Category: Input Device
Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 1000 KB
Operating System: Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Latest Version / Release Date: 7.00.258.0 / 08 May 2009
This input device represents an improved version of the mouse pointing device. Aside from featuring an optical instead of the traditional ball underneath the device it also includes a mouse wheel. This feature allows the computer user to quickly scroll up and down or sideways on an Internet page or software application work area. This functionality is intended to simplify the process of scanning through multiple document pages as well as providing for a faster way to surf the Internet. All in all it has a total of five buttons which can be configured by the computer user to perform specific functions. These functions may be defined by the computer user based on his preferences. The Microsoft SideWinder Mouse (IntelliPoint) also allows for on the fly dots per inch switching. This actually defines how smooth the supported hardware component will behave as it glides across the computer screen. Some computer experts consider this attribute as the speed by which the mouse sensor is measured.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
The process of monitoring the movements of the supported hardware component is made possible in part by the accompanying device driver. This device driver sends the signals to the host computer system via the wired connection of the Microsoft SideWinder Mouse (IntelliPoint) device. The deployment of the device driver of this input hardware component is accompanied by the IntelliPoint software which is actually a reference to the brand name used by the manufacturer for the device drivers of the IntelliMouse product line. Despite belonging to a proprietary technology the device driver for this product line normally has the capability of supporting generic mouse hardware components that feature three to five buttons. The Microsoft SideWinder Mouse (IntelliPoint) is actually introduced into the computer market as a gaming mouse. This means that it has been configured and calibrated to become functional within a computer game environment. This of course does not take away its basic role in the computer system. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Microsoft SideWinder Mouse (IntelliPoint) errors before installing any driver updates.