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Why Does My Computer Mouse Do This?

  1. Jul 24, 2008 #1
    It seems like every summer my computer mouse will stall every five seconds, then when I move the mouse off the mouse pad and move it around the mouse on the screen will start to function again. Then it will stall off the mouse pad, so I have to move it back on the mouse pad to make it work again. That's not the only issue though. Every now and then when I click on something it won't do anything, so I have to click on it several times before it starts functioning again. I'm not sure why this only happens during the summer time, but it is very frustrating.
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  3. Jul 25, 2008 #2
    Get a new mouse.
  4. Jul 25, 2008 #3
    Is it wired or wireless?
  5. Jul 25, 2008 #4
    Sounds like it's probably a wireless mouse. If it is, try moving the receiver/transmitter closer to the mouse and see if the problem stops. I've run into a few keyboards and mice that don't respond very well, where every so often you have to hit a button twice to get it to register. Made editing long paragraphs really fun.:mad:
  6. Jul 25, 2008 #5
    Ok, the receiver/transmitter was sliding away a bit so I moved it directly under my mouse. I'll see how this goes.
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