Why is my mouse so sluggish?
May 19, 2004 2:59 PM Subscribe
Does anyone know why my mouse is so sluggish?
posted by anastasiav to Technology (9 answers total)
A few days after I replaced my hard drive, my old mouse started to be quite sluggish -- I had to press on it hard to get it the cursor to move and even then the cursor would sometimes stop 3/4 of the way across the screen or unexpectedly move in directions I didn't direct. I just figured "well, its time for a new mouse" as the old one was 5 or 6 years old. However, the new mouse is acting in exactly the same way as my old one ... sometimes fine, but more and more often its sluggish or it gets stuck at one spot on the screen and it takes everything I've got to get it to move. We've also replaced the mouse pad, and have mucked around with the obvious mouse settings in Windows, to no avail. Does anyone have other ideas? I'm not prepared to drop $30 or $40 on a super-high tech mouse....