Why is my Logitec mouse inverted???

July 6, 2017 at 05:55:20
Specs: Macintosh
I had this problem with my Logistic MX Master. It would go down when I wanted it to go up, left when right, etc. It was almost perfectly inverted, so I thought it was a software or settings issue. Couldn't find settings to un-invert. Was super disappointed, thought I had broken it. I took a long, SLIGHTLY damp q-tip to the sensor, and voila!!! It doesn't make logical sense to me why a dirty sensor would cause it to be inverted, but a $.005 Q-tip saved me 80 bucks!!!

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#1
July 6, 2017 at 07:22:19
An interesting useful "Q-tip" to have in mind...

Retreats into garden with tea and cream and jam scones...


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#2
July 6, 2017 at 12:00:12
I can imagine a way in which an object in front of the
sensor would reverse all the mouse motions, but it is
absurdly unlikely to happen by accident, and it would
be easily visible to you. I've heard of this happening
several times before, and the cause was never clear.
I'd expect it to be fixed by unplugging the mouse and
plugging it back in, prompting Windows to reset it.

The thing I imagined is something round under the
sensor rolling as you move the mouse. The surface
of the round thing visible to the sensor moves in the
same direction as you move the mouse, but faster,
so it looks to the sensor like the mouse is moving in
the opposite direction. I don't think that could happen
by accident, but hey...

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#3
July 6, 2017 at 12:07:13
Jeff, I assume Techmaster is using a Laser mouse, not a ball mouse.

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#4
July 6, 2017 at 12:18:55
Yes, laser or non-laser optical mouse. What I described
couldn't happen with a ball mouse, although it mechanically
does what I described, by design: Moving the mouse forward
makes the ball roll forward, which makes a roller roll backward,
which is correctly interpreted as forward motion.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#5
July 10, 2017 at 23:48:17
I also used Laser mouse or non- laser optical mouse. and I think these are best for gaming. I used Logitech G502 Proteus spectrum mouse. It is the best gaming mouse which i have ever used. You can also try this for better performance. https://gamingbuff.com/best-gaming-...

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#6
July 13, 2017 at 01:19:43
Off-topic:

I only read the first few paragraphs of that linked page, but I want
to mention that I was impressed that the writer thought of the idea
of negative acceleration. Meaning the slower you move the mouse,
the faster the mouse pointer moves across the screen. I'm pretty
sure that would be horrible and completely useless, but it was a
nice thought. It seems at first like something that should work.

-- Jeff, practically in Minneapolis


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#7
July 13, 2017 at 01:33:21
Please check device and printers and go to the properties in which you can find various option to identify the problem with the device.

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#8
July 14, 2017 at 01:19:36
Jastinodong,

Do you have any ideas about why the original poster was
able to solve this strange (but surprisingly common) problem
by cleaning the sensor?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#9
July 14, 2017 at 04:14:25
mmm it certainly was a qu/cute q-tip

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