Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer in the test: The optical wireless mouse from Microsoft
After connecting the receiver the mouse is recognized by Windows at the USB port and the standard drivers are installed. The mouse can therefore also be used without the IntelliPoint software. In our test we then installed the IntelliPoint software 4.01 contained on the driver CD supplied.
After inserting the driver CD, the installation of the IntelliPoint software starts and you will guided through the installation.
Then the quick start manual starts automatically, which gives a brief insight into the functions of the Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer.
The IntelliPoint software offers quite extensive setting options. For example, each mouse button can be assigned specifically for each program. The software then automatically recognizes when one of the saved programs is opened and changes the key assignment according to the previously selected configuration. The software also has a status indicator for the batteries in the mouse. However, it does not automatically warn the user when these are running low, but you have tooccasionally check the condition of the batteries yourself. Otherwise, it offers the normal setting options that you are used to with most mice: pointer speed, acceleration, alignment, key assignment, properties of the scroll wheel, mouse track, double-click speed, mouse pointer schemes and much more.
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