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Author Topic: Computer is kinda twitchy  (Read 1714 times)

MarkGrieveson

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Computer is kinda twitchy
« on: September 04, 2013, 04:01:24 pm »

Hello.  I'm finding my computer is kinda twitchy.  For instance, when I play Pysol solitaire, I find that often I have to grab the cards numerous times to move them or sometimes upon one click several cards will shuffle over.  Also, just moving my mouse while browsing will sometimes cause new tabs to open or to go to the homepage.  I don't really know, but the computer just feels kind of twitchy lately.  Not sure what to make of it.
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Re: Computer is kinda twitchy
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2013, 04:11:49 pm »

Have you replaced the mouse with one known to work fine?
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Re: Computer is kinda twitchy
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2013, 08:04:18 pm »

i second that emotion. try a diff mouse
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Re: Computer is kinda twitchy
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2013, 09:22:11 pm »

Mouse first.
If it's a desktop, try a new power cord and a different outlet if the mouse didn't solve it.
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Re: Computer is kinda twitchy
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2013, 09:58:59 pm »

Mark,

Kick your dog out of the room.  According to wikipedia, some claim that pooches bring bad luck to card players.

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Re: Computer is kinda twitchy
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2013, 11:59:54 pm »

Then, again, as others on this forum will readily attest, I occasionally miss the mark.   If you are using a laptop, and the earlier suggestions don't help, I suggest turning off the keypad.  I hate a jumpy mouse.  If its not stable, something weird is going on. 
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Re: Computer is kinda twitchy
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2013, 05:10:05 am »

When was the last time you cleaned the mouse? Not a quick wipe of the outside, but REALLY cleaned it?
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MarkGrieveson

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Re: Computer is kinda twitchy
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2013, 05:09:55 pm »

It's been a while since I cleaned it, so I'll try that.  I'm hesitant to go out and get a new one because three button mice are hard to find.  Hopefully cleaning it works.
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Re: Computer is kinda twitchy
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2013, 07:46:27 pm »

Here that, I tend to baby the harder to find bits. but eventually they seem to die used or not. good place to start regardless
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