Computer Mouse Help
Do you need some computer mouse
Some computer mouse help is still needed even when using a laptop
computer. Mouse problems don't go completely away if you own a laptop. Computer mouse help is
needed when you are using an external mouse or when using your laptop pointing device. Envisage your
laptop pointing device that is being used as a mouse simply dies. You will need some quick computer
mouse help when you don't know how to save that document you've been working on for hours. Relax and read on, about
some computer mouse help that I have provided for you here on my site.
Cool fact: The history of the computer mouse goes all the way back to 1963 when IBM main
frames were still roaming the earth in great numbers. Did you know that Douglas Engelbartas is the man who
invented the computer mouse?
A brief history of the
computer mouse and, who invented the computer mouse
First let me give you some brief history of the computer mouse. A man named
Douglas Engelbartas in 1963-64 wanted a better way to access information from a computer than from a
keyboard. So he started looking at some ways to just point and click on a display screen. So he started
experimenting with a very cruel mouse like device made out of bulky carved out wood. He added a button, a
computer connection cord and two metal wheels which made contact with a working surface. He named
it a computer mouse because the cord, you guessed it, came out from behind it, resembling a mouse.
But the history of the computer mouse did not stop there. In 1972 a man
named Bill English took the mouse concept to its next level. Bill English turn around and improved upon
Engelbartas ideal and invented the ball-mouse. The mouse that we have all used at least once.
Than in 1980 two men Steve Kirsch and Richard F. Lyon further enhanced the mouse
by bringing to market two version of a optical mouse. Optical mice are what is now used world wide by
A wireless mouse is now being used more and more as we no longer want to be
restrained to our computers by wires and cords. Multiple company's have brought to market wireless
Problems can occur any where with the computer mouse and its operating parts. Buttons,
wheels, balls and cords.
If you need computer mouse help, the most common problem is no display cursor movement. This
is very normal and will happen if the connection at the back of the computer has come loose. Check your
mouse cord connection and make sure the plug is tighten and secured on the back of your
computer. This happens a lot whenever you move your computer base around or rearrange your computer
display and CPU based.
When your mouse freezes during an computer operation, stay relax, there is no need to go ape and
start freaking out. All you need to do is simply use some keyboard shortcuts. If you have a
chance look them up on the web. They are numerous and quite useful even if you mouse does work
ok. You can also just press your ALT key to access the main program you have been working with...and
continue to save your file or data.
Things to check when you
have computer mouse problems:
- Check cords and plugs on the back of your computer and
make sure they are tight and secure.
- Check your computer mouse surface where you move your mouse around...like
your mouse pad. Make sure it is clean.
- Always use a clean mouse pad as your computer mouse desk surface. Mice
do not like extremely smooth surfaces. They loose track of there X and Y axis and seem not to move the
cursor on the display screen.
- If you are using a ball mouse and not a optical mouse than you may need to
pop your mouse ball out and clean it with some cleaner.
- If the mouse continues not to move the cursor and is still frozen check
drivers. Try to reinstall your PC's mouse drivers. Sometimes, other installed programs can disrupt
your mouse drivers. Especially if you have recently installed a new program or
application. This would be high on your list of what is causing your mouse problems.
- If your computer mouse is the optical type you need to also make sure the
mouse pad is clean. Sometimes they get confused when they roll over heavy dust or dirt.
- A laser mouse and optical mouse does not need to be cleaned to
- Whenever you are cleaning your mouse always use a Q tip dipped in alcohol to
clean the lens or mouse ball.
- For a wireless mouse, most often computer mouse problem is caused by weak
batteries. So get a brand new set of replacement batteries and pop them into your wireless mouse.
This happens to fix wireless mouse troubles 8 out of 10 times.
- If you discover bent or broken connector pins on your cord plug...you can try
to unbend them but most often it is better to replace your mouse.
- If after performing and checking all that has been said here and your mouse
continues not to work.......buy a new one.
Hope this helped you out and got your mouse working again.