Mouse pointer moving erratically  


  1. Posts : 105
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit 19042 Multiprocessor Free
       #1

    Mouse pointer moving erratically


    Hello:

    I have just installed Microsoft Precision mouse in a cleanly installed Windows 10, v 1909 with the help of a member of this forum (hsehestedt, thanks again). However, I now have a problem that I did not have in v 1803, namely, the pointer is stopping, then jumping ahead, behaving like a scolded rat. This does not happen, as far I can see, on the desktop, but almost everywhere else (in apps, for instance).

    I have unchecked "Hide pointer while typing" (commonly recommended). Checking or unchecking "Enhance pointer precision" does not seem to make a difference.

    Any help would be most appreciated.

    Hans L
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 22H2
       #2

    I see from pictures this is a wireless mouse.

    Where is USB receiver located, if at rear could you try moving to front. I know wireless signal should not change because of Windows version.

    I've had this issue on a couple of mice and I moved the receiver onto my desk with a USB extension cord.
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  3. Posts : 105
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit 19042 Multiprocessor Free
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       #3

    Caledon Ken said:
    I see from pictures this is a wireless mouse.
    Where is USB receiver located, if at rear could you try moving to front. I know wireless signal should not change because of Windows version.
    I've had this issue on a couple of mice and I moved the receiver onto my desk with a USB extension cord.
    Ken, oy, that was it. When I had problems installing the mouse, I, at one point, moved the receiver to the top of the computer. Now, the solution to the install problem had nothing to do with the location of the receiver, but I "forgot" it where I had put it. Now, putting it back where it originally was, with almost direct view between mouse and receiver, it all works.

    As simple as this was, it was obviously too complicated for me ( , so I have recorded the solution (embarrassing!).

    Thanks, Ken, and have a good evening (if you are on the US east coast).

    Hans L
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  4. Posts : 28,845
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 22H2
       #4

    Great. Glad the forum could help.

    I share the same time zone as the coast but I'm located near Toronto Canada.

    Please mark your thread solved so others will find.
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    Windows 10
       #5

    Caledon Ken said:
    I see from pictures this is a wireless mouse.

    Where is USB receiver located, if at rear could you try moving to front. I know wireless signal should not change because of Windows version.

    I've had this issue on a couple of mice and I moved the receiver onto my desk with a USB extension cord.
    I've also had ongoing problems with erratic cursor movement in Win10. I even took my new Logitech M310t wireless mouse back and got a replacement - which then behaved in the same way! I tried several software solutions, but none worked. Finally I found this thread, and moving the USB receiver from the back to a front port seems to have solved the problem. Thank you!!! This has been so frustrating. Strangely, my previous Logitech M310 wireless mouse did not have this problem, even though the USB receiver was also connected at the back of the PC (I replaced this mouse cos the wheel switch had worn out, but kept it as a back-up).

    I know this is an old thread, but I just wanted to say thanks!

    Cheers

    Dave
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  6. Posts : 105
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit 19042 Multiprocessor Free
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       #6

    Moving the receiver solved my problem too. Dave, glad you solved your problem.

    Hans L
      My Computer


 

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