Mouse trouble - double clicks when I click once

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Mouse trouble - double clicks when I click once

Post by shelschneider on Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:44 am

I'm using a Logitech cordless optical mouse on Windows XP Home edition. The mouse is part of a mouse/keyboard combo.

About 25% of the time that I click with my mouse, it accidentally double clicks instead of a single click. This has caused me to accidentally run things and accidentally delete things.

I have run anti virus and anti spyware and anti malware scans. They all come up clean.

Does anyone have an idea of what could be the trouble? Is my mouse dying?

Thanks for any help you can give me.

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Re: Mouse trouble - double clicks when I click once

Post by shelschneider on Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:50 pm

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Re: Mouse trouble - double clicks when I click once

Post by Doctor Inferno on Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:29 pm

Hello,

You might have the Single Click option enabled.

Open Windows Explorer >> Tools >> Folder Options >> General tab >> Select: Double-click to open an item (single-click to select) >> Ok.


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Re: Mouse trouble - double clicks when I click once

Post by shelschneider on Thu Sep 17, 2009 4:12 am

Nope. It's set to double click.

I'm having this problem in all the programs I use. It's especially bad in my email program and web browser. I use Thunderbird and Firefox. That's why I thought it might be a virus or malware.

@Doctor Inferno wrote:Hello,

You might have the Single Click option enabled.

Open Windows Explorer >> Tools >> Folder Options >> General tab >> Select: Double-click to open an item (single-click to select) >> Ok.

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Re: Mouse trouble - double clicks when I click once

Post by Doctor Inferno on Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:47 am

Hello,

You can get checked in the malware removal forum, see if it malware. If not then it's most probably the mouse.


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Re: Mouse trouble - double clicks when I click once

Post by shelschneider on Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:42 pm

Thank you. I do have a feeling that it is a hardware problem with the mouse. I just talked to an offline friend who has had the same trouble.

Thank you for trying to help me though. It's appreciated.

@Doctor Inferno wrote:Hello,

You can get checked in the malware removal forum, see if it malware. If not then it's most probably the mouse.

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Re: Mouse trouble - double clicks when I click once

Post by Albert on Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:43 am

It sounds like you need a new mouse. When a mouse gets old , it will double click with a single click. Get a new mouse.



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Re: Mouse trouble - double clicks when I click once

Post by shelschneider on Sat Sep 19, 2009 1:41 am

Thank you. I am looking into getting a new one.


@Albert wrote:It sounds like you need a new mouse. When a mouse gets old , it will double click with a single click. Get a new mouse.

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