7 Replies Latest reply: Sep 29, 2007 11:42 AM by MacBaffled
Bassman12593 Level 1 Level 1
i'm not sure if this is a hardware or software problem but whenever i move my mouse to fast in one direction, the cursor just stays still and does nothing at all. its become so annoying like whenever i want to use a hot corner and make a quick movement, i find my cursor where it was and my mouse at the end of my desk. any ideas on how to fix this if it is a software problem?

iMac With iSight and intel duo core processor, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Keith Gaboury1 Level 3 Level 3
    Do you use a mouse pad?
    Optical mice don't always respond to swift movements of surfaces that are reflective in any manner, or quite plain like paper.
  • Bassman12593 Level 1 Level 1
    no but my desk also has a wood grain which should work well for optical mice and i also tried using the mouse on graph paper and i sill got the same problem.
  • Henry G4 Level 4 Level 4

    What model of mouse is it?
  • Garrett Connelly Level 3 Level 3
    Mac OS X

    My iceMouseJr has become so odd it's driving me nuts. I cant highlight an entire line most of the time. I just downloaded a driver but that didn't help much (Thiugh it made all the finder icons bigger).

    I'd sure like to figure this out. A computer with a funky mouse is not too cool.

  • petertpnt Level 1 Level 1
    I also am have severe problem the mouse ( tried both wired and wireless mighty mouse), The tracking is "jittery" can't get to areas of the screen, move vursor to a spot and it instantly moves to another. I tried changng mouse pads - no help. The problem is inconsistant - sometimes the mouse works fine. I also have a wacom tablet with mouse, and that mouse works perfectly.

    Batteries are new and I've checked for updates.
  • Garrett Connelly Level 3 Level 3
    Mac OS X
    Here's my experience:

    I downloaded the latest iceMouseJr driver (didn't have one before).

    The driver helped a little bit.

    I switched mice with my son who has an iBook and 10.4.9. His EcoMouse works perfect on my computer and the iceMouseJr doesn't work at all on his.

    So I ordered a second EcoMouse and hope the same name isn't on a newer non-functioning design.

  • MacBaffled Level 1 Level 1
    Sounds very similar to the problem I have. About 10% of start-ups my wireless mouse lags behind my hand movement then suddenly catches up when movement stops. Can't find a cure. I just switch off and restart and, so far, its back to normal at the restart. Batteries okay and mouse is clean.