Targus 400-0086-001A User Manual

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Wireless 5-ButtonScroller

Optical Mini Mouse



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Wireless 5-ButtonScroller Optical

Mini Mouse


Congratulations on your purchase of the Targus Wireless 5-ButtonScroller Optical Mini Mouse. This ergonomically designed mouse uses a radio frequency (RF) link that enables you to use the mouse anywhere within 4.5 feet of its receiver. Noline-of-sightbetween the mouse and its receiver is required.

The optical mouse also provides a scrolling wheel and three user-programmablebuttons for multimedia use.

In addition to this user’s guide, this package contains:

Wireless 5-ButtonScroller Optical Mini Mouse


1 AA NiMH rechargeable battery

Three-inchUSB extension cable

Charger base

AC power adapter

Device driver software CD-ROM

System Requirements

To use the optical mouse, your computer must meet the following hardware requirements and run one of the operating systems listed below.


Operating System

• PC with a Pentium® processor or

• Windows® 95/98/Me/2000/

equivalent and a hard disk drive

XP and Windows NT® 4.0

• USB version 1.1 interface



Connecting the Mouse Receiver

To connect the mouse receiver:

1Turn off your computer.

2Plug the standard USB end of the cable into an available USB port on your computer.

You are now ready to install the device drivers for your operating system.

Installing the Device Drivers

NOTE: You must install the supplied device drivers to use the fourth and fifth buttons. Otherwise, the mouse will function as a standard, three-buttonmouse.

To install the supplied device driver:

1Turn on your computer.

2Insert the driver software CD into your computer’s CD-ROMdrive.

3Click Start,Run, then enterD:\Setup.exe (whereD: is the path of yourCD-ROMdrive) and then clickOK.

The Welcome screen appears.

4Click Next.

5Select Typical orCustom installation and then clickNext.

6Click Yes.

7Click Finish to complete the driver installation and restart your computer.

Once your computer restarts, the mouse icon appears in the system tray.

You are now ready to install the battery in the mouse, set the radio frequency channel, and establish a communications link between the mouse and its receiver. See “Establishing a Communications Link” on page 6.


Using the RF Mouse

Installing the Battery

1Remove the battery cover from the bottom of the mouse by pressing the battery cover tab and siding it off.

2Insert the supplied battery, making sure that the positive (+) and negative (-)end of the battery match the polarity indicators inside the battery housing.

3Slide the battery cover back into position until it “clicks” firmly into place.

The optical sensor, located on the bottom of the mouse, glows red.

WARNINGS: When replacing the battery, if you are using the mouse with the charger base, you must use heavy-dutyNiMH rechargeable batteries to avoid possible damage to the mouse and charger.

If you are using the mouse without the charger base, you may use alkaline or other heavy-dutyNiMH batteries.

Setting the Radio Frequency Channel

Before you establish a link between the optical mouse and its receiver, you must set the radio frequency channel. To do this, slide the channel switch to A or B on both the mouse and the receiver. For the mouse, the switch is located inside the battery compartment. For the receiver, the switch is located directly opposite the USB connector.

NOTE: The optical mouse and its receiver must be set to the same channel to function properly.


Establishing a Communications Link

The optical mouse has 256 identification codes that allow the mouse and its receiver to operate without interference from other radio frequency devices.

To set the identification code and establish a radio link between the mouse and the receiver:

1Press and release the link button, located on the bottom of the optical mouse.

2Press and release the link button on the receiver.

The receiver’s status light flashes while it scans the identification codes for the mouse. Once a code is selected, the status light stops flashing.

3Press and release the screen scroller (middle) button.

You are now ready to use the optical mouse.

NOTE: You must reestablish the communications link every time you change the batteries.

Personalizing the Mouse Features

You can assign functions to the third, fourth and fifth mouse buttons and control cursor movement by personalizing the mouse features from the Mouse Properties screen. To do this:

1Click Start, Settingsand Control Panel.

