Barbara hi, Does your mouse have a pushbutton on the side of the mouse ? We had one like that--pushing that button or holding it in while pressing the "left" or "righthand" mouse button would sequence/or toggle the mouse through its various modes- ie; " vertical---horizontal---normal. It was a pain cause the grandkids were always inadvertently hitting it . If you have no such button, then since there must be a way to get your mouse into its modes, perhaps simultaneously pressing left & right button, or perhaps holding one button down while pressing the other, etc, might , be a solution. Just a guess. Hope this helps. best regards, Ray Spitz ================================ ----- Original Message ----- From: Barbara Schonfeld <bschonfeld@xxxxxxxxx> To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Sunday, June 01, 2003 10:42 PM Subject: [pcductape] Re: mouse troubles my tinkering ..switched mouses, rebooted, fiddled around in mouse settings using keyboard, because mouse couldnt move to the right areas needed. I might check in assesibilities... when it comes to my youngest son. he;s 5, i never know what he might have done to get this thing messed up . Then the 12 year old does his own thing on it too. This is the compaq I reinstalled windows on a couple of weeks ago.. so may have to do it agian.. --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.483 / Virus Database: 279 - Release Date: 5/19/03 To unsubscribe from this list send an email to pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface.