Erratic mouse behavior on Windows

  • Live Versions: 8 - 9
  • Operating System: Win 8, Win 10

Symptom

When trying to control normal parameters like Track Volume, or the Send knobs, the mouse acts unpredictably, for example, leaping to very high values or random locations on the screen. 

Reason

Windows´s Desktop Zoom feature allows users to view the desktop at different zoom levels however Live's GUI is not optimized to work at very large settings.

Solution

Desktop Zoom:

In Control Panel → Appearance → Display, select a zoom level of 100% or 125%.

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One Scaling Level:

For Windows 8.1 users there is an additional option to apply one scaling level for all connected displays. Make sure this is checked:

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Absolute Mouse Mode:

If the above steps have still not fixed the problem, then please enable 'Absolute Mouse Mode' using the Options.txt file.

Note: Live 10 has introduced Pen Tablet Mode to Live's Preferences. Pen Tablet Mode allows use of graphic tablets to meaningfully control Live’s UI. It replaces the "AbsoluteMouseMode" option.