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(Not so) IntelliPoint
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I hate this. Every few minutes I get a popup from Microsoft IntelliPoint saying this:

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Microsoft IntelliPoint
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The wireless mouse battery level is low. Replace the batteries soon so the wireless mouse will continue to function properly.
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OK
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The message would be great when it was true, however for some strange reason my wireless desktop set has decided to stalk me with these false messages. I've seen this before at other places...it seems related to bad reception. However, the receiver is only centimeters away from the mouse and keyboard, it's almost impossible to have signal reception problems. I notice that a lot of keystrokes get repeated or coming way too late, so there is a problem. The set has been working great for months, now all of a sudden this is happening.
If someone knows a good resolution to this, let me know!

Anyway...did you notice the ascii representation of the dialog box? This is something I just discovered through a posting somewhere about how great intellipoint is (not)...whenever you have a dialog box in front of you that you want to copy, press Control-C. It is copied to the clipboard as plain text!

Update: uninstalling IntelliPoint gets rid of the error message, until someone has a better solution.
  Posted by oVan on Friday, November 25, 2005 | PermaLink | 0 comments
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