Mouse tracking is inverted

July 17, 2019 at 17:53:21
Specs: Windows 10
BWA18HO022 Blackweb mouse from Walmart has inverted cursor tracking. It is new out of the box. Previous wireless mouse worked fine. The wireless mouse used on another computer works. Is there a setting or driver to mirror the cursor tracking?

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#1
July 18, 2019 at 05:01:40
Not on PC these days - use a Mac...

However I seem to recall there is an option specific to pointing devices in windows control panel settings which deals with mice options/settings?

These links may be of help:

https://www.techjunkie.com/change-m...

https://www.digitalcitizen.life/how...

https://www.faqforge.com/windows/wi...


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#2
July 18, 2019 at 12:53:01
I sure would like to know what causes this. Many peope have
reported this problem over the years, and it pretty clearly is not
caused by user error or an incorrect setting. I suspect that the
mouse optics get slightly out of sync somehow so that motion
to the left is interpreted as motion to the right, or up is mistaken
for down. But I don't know why that would happen or if it is
even correct.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#3
July 18, 2019 at 13:06:31
As an analogy of how that *might* happen, consider how
wheels with spokes often appear to rotate backwards in
movies and videos when the spokes move more than half
the distance but less than the full distance between the
spokes from one frame to the next. Or a multiple of that.
If the wheel rotates exactly the distance between spokes
(or a multiple of it), then the wheel appears to stand still.
Or the mouse pointer refuses to move.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

message edited by Jeff Root


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#4
July 24, 2019 at 14:22:53
I bought a new mouse for $29.99, the same as my previous mouse,
which I bought ten years ago, in February 2009. The problem I was
having, similar to the OP's, is greatly reduced. The tracking with the
new mouse is much more reliable.

My best guess is that the problem was due to the age of the old
mouse. I think the tracking gradually got worse over time.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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