jumping mouse

By angeljoy ยท 6 replies
Jul 3, 2006
  1. My mouse jumps around the screen. Sometimes more than others. It sends messages before I am finished with an email. Help. :eek: :confused:
  2. fastco

    fastco TS Booster Posts: 1,123

  3. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 716

    It is not spyware. It is your mouse, I assume it is one of the smaller sized microsoft optical scroll mouses? This happens to all of these mouses. At current there is no solution but microsoft are aware of this problem and are attempting to find a solution to it. Just to make sure, plug in an old mouse and see if this makes a difference.


  4. angeljoy

    angeljoy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Mouse is for note book, but not optical

    It is smaller mouse, but not optical. It plugs in USB.

    I do have spyware. I have had the problem ever since I installed SP2.
    Could that have anything to do with it?
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,182   +469

    Optical is not the same as wireless, although it can be wireless. It has no roller ball.
  6. angeljoy

    angeljoy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you.

    I did not know it was such a common problem. It has been quite frustrating.
    I will look for an older mouse that is not "optical".
  7. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 716

    It is just that mouse, nothing to do with optical, try the older model of microsoft optical scroll mouse (should be slightly larger than your other). This should fix the problem.


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