Erratic mouse behavior on Windows 8

  • Live Versions: 8 - 9
  • Operating System: Windows 8


When I try to controlĀ normal parameters like Track Volume, or theĀ Send knobs, the mouse is acting unpredictably, for example, leaping to very high values or random locations on the screen.Ā 


Windows 8 Desktop Zoom feature allows users to view the desktop at different zoom levels howeverĀ Live's GUI is not optimized to work at very large settings.


Desktop Zoom:

In Control PanelĀ ā†’ AppearanceĀ ā†’ Display, select a zoom level of 100% or 125%.

Desktop Zoom

Windows 8 Desktop Zoom

One Scaling Level:

For Windows 8.1 users there is an additional option to apply one scaling level for all connected displays. Make sure this is checked:



One Scaling Level

Absolute Mouse Mode:

If the above steps have still not fixed the problem, then please enable 'Absolute Mouse Mode' using the Options.txt file.

Please see towards the endĀ of the above link for details on enabling this setting.