Targus Mini Mouse User Manual

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USB - PS/2 Scroller

Mini Mouse

Notebook Computer

Mobile Scroller Mini Mouse

User’s Guide


Congratulations on your purchase of the Targus USB - PS/2 Scroller Mini Mouse! It is a state-of-the-artscrolling device, specially designed for the mobile warrior. The scroller mini mouse is perfect for screen browsing while on the Internet and when using Windows® applications including Microsoft® Office 97. Its innovative and ergonomic shape is more comfortable and gives you better control than a notebook pointing device. It is compatible with all notebook computers that have either a USB port or a PS/2 port.

This user’s guide provides descriptions of the scroller mini mouse features, and gives instructions for connecting the mouse, installing the software, assigning functions to the mouse buttons, and cleaning the mouse.


One Targus USB - PS/2 Scroller Mini Mouse

One PS/2 Adapter

This user’s guide

One driver diskette (Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows NT® 4.0 only)

System Requirements: USB

Operating system: Windows 98, Windows 2000, or Macintosh® OS Version 8.6 or greater

One USB v. 1.1 Compliant Port

System Requirements: PS/2

Operating system: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, or Windows 2000

One PS/2 port


The scroller mini mouse has the option of connecting through a USB port, or through a PS/2 port via the PS/2 Adapter. Depending on your computer’s operating system, it may recognize the mouse and allow Plug and Play installation. If the operating system does not recognize the mouse, you need to set it up.


USB Connection with Windows 98 or Windows 2000

Plug the USB connector into the computer’s USB port. The computer detects the scroller mini mouse immediately. Follow the screen prompts until installation is complete. Now you are ready to install the software.

Note: USB connection is not supported by Windows 3.1x, Windows 95, or Windows NT 4.0.

Figure 1. USB-PS/2Scroller Mini Mouse and PS/2 Adapter

USB Connection with a Macintosh Computer

The Targus USB - PS/2 Scroller Mini Mouse’s use is restricted with a Macintosh computer. Macintosh supports only a one-buttonmouse.

PS/2 Connection with Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0, or 2000

Shut down Windows and turn off the computer. Disconnect the existing mouse, if any. Connect the PS/2 Adapter to the USB connector of the mouse. Plug the PS/2 Adapter into the computer’s PS/2 port. Turn on the power. When Windows restarts, its software drivers will enable only the standard scrolling features.

Warning: Never point the optical sensor toward the face, particularly the eyes.

Do not use the optical mouse on a surface which is made of glass, mirror, iron, or black velvet. The optical sensor performs best on surfaces with detail to track. It may have difficulty tracking on repetitive patterns, e.g. printed photographs from magazines.



Note: The USB - PS/2 Scroller Mini Mouse is automatically detected and enabled with Windows NT and Windows 2000; therefore software installation is not required.

1Insert the scroller mini mouse software diskette into drive A or B.

2Open the Start menu (Ctrl plusEsc), and selectRun.

3Type A:Setup.exe (orB:Setup.exe) in the command line.

4Click OK.

5Follow the screen prompts until installation is complete.

6Restart the computer.

7Open the Start menu and selectSettings.

8Select Control Panel anddouble-clickthe mouse icon.

The Mouse Properties window appears. Across the top of this menu are the categories of features provided. You can set and reset these features to suit your needs.


Note: The enhanced features described in the following sections are not available with Windows NT or Windows 2000. For future enhancements, visit our Web site at www.targus.com.

You can assign frequently used mouse and keyboard functions to the mouse buttons with the Button Assignment feature. Microsoft Office 97 is supported with a new one-stepzoom feature.

Factory Settings

Some functions performed by the mouse buttons, scroller wheel, and scroller button are preassigned at the factory.

Screen scroller

Moves the cursor when you roll the wheel

Scroller button

No factory setting

Left button

Primary button which provides click,


double-click,and drag

Right button

Secondary button with no factory setting



Horizontal scrolling

Moves the cursor along the horizontal


scroll bar when you press the Shift key


while turning the wheel in the direction


you want it to move


Mouse Properties

The Mouse Properties window has several tabs from which you can choose options. These options enable you to control cursor movement and make button assignments that can eliminate as much as 30% of your mouse movement.

The settings for these features are divided among seven different tabs pictured across the top of the Mouse Properties window. They are described in detail on the following pages.

Magic tab:

Browsing speed: adjust the speed at which you surf the Internet or browse Windows documents.

Browsing direction: move the roller forward to browse toward the top of the document, or back to browse toward the end of the document.

Pointers tab:

Click this tab to choose the appearance of the mouse pointer.

Cursor tab:

Button find: automatically position the cursor on the default (usually OK) button whenever a dialog box appears on your screen.

Trails: makes it easier to find the cursor when you are using an LCD screen. This option can be used only if your screen supports this.

Loop: when you move the cursor to the bottom (or top) of the screen, it automatically wraps to the top (or bottom) of the screen.


Action tab:

Mouse speed: adjust the speed at which the cursor moves across the screen.

Double-click speed: adjust thedouble-clickspeed of the mouse button.

