I've searched and searched and can't find anyone with this specific problem. I have a new Microsoft Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000 and I can see it with the My Bluetooth places and I can tell it to connect to the mouse, but the mouse will not move the cursor (i.e. it is not, in fact, connecting). Using the Microsoft supplied dongle works fine, it recognizes the mouse immediately and I can use it. Also, it connects fine to my desktop over an MSI bluetooth dongle, so I think my problem is with the Thinkpad bluetooth drivers, or I am doing something else wrong. Anyone else have any issues with mouse that are similar?
do you see these screens?
Then click on Properties button after selecting the device:
As for scratches, I opted to continuing using the packing case it came with as this seems to be their intent as they added a wrist strap for it. For this reason, the mouse looks like new, no scratches, etc. I continue to carry the dongle with me, just in case. It has a small niche in the bottom of the packing case, but it is not held in place, so I put a bit of tape over it to keep it in place since I would only need it in an emergency.
Hope this helps.
I did try resinstalling (uninstall/reboot/reinstall) the Lenovo Enhanced Rate Bluetooth software and that didn't seem to make a difference. Maybe I need to reinstall the MS mouse software as well.
I think I originally went to the Lenovo stack since I also use a Voyager 510 bluetooth headset and I don't think the MS bluetooth stack supported a headset.
Can anyone help me get both the headset and mouse using the internal Bluetooth hardware.
Regarding questions about the internal bluetooth setup:
*I downloaded the updated Thinkpad Bluetooth w/ EDR software
*Uninstalled the old TP BT software
*Ran the new file I downloaded (7jba03ww.exe)
*Futzed around a bit b/c didn't realize you have to then run the setup.exe file that 7jba03ww.exe extracts
*Followed the MS instructions to install (and update) the Intellipoint software
* Turned on the mouse and activated the "discover" button on the bottom
*Opened "my Bluetooth Places" (in "My Computer") and clicked Bluetooth/Search for Devices
*When the mouse showed up, I double-clicked...
...and I was up and running.......
You'll want to add this mouse to the list of devices that are authorized to discover your computer - can set this in the "Bluetooth Configuration" window (accessed by right-clicking the bluetooth icon in the tray). Otherwise I found that I had to re-discover the mouse each time I turned it back on.
I have two quibbles. 1) The two odd little user-configurable buttons on either side of the mouse are poorly placed and thus totally useless in my view. 2) The clickwheel seems a bit too "free-wheeling" for my taste - I'd prefer some positive "clicks" as there were on my previous Logitech mouse.
But other than these, I've been really happy with the thing. I've used it for one lecture so far (just yesterday!), and it's a pretty decent presentation tool; the compromises made to accommodate its other role as a mouse are very reasonable. And it compares favorably with the Interlink presenter, which I've borrowed from a colleague in the past. As a mouse, it tracks responsively, thought those with large hands may find it a bit too small for comfort. When in "presenter" mode (and PowerPoint is not open) all I have to do is press "play" and iTunes opens up and starts playing tracks. I haven't tried the digital ink feature, nor am I particularly inclined to, so I can't comment on this.
I will have to see what happens if I suddenly decide to use this on someone else's computer using the dongle - I have a feeling I'll have to re-pair the bluetooth connection between the mouse and dongle.....
Sheesh, that was more than I planned to write. Ah well...
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