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Wireless mouse problem

By David B. Robins tags: Tools, Bugs Wednesday, January 28, 2015 11:18 EST (link)

Just a minor observation today, but it was driving me nuts.

One day I found that my Microsoft wireless mouse was stalling and not responding after I stopped using it for a few minutes. I'd be typing, go to move the mouse again, and it would take a few seconds to respond, kind of stuttering and jumping around. It had never done this before, so I suspected a Windows update might have broken something, but when I searched I didn't see reports of similar problems.

It turns out that this time I had plugged the mouse wireless USB dongle into a "charging port" on my USB hub. Apparently it didn't like that, and it caused the observed behavior. Plugging it back into a regular port fixed it.

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