Button Swap: assign the right button to be the primary mouse button forleft-handeduse, or revert to the factory setting.

Figure 2. Mouse Properties Window

Settings tab:

Button Assignments: You can assign the buttons on the mouse to perform frequent operations or special functions such asAuto-panning,EasyJump, and Zoom. To assign a function to a mouse button, clickButton Assignments. An extensive list of functions appears in adrop-downmenu. There is adrop-downmenu for each button: 1, 2, and 3.

EasyJump Options: Click this button to assign a mouse button to EasyJump. EasyJump provides access to the eight functions pictured in Figure 3. Click the mouse button assigned to EasyJump to quickly perform any of the EasyJump functions:


Close AP

Close the application you are using.


Move the cursor to the horizontal scroll bar.


Move the cursor to the vertical scroll bar.










































Close AP


















































































Control Panel
















































Help Menu




































































Internet Access





Start Menu













































Figure 3. EasyJump Options

Start Menu

Activate the Windows Start menu.

Internet Access

Open the Browser to access the Internet.

Help Menu

Open the Windows Help menu.

Control Panel

Open the Mouse Properties window.


Move the document in the direction












you move the cursor.

Settings Tab (continued):

Office 97 Mode: Support for Microsoft Office 97 features includes zoom, scrolling, andAuto-scrolling.In this mode, the mouse functions similarly to Microsoft’s IntelliMouse.

Screen Scroller Mode: Supports all applications that use scroll bars, with zoom,Auto-panning,and scrolling functions.

About Tab:

Click this tab to display general information about the Targus USB-PS/2Scroller Mini Mouse software.


Orientation Tab:

Orientation setup: This feature is specifically designed to change the position of a portable trackball.

Additional Features

There are additional features provided with the Targus USB - PS/2 Scroller Mini Mouse. The Switch Applications feature, the Zoom In/Out feature, and Auto-Panningenable you to perform frequently used functions with very little mouse movement.

Switch Applications

Switch between two open applications


without moving the mouse. After setting


either the secondary button or the screen


scroller button to Switch Applications


from the Mouse Properties window, click


the chosen button to switch back and forth


between the two open applications.

Zoom In/Out

For Microsoft Office 97 and Internet


Explorer 4.01 applications, press the


mouse button you assigned to Ctrl and roll


the mini mouse scroller wheel forward to


enlarge the document window. Roll it


backward to decrease the window size.


Once EasyJump is assigned to a mouse


button, pressing that button presents the


the option of choosing Auto-Panning(or


any of the other EasyJump functions). The


Auto-Panningfunction enables you to


move the document in the direction you


move the cursor.

Quick Access

Double-clickthe icon in the taskbar


and the Mouse Properties window opens.


To close the scroller mini mouse


software, right-clickthe icon in the


taskbar and select Close.


To remove the software driver from your


hard disk, click the Start menu, select


Programs, select the scroller mini mouse


driver, and click Uninstall.



Figure 4. Removing and cleaning the mouse ball

Mouse Maintenance

The scroller mini mouse may collect dust and dirt that can interfere with its operation. You can avoid potential problems by keeping your work area clean and free from dust. Whenever the cursor movement becomes abnormal, follow the steps that correspond to the type of mouse you have:

To clean the scroller wheel and mouse ball:

1Unplug the USB connector from the computer, or if you are using the PS/2 Adapter, turn off the computer.

2Turn the mouse upside down and remove the mouse ball retainer by turning it counter-clockwiseuntil it becomes loose.

3Remove the retainer and the mouse ball.

4Dampen a lint-freecloth or cotton swab with rubbing alcohol to clean the surface of the mouse ball.

5Dampen a cotton swab with rubbing alcohol to clean the two black rollers inside the bottom of the mouse.

6Replace the mouse ball and retainer. Turn the retainer clockwise until it is tightly in place.


7Use adhesive tape to remove any dust or lint from around the scroller wheel.

8Dampen a lint-freecloth or cotton swab with rubbing alcohol. Wipe the surface of wheel clean by wiping across it from side to side.

9Dampen another lint-freecloth with mild soap and water and clean the outer surface of the mouse.

10Restart the computer and begin using the mouse.

To clean the optical sensor:

1Turn off the computer if you are using the PS/2 adapter, or unplug the mouse if you are using the USB port.

2Dampen a cotton swab with mild soap and water.

3Gently wipe the optical sensor clean. Avoid scratching the surface of the sensor.

4Plug the USB connector into the USB port, or Restart the computer if you are using the PS/2 adapter, and begin using the mouse.

Caution: When using a computer mouse or keyboard, you may experience occasional discomfort in your hands, arms, shoulders, neck, or other part of your body. If you experience symptoms such as persistent or recurring discomfort, pain, throbbing, aching, tingling, numbness, burning sensation, or stiffness, do not ignore these symptoms. See a qualified health professional promptly. There are many guidelines available for healthy computing. It is recommended that you take frequent breaks from continuous computing. If you have questions about how your computer activities may be related to any of these discomforts, seek the advice of a qualified health professional. Targus is not responsible for any disorders or injuries associated with computing activities.