laser mouse sucks on woodgrain

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by dubstar, Feb 25, 2003.

  1. dubstar

    dubstar format c:

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    i got a new computer desk, and its woodgrain makes the sensor in my mouse go crazy and it sends the mouse different places on the screen other than intended.

    any around the house products i can use until i can get a lazer mouse mad??
     
  2. paul2-0-0-2

    paul2-0-0-2 Moderator

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    magazine :p
     
  3. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Whatever you do........don't be like this looser. :D
     
  4. dubstar

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    loser.wav

    that was pretty great. i like those (obviously scripted) idiotic type people. A+!

    ps: i ended up just folding a piece of printer paper in half, and taping it down. now i can doodle using my customizable laser mouse pad!
     
  5. cruiser78

    cruiser78 Me

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    LOL... that's one stupid guy :p
     
  6. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

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    me just uses a normal mousepad, works great
     
  7. XP Abuser

    XP Abuser Guest

    here comes the science bit.........:)

    your optical mouse is a camera so to speak and looks for bumps in the surface it lays on to navigate about and i suppose woodgrain disrupts it cuz its in lines

    anyway dont use mice they carry diseases:D
     
  8. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    That's basically it. I can't use mine on wood either, in photoshop, it kills me :)

    Mousepad time!
     
  9. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    paper works fine.
     
  10. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    If you read the manual it would have said something along the lines of: "Don't use mouse of shiny, grainy or similiar surfaces. use a white piece of paper." (White for obvious reasons).

    :rolleyes:
     
  11. Krux

    Krux Nissan Powered

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    mine said right on the box does not trck well on dar or wood surfaces