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TomBrooklyn
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join:2002-03-04
Brooklyn, NY

Why Has My Mouse Slowed Down?

Windows 7 Pro
Logitech M510 Wireless laser mouse
Typical spongy mousepad, old.

Why might my mouse pointer movement have slowed down?
It just slowed down on it's own.
I'm thinking it might be that the mousepad is old and not giving good feedback to the laser. I don't have another pad to test it with. What might be a good substitute surface for the mouse?

I didn't change the pointer speed settings.
I double-checked and they are still set to fastest possible speed.


dib22

join:2002-01-27
Kansas City, MO
said by TomBrooklyn:

What might be a good substitute surface for the mouse?

Piece of plain paper is good for troubleshooting.

Make sure there isn't a fuzz bunny living in the optical bay.

dave
Premium,MVM
join:2000-05-04
not in ohio
kudos:8
reply to TomBrooklyn
Optical mice generally don't need a mousepad. Anything not too shiny will do.

andyross
Premium,MVM
join:2003-05-04
Schaumburg, IL
reply to TomBrooklyn
Try setting the pointer speed to something else, save it, test it, then maybe set it back. It could be a number glitched somewhere, but the slider doesn't reflect that.

Gem
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join:2005-09-10
kudos:4
reply to TomBrooklyn
A plain piece of solid colored cardboard will work fine. It's less like to slide away than a plain sheet of white paper.

TomBrooklyn
Premium
join:2002-03-04
Brooklyn, NY
reply to andyross
said by andyross:

Try setting the pointer speed to something else, save it, test it, then set it back.

- I tried that and it didn't help.

- I tried rebooting the computer also, and that maybe helped a little bit, but that is unclear.

- I didn't see any lint in the recess where the optic is, but I gave that a light blow of air from my own breath. That didn't do anything at the time.

However, today the mouse seems to be back to normal speed.


DownTheShore
Honoring The Captain
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join:2003-12-02
Beautiful NJ
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reply to TomBrooklyn
New battery needed?


bbrcat
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join:2000-12-09
NH
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said by DownTheShore:

New battery needed?

I second trying a battery change...
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TomBrooklyn
Premium
join:2002-03-04
Brooklyn, NY
I didn't check that yet; but does a weak battery slow the pointer down, or does it run at full speed until some point where it stops working?

Anyway, I'll try a new battery later. I don't have time to switch it out right now.


bbrcat
RIP Lisa
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join:2000-12-09
NH
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It gets lethargic, yes


OSUGoose

join:2007-12-27
Columbus, OH
reply to TomBrooklyn
It's getting fat, or you need to feed it a better diet.

/sarcasm


darkwish
Free Knight
Premium
join:2003-09-12
Virginia Beach, VA
reply to TomBrooklyn
Get a q-tip and clean the optical lens. Just had this problem with my dad's mouse. At first glance it didn't look dirty, and I even blew it out with air. But upon looking closer with a flashlight, I saw many tiny specs of dust on the lens.