Strange problems with the mouse and keyboard? Answered
Must be bad karma for the new year but both my mouse and my keyboard are playing games with me on the PC.
Of course they are wireless, mouse is a Logitech, keyboard some very old Aldi brand.
After many years of good service they started to fail at the same time.
And yes, I tried fresh batteries several times with no luck ;)
Here are the current symptoms:
Randomly keys I press fail to show up although the blinking on the receiver indicates an action was received.
When typing a bit faster, and for me that is the two-finger-best-hope method a lot gets lost.
My speed is slow enough to make a bad typist laugh in tears LOL
In some rare cases I also get totally wrong results, usually somethe graphical character that otherwise need and ascii input to appear.
At times when the keyboard plays up the little rodent does the same.
Here it means the pointer disappears or moves in jumps.
Also mouse clicks on let's say a tab in the bowser often grab the tab or are not registered at all.
It is now starting to annoy me, mainly bcause I failed to rectify this problem in any good way.
Only system change in or before the problems started was the usual Windows 7 monthly update, but that came about a week before it all started.
To make things worse the mouse uses Logitechs old wireles tech while the keyboard is in a totally different frequency and as said dirt cheap.
I also fail to replicate the problem consistently or find a common cause.
Funny thing: If used on my old Nexus tablet both perform just fine even from over 5m away.
Would love to hear some thoughts on things to try or check...
But so you know:
Tried the drivers, different ports relocating the receivers and even a rollback of Windows to a state from Nov last year.
Everything else connected to the USB ports performs fine.
Am at the stage where I even accept weird things to try, so fire up please!