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Old 7th June 2021, 04:58
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Help - Mouse

A stupid question, no doubt, but here goes.

I have been using a Verbatim mouse model 70243 for some months. Its predecessor died from Covid I think.

This mouse has the usual LH and RH buttons and the central wheel but it also has a small central button astern of the wheel which has just (?) started to flash with the letters DPI. I have not noticed this flashing before.

Naturally, I have long since lost the instructions and despite an internet search I have been unable to find any instructions that mean anything to me.

Seems to work OK but just curious about the DPI thingy.

Any helpful hints for someone from the era of hot oil and steam, please?

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Old 7th June 2021, 05:22
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Hi Geoff,

I found this:

https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-DP...-do-you-use-it

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"DPI stands for "Dots Per Inch". The measurement being linear. In short, this is the speed of which the mouse moves on your screen in relation to you physically moving the mouse. Most mice move roughly about 800DPI by default. This is considered the standard speed of any mouse. Now that's to say if you physically move the mouse 1 linear inch, the mouse on screen will move roughly 800 dots in length.
Increasing the DPI means that same inch you physically moved the mouse equates to more distance on screen. And of course decreasing the DPI results in less distance traveled on screen.

If a mouse has a DPI button, it typically means you can change the speed of the mouse's on-screen movements on the fly by simply pressing the button. Most mice that have dedicated DPI buttons have preset DPI configurations. Often software will allow you to modify the DPI presets as you, the user, wishes. But most mice that have dedicated DPI buttons will often come preset with 3 speeds; Slow, standard, fast. Exactly what these DPI measurements are will vary from manufacture to manufacture, but if you press the DPI button then move the mouse, you should instantly see a chance in your physical mouse movements and the distance the mouse travels on screen based on those same moments.

You'll often see gamers going through DPI settings more than any other users, though graphic artists tend to use it as well to help make fine selections and changes."
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Old 7th June 2021, 07:10
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My mouse has a button called CPI, this stands for counts per inch just the same thing as is mentioned above.
"The CPI Button on your mouse changes its Count Per Inch (CPI) which will determine how fast the mouse cursor on your screen moves when you move your mouse."

Think you can also change this speed in the windows settings.
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Old 7th June 2021, 10:42
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Dave and John.
Much appreciated.
Why the bloody hell Verbatim et al couldn't simply say that 'toggling' the DPI button controls the movement speed of the mouse I don't know. I will now ignore it completely and with apparent impunity!
Thanks again.
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Old 7th June 2021, 12:03
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Drunk and in charge of a mouse.
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Old 7th June 2021, 12:45
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Drunk and in charge of a mouse.
Leaving aside your ignorance of my Methodist upbringing, I am pleased to see that you finally recognise that I am on the ladder of promotion.
Being in charge of a mouse, and a red wireless one with a flashing DPI at that, was a big step for me.

Tomorrow the keyboard ..................
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Ah, that explains it. No bishops to show you the way.
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It seems that apart from all the intended dots per inch stuff it also appears that a there is a a bye - product in that a flashing DPI also = FB.
FB equates to a flat battery!
Nothing is ever quite what it seems although David's Bishop might have known that ...............
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No mouse shortages in Oz just now?
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Old 11th June 2021, 12:55
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You have to be highly suspicious of mice ....
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