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By ITgirli ·
I'm sure most of us have done it once or twice in our lives, or if you are like me, many times a day. We sit there staring at our screen, waiting for whatever it is to download, install, open, close, or just perform some sort of action. It's either taking too long or it looks like it hangs and we reach out and give the mouse a little jiggle.
I've always been an avid mouse jiggler and I know many other mouse jigglers in the IT world; however, when I went back to school for a more in depth look at IT, the instructors swore that mouse jiggling did nothing. It seems to do something for me, even if to just get a little frustration out in a jiggle.
What I want to know is where the TR members stand on the facts and myths of mouse jiggling. Do you jiggle, or do you not?

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I jiggle

by jck In reply to Mouse Jiggling

but, I do it when things don't respond to see if there's a total computer lockup, rather than a process-locking that I can kill.

From a computer perspective, all a mouse jiggle will do at the OS level is take up more cycles redrawing the mouse pointer for you.

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About my reasoning

by jdclyde In reply to I jiggle

If the mouse moves, the computer isn't completely frozen (yet).

I also look at the icon to change, to indicate if it is processing or not.

After that, it is into the task manager to look at processor usage.

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so?

by ITgirli In reply to About my reasoning

Do you jiggle or not?

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actually

by jdclyde In reply to so?

more than I care to admit......

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poor boy!

by ITgirli In reply to actually

That's okay.

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And to make matters worse

by jdclyde In reply to poor boy!

haven't found anyone to jiggle WITH!

One month till freedom! Woo Hoo!

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I jiggle

by maecuff In reply to Mouse Jiggling

But I'm working out..

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You are always good for. . . .

by maxwell edison In reply to I jiggle

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...that very unexpected and very funny punch-line.

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Thanks, Max..

by maecuff In reply to You are always good for. ...

Perhaps, someday, I'll get some substance. Until then, I'd rather just find the humor in life.

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I'm Old-School

by DC Guy In reply to Mouse Jiggling

You kids are so civilized. I miss the good old days when you could kick the card reader.

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