Microsoft mouse, scrolling and Windows 7

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Over the weekend I purchased a Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse which touts the ability to work on any surface. So far I have been pretty impressed with it as the mouse has pretty much worked on every surface I have tried it with.

I picked up on a slight issue on my laptop running Windows 7 though, and thought I would post the details of the solution. After using it for a while I found that the scroll wheel was extremely unresponsive and at times I would have to really give the scroll wheel a spin before any motion was registered on the screen. Updating the scroll sensitivity didn’t change a thing. I was really disappointed and initially thought it was the mouse, however after thinking about it for a bit I considered that perhaps it had something to do with my spanking new OS. So off to Google it was and sure enough, I found a solution on Microsoft’s site. On their Windows 7 hardware support page you will find beta drivers for various hardware devices, including their Mice/Mouses… wow, which is correct? More here.

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  1. Rohland says:

    Ok, I ran into this problem again but this time with the Microsoft Comfort Optical Mouse 3000. Turns out that I had to select a different device once the driver was installed.

    Navigate to your mouse properties through Control Panel. When launched, simply change your mouse (drop down under mouse image) to one that works. For me it was the Intellimouse Explorer 3.

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