Windows 8.1 Mouse Fix

Microsoft has issued a new manual fix for mouse issues in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 (thanks Verno). Here's word:

  • There are certain other issues in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 that have similar symptoms to the issue that is described in this article. To fix these issues, go to to the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:

2907016 Mouse input in some games is incorrectly scaled on high-DPI devices
2907018 Button clicks for internal touchpads and pointing sticks are not responsive while or shortly after the keyboard is used

  • For a list of games that are known to encounter this issue, see the "Games that the update applies to" section.

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Re: Windows 8.1 Mouse Fix
Nov 11, 2013, 09:56
Quboid
 
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Re: Windows 8.1 Mouse Fix Nov 11, 2013, 09:56
Nov 11, 2013, 09:56
 Quboid
 
NKD wrote on Nov 11, 2013, 09:34:
Pigeon wrote on Nov 11, 2013, 09:14:
Even Vista was whipped into shape by this point in its development cycle. At this point I'm starting to wonder if there's something fundamentally wrong with their base UI that they have a hard time getting things to work that have been working just fine for the lat 20+ years. More likely they're still busy trying to cram a UI better suited for smart phones and tablets onto a PC. I really don't understand their insistence on having this interface on a non-touch screen device. Common sense would say have a touch screen mode and a mouse mode.

There's no incentive for them to do anything because, like Vista, even after it's fixed, people don't know it's been fixed or don't believe people who tell them and ignore the OS anyway. Better to just wait until the next version when they can make a fresh impression.

I don't see much reason for altering the interface anyway. Shit, I've been on Windows 8 for months and months now and I basically never see the Metro bullshit. I use it in the exact same way I used Windows 7. Windows 8 has had a negligible impact on my workflow. And aside from the Metro UI, just about everything in Windows 8 is improved from Windows 7 in the same way Windows 7 improved on Vista. Incremental, but pervasive updates.

One of Microsoft's biggest failings with Windows 8 was communicating what's new besides Modern UI, aka Metro. Partly because there's really not that much - as you say, it's incremental - but their push to get people to use Metro killed Windows 8 in the eyes of many consumers because the implementation was heavy-handed and Metro has a very Microsoft failing: it's shit.

Like you, I don't see any Metro crap and while it's wrong that I had to install 3rd party software to properly get it into shape, it's hardly a big chore. I like Windows 8, there's really nothing to make me recommend upgrading from Windows 7 - even free, it's not worth the hassle unless you need to reinstall anyway - but if you do need to buy Windows now, I see no reason not to choose Windows 8.
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