A mouse is an essential computer accessory that moves the cursor across a screen. A malfunctioning mouse can cause significant work frustrations, but there are some basic things you can do to fix it.
Most wireless mice rely on an onboard transmitter that communicates with a receiver inside the computer. The receiver might be a small hub, a dongle similar in size to a thumb drive, or a very tiny unit that plugs into a USB port.
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1. Plug the Mouse’s Receiver:
If you’re using a cordless mouse, it needs a small receiver to communicate with your computer. These can be USB or Bluetooth.
The receiver can be found on the bottom of the mouse or inside the battery compartment. It usually connects to the computer via a USB port.
You can check to see if the mouse has a receiver by checking its manual. If it doesn’t have one, you’ll need to buy a new one.
When you’re sure the receiver is plugged into a working USB port, power on the computer and plug it in. You should hear a noise from the receiver, and your mouse should start moving around on your screen.
If you’re not able to connect your mouse, it may be because there are missing or outdated drivers. Depending on the manufacturer, it may be necessary to update your drivers manually or automatically with Driver Easy.
2. Turn on the Mouse:
When your mouse is plugged into the computer, it will typically have a small button that you can press to turn it on or off. This button is often located between the two mouse buttons or on the side of the mouse.
When you press the button, your mouse should begin to respond to movement on your screen. If you don’t see the cursor start to move, try pressing a different button or moving your mouse around.
If your mouse is a wired one, it should plug into a USB port on your computer. The square-shaped USB ports on your computer should say “USB” or have symbols that look like the ones pictured below.
For a wireless mouse, you’ll need to pair it with your PC or Mac using a USB receiver that comes with the mouse.
The method for pairing a wireless mouse with your computer depends on the model of the device, so consult your mouse’s user manual.
3.How to Connect Mouse to Desktop Turn on Your Computer:
The quickest way to turn on your computer is with a press of the power button (or at least that’s what the name implies). This will get the internal components (think motherboard, CPU, and hard drives) ready for action, and it will show you the screen for the operating system.
The process can take from 15 seconds to a few minutes, so be patient. Hopefully, you’ve already learned how to set up your desktop so the whole thing is easy to manage.
Now that you have your mouse plugged into its receiver, it’s time to connect it to your desktop computer. To do this, you’ll need to plug it into the USB port on your computer.
This is a standard port, so it should be compatible with any mice you happen to own. The best part is that it should work on your desktop computer as well as any laptops you may have. If not, then it’s probably just a bad cable.
4.How to Connect Mouse to Desktop Turn on Bluetooth:
Bluetooth is a radio frequency technology that allows devices to communicate over short distances. It can be used in a variety of ways, including for keyless entry systems and wireless smart homes.
Most mice are equipped with a button that you must press and hold for a couple of seconds to make them discoverable via Bluetooth. This process is called pairing and can vary from mouse to mouse.
Once the mouse is discovered, it should show up on your device’s Bluetooth settings screen. This is where you’ll be able to connect it to your computer and begin using it.
On a Windows desktop, you can access your device’s Bluetooth settings by right-clicking on the Action Center icon in the system tray. Or you can open Settings -> Devices & other devices.