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Loaded SWG and the mouse is not calibrated properly (works outside SWG)

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I just loaded Star Wars Galaxies and when I'm in the game the calibration of the mouse is off.  I have to put the mouse about 1 1/2 - 2 inches to the right of where I actually want to click.  I have an optical wireless mouse so I thought that might be the problem, so I hooked up my regular wired mouse and it's still the same.  I couldn't find anything in the game to let me calibrate it.  Any suggestions on fixing this annoying problem?  Thanks in advance.

Mike
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I'm awarding points just because I thank you both for offering advice.  I realized what
the problem was (even though it's never happened to me in any other game).  I always
customize my desktop and move the taskbar to the left side (instead of default at the bottom).
Well, wouldn't you know it....the distance the mouse was off target was exactly the width of
my custom taskbar!  Anyway, I wanted to post my findings in case this type of question is
posted in the future, this can be a standard question in trying to trouble shoot the problem.
Thank both of you for your suggestions!

Mike

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Wow, that is something I doubt I ever would have considered. Thanks for the points, and nice job on the troublehsooting! You might want to report the issue to SWG, so that they can put the answer in their knowledge Base, as there probably aren't too many with that problem, but they'll make up in frustration what they lack in numbers!

ChrisPy

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I most certainly did report it.  I know most people don't customize their desktop, but my personal preferences go way back to X-windows
on a Unix workstation in college.  I'm sure there are more like myself that don't like plain jane old windows and have to do something
to change it around.  But thanks again for your suggestions!
Mike
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