another mouse question

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  1. savanahrose macrumors 6502a

    savanahrose

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    #1
    I searched for the answer to this question but I couldn't find an answer (went through 2 pages and gave up).

    I just got my iMac and the mouse is driving me nuts. no it isn't the buttons. i fixed that already. turned off the sides buttons and made it right click for me. but there are times when I am using it and all of a sudden it will go to the bottom left and I think the top right and left.

    Is there anything that you can tell me about the cause and the solution for this?
    Thank you ahead of time
     
  2. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    Have you tried to use a mouse pad?
     
  3. savanahrose thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yes I have tried that. I am going to try a different one when I get home from work tonight.
     
  4. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    Let us know how you make out..
     
  5. ppnkg macrumors 6502a

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    You mean a mighty mouse obviously. Yes, it does that occasionally...but not as often as it seems to happen with your mac.
     
  6. savanahrose thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It seems to have slowed down a little bit. Is it because the mouse is touchy? Is there anything that I can do to stop this other than send the mouse back to apple or will it still continue?
     
  7. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    If the side buttons require significantly less than a real squeeze to set them off, the mouse is probably "Rev.A" (or in any other manufacturer worth a damn's parlance, "stuff we would never release to consumers as it's not been tested or built properly"). Get it replaced. I had no end of problems until I said "this is stupid" and had the mice replaced. I still don't like the wired Mighty Mice but the ones I have now are MUCH better.
     
  8. savanahrose thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It seems like they required more than just a squeeze on the sides. Maybe it is because Iam not used to them. I really don't want to get another kind of mouse because this is easier on my hand than the conventional ones.
    I don't get the pain from the MM like I do with the ones from work. It actually gives my hand a rest. If it keeps it up I may just have them replaced.
    There isn't anything that i can do to it to fix the problem myself?
    Maybe I will just call up the techs. Thank you for your help.
     
  9. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    I had very similar problems to yours: An almost accidental touch on the side buttons would activate them and the pointer was jumpy. As I said, I had the mice replaced and the current Mighty Mice do require a positive squeeze before the side buttons activate, and movement is better.
     

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