Solved Missing advanced tab in device manager Xp Sp3

October 29, 2011 at 07:46:37
Specs: Windows XP SP3, 2.93 Intel P4/2.5 Gb RAM
I do see Intel Application Accelerator installed anywhere on my system. I have spent a while now looking around, and everyone who gives any kind of an answer to this problem always says that. I have an advanced tab in IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers only. I wanted to adjust the precision of my mouse. But no advanced tab. Does anyone have any NEW ideas, short of system restore or re-installing windows? Recently upgraded to SP 3 , but did not have advanced tab in SP2 anyway. Any clue what might be up here?

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October 30, 2011 at 19:02:31
Most likely whether you see that Advanced tab or not depends on the software and/or hardware provided (for mouse or whatever). Thx for feedback anyhow - hope you get it sorted.



#1
October 29, 2011 at 09:07:13
Why don't you just adjust the mouse in the Control Panel / mouse.

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#2
October 29, 2011 at 16:15:09
Thanks for the reply --
I was trying to get the jitter down (I'm using a drawing tablet and getting a lot of wobbly lines). From what I understand now, the problem is the polling frequency of the USB port (?). I tested it with mouse-rate-something-or-other, and it seems to be stuck at ~125 Hz. All the jumping around is ruining my lines. There's supposed to be a setting on XP in control panel in the mouse section (supposed to be an advanced tab where you can set the sample/refresh rate of the mouse). But there isn't. The normal mouse settings aren't going to do a thing. And they didn't. Guess I'm going to have to pony up for a Wacom.

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#3
October 30, 2011 at 17:06:54
The only place I know of Advanced settings is in Device Manager. You can get there quickly by typing devmgmt.msc in the Run box.

Expand out the entry "Mice and other pointing devices" then double click your mouse. You should then see an Advanced tab. Not sure whether it will help but its the only one I know about.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
October 30, 2011 at 17:50:12
Yeah, I'm not real good with these kind of things -- That is actually exactly where I was talking about that I did not have the advanced tab; I just failed to adequately explain where I was referring to. But for anyone who has the same problem, and comes across this thread - - That is where I was talking about; device manager was where I was thinking I was supposed to have an advanced tab to set the sample rate of the mouse and/or the usb port itself. I did ultimately find a program called usbhidf which did seem to be able to set the sample rate of the usbport itself. When I ran it, however, and tested it using mouserate.exe... It actually made my lines worse. I think the problem in my case may be that the hardware is not of a sufficient resolution to make changing the rate of the port worth my while (it's a cheapo Medion drawing tablet from Aldi). If the hardware is not sending data sufficiently often, then retrieving readings from the device in question more often may just be retrieving garbage data more often. There may not be anything coming from the device at those additional points. The jitter actually got worse in my case. In my case, getting readings from the device LESS OFTEN may actually be helping to average it out, as it were. It appears I am back where I was in terms of either shelling out several hundred for a higher-quality drawing tablet, or just reverting to pencil and paper for my drawings (which is, it seems to me, the more sensible solution). But I do thank you both for your replies. Cheers to all.

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October 30, 2011 at 19:02:31
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Most likely whether you see that Advanced tab or not depends on the software and/or hardware provided (for mouse or whatever). Thx for feedback anyhow - hope you get it sorted.


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