Mouse jumps to end of the screen on clicking

Sunday, April 12, 2009 Posted by Aman Jain

Problem:I use an optical mouse but all of a sudden one fine day it started acting wierd .Just before I click on a logo or a link that mouse pointer jumps to the left bottom corner of the screen.I have tried keeping the mouse as still as I can but this does not work.It keeps jumping out of the reach of the screen.Please help me!

Solution: The Phenomenon of disobedient mouse pointers jumping to one corner of the screen is called 'leaping mouse'.This problem can occur because of a number of problems .The causes can either be software issues , loose connectivity or even unclean insides of your mouse.Frequent cleaning can always help.Many people have the misconception that optical mouse do not need all the attention that roller mice need but then there is a chance that even a strand of hair can enter your optical mouse and render it useless.You should check the optical sensor below the mouse and do away with any kind of dust or debris of food on the base .Change the mouse pad if it has a reflecting surface and replace it with a rougher surface like paper.

Also it may be possible that your mouse driver has corrupted.The mouse driver software may have clashed with another software applicationor hardware device causing the device to malfunction.You can uninstall and then reinstall the driver or rollback it to check if it works.The steps are as follows:

Step 1: Go to 'Start|Settings|control Panel'
Step 2: Double Click on the 'Mouse'
Step3: Click on the 'Hardware' tab.
Step4: Select the name of your mouse from the available lisrt and select 'Properties'
Step5: In the dialog box that opens up click on 'Driver' tab.
Step6: Click on the 'Roll Back Driver'.The driver will be rolled back to its original setting.

These solutions should solve your mouse related problems.


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