Why is the mouse so sensitive


My mouse (pointer built into Winbook Si2 laptop) and/or my Intellimouse optical, are giving me a big problem. After the computer is on for about 1 hour if my pointer sits on an area that would require a "click" of the left mouse button it automatically activates that area as if I left clicked it , even though I didn't even touch the mouse. Sometimes it happens as soon as the pointer hits that spot and sometimes it happens afterthe pointer sits on the spot for a few seconds. It ends up closing programs, changing records to the next record or sending me into another page, depending on what the pointer goes over.

HELP, please. I spoke to Microsoft and they couldn't figure it out and I spoke to Winbook tech and the only solution he had was to do a clean re-install of Windows XP.

Thanks for any help you can give me. I use the computer for business all day long and it's really messing me up.

Dennis Paul


This question was answered on February 25, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

I am quite surprise that microsoft didn't tell you about the sensitvity of your mouse, go to start > control panel and click printer and other hardware, click on the mouse icon and go into touch and set the sensitivity level from light touch to heavy touch and this will give you more control of your mouse activities Use the mouse properties for any other problems you ahve

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Posted by Eugene of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 25, 2003