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Wireless mouse/keyboard question...

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by E5RSY, Jan 23, 2021.

  1. E5RSY

    E5RSY Doctor of Teleocity

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    I'm a newbie to this realm. Is it advisable turn them off every night, or just leave them be and let them go into low-power mode?

    Gracias.
     
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    Boreas Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Leave 'em be. The batteries last almost forever.

    Just make sure your cat doesn't learn how to use it. They love to watch the cursor move!
     
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  3. KC

    KC Friend of Leo's

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    with the Apple version that I use, battery life is in months, without ever bothering to turn on or off.
     
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  4. E5RSY

    E5RSY Doctor of Teleocity

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    The package my mouse came in said 36 months. But, they weren't specific as to if that was in standby mode or OFF when not in use.
     
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    ^^^^
    What both these guys said.....
     
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    Randypttt Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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  7. Ed Storer

    Ed Storer Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    I have both and leave them on. The Logitech trackball for my desktop has gotten kind of peculiar. It goes dead at completely random intervals and I have to raise the left edge and move the ball or press a button to get it working again. I have two other trackballs that I use with laptops that are entirely reliable.

    It just occurred to me that using a common "dongle" for both keyboard and trackball may be the source of the problem. I recently got a USB multiplier, so I may try using the "dongle" for the trackball instead of having the keyboard and trackball on a common port.
     
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    Ed Storer Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Both keyboard and trackball are now using their original dongles and are both more responsive.

    Back to OP; I've found battery life in both the keyboard and the trackball to be exceptional. I don't switch them off unless I'm doing something like moving them or cleaning the trackball.
     
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    I leave mine on. Doesn't seem to be a problem.
     
  10. bgmacaw

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    I leave it on except on my work laptop when I'm going to the office. I turn off the mouse so it doesn't jiggle about in the case and cause the computer not to go into power save mode. The keyboard stays at work and I just use one I have at home. Come to think of it, I bet I'll need to take in a fresh set of batteries for that keyboard when/if I go back into the office again.
     
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