Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse 3000 Instructions

By Kaylee Finn

Using a wireless mouse will reduce clutter on your desk.
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You can reduce the clutter and tangle of wires on your desk with a wireless mouse. The Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse 3000 is a medium-sized optical mouse, meaning it uses a laser to detect motion rather than a trackball. Optical mice have greater precision than trackball mice and can be used on a greater variety of surfaces. You won't need to install any software to use your mouse, because it is a plug-and-play device.

Press the button on the back of the mouse to release the battery cover. Remove the battery cover. Insert the AA battery with the positive end facing you. Replace the battery cover. A red indicator light means that it is time to change the battery.

Remove the wireless receiver from the bottom the mouse. Insert it into an available USB port on your computer.

Keep the mouse within three feet of the computer. Metal obstacles between the mouse and the receiver may prevent the signal from reaching the computer. Use a mouse pad when working on a glass surface or any other surface on which the mouse has difficulty tracking movement.

Press the left button for normal clicking and double-clicking and the right button for program-specific features. Roll the scroll wheel to move up and down within a document. Click the scroll wheel, sometimes referred to as "middle clicking," for other program-specific features

Press the "Connect" button on the side of the receiver and then the "Connect" button on the bottom of the mouse to restore the connection if you experience connection difficulties.

Remove the receiver from the computer and snap back into the bottom of the mouse when the computer is not in use. This will turn off the mouse and save its battery life.