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Different mice, different speeds?


FPCH Long Term Member
Jan 5, 2008
Galashiels, Scottish Borders
PC Experience
Operating System
Windows Vista - Home Premium
I'm not really sure if this is the right place to put this, so sorry if it should be in hardware.

I have two mice, one is a cheap but amazingly good wireless laser mouse. The problem is that is the type that recharges on on it base. Since my computers not on if its not in use this causes a small problem, one i think will be fixable with a powered usb hub, please correct me if i wrong.

However, to solve the issue at the moment i have an old optical mouse, which works fine, the problem is though that its a lot slower than the other, so every time i switch the mice over i have to change the pointer speed.

Both run off the driver vista automatically detects for them.

Is it at all possible to set it up so that the pointer speed automatically changes for the two devices.

cheers in advance.


Jan 22, 2003
USA, Nebraska
PC Experience
Very Experienced
Hi shrimply;
Likely not I'm thinking. Every mouse has to be configured independently. When you switch the mouse Vista loads the correct drivers again and sets the defaults.

So would any OS but at least with Vista you don't have to install the optical mouse software to get it to function.

This has been my experience switching between the two types.