Quirky Optical Mouse

I don\’t know what happened in my optical mouse. It suddenly became quirky. It would suddenly stop responding in the middle of dragging or clicking. It\’s too troublesome when I\’m trying to navigate the internet or do some meaningful task in my computer. I don\’t have a spare mouse right now so I just use my keyboard to navigate menus and links. Pressing tab too many times is really tiring and irritating. I think I have to buy a new mouse really soon. The earliest would be tomorrow if I have some money to spare, which is very unlikely.

I really hope that my mouse would behave properly. However, I think the problems lies inside the circuit board because it automatically clicks randomly sometimes. It\’s not as easy as wiping up the accumulated dirt in the mouse ball. Besides, I don\’t know how to clean an optical mouse. I\’m also afraid to use it now because it may suddenly fire up and click on something I do not intend to click. The result may vary and it could be dangerous if I am working on something important or sensitive.

It\’s becoming more and more inconvenient now because I have been depending on mouse for most of my computer works. Who would not use a mouse today anyway? *sigh* Remember the days when there\’s no GUI. Who needs a mouse? Classic.

By Marck V.

Filipino IT consultant on enterprise software. On his spare time he do web project management, photography and blogging. Web 2.0 enthusiast.