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Old 26-01-18, 00:43
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I am experiencing strange behaviour when viewing web pages and cannot
seem to find an answer. It is a difficult to explain phenomena.
I use a Wireless Mouse with my Laptop because touch pad does not seem to
respond I shall try and explain what is happening as best I can.
When viewing a Web Page it will suddenly start highlighting the script as if
I had right clicked the Mouse. Then it may hop to another screen and then
another when I have done nothing. It seems incapable of remaining on the
selected site and even when it does the site is coming and going and there is no continuity as it can suddenly change to another bookmarked site that I have not clicked.
This, as you can appreciate, is absolutely frustrating. To night I was composing an important letter that was lost due to this.
I may have explained this problem badly due to it's complexity but it is all I can do.
To TRY and sum up simply...it is as if the Mouse has developed a life of it's own and is reacting without my going near it. Could it be that the mouse has gone faulty?. I have no way of checking because the Touch Pad has been poor for some time now. Any help appreciated provided I can get back to your site.
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Old 26-01-18, 09:30
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I would suspect the touch pad.
When the mouse and the touchpad are both enabled and working properly, you can use either, but if the mouse is OK and the touchpad dodgy, it may act independently to produce what you see. You could try disabling the touchpad but if you do, make sure you can use the mouse to wakeup the laptop when it goes to sleep. Mine seems to need a tap on the touchpad to wake it, so you might have to look in Power Options to make sure the mouse doesn't go to sleep!
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Old 26-01-18, 09:37
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Does it do the same in Safe Mode with Networking ?

It may be hardware related but I think I'd first eliminate an infection.

Open a new thread in the Malware removal section after reading the pre-posting requisites.
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Old 26-01-18, 18:29
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I would suspect the touch pad.
When the mouse and the touchpad are both enabled and working properly, you can use either, but if the mouse is OK and the touchpad dodgy, it may act independently to produce what you see. You could try disabling the touchpad but if you do, make sure you can use the mouse to wakeup the laptop when it goes to sleep. Mine seems to need a tap on the touchpad to wake it, so you might have to look in Power Options to make sure the mouse doesn't go to sleep!
Hello mikec1, Thanks for your comments. My Mouse is wireless and I feel I
have largely remedied the problem. I disconnected the Touch Pad ( it is ON by default) and cleaned the mouse lens and also did a quick Virus and Malware check and put a new battery in the mouse.. I too have to tap the pad to wake laptop from sleep. What section in Power Options does the Mouse come under ? I could not see any reference to it on the panel. However, on the basis of "if it ain't broken don't try and fix it" I am happy enough to have sorted my problem and appreciate your help in doing so.
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Old 26-01-18, 19:12
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Being Wireless and you still have a occasional jerk on the Mouse device Why not switch the Channel over on both the mouse and Reciever Its inside the battery compartment on the MS model I have ..Don't use it as It eats a lot of Batteries Others have a "Connect" button to detect the Receiver (see short tutorial video below)
An article on trouble shooting a wireless mouse https://www.techwalla.com/articles/h...wireless-mouse

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Old 26-01-18, 21:54
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I don't use wireless (anything), and I haven't got a laptop, but my first thought was the mouse. I think I remember having a similar problem a long time ago.

You're sorted now though, and that's what matters.
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Old 26-01-18, 23:03
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Infections have also been known to take control of a mouse which was my first thought.
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Old 27-01-18, 09:47
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Infections have also been known to take control of a mouse which was my first thought.
Thanks,Cantrel. No it was not an infection. However, based on my own experiments and the advice given by Mikec1 I have now remedied the situation and all is well.
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Old 27-01-18, 10:42
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Thanks,Cantrel. No it was not an infection. However, based on my own experiments and the advice given by Mikec1 I have now remedied the situation and all is well.
So I've read, but whatever the cause - glad to see that it is sorted
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