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Help and Tips

General mouse tips, including using a wireless mouse, changing pointer speed, and mouse and mouse maintenance.

#1: Tired of Tangled Mouse Cords? Go Wireless
Consider a wireless mouse to help rid your desktop of loose cords.

#2: Buy a Backup
A small investment of a few bucks can save you from much hassle down the road.

#3: Clean Your Mouse Pad
Clean your mouse pad to help keep your mouse from jumping and skipping across your screen.

#4: Trouble Seeing the Pointer on Your Windows Laptop?
Three ideas you can try if your mouse pointer is barely visible on your Windows screen.

#5: Pointer Moving Too Fast?
If your mouse pointer moves too fast, consider looking through your operating system's Control Panel or Settings area.

#6: Follow all Instructions When Going Wireless!
Be sure to read your wireless mouse's manual else it may not perform as expected.

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The MalekTips website was created in 1998 by Andrew Malek of Envision Programming. The page's goal is to freely disperse computer-related tips, hints, and informative articles. Tips are organized to be easy to find, and are presented clearly, in easy-to-understand language. MalekTips also provides information and links to public-domain, open source, freeware, shareware, and commercial software available for download.