A mouse is a computer peripheral used as a pointing device for the on-screen cursor, or other 2 dimensional movement.

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Hand exercises after a gaming session?

I hope this is not off-topic, but this is important for me, and I assume to many other gamers as well. Unlike most other computer applications, many PC games make liberal use of the mouse for most ...
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When “extending” my desktop across multiple monitors, how can I limit my mouse to one monitor when playing full-screen?

I have two monitors, and I often use the "extend" mode to work on both simultaneously as a large desktop. When playing games full-screen only one monitor is used, and that's fine. However, I would ...
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Do “Gaming” mousepads make a difference with today's optical mice?

There seem to be a lot of "Gaming" mousepads on the market - some very expensive. Do these make any real impact with today's optical mice over an old mousepad or desk?
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How do I turn off mouse acceleration in Skyrim?

Mouse acceleration seems to be on by default, and I can't find anywhere in the launcher settings or the in game settings to turn it off. It's very annoying as it makes it feel as if the mouse is ...
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How to increase mouse sensitivity in Skyrim?

How can i increase mouse sensitivity in Skyrim? on the main menu the mouse cursor is sluggish in-game mouse sensitivity is too low Things i've tried: increasing Look Sensitivity in-game: In ...
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How can I fix the mouse lag on the PC version of Dead Space?

When I try and play the PC version of Dead Space the mouse is sluggish and unresponsive regardless of how high I set the sensitivity. Is there a fix for this?
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How can I sync vertical/horizontal mouse sensitivities?

Is there a way to tweak Skyrim so that vertical cursor sensitivity = horizontal cursor sensitivity?
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Deus Ex: Human Revolution mouse lag?

I've just installed DX:HR via Steam, and I've noticed there's really bad mouse/keyboard lag in the game. Framerate seems fine for the most part, but when I move the mouse, there's about a quarter or ...
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What can I do about mouse 'lint'?

I play FPS's with a simple optical mouse that has little 'feet' at the base. I find that the feet regularly pick up 'lint' which changes the movement of the mouse, hence throwing off my aim. ...
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Can you play Baldur's Gate without a mouse?

I am currently forced to game on a laptop, and was on verge of viewing life as empty of all meaning, until I remembered Baldur's Gate (and Good old Games). My question is as above: can you play ...
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How important is mouse DPI in games?

It seems that mouse DPI is getting pretty high these days. How much DPI do you really need? Update: This question is targeted at gaming, by the way :) I'm interested to know what is noticeably ...
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How can I fix mouse lag in Skyrim?

I have insane mouse lag in Skyrim. I have changed iPresentInterval=0 in Skyrim.ini file and bMouseAcceleration=0 in Skyrimprefs.ini But I still have mouse lag and the game is unplayable. What ...
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Is a trackball good for playing games?

I toy with the idea of purshasing a trackball, because I've heard it will greatly reduce the strain of the hand, that normally occurs when using a mouse. But I have some doubts if it will fit all my ...
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What mouse controls are available in Dwarf Fortress?

I've added [MOUSE:YES] to my init.txt to enable mouse control, but I haven't been able to find any info on exactly what mouse controls are available. So far, the only one I've found is changing the ...
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How can I switch items using mouse buttons instead of the scroll wheel?

My mouse (a Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 5000) has smooth scroll (I can't turn it off) which means using the mouse wheel to change items is not ideal, sometimes it doesn't register the wheel turn, ...
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Mouse Cursor Won't Display in Full Screen Games

Whenever I run a game full screen, if it doesn't have a custom cursor built into the game, I basically can't play it, because for some reason, my system mouse cursor simply won't display when I run ...
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Mouse moving out of the Game with dual screen

I'm using a dual-screen setup and some games seem to not lock the mouse to the screen, especially in Battlefield 2142 a while ago I often left the game with my cursor, which was bad when I tried to ...
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Mouse on the Xbox 360?

Conventional wisdom is that you can't use a mouse on the Xbox 360 (you can use a keyboard though). XNA Game Studio claims not to support it for example. (has anyone tested it? I should probably ask on ...
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Keep mouse in window?

I run a dual monitor setup, and Skyrim only plays on the left monitor in fullscreen mode. But when I'm playing, and my mouse goes too far to the right the cursor actually shows up outside Skyrim. And ...
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Are wireless mice still a no-no for gaming?

I remember when I tried a wireless mouse years back and it was horrible. It did not feel responsive enough in games. Should I consider buying a wireless mouse if it otherwise seems good?
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Can we use keyboard & mouse on PS3?

Can we use wireless keyboard & mouse on PS3 with minimum loss and delay? I've searched on youtube, and i saw a lot of videos about this. But i don't think that methods would be healty. Any ...
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Is a wireless mouse less reactive than a classic mouse?

When I play a FPS with my wireless mouse I feel that the game reacts more slowly than my movements. Is a wireless mouse less reactive than a classic mouse? Is there a loss of performance with wireless ...
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Mouse jumps around when using DOSBOX

I'm trying to play an old school DOS Game I got using the DOSBOX DOS emulator, but the problem I have is that the mouse jumps all over the screen and does not allow me to have a good control. The game ...
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Does StarCraft 2 ignore my OSes mouse sensitivity settings?

I recently purchased a Razer Mamba mouse. While I have been satisfied with the mouse it can be hyper sensitive. I haven't found the right feel yet for Windows or for StarCraft, but I cannot tell if my ...
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What are the proper steps to calibrate my mouse before playing FPS games?

I always have problem to properly calibrate my mouse when playing FPS games (Combat Arms). Sometimes it is too slow or too fast, sometime my movements are not smooth enough. My mouse is Razer ...
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How to prevent camera zooming with mouse wheel?

