Jump to content
mouse on a laptop
6 replies to this topic
Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:24 AM
I came in here for traffic.
I bought my work's laptop home this weekend. It has a finger-tough mouse pad. I want to plug in the mouse from my home computer. How do I get the laptop to recognise it?
If it helps, it's a HP Elite Book, using Windows 7
Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:31 AM
Might need to down load some software for it.
google the name and product number of mouse and add program.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:35 AM
Oh no. The laptop is off-line. I can only connect it to the internet when I am at work.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:42 AM
Stupid question but I assume you did try to plug it in? Most usb mice should just work. The Internet is probably set up to go through a proxy at work you should be able to go to the Internet settings and turn that off.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:57 AM
Maybe you need admin privileges if you need to instal drivers onto a work laptop.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:01 AM
Our mouse only has a cord - we're not that high tech!
I plugged it in, I tried looking in settings but all I could find was how to vary the features of the connected mouse.
When I am at work I plug the laptop in to a docking station and a corded mouse plugs into the station, it works automatically.
I can't get visio to work anyhow, so that is my next problem! Argh!!
the document opens but all the menu options are greyed out, so I can't actually edit it, which is the whole reason I bought the laptop home.
Would the two problems be related?
Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:44 AM
Your situation sounds similar to mine in that I can't bring my laptop home to work (it also docks to my workstation at the office like yours does) because it won't recognise my home wifi due to security reasons, unless I have work Telstra USB stick.
So I use my own laptop & dial in with RSA token ID.
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users
"I was shocked and horrified that I'd had this thought. That's not me."
How many of these tactics does your toddler employ at bedtime?
Register now for your free ticket (valued at $20) for the Melbourne Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores.
This is the funniest photo ever. We've all been there!
One mum looked that fear in the face and shared how important it is to think about adjusting the straps on our kids' car seats.
It turns out that taking a more flexible approach might be the best way to make it happen.
Hands up who is sick and tired of cooking dinner for their kids every night only to have them complain about what's on their plate.
What do you do when you want a sweet maternity shoot but it just won't stop raining?
Researchers are now looking at whether the nutrients you ingest after giving birth can help reduce your likelihood of developing the baby blues.
We're judged more than our mums were - science says so.
Yesterday was a bad day for me. I started feeling ill a couple of days ago but battled on, as we do.
So you're having a baby? That's great, babies are awesome.
When this dad's baby wouldn't stop crying he took matters into his own hands. He also recorded what he did to let other people in on the simple hack and now it's going viral.
After his wife struggled to conceive, transgender man Chris Rehs-Dupin decided to give it a go.
Everyone is a parenting expert until they have kids – right?
Top 5 Articles
Who loves Peppa? We have 10 packs to give away - including family passes to see the brand new movie, in cinemas March 16!
Free ticket offer