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Charlie McDonald


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Post  Posted 30 Jun 2018 6:05 am    
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Working puzzles online, this wireless mouse responds slowly as if it were dragging on the pad, but it's optical. I changed batteries.
Still drags. I put the old wired mouse on and it did its thing of slow response on the clicker. These things aren't good for puzzles.
I wouldn't say that I notice it otherwise, pointer moves fine right now.

Is it a sign of some programs use more memory and this machine is challenged, or dirty? Can mice turn evil?
I've bought a new Sony laptop with modern memory, but I'm curious nonetheless, or will be until the 'puter arrives.
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Wiz Feinberg


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Post  Posted 30 Jun 2018 7:26 am    
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The lag in the pointer could be related to your internet speed. Are you on a particularly slow connection?

You can clear the cache out of your browser, which forces a fresh reload of revisited pages. In fact, delete unneeded temp files using the Windows Cleanup tool, or CCleaner.

If all else fails, install a different web browser.

Slowness can also be caused by malware operating in the background. Scan for a coin miner, or spam sending Trojan operating in the background. Many compromised computers are used to do these things, plus participate in distributed denial of service attacks against networks, companies, governments and individuals. Constant high volume outgoing packets will cause slowness on a compromised PC or Mac.
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Charlie McDonald


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Post  Posted 30 Jun 2018 9:38 am    
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It doesn't click from page to page very fast, and we're on TPlink's premium deal. I use CCleaner daily, so I'll change the brower.

What dark alley do I go down to scan for beasts in the underbelly? Never mind... I'll wait and see how the new unit does.
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Wiz Feinberg


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Post  Posted 30 Jun 2018 12:05 pm    
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Charlie McDonald wrote:
It doesn't click from page to page very fast, and we're on TPlink's premium deal. I use CCleaner daily, so I'll change the brower.

What dark alley do I go down to scan for beasts in the underbelly? Never mind... I'll wait and see how the new unit does.


If you have nothing else, enable Microsoft Windows Defender, update it and scan for vermin. Then download Malwarebytes free (includes a couple weeks of full premium features), update and scan.

These two get along well.
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Charlie McDonald


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Post  Posted 30 Jun 2018 2:02 pm    
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Cool. I have Malwarebytes now and scans from it and Defender are negative, so I'm copacetic. Thanks.
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mtulbert


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Post  Posted 30 Jun 2018 2:34 pm    
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Charlie,

Go to the windows setup page and you can change the characteristics of the mouse. It may have defaulted back to the original settings.

Hope this helps.
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Charlie McDonald


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Post  Posted 30 Jun 2018 3:19 pm    
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Thank you, Mark. Since my two mice are acting differently, it may be two coincidental faults.
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Scott Duckworth


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Post  Posted 1 Jul 2018 2:18 am    
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Maybe you have a dysfunctional mouse.....
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Charlie McDonald


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Post  Posted 1 Jul 2018 4:00 am    
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Going through a rebellious phase, maybe. The wired mouse is working fine.
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Jeff Garden


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Post  Posted 1 Jul 2018 7:06 am    
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Maybe your mouse ate something he shouldn't have, Charlie
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Charlie McDonald


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Post  Posted 1 Jul 2018 8:33 am    
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There's no telling what poisons it could have eaten off this desk.

I tried puzzling a bit and it seems that after a while it loses steam. The longer you hod the button down, the more it drags.
Right now it's moving just fine. I'm gonna say wattage, as if I don't have fresh batteries. I know how that feels.
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Wiz Feinberg


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Post  Posted 1 Jul 2018 9:11 am    
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I have all but given up on Bluetooth mice. Most of mine are USB and optical and work just fine for years. The ball mice used to get cat hairs wrapped around the balls and become jerky. My only wireless mouse is a Logitech Trackball model, which eats a battery every few months.
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Carl Kilmer


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Post  Posted 1 Jul 2018 9:45 am    
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If all else fails, get a Cat. They will make a mouse run faster. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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Charlie McDonald


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Post  Posted 3 Jul 2018 1:12 pm    
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Good news everyone! (if you watch Futurama) The new computer is wider than ever, great for puzzling.
The mouse with the tale works fine. The wireless mouse crapped out. Good riddance!
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Jeff Garden


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Post  Posted 3 Jul 2018 1:54 pm    
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Charlie McDonald


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Post  Posted 12 Jul 2018 10:43 am    
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Good news, everyone! With fresh batteries and a newer computer the tailless mouse is working smoothly once again.
I'm once again posting average times on internet puzzles of steel guitars. Science marches on!
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