Optical Mouse

Category: Input device
Manufacturer: Microsoft
Caution Level: Medium
Download File Size: Not available
Operating System: Windows 98/2000/NT/XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 5.30.606.0 / 14 Mar 2005

Windows device driver information for Optical Mouse

A Mouse is a device that is attached to computers for selecting of various icons and also issues an array of other commands to the main computer. A mouse comes in various designs, sizes and shapes that usually depend on their respective manufacturers. A mouse is connected to the main computer through either a USB port or a serial port. Mice also work in different ways for example there are those that include balls which determine the position the cursor on the monitor. However, there are those mice that are classified as optical mice where they use camera technology as well as digital processing in order to compare and also track the mouse position. With this mouse, users do not have to clean it as was the case with the mouse that has a ball. Every optical mouse has a small camera which is capable of taking thousands of snapshots pictures every second.

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An optical mouse also includes small light emitting diodes (LED) to provide light for the mouse underneath. The light helps to highlight differences underneath the mouse on the surface. The differences are then reflected back to the camera where a digital process is then used for comparing the pictures ad determining the movement direction and speed. Microsoft is one of the manufactures of Optical mice. The 5.30.606.0 version has desirable features like the four way scrolling feature which offers quick access to programs and files. This optical mouse also has an ergonomic design which is very ideal for both hands and only the right hand as most of other mice. This Microsoft optical mouse is also comfortable to use with it's tilt wheel technology. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Optical Mouse errors before installing any driver updates.