Erratic mouse behavior on Windows

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

When trying to control normal parameters like Track Volume, or the Send knobs, the mouse may act unpredictably, for example, leaping to very high values or random locations on the screen. Alternatively, the mouse pointer may disappear completely.

Pen Tablet Mode

Activate Pen Tablet Mode in Live's Preferences. Pen Tablet Mode allows use of graphic tablets to meaningfully control Live’s UI and can resolve issues with erratic mouse behaviour.

Note: In Live 9, Pen Tablet Mode does not exist. Instead enable 'Absolute Mouse Mode' using the Options.txt file.

In case that doesn't resolve the issue, you may need to adjust the Windows desktop zoom.

Desktop Zoom

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


Windows 8 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: