I like to use a mouse other than the touchpad on my laptop. However, the cord is very inconvenient. A mouse is designed with a long cord for a desktop computer. Why not use a wireless? I get tired of battery worries especially when I am on it all day long.
Step 1: Disassemble Your Mouse
Lots of the screws are hidden under the bottom pads and or stickers.
Step 2: Shorten Your Cord
I snipped about 2.5 feet off of mine. Your choice here, you know what you want.
Step 3: Rejoin the Wires
Solder together or solder into the holes of the mouse circuit board. Insulate the wires.
Step 4: Reassemble Mouse
Take care to note that the buttons still click fine.
Step 5: Enjoy
You now have a wired mouse with the convenience of wireless.