Reader Chet Martin wrote to ask about a problem he was having:
Hello and thanks for your great site.
I am enjoying using the Anti virus Program, but now I have another problem.
My computer, the mouse keeps freezing. I have to restart the computer to fix it, seems like every time. I have new mouse and my computer is fairly new. Two months old. Do you have any idea what it might be?
I downloaded the software for the mouse and all else looks good, but still……..
Thanks Chester Ross Martin
Chet’s problem is one of the aggravations that go with wireless mice. It also applies to wireless keyboards.
When the batteries are running out of power, they will slowly charge the capacitors in the device.
Then, when you move the mouse or click the button, the capacitor may not have enough charge as it needs.
That’s why you can often leave the mouse alone for a bit, and then move it successfully again, or click the mouse button. But, if you try to keep moving it or keep clicking (or double-clicking), the mouse just has not gotten enough power fast enough.
All it takes at that point are fresh batteries.
Put new batteries in your mouse and you’ll find that it works great again.
In my case, the mouse that normally runs down the quickest is the one for my home theater PC. The mouse hesitates. The clicks don’t always work.
I thought the mouse was just getting old or worn out. It took way too long for me to realize that the problem was just the battery.