Solved Drifting Mouse & 1 click 2 clicks

Logitech M310 mouse wireless - red
May 30, 2012 at 12:44:21
Specs: Windows 7
Drifting mouse...I have a Logitech laser mini mouse for my laptop. I've looked EVERYWHERE I think would relate to two things I need to fix.

1. How to change from 2 clicks to one. I've gone into the mouse properties to reset it to one, but the part that says 2 clicks is grayed out.

2. If I use my mouse to point on something, click it, and because my laptop table tilts my way, the mouse drifts down to the task bar at the bottom of the computer screen. Then I have to pick up the mouse, gently point it to where I want to start typing, and gently use the keyboard so that the mouse doesn't drift towards the bottom of the screen. This takes a huge amount of time, and I'm working on an ASAP project.

I have used this mouse A LOT. It works just fine...I just changed to a new Toshiba laptop, from another Toshiba Series A500 computer, which they don't make anymore. I've used it on my HP, my Lenovo, I remember this happening a long time ago but can't remember what the fix was. I don't think there's anything wrong with the mouse. I can't find anything on the device properties that allows me to make it stop doing this. I think it's a M310, but not sure. It's small and it's red and it's a Logitech optical mouse.

Anybody know a quick fix?

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May 31, 2012 at 08:06:19
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If the mouse is physicaly moving down the slanted table, then you're not going to find a fix in device properties.

You might try using a mouse pad with a rougher cloth texture to keep it from sliding down the table.

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May 31, 2012 at 08:31:58
Sometimes I can't see the forest for the trees. That's a great solution. I'll do that. I'm sure that will solve that problem.

Thanks for the response. It's ALWAYS appreciated.

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May 31, 2012 at 10:48:25
You're welcome, glad I could help!

The mouse pad was just one idea, anything with a rougher surface such as cardstock with a rough texture, a piece of suede, a piece of indoor/outdoor low pile carpeting, etc.

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May 31, 2012 at 11:16:26
I put an old mouse pad that I had used with my desktop, but that wasn't rough maybe I'll try the carpet. Thanks for the never hurts to have a lot of examples to turn to;-)

Also, I wanted to say, and I don't know if you're aware, but on this computer, Toshiba, laptop, is when the mouse moves to the bottom and I lose the mouse. On my other Toshiba, it slides to the bottom, and it highlights what's in the task bar, but I can still type where I last left the mouse. I still don't understand, I guess, why one computer will do it and another won't. Yoi;-)

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May 31, 2012 at 11:30:05
Are both computers using the same operating system, same service packs, same mouse drivers and/or extra mouse enhancement software?

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