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If it's a USB mouse, then pull out its cable from the USB port? :)

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If it's a USB mouse, then pull out its cable from the USB port? :(

... well nice solution - when you figured out a working script doing this -post it! :)

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... well nice solution - when you figured out a working script doing this -post it! :(

Well, ShutDown(8) may do that without getting physical :D, but I would think you would have to play with drivers you probably shouldn't to achieve this :) .

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... well nice solution - when you figured out a working script doing this -post it! :)

Sorry, but i have no real solution .. I just couldn't resist the obvious answer! :D

Seriously - hope you find what you're looking for

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Hi

is it possible to turn off an optical mouse - I mean to turn off the light?

greetings mozart90

It could be done with the right calls to Windows (I don't know what they are) but let me remind you that if you turn off the light you have turned off the mouse and far be it from me to figure out why you would want to do that other than as a prank. Pranks are not the best way to use AutoIt.

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It could be done with the right calls to Windows (I don't know what they are) but let me remind you that if you turn off the light you have turned off the mouse and far be it from me to figure out why you would want to do that other than as a prank. Pranks are not the best way to use AutoIt.

Would be so convenient if they manufactured optical CORDLESS mice with an ON/OFF switch, save the battery consumption when not in use, instead of having to take the batteries out when not in use over night.

Motion detection on my survellience cameras always picks up the pesky mouse blinking at night as movement.

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Would be so convenient if they manufactured optical CORDLESS mice with an ON/OFF switch, save the battery consumption when not in use, instead of having to take the batteries out when not in use over night.

Motion detection on my survellience cameras always picks up the pesky mouse blinking at night as movement.

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Don't use an optical with transparent sides. :) You could always open up the mouse and paint the transparent sides flat black to stop the camera problem but it won't help battery life. maybe you could find enough room to add a micro-switch on the bottom so that if there was no weight on it then it turns off?? If you patent that idea I get half. :(

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Depending on the mouse, you might be able to make the LED turn off by disabling the mouse in the device manager. However, you'd need to use keyboard navigation/shortcuts to re-enable the mouse.

The Devcon utility can be used here: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=311272


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If you don't want to see that bright LED light that the mouse makes, either get some electrical tape and cover up the transparent sides, or buy a laser mouse (love my logitech g5).

Short of going through the device manager and disabling your input devices, I doubt you're going to find a solution.

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If you don't want to see that bright LED light that the mouse makes, either get some electrical tape and cover up the transparent sides, or buy a laser mouse (love my logitech g5).

Electrical tape? That seems a bit tacky.

How about this: Replace the Bright red LED with an infrared LED. Invisible to humans, but the CCD will pick it up nicely.

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what's the difference between an optical mouse, and a laser mouse


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what's the difference between an optical mouse, and a laser mouse

The one is using a laser beam :) the otherone just LED light :(

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Hi

is it possible to turn off an optical mouse - I mean to turn off the light?

greetings mozart90

If you pay enough then I could send you my mouse, which does this all automagically

after a while when connected to a USB-port :) Kind of annoying when in a match though...

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Or you could just get yourself a lasermouse...no more blinking!


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