My mouse problem has been solved by replacing the wireless laser mouse with a simple PS2 mouse.
Status item 2 was solved by purchasing the dual combo port adapter from Amazon. This confirmed that the ASUS P6TWS Professional Motherboard PS2 combo port does not provide for both mouse and keyboard inputs. It detects either mouse or keyboard.
I am pleased with the editing speed that this modification has provided. I have not yet confirmed the rendering improvements from the other recommended changes through the Benchmark. However, I am very pleased with the present rendering speed. What appears to have take up to 30 minutes now takes up to 15 minutes.
Thank you Bill Gehrke and John Smith. Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year to all form supporters.
>solved by replacing the wireless laser mouse with a simple PS2 mouse
Just guessing here... but my "best thought" is that your problem was not the mouse hardware, but the mouse software that created the wireless link was not fully compatible with "something" in the Adobe software
Another option MIGHT have been a USB mouse
You are correct John. I tend to make assumptions in my feedback. Together with the laser mouse I removed the software. I thought about a USB mouse but I chose what I imagined was the most basic mouse possible.
I apologize for my typo that was not in good form. I meant forum supporters.
No problem with typos... you'd be amazed at the run on, everything in one long sentence, questions here
Your post is a MASTER of clarity!