My mouse has wanderlust

I’ve got an odd problem. My mouse acts odd but only when I’m online. AND I keep getting this situation where whatever page I’m on – on its own – starts scrolling to the top and no matter what I do I can’t scroll down. If I have four tabs open, the problem is on each one. A few times, if I wait 10 minutes, the problem disappears. Sometimes if I  wait an hour, it doesn’t. Mostly I close my browser and start all  over, which can be very annoying when I’m in the middle of something.

If it were a mouse problem, it should apply to programs or Outlook. Right? I have already switched mice. Didn’t fix it.

I use Mozilla Firefox. Anybody have any ideas?

13 responses to “My mouse has wanderlust

  1. Try opening Internet Explorer and see if you still have the problem. I had nothing but problems with Firefox but it may just be me. But this is worth a try.

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  2. This was sent at 2:54 and that’s what shows on my computer; where did the 3:54 come from?

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  3. Cool looking mouse… If I was you, I would try upgrading to a wireless mouse. Or, maybe their is a problem with your Mouse Port, I do not know if blowing any dust out of it would help, but I doubt it. Good Luck.

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  4. What kind of mouse do you have Moe? How is connected to your computer (bus/USB)? Also, have you installed the mouse software? Can you replicate the problem in other applications, or is just the web?

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  5. many congratulations on your “sunshine award, much deserved and congratulations to the nominees, a great sunshine day 🙂

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  6. I have a drawer full of mice including several wireless so don’t buy another one. I’ll give you one when I get you the camera.

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  7. I’ve tried this with one wireless, one plugged in optical, and one oldtimey mouse. I’m using Explorer right now at Ed’s suggestion and I’ll see how that goes today.

    Arb: It happens only on the web – not in any other applications.

    Ed – hold on to those mousies – who knows where this weirdness takes me.

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  8. I have the same problem using Firefox on a Mac with a Wacom tablet instead of a mouse, so I think it’s a Firefox problem, not a mouse issue.

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    • Finn – that’s interesting – and now I’m having other problems with Firefox that doesn’t happen Explorer, specifically the browser just stops working wherever I am. Just stops. Can’t move from tab to tab, can’t scroll, nothing. AND I can’t close in the normal way – have to use Task Manager to shut down.

      Otherwise I really like it. Did you ever solve your problem?

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