad with a generic squishy foam rubber thing-- the one with the two golden retriever puppies on it that I gave my wife last year-- and so far the jumpies have not been a problem.Anybody out there get this issue? If so, is there a better workaround than what I did? I miss my laser pad.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I found that my MS mouse doesn't like too shiny a surface to work on. My old mouse pad was getting a bit glossy after a lot of use and the mouse pointer was starting to jump around the screen. A new pad solved the problem. Fred

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Greystone
I found that my MS mouse doesn't like too shiny a surface to work on. My old mouse pad was getting a bit glossy after a lot of use and the mouse pointer was starting to jump around the screen. A new pad solved the problem.Fred
I discovered it also helped to install the latest drivers for my ATI 5870. DUUUHH!! A mistake that's like busting a checkride: Those who have, and those who will.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Tom Allensworth,
    Founder of AVSIM Online


  • Flight Simulation's Premier Resource!

    AVSIM is a free service to the flight simulation community. AVSIM is staffed completely by volunteers and all funds donated to AVSIM go directly back to supporting the community. Your donation here helps to pay our bandwidth costs, emergency funding, and other general costs that crop up from time to time. Thank you for your support!

    Click here for more information and to see all donations year to date.
×
×
  • Create New...