Mouse is a Drag

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Jetheat, May 12, 2009.

  1. Jetheat macrumors regular

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    When using my iMac, all of a sudden, my Wireless Mighty Mouse suddenly slows down.

    So if I move my mouse across the screen, it lags behind and appears a little jerky/erratic.

    It seems as if there is something hogging the system resources and that is slowing down the movements of the mouse.

    Any ideas what this could be?

    JH
     
  2. Riemann Zeta macrumors 6502a

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    I'm guessing a dying battery. I've had all sorts of wireless mice get jittery if their battery is depleted to even the 50-60% range; they are battery hogs. That or the laser/reflector/sensor thing is dirty.
     
  3. Jetheat thread starter macrumors regular

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    Na, I recharged my batteries and changed them and I also cleaned the sensor but its still the same.

    Any more ideas?

    JH
     
  4. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    Check Activity Monitor for any stalled/hanging processes?
     
  5. Jetheat thread starter macrumors regular

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    I did but nothing seems to be out of the norm except the kernal entry which I can't stop.

    JH
     

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