Microsoft Mouse is a computer mouse whose operation is same as any other computer mouse. This post will discuss in detail about Microsoft Mouse, how to reset, types of Microsoft Mouse, features and how to clean mouse pad.
What is Microsoft Mouse
Microsoft released Microsoft Mouse as the first computer mouse in 1983. Its nickname was “Green-Eyed Mouse”. This mouse has featured more of a curved body and a pair of green buttons. For interaction with a digital computer, a hand-controlled electromechanical device having a graphical user interface is called the mouse.
Fig. 1 – Introduction to Microsoft Mouse
With the advancement in technology, there is still the need for the mouse in our hands that helps us to move the objects on the screen. For long working hours in front of the screen, the mouse is the most recommended one. Hence, Microsoft offers stylish designs and is designed intelligently for convenience at work.
Fig. 2 – Microsoft Wedge Mouse
The older versions of the mouse in 1968 are much different than what is used today. The older versions of the computer mouse were connected with a cord, and the movement was tracked with a rollerball, and now they are wireless, and use a light source.
Types of Microsoft Mouse
There are different types of Microsoft Mouse available with various features and functionalities like:
- Microsoft Arc touch
- Microsoft surface mobile mouse
- Microsoft Bluetooth mouse
- Microsoft precision mouse
- Microsoft Wedge Mouse
Fig.3 – Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse
How to Reset Microsoft Mouse
Sometimes trouble occurs with the computer mouse; a simple Reset is required to fix the trouble. The resetting of the wired and wireless mice can be done, and the steps to reset are shown below:
- The reset button is located, which is typically next to the batteries on the inside or on the bottom of the mouse.
- Push the button and keep it on hold for 3 to 5 seconds using small, pointed objects such as the tip of the ballpoint pen or the straight pin. Then the reset is completed.
Fig. 4 – Reset Button
How to Reset Wireless Mouse
The wireless mouse has built-in transceiver storage for ultimate mobility. For the modern lifestyle, it has a scroll wheel for easy navigation and is comfortable to use by either hand. A wireless mouse is more convenient in navigating your computer desktop screen, but sometimes electronic glitches can be present. So, to reset, it is just a matter of seconds.
- Switch on the power switch on the bottom of the mouse by turning your mouse over. Your computer should be turned on as well.
- For resetting a wireless mouse, the USB receiver is also reset to ensure the proper functionality. The reset button is located on the receiver, which is typically on the underside. Verify that you have plugged in mouse reciever in the USB port of your computer. If it is loose, push it securely.
- On the receiver, push and hold an oval-shaped reset button on the bottom part of the mouse and keep it on hold for 3 to 5 seconds using a few small, pointed objects.
- Move the mouse around to test the cursor by releasing the button. The computer is plugged back with the receiver, and both the mouse and the receiver reset buttons are pressed together at the same time. This allows the Microsoft mouse to reconnect to the computer perfectly and appropriately. Now the mouse is re-set, and it will work properly.
Features of Microsoft Mouse
- It gives a comfortable experience even if you are left-handed since the mouse is designed for both right and left-handed customers.
- It provides good control for you to navigate through the files and apps for your everyday work.
- Wireless Microsoft Mouse has a scroll wheel to move horizontally and vertically through documents and files quickly.
- Compared to traditional mice, the Microsoft Mouse delivers precise navigation without weight or bulk.
- The mouse works more efficiently with three buttons like the left, right, middle wheel buttons.
- It has fast-tracking sensors used for smooth tracking on most surfaces.
- Compact design and portability.
- It has Plug and go nano transceiver.
- Battery life is amazing.
- Because of the compact design, it is travel friendly.
- Microsoft Mouse comes with different stylish and innovative designs.
- Microsoft Mouse has the advantage of BlueTrack technology; for remarkable tracking on virtually any surface, it combines the power of optical with the precision of a laser.
- Available at affordable prices.
- Wireless Mouse has programmable buttons, multi-speed settings, adjustable height options, etc.
How to Connect Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse to Receiver 3.0
The connection of Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse is integral to its functioning to a receiver. The Wireless Mouse works by transmitting the signal from the Mouse to Receiver, which is connected via USB to your computer. For the mouse to work properly, you must ensure a good signal between the mouse and receiver.
Connecting to the receiver is easy since the Microsoft Optical Mouse consists of only two components. The steps for connection are as follows:
- Insert fresh batteries in Microsoft wireless optical mouse by pressing a button on the back of the mouse, which has a star symbol. Batteries provide power to the LED to illuminate, which is present on the underside of the mouse.
- Plug in the reciever in any working USB port. You should test several USB ports to find the one that works since some USB ports may not respond to the Wireless Receiver. When the Receiver is connected properly, the computer makes a sound.
- For a few seconds, press and hold the “Connect” buttons, which are present underneath the Receiver and the Mouse. Set up the the wireless connection between the Mouse and Receiver using the “Connect” button.
Fig. 5 – Connect Mouse with Receiver
How to Clean Mouse Pad
Mousepadsfabric contains materials like polyester, nylon, acrylic, foam, rubber, polyurethane, etc. At Least 3 to 4 times a year, you must clean your mouse pad. Using soap and water is the best way to clean your mouse pad. Here are the steps to clean a mouse pad:
- Soak the mouse pad in a bowl or tub filled with cold water. To gently clean the surface, use gentle hand soap or shampoo. Submerge it for a while so that any dirt or grease that is on the Mouse Pad has time to dissolve in water.
- Then, with a soft bristle brush, scrub your mouse pad. Be gentle without causing any damage. Also, if the Mouse Pad has a graphic or an illustration on it, be careful of rubbing away the design.
- Once the back and front of Mouse Pad fabric is clean of all dirt and stains, rinse away the soap using cold water until the water runs fully clear.
- You can use a blow air dryer, or with a towel, pat your Mouse Pad. Ensure it’s completely dry before using it by giving rest for a day, and you do not want any dampness to damage your Mouse.
To clean the Mouse Pad in the washing machine, here are the steps:
- Use a mild detergent powder for cleaning the Mouse Pad.
- Set the washer to cold water.
- Change the setting of the washing machine to a light cycle.
- Do not use any bleach ingredients.
- Let your mouse pad air dry.
- Never put the mouse pad in the dryer or never use warm water. The heat may cause damage.