Anybody else get this? When I scroll my MS mouse too quickly it starts going backwards or skips and does nothing. Really annoying in SWX. Is the mouse shot?
I eventually changed from a MS mouse because of how it was behaving in SWX.
What exactly do you mean by "going backwards"? That it zooms out from the part or assembly?
You may try going into control panel and checking the settings for your mouse, driver being used, and the button settings.
It could be a bad mouse or it could be your settings are to senstive. As far as the driver and button settings its a trial an error type of thing; make a change and see how it works; repeat and rinse...just don't change to many things at once otherwise you won't be able to follow the effects of the changes accurately.
I think my set up is pretty vanilla - it is only set to scroll 3 lines at a go - pretty sure it was the default setting.
Oh and by going backwards I mean that if your are scrolling the tree up it goes down or zooming out but it goes in. It isn't stiff like it is set backwards or anything. It is more like it is slipping or loosing count and going slightly wrong not completely wrong. If I slow it down it will go the right way way but it is annoyingly slow.
What mouse did you go with and how is it working out?
I changed to a Logitech Invisible Optic USB mouse. It works great. I have never had any problems with it and it works really well on my kitchen table at home which is polished, dark wood. It even works well on the arm of my leather recliner.
Battery life is pretty good I think as well. Two AA's every few months.
Thanks Ryan. I hate the wireless mice though, I think I will try to find a similar logitech with a cord - the battery thing drives me nuts and they are heavy.
No problem, I was not the only one in my office to have mouse wheel issues with a MS mouse and SWX. We all use Logitechs now and there is much less cursing, at least about mouse wheels.
I would suggest the Logitech MX Revolution mouse. It is cordless and only need charging 1 time per week with constant use. It has some extra buttons to provide good customization. It is bigger than some mice but I find it holds my hand in a more comfortable position.
This is probably off-base, but are you using a mouse-pad with a patterns on it? A couple of years ago, our VAR passed out mouse pads that looked good but caused the same problems you are mentioning.
no patterns - just dark stained wood. It exhibits the same behavior on other surfaces.
If its an optical mouse and you are using it directly on the table surface then try using some sort of pad under it. Sometimes the reflectivity of the surface can cause issues if you are slightly lifting up the mouse when you move it around. If this is the case you will notice it go away immediately when you use the mouse pad.
The mouse works fine as far as the tracking is concerned. It is the wheel that is misbehaving so I am not sure how the laser on wood would cause issues with the wheel but maybe there is a linkage I am not appreciating.
Mx 518 is the best corded mouse I have ever used or seen, its big, has 5 programmable buttons including input sensitivity, super ergonomic and smooth on my mouse pad..
I just got a logitech M500 and that fixed the problem. No more MS mice for me.
Oh and thanks everyone for your help.
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