Microsoft mouse pointer jumps

November 15, 2010 at 23:13:14
Specs: Macintosh

I have a Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000. Recently it has started jumping around. I can't hold it on point. It only does this sometimes. Any suggestions.


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November 16, 2010 at 13:03:12

replace the batteries. I don't use wireless mice for that reason...they never let you know when the batteries are exhausted, a USB optical is my first choice.

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November 16, 2010 at 17:50:05

Thanks. I'll buy what you suggest next time.


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February 10, 2011 at 02:37:30

Hi Adele,

I had a similar issue; my mouse cursor sttarted to move on the screen, when I was not touching it. All on its own it would start moving. Annoying when I was trying to complete an email or Word doc. I changed the mouse batteries; no difference. Over the course of a week, it got progressively worse. This is in an office, and I called our tech support, who did not know what to do! Finally the cursor was moving around even before I logged in (control/alt/delete). That was the point at which I had a thought; it looks like someone else is moving my mouse! Aha, who is in the office? I checked with them, asked them to move their mouse and hey presto mine moved too!
We both have a Microsoft Wireless Optical deskset, with mouse and keyboard. The signal from my colleague's mouse had changed to exactly the same frequency as mine, hence the loss of control at my end. Once we reset the Receivers, all reverted to normal, problem solved.

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April 25, 2011 at 13:26:49

Hello All,

I was able to solve this problem with StopMouseJumping:

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