Why doesn't my cursor stop reloading?

Notebook & PC

How to solve the most common mouse problems

problem: When you move the mouse, the pointer jumps uncontrollably across the desktop. Targeted navigation makes this difficult, as does a mouse pointer that can only be moved hesitantly.

solution: First check whether the underside of the sensor is free of dust and dirt, as is the surface or the mouse pad. Even a single hair can affect the sensor. If cleaning does not solve the problem, then plug the mouse into another USB port on the PC - or from a USB 3.0 socket into a 2.0 port. If that doesn't help either, you should try the settings in the mouse software. First, uninstall the mouse driver using the Windows Device Manager and then restart the system. As soon as you are back on the desktop, Windows will automatically install a standard driver that should work properly in most cases. Is the cursor still spinning? Then search for the official mouse driver on the manufacturer's website and install the latest version for your operating system. If there is no improvement, omit any adapters, such as USB to outdated PS / 2. One final solution: scan your system for any malware that might have access to your mouse. If the search remains unsuccessful and your mouse pointer becomes bulky, the input tool really has a physical defect and belongs in the electronic waste.

problem: Suddenly your bluetooth mouse refuses to work. Not only that: Neither the mouse nor the Bluetooth module can be seen in the device manager.

solution: First try to fix the problem with a restart. Because this error often occurs when you wake up the computer or notebook from sleep. If that is not the solution, try another restart: This time, however, switch to the BIOS settings and deactivate "Fast Boot"; with some manufacturers you will also find this function under the entry "Quick Boot". You can find them in the "Boot" or "Post Behavior" section - the names vary depending on the BIOS or manufacturer. Because only then does the PC check all hardware components for functionality and make them ready. Still no Bluetooth module under Windows? Then restart the system, switch to the BIOS and deactivate the Bluetooth device there. You can usually find it under "Onboard Devices" and / or under "Wireless". Then restart the system normally, in order to carry out a restart and reactivate the Bluetooth module in the BIOS. In this way, the device can be brought out of a possible permanent sleep state that could have led to the error. The device should now work again. In any case, you should immediately upload the current drivers for the Bluetooth module so that the same complications do not occur again in the future.

problem: The speed of the mouse pointer changes from one moment to the next: It suddenly moves too slowly or too quickly across the desktop.

solution: The cause is often the accidental activation of the DPI button, which can be used to set the current sampling rate of the mouse. Depending on the model, it is either a single button that can be used to switch between different DPI levels, or there are two separate buttons that increase or decrease the DPI separately. So first check whether the usual sampling rate can be restored by pressing the corresponding button (s). If your mouse does not have a corresponding button at all, the next path leads you to the Windows settings for the mouse: With the Windows-I shortcut you open the Windows settings, via "Devices" you will find the options for the mouse. There, click on "More mouse options", which opens the "Mouse properties" window. There is a slider under the "Pointer Options" tab to influence the pointer speed. Drag the slider toward Slow or Fast, whichever is needed.

problem: You work a lot with the mouse because you use graphics programs, for example. You now have increasing pain in your hand and forearm.

solution: You suffer from a mouse arm. This is the colloquial term for the repetitive strain injury syndrome (RSI): It is caused by constant small, one-sided movements of individual muscle parts. However, since the muscle itself wants more movement, this incorrect load arises. Switching to an ergonomic mouse is not always the best solution. Because contrary to the marketing of the manufacturer, there is no optimally ergonomically shaped mouse, as each hand is shaped differently. Rather, you should try different mouse shapes to find the one that best fits your hand. However, there are rough clues: Mice that are upright or vertically shaped, for example, do not require the wrist to be twisted too hard. Roller or pen mice are even more ergonomic.

The best helpers for the mouse: You should know these tools

Third-party programs can make the disdainful mouse pushing and clicking more effective. We have selected four tools for you:

Stroke It: This program is free for personal use. It enables functions or commands to be carried out within a program with the aid of a simple mouse movement. The tool recognizes 80 different directional gestures and even allows several commands to be linked. The movements can be chosen freely. For example, it would be conceivable to move the mouse from left to right and then back to the left to open a new browser tab.

After installation, the tool is in the systray and reacts to mouse movements; Deactivate it by holding down the Ctrl key so that you do not inadvertently carry out an undesired action with a stored movement.

Cursor Hider: This free program hides the mouse pointer so that you don't have to pick up the mouse when you type something and the cursor hides something important. Anyone who has to do a lot of paperwork on the computer will be familiar with this small but annoying problem. A timer can also be set, which automatically fades out the pointer after a certain time. As soon as you move the mouse again, the cursor appears again.

Mouse Recorder: Anyone who frequently has to perform repetitive work processes on the PC will be delighted with this small program. Because after a click on the record button or after a key combination, the software records all movements and clicks and repeats them as often as desired. You can also save pauses between the repetitions and make further fine adjustments.

Anituner 2: This tool replaces the bland, white mouse pointer with a new symbol of your choice - even animated cursors can be displayed. With the program it is not only possible to create your own designs, but also to use existing files. The program is compatible with the formats GIF, Flash, BMP or AVI, for example. (PC world)