Wierd things happen when coming out of screensaver with mouse

By Machinist ยท 8 replies
Apr 23, 2005
  1. Hi, I hope someone can help me with a small but annoying problem. When my pc is in screensaver mode and i wake it up with the mouse it will shut off my browseror any other running applications. If i have no browser or app's open it will give me the shut down screen, i have to click cancel and all is well. This only happens with the mouse not the key board. Im runnimg Win2000Pro(all spk's) and using a Microsoft intellimouse Explorer 2.0

  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    You might want to run that mouse without the Intellisoft drivers.
    W2K's own built-in drivers are more than good enough, unless you need some specific feature for your M$-mouse.
    I run the Logitech MX700 on W2K/SP4 like that, and it's perfect.
  3. Machinist

    Machinist TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    Thanks alot ill give it a try

  4. Machinist

    Machinist TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    Tried it without the intellisoft drivers and still have the same problem. Im totally stumped.

  5. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    that behavior you described is identical to the effects of pressing alt+F4. look around for an offending setting or key binding.
  6. Juwlee

    Juwlee TS Rookie

    Please help, I am having the same problem described above and unfortunately do not know how to "look around for an offending setting or key binding". Could someone assist this beginner?
  7. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    did you create one? did you install any special mouse drivers/software?
  8. Juwlee

    Juwlee TS Rookie

    Well, Since I don't know what it is, I guess I didn't create one. :) Installed the intellipoint software that came with the mouse. Microsoft Wireless.
  9. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    Mouse bring out of standby

    Try going to Control Panel | Mouse | Hardware | Properties | Power Management and check 'Allow this device to bring the computer out of standby'.

    May cure it.
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