Sluggish OS/Mouse?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by SeFu, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. SeFu macrumors newbie

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    Hello all,

    I have been having problems with my mac for a couple of weeks now. Its sluggish. When I say that, I mean that mouse movement is strange and jumpy.

    Moving my mouse between objects/apps it will jump sometimes over my intended target during a "hiccup" where the computer seems to just get bogged down momentarily.

    I have done tons of research on Mac Maintenance and performed all of the disk maintenance etc with no luck.

    I am running out of things to try and am hoping that someone here may have had similar situation and was able to work through it?

    I am on OSX Lion...
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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  3. SeFu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hey there thank you for the quick reply, I did so already and didnt find anything conclusive, though Google did seem to be eating up MUCH more than I expected which is what lead me to the idea that it may be Chrome.

    However, I just disconnected my USB wireless mouse and reconnected my Magic Mouse, and it seems to be performing better.

    I have never actually had a wireless mouse go bad on me before, could this behavior be that of a wireless mouse going bad?
     
  4. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Yes. That or bad batteries in the wireless device..Try swapping them...Battery meters are notoriously inaccurate.
     
  5. SeFu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    battery replacement didnt seem to improve it.

    10 or so minutes now on my old mouse and everything seems better now.
    Think I may have finally found the solution!
     
  6. tomllama macrumors regular

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    FWIW, I stopped using Chrome last week due to problems it started causing with my system. I had been running Chrome for years without issue. Then 2 weeks ago I started to have problems. Everything ran fine until I'd open Chrome. Then I'd get lots and lots of spinning beach balls and a totally unresponsive system. After lots of work (remove and reload chrome, restore the OS, etc) I called Apple and with the Sr Tech came to the conclusion it was chrome and not hardware or anything else. She said it was a know issue with Chrome and no fix known yet.

    I run 10.7.4 on a MP4,1. Since removing Chrome from the system, all is running fine again.
     

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