2Double-clicktheMouse icon.

The Mouse Properties screen appears.

This screen has six tabs with options for selecting and controlling mouse features.


Buttons Tab

The Button configuration feature allows you to assign the primary mouse button for rightor left-handeduse.

The Files and Folders option allows you to assign the number of clicks that are required to open an item.

The Double-clickspeed option adjusts how fast you have to click the mouse button to register adouble-click.

Pointers Tab

This tab allows you to choose how the mouse pointer looks on the screen.

Motion Tab

The Speed option adjusts the speed at which the pointer moves across the screen.

The Acceleration option adjusts the acceleration rate for the pointer.

The Snap to default feature allows you to assign the pointer to jump to default buttons in dialog boxes.

Hardware Tab

Selecting the Hardware tab displays general information about the Wireless 5-ButtonScroller Optical Mini Mouse.

Wheel Tab

The Scrolling Mode option allows you to choose between the Intelli Mouse Compatible Mode and the Enhanced Scroll Mode.

Intelli Mouse Compatible Mode – enabling this mode simulates Microsoft® IntelliMouse® and supports features used with Microsoft® applications, such as zoom, scrolling and Auto-scrolling.


Enhanced Scroll Mode – this mode supports all applications that use scroll bars, with zoom,Auto-panningand scrolling functions.

The Scrolling Settings option allows you to adjust how many lines of text will scroll and the direction of the scroll movement.

Button Assignment Tab

Mouse Properties screen - Button Assignment tab

The Button Assignment feature allows you to assign frequently-usedmouse and keyboard functions, such as Auto Scroll, Page Back and Page Forward, to the third, fourth and fifth mouse buttons. To do this:

1Click the drop-down arrow next to the button number you want to assign.

The functions list appears.

2Select the function you want to associate with the selected button.

3Click Apply.

Repeat for each button you want to assign a function to.


Operating Hints

For optimal performance and RF reception:

Place the receiver at least 8 inches (20 cm) away from all electrical devices, such as your monitor, speakers or external storage devices.

Avoid using the optical mouse on a metal surface. Metals, such as iron, aluminum or copper, shield the radio frequency transmission and may slow down the mouse’s response time or cause the mouse to fail temporarily.

The optical mouse will enter a suspend mode at the same time your computer does. To wake the mouse, press and release the screen scroller (middle) button.

If your computer has a metal case that contains aluminum or magnesium, use the optical mouse to the side. The display panel may interfere with the radio frequency signal if you use the mouse directly in front of the computer.

Never use the optical mouse on a glass or mirrored surface as these surfaces will cause the mouse to fail temporarily.

To maximize battery life, use the optical mouse on a white, or light colored surface. Dark surfaces cause the mouse’s light emitter diode (LED) light to glow brighter, which causes the battery to discharge more rapidly.

Comfortable Usage

Research suggests that physical discomfort and injury to nerves, tendons, and muscles may be related to repetitive motion, an improperly set up work area, incorrect body posture, and poor work habits.


To reduce the risk of injury, follow these precautions:

Stand, stretch, and move around several times every hour.

Switch hands while performing tasks. Use shortcut keys to avoid repetitive or awkward mouse movements.

Relax your shoulders and keep your elbows at your sides. Adjust the keyboard’s position so that you don’t have to stretch to reach it.

Adjust your position so that you don’t have to bend your wrists to type; avoid placing your wrists on a sharp edge.

If you feel discomfort or numbness in your hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, neck, or back while typing, consult a qualified medical professional.


Mouse Carrier Frequency

27 MHz




4.8 x 2.64 x 1.6 inches


(122 x 67 x 40 mm)


2.48 x 0.86 x 0.66 inches


(63 x 22 x 17 mm)

NOTE: Receiver dimensions do not include the extended USB connector.




4.1 ounces (without battery)


(116 grams)


.98 ounces


(28 grams)