My mouse in getting so wild!!!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mac2004, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. Mac2004 macrumors regular

    Mar 17, 2004
    What could be wrong with my Apple optical mouse that came with my G5 computer made back in 2004 (not the Mighty Mouse)?

    For example, when I delete an email it will sometimes delete the next email too (in Apple Mail). It just seems to me to be EXTREMELY sensitve. When I just click on a folder on my desktop it will sometimes open it up.

    I hate htis because when I am viewing emails in my In Box and deleting the spam ones one by one it will sometimes delete the email right below the one I am deleting too. It just seems to be very sensitive.

    It never used to do this and I have never played with my mouse settings.

    Please help....
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Have you recently changed the surface you're using the mouse on? Also, the mouse might be dirty. These two things are the most common causes of unusual mouse behavior.
  3. FJ218700 macrumors 68000


    Mar 8, 2007
    Blue Dot, Red State
    the laser could be going bad. Try this, will it move smoothly on a perfect 90-270 line (right-angle to the front-most point of the mouse) and not on the 0-180, or the converse?

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