Mouse Lag - Driving me Nuts

Discussion in 'macOS' started by lbeck, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. lbeck macrumors 6502

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    I noticed it really bad after the 10.6.6 update. So I wiped my drive and started over and have been on 10.6.4. The mouse lag is still there, although not as bad as it was.

    I dont remember it being there when I first bought my MacPro and was on 10.6.4, so Im shocked that its still there after I wiped my drive to factory settings.

    I've also done hardware test, reset PRAM and SMC. I've read that it can be caused when iTunes or QT is open but I notice it even when those are closed.

    Can anyone shed some light on this matter? I'm very desperate.
     
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    Did you check System Preferences --> Mouse and see what the tracking speed was? Perhaps the update reset it to default.
     
  3. lbeck thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks but no, thats not it. I'm referring to a sudden lag when moving it. then it will catch up to the right spot. It has to be a bug of some sort. There are all kinds of search results for it on google but I could not find a definitive solution.
     
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    What kind of mouse is it? Wired, wireless, BT? Is your computer experiencing any other problems too?
     
  5. lbeck thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm currently using the magic mouse but I've tried them all, mighty mouse anbd a wird mouse. They all do it. What blows me away is I reformatted my mac back to the day I got it and the issue is still there. I never had this issue when I bought it so I figured it wouldn't be there if I put it back to factory settings, I was wrong.

    No, everything else is fine.
     
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    I had this problem with a BT mouse on my MacBook (Kensington, not Apple). The lag was so unbearable that I pitched the mouse and got a Logitech VX Nano (non-BT).
     
  7. lbeck thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's not the type of mouse, it even happens with a wired mouse. I can't figure it out to save my life. I've spent so muc time on it and I'm no closer to solving it.

    The thing that confuses me the most is that I never had an issue when I first got my MP in October. Then after the new update it showed up. Then, I reformatted with the discs that came with it and it the mouse still lags! Mkes me think it could be a hardware issue but the AHT came back with no results.

    What hardware could cause this issue of mouse lag? Or would it for certain be a software issue?
     
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    Hmmm.... I'm really not sure. Have you tried repairing disk permissions?
     
  9. Teòma macrumors newbie

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    It sounds like a video problem to me. Try resetting your nvram. Best of luck!
     

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