^wow. Score: 'the other brand' (various praises); Logitech 0%.
It's surprising how relieved I feel, knowing it's -only- (probably) my Logitech mouse, and (probably again) not my entire OS or box doing a Titanic or something.
I better also run a RAM check and see if there's any problem there (the 'fix' is to loosen and reseat the contacts; always works but rarely needed).
Tnx for the tips on alternate mice selections.
I may give one or another of those a shot.
Yes, the rubberized slip-check coating on my L-500 is getting crumbly or something too.
My A4Tech mouse looks like this
but with only one wheel not two.
My A4Tech driver folder size is 271kb; Logitech's complete mouse + 'phone home' suite was something like 50 or 74MB.
My fav keyboard I'm writing this on is an ivory colored Compaq 286 key-click which is fairly silent and works flawlessly, because (remember me posting about this?) my Microsoft ergonomic black one the keys started sticking and even lube spray wouldn't fix it.
I do have a Logitech battery powered mouse identical to the 500 laser that appears to be croaking, but the way you have to wiggle it to make it 'wake up' before -every- mouse click operation drives me nuts.
I don't recall why I retired my A4Tech mini-mouse, but maybe I should drag it out and give it a spin.
I've got whole boxes of 'old stuff' that'll never see the light of day again.
But (tech dreaming) I just posted elsewhere
how I keep wondering if the day may come that I can replace my tower with a $35 tablet (and get superior performance).
Yes, my Logitech mouse seems to 'click' crisply and cleanly in a purely mechanical/physical way, but on-screen it's giving weird results like a 'phantom' clicker or something, and also copy & paste problems as well now.