Computers, like other electronic devices, require periodic maintenance to function properly. Computer peripherals, such as keyboards and mice, require just as much maintenance as the computer itself. When troubleshooting computer peripherals, you may discover that maintenance is not always the culprit, and a tweak in the settings can improve performance. Troubleshooting a Logitech Bluetooth mouse in Ubuntu can be done in a few minutes by anyone.
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Click the "System" shortcut on the top Panel, select "Preferences" from the drop-down menu, then click on "Bluetooth." This will allow you to check the settings for the Bluetooth. Verify that your mouse is listed here. This shows if the system is recognising the mouse properly. If your mouse is listed, close this box. If not, remove the Bluetooth receiving device and reinsert it into the port to trigger the computer to reinstall it.
Click the "System" shortcut on the top Panel, select "Preferences" from the drop-down menu, then click on the "Mouse" option. Under the "Pointer Speed" section, click the "Acceleration" option and adjust it by dragging it to the right. This will increase the speed of the mouse. Then click the "Sensitivity" option and drag it to the right as well to make the mouse more sensitive to moving it. Click "Close" to save the settings.
Click "System," "Administration," Update Manager" to perform a driver update. When the "Update Manager" opens, click "Check." When the system finishes the checking process, listed in the main box you'll notice software to be updated. Click "Install Updates" to update your system. If you have not done an update lately this may take some time, depending on the number of items on the list.
Check the battery status of the mouse. If the mouse came with a recharging station, place it onto the station to recharge it fully. If there is no charging station, replace the batteries inside the mouse. They are usually located at the bottom of the mouse.
Tips and warnings
- Once all the troubleshooting steps are completed, reboot your computer for the new settings and software to take effect.
- Be careful when you turn the mouse upside-down because the light beam at the base of the mouse is very powerful and can damage your eye.
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