My mouse is incredibly busted and my scroll wheel fires off 'scroll' events randomly. It's really bad for games like Dota 2. How can I prevent the camera from zooming with the mouse wheel? I'd prefer ...
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How do I lock the mouse to the screen in Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion?

This is really annoying: When Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion is in full screen mode, you can still move your mouse outside of the window. So if you've got a monitor to the right of the game, it ...
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Setting modes on a Cyborg R.A.T. 7

I bought a Cyborg R.A.T. 7 mouse and it's a awesome mouse, but I've been having trouble trying to setting the 3 modes. I was trying to set the profiles for a default, Call of Duty, and Counter ...
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How to equalize in-game sensitivity between two FPS games

After playing a F2P FPS game I've decided to train my aim and recently found a guide which shows how to train your aim in CS:GO using harmless bots. After I tried a bit, I realized that I would need ...
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Mouse sensitivity too high in most games

It seems like in pretty much every game (examples are Skyrim, Deus Ex HR, Borderlands 2, CoD: Black Ops, PlanetSide 2, Far Cry 3), I have to reduce the mouse sensitivity slider to zero or almost zero, ...
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How can I turn off mouse acceleration for PC Games in Windows XP?

I've heard turning off mouse acceleration can help precision in games. How do I do this in Windows XP?
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What is the best way to clean a cloth mousepad?

I have a SteelSeries QcK mousepad (cloth), and I've notice that it's been getting dirtier and dirtier from regular use. What would be the best way to clean this using common household cleaning ...
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Is there mouse acceleration in MW3? If so, how can I disable it?

Mouse acceleration (also called "Enhance pointer precision") is a feature in which the distanced moved by the on-screen pointer is not simply proportional to the distanced moved by the mouse. Instead, ...
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Skyrim, Fallout 3 and New Vegas: major mouse issues

Alright, so for the last 2 days I've been trying to figure out how to solve this issue with Skyrim, Fallout 3, and New Vegas. When starting Skyrim, my mouse responds fine, but my windows cursor also ...
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Mouse in games - Alternative input methods

My shoulder hurts if I use the mouse for more than 30 minutes at a time, that's why I currently only play games with an xbox 360 gamepad. However, with Diablo 3 I will not be able to do that. Does ...
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Mouse grips: How much will I benefit from using a claw or fingertip grip over a palm grip, and is it worth the additional fatigue?

I've been reading about several different ways to use a mouse for gaming, including palm, claw, and fingertip grips. I understand that the claw and fingertip grips allow for more precise movement and ...
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What features to look for a gaming mouse that works as a full-time mouse?

What should we look for in a gaming mouse that would also be used for other stuff? Obviously any gaming mouse will work fine for anything else, but, for instance, I wish to have 2 axis wheel for ...
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Are there Tools which help to develop aiming capabilities?

I've just bought a gaming mouse, and had to disable the acceleration (windows settings) for decent movement. My question is, are there any tools available where I can find optimal settings (dpi)? I ...
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Where can I buy a mouse cable supporter?

Where to find mouse cable supporter as seen in this video? ...
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Cleaning a Razer Lachesis mouse

(I hope this is on topic, the help said that questions regarding gaming related hardware were OK) I have owned the old style (4kdps) Razer Lachesis mouse for several years but have never worked out ...
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Skyrim Mac Mouse Simultaneous Click

I recently picked Skyrim on my Mac and I can't double cast or bash with my shield, because those actions require a simultaneous click. Sometimes I'm able to do it (don't ask me how), but I'm looking ...
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Mouse Button Press in ROCCAT Macro Manager

I recently purchased a ROCCAT Kone[+] which has some great macro possibilities due to EasyShift, which allows you to bind extra commands to the other mouse buttons (accessed by holding the assigned ...
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n52te: program a long mouse button press

I have a Belkin n52te. I'm using the Razor programming software to program it. What I'd like to do is program it to hold down the right mouse button for 5s and then let go. I've tried recording that ...
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Can't click while moving

I started a new game on Terraria on a new computer. The game isn't responding to my mouse clicks when my character is moving, though. My character has to come to a complete stop before the game ...
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Is there a way to bind a key to adjust mouse sensitivity?

Typically, I play with my mouse sensitivity really high, but when using certain weapons (sniper rifles, MANA AV turret) I want to drastically reduce the sensitivity. Is there a way to bind a keyboard ...
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Is there any way to make Logitech Revolution MX scrolling sensible in OS X?

I'm playing Minecraft on a mac, and I'm using a Logitech Revolution MX. When scrolling in the game, it flicks through my items very quickly, rather than one item-per-click scrolling than I get in ...
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What value does Starcraft 2 mouse sensitivity refer to?

In Starcraft 2 I can set my mouse sensitivity to some percentage value. What does 100% mean? Is 100% my Desktop mouse sensitivity or the fastest possible speed for my mouse? I want to have the exact ...
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What are the advantages/disadvantages of having high mouse sensitivity in Moba games when playing skill-shot based characters?

I play a lot of league of legends and I watch streams, Game-plays, LCS, etc, trying to improve and learn more. In one of the last games they talked about mouse sensitivity and how you could move ...
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What does “Touchpad mode” change in Flight Control HD?

Flight Control HD, available for Windows and Mac OS X, has a little option called Touchpad mode. The in-game help says: Ensure "Trackpad mode" is enabled in the options for optimized controls. Well, ...
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How to adapt skill as an FPS player over to an RTS? [closed]

While I've been struggling to play Dota 2, I had an epiphany the other day: It's not the game itself, it's the way it controls! I started playing games at a young age with Wolfenstein 3D and Doom, ...