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    Unhappy my mouse has a mind of its own



    Please help me, I do artwork on my computer . I draw and paint by mouse. My mouse is driving me mad. While I am drawing or painting it just takes off in any un predictable direction ruining my drawing or painting. Thank God for the edit buttons but this game of editing the gross un wanted line that goes all the way across or up or right or left through the middle of the drawing,re drawing and re editing is very painstaking and frustratating. I have tried cleaning the mouse and pad and bought a new mouse same problem. What causes this un wanted glitch and how can I stop it? the mice are USB with cords"Dell". Is there another brand reccomended for artwork?

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    Hi nepolyanna,

    Welcome to Help2Go!

    That is an odd problem? What OS is installed? That will help to give more specific instructions if needed.

    Have you tried another USB port?

    Not sure if this will help but go to your device manager and click on Mice and other pointing devices and then choose properties. Then click on the Driver tab and update the driver. Let us know if that helps.

    Another member may have advice as well if my suggestion doesn't work so stay tuned.


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    Just a quick thought...

    If it's a Laser based mouse, have you tried changing the surface you have it on?

    A particularly smooth and featureless surface (like a polished computer desk) can have the effect you're experiencing, because the laser cannot tell it's moving position.

    A sheet of plain white A4 paper solved this for me.
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    Thanks everyone for the help. It was the plain white paper which did the trick. I guess I do not really care about the logistics of how and why this happens, I am just relieved to have a remedy for now. Thanks again Mr. Darn
    Nepolyanna

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    You're welcome.

    I also found tuning the Mouse sensitivity under the mouse properties in DonnaB's advice also helped.

    Time to invest in a new mousemat!
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    Good job MrDarn!

    Looking into this further, I found that my mouse is Optical and the difference between Optical and Laser it that the Laser mice allow for higher DPI (dots-per-inch) than Optical mice. DPI is what allows for precise scanning of mouse movement.

    Laser mice typically operate at 2000 DPI while Optical mice generally operate at 400-800 DPI.

    Normal mouse function can be achieved even with the low-end of the DPI spectrum (400 DPI). Only pro gamers or computer artists will be able to benefit from the extreme sensitivities provided by laser mouse tracking.

    Laser Mouse vs Optical Mouse

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