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Posted on 06/01/2005 10:00:25 AM PDT by since1868

The pointer(cursor) on my computer screen involuntarily moves across my screen. I am using Firefox have ran several spyware, adware scans and nothing works. Also this has been going on for a few years. I have had 3 computers and several mice. I am hoping someone here can help. Thanks


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1 posted on 06/01/2005 10:00:29 AM PDT by since1868
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To: since1868
Do you have an optical mouse?


2 posted on 06/01/2005 10:01:56 AM PDT by rdb3 (One may smile and smile and still be a villain.)
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To: since1868
Turn off pointer precision in the mouse section of control panel. If that doesn't work... reinstall the mouse drivers... and if that doesn't work, buy a new mouse.
3 posted on 06/01/2005 10:02:32 AM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (Booo Hooo Hooo ... The new liberal battle cry!)
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To: rdb3

Yes, however it happened with a regular mouse.


4 posted on 06/01/2005 10:03:02 AM PDT by since1868
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To: since1868

The pointer precision issue is a known microsoft bug.


5 posted on 06/01/2005 10:04:01 AM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (Booo Hooo Hooo ... The new liberal battle cry!)
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

Already turned off the pointer pre.But like I said this happens with any mouse I use.


6 posted on 06/01/2005 10:04:21 AM PDT by since1868
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To: since1868
Okay, I'm assuming that you are using a version of Windows. Do you have anything checked in the Control Panel for your mouse to automatically move to default positions?


7 posted on 06/01/2005 10:04:29 AM PDT by rdb3 (One may smile and smile and still be a villain.)
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To: rdb3
XP just checked box is not checked to default position.
I should add that the pointer always moves to a position that if I click it it will open something. Usually the start button but not always.
8 posted on 06/01/2005 10:08:58 AM PDT by since1868
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To: since1868

Three things to check:

Is the top of your computer desk level?

Any blasting, trains, or heavy equipment in your neighborhood?

How close do you live to Uri Geller?


9 posted on 06/01/2005 10:10:44 AM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (No rolling stone ever says, "I want to be a Bryologist when I grow up!")
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To: since1868

Turn off the snap to feature. On the same tab as pointer precision.


10 posted on 06/01/2005 10:10:45 AM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (Booo Hooo Hooo ... The new liberal battle cry!)
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To: since1868

Control Panel, mouse, pointer options

Turn Off - SNAP


11 posted on 06/01/2005 10:11:06 AM PDT by JoeSixPack1
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

:-)


12 posted on 06/01/2005 10:11:32 AM PDT by JoeSixPack1
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To: JoeSixPack1

Both were off.


13 posted on 06/01/2005 10:13:04 AM PDT by since1868
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To: since1868

Turn it on, then close the window.

reopen, turn it off again.


14 posted on 06/01/2005 10:14:58 AM PDT by JoeSixPack1
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To: JoeSixPack1

ok


15 posted on 06/01/2005 10:15:34 AM PDT by since1868
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To: since1868

Buy a mac? hehehe


16 posted on 06/01/2005 10:16:50 AM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (Booo Hooo Hooo ... The new liberal battle cry!)
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To: JoeSixPack1

Done we will see if that works thanks


17 posted on 06/01/2005 10:16:50 AM PDT by since1868
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget
I have been considering that.
18 posted on 06/01/2005 10:17:40 AM PDT by since1868
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To: since1868

What mouse driver are you using?


19 posted on 06/01/2005 10:18:49 AM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (Booo Hooo Hooo ... The new liberal battle cry!)
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

I really don't know.


20 posted on 06/01/2005 10:20:30 AM PDT by since1868
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To: since1868

http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/downloads/software/US/EN,CRID=1792,contentid=8755

try installing the logitech driver -


21 posted on 06/01/2005 10:22:36 AM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (Booo Hooo Hooo ... The new liberal battle cry!)
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

My mouse is made by GE does that matter.


22 posted on 06/01/2005 10:24:06 AM PDT by since1868
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To: since1868

It should not matter.


23 posted on 06/01/2005 10:24:56 AM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (Booo Hooo Hooo ... The new liberal battle cry!)
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To: since1868

and it is not cordless.


24 posted on 06/01/2005 10:24:58 AM PDT by since1868
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To: since1868

Still should not matter


25 posted on 06/01/2005 10:25:59 AM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (Booo Hooo Hooo ... The new liberal battle cry!)
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

ok thanks


26 posted on 06/01/2005 10:26:19 AM PDT by since1868
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

I installed it restarted my computer I will let you know if that worked. If not I will get a new mouse, and see what happens.
Thanks agin to everyone.


27 posted on 06/01/2005 10:33:59 AM PDT by since1868
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To: since1868

Do you use a digitizer board? I do and it can really screw me up. It usually happens when I am checking out the daily bikini & the boss walks by.


28 posted on 06/01/2005 10:46:04 AM PDT by ctlpdad (Liberals - weeds in the lawn of society.)
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

Yes, buy a Mac...support Al Gore.


29 posted on 06/01/2005 11:40:58 AM PDT by AntiBurr ("Ceterum censeo Islam esse delendam " with apologies to Cato)
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To: since1868
I have had 3 computers and several mice.

And it continues to happen? On 3 computers?

Clean off the sand and gravel from your desktop or mousepad.

Seriously though, open up the bottom of your mouse and look at the wheels that are moved by the ball...if you don't have an optical mouse with the LED on the bottom.
You may find a lot of lint and crap wound around the wheels. Cleaning this off will help a lot. It has for me in the past...until I said "Screw it" and went optical.

30 posted on 06/01/2005 12:43:47 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (If you only knew the powerrrrr of the Tagline.)
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I do use a opitical mouse.


31 posted on 06/01/2005 1:35:01 PM PDT by since1868
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To: since1868
I do use a opitical mouse.

That is odd. Especially since the problem seems to follow you from computer to computer.

32 posted on 06/01/2005 2:50:23 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (If you only knew the powerrrrr of the Tagline.)
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I know it is weird, I still think it is some form of spyware since the cursor always moves to a point on the screen that opens something.


33 posted on 06/01/2005 2:52:29 PM PDT by since1868
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