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RSH


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PostPosted: Fri 27 Jun 2014, 09:10    Post subject:  New Optical Mouse
Subject description: Mouse Pointer is moving too fast!
 

Hi.

After 14 Years of heavy use, my Computer Mouse is broken (left-click function dissapeared). It was a model from Logitech, a cordless Mouse, using Ball/Two Axis Technologie.

So I had to decide to buy a new Mouse, but could not find any still using the good old Ball/Two Axis Technologie. All Mouses came with optical Technologie.

Now, when I'm trying to move the Mouse Pointer just a single pixel on the screen (or even two), the Mouse Pointer is moving from Berlin to Paris. Laughing

I have already tried PupX Settings and also editing the file .xset.sh manually.

Nothing worked as wanted. The Mouse is still moving much tooooooooooooo fast!

How can I decrease (slow down very much) the speed/move of the Mouse Pointer?

Or are there any Computer Mouses still available using the good old Ball/Two Axis Technologie?

Thanks,

RSH

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Jasper


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PostPosted: Fri 27 Jun 2014, 11:21    Post subject:  

Hi RSH,

This is the exact model I have used with my Puppies for many years.
http://www.kensington.com/us/us/4493/K64327F/orbit%E2%84%A2-optical-trackball
I'm not sure if this is what you want, especially as it's not cordless.

Kensington do have more, and more expensive, models.
You can go to their German website by clicking in the above link.

Else perhaps google "roller ball mouse" or "track ball mouse".

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PostPosted: Fri 27 Jun 2014, 12:00    Post subject:  

I have used plenty of optical/laser mouses the last years and all have worked without issues - until the last one I bought 2 weeks ago (a Tesoro Shrike gaming mouse). I got the same trouble that RSH describe. My solution was to put it in my gadget-tray waiting for a newer Puppy Smile


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RSH


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PostPosted: Mon 30 Jun 2014, 08:33    Post subject:  

Hi.

Thanks for the replies.

I have tested a non-cordless optical mouse -a really cheap one from Saitek- taken from my girlfriends computer. This one seems to work well and the speed of the mouse pointer is much slower compared to the new cordless optical mouse.

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greengeek

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PostPosted: Mon 30 Jun 2014, 16:25    Post subject:  

Hi RSH - I have found that optical mouse performance is often related to the condition of the surface underneath it. In general I have found that surfaces that are good for ball mice are bad for optical mice.

In particular, my favourite mousepad works well with my ball mouse, but very badly with my optical mouse - unless i turn the mousepad through 90 degrees!! There is something to do with the weave of the fabric that confuses the optical mouse.

I also find dark surfaces make the optical mouse unstable. The best surface seems to be a pad of fresh clean white A4 paper. Not as comfortable as a soft mousepad surface though...
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