According to PC Magazine Encyclopedia, a mechanical mouse uses friction between a roller ball and a mouse pad to determine hand motion and translate it into pointer movement on a computer. A mechanical mouse is called a ... More » Technology Computers & Hardware

To troubleshoot a wireless mouse, you must first identify the exact problem, such as the pointer moving erratically, the mouse being unresponsive to clicks or the mouse ceasing to work after several minutes of use. If th... More » Technology Computers & Hardware

A computer mouse may freeze or become unresponsive because of accumulated dirt, use of the wrong settings or a bad surface. An incompatible driver, a loose cable or interference from other input devices may also cause th... More » Technology Computers & Hardware
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