Data school mouse trouble

by Chris Meardon

This is going to be a niche tip, but I’ve shared it a few times already so thought I’d make a quick blog about it.

Requirements:
– Dell XPS laptop (mine is the 13)
– Logitech MX anywhere 2
Bluetooth troubles

Sometimes this mouse laptop combo has an issue where the mouse becomes unresponsive after a short period of inactivity. There is a solution, which I didn’t come up with (PaxDominicus on reddit is who told me), that goes a little something like this:

  • open start menu
  • type “Device manager”
  • open Device Manager
  • select the Bluetooth drop down
  • right click on “Intel(R) Wireless Bluetooth(R)” and select properties
  • go to the “Power Management” tab
  • deselect the option about saving power

Do I fully understand why this work? Nope
Do I know if this applies to any other machine combos? Nope

I hope this brings you many hours of fluid mouse movement.

Yours faithfully,
Chris

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