Posted 28 June 2003 - 08:34 PM
The smoothness of you mouse is determined by the resolution of the mouse, the rate at which it is sampled and the accuracy of the motion sensing element. The resolution is the number of dots per inch (dpi) that the pointer can move across the screen-the higher this value, the better. If your mouse driver allows you to change this setting, do so. The sampling rate is the rate at which your mouse pointer is polled for activity. Here again, set this to the highest possible value. This is only possible with a PS/2 or USB mouse and not with a serial mouse. Finally, if you have a roller mouse, make sure that the roller assembly is clean and free from crud build up. In the case of an optical mouse, see that the optical sensor is clean and not obstructed by dirt.