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Mouse moves randomly all around the screen and clicks

Postby antonio29200 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:06 pm

Hi, I don't know whether this is the right place to post this, but I have a problem:

Sometimes, my mouse moves randomly all around the screen and starts clicking somewhere. I cannot control it, and I have to wait for it to stop, and, usually, those random clicks close my windows or press buttons. I have a typical logitech three-button (one of them for scrolling) mouse.

Thanks in advance. Bye.

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Re: Mouse moves randomly all around the screen and clicks

Postby DrHu » Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:50 pm

Clean the mouse: watch for accidental vibrations
--for example heavy hitting(typing) on the keyboard
    Even an optical mouse can be cleaned: the mouse lens..


Check your mouse settings for time delays or click time(s) and adjust..

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Re: Mouse moves randomly all around the screen and clicks

Postby antonio29200 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:00 pm

ok, thanks!, I'll follow your advice.

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Re: Mouse moves randomly all around the screen and clicks

Postby homerscousin » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:30 pm

That really sounds like an electrical problem to me. I'd take that mouse apart and examine all solder connections with a magnifier. I had something similar happen several years ago with random cursor movements and random clicking of 'things'. It turned out to be an intermittent short in my keyboard that started the whole mess.
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Re: Mouse moves randomly all around the screen and clicks

Postby catweazel » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:44 pm

DrHu wrote:Clean the mouse

Thank goodness mice don't have balls any more.
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Re: Mouse moves randomly all around the screen and clicks

Postby antonio29200 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:16 pm

Thanks you all for the replies!! I have followed youtube vids about "how to clean an optical mouse";


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