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05-Aug-2012, 08:33 PM #1
Solved: Mouse drag
Just recently I have experienced a problem when I try to copy and highlight. . When I place the curser over script I can't seem to consistently grab and drag. Sometimes it only highlights one or two words then skips down and sometimes I end up with words being relocated within the script. Also, having difficulty even when I try to drag the scroll button and move from top to bottom. And sometimes when I click on something and then try to move it by dragging nothing happens. When I release the button the page or script will move but not necessarily where I intended it to move. Very strange.
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05-Aug-2012, 08:37 PM #2
Please post your computers specs, if big box i.e. Dell, HP model #
What OS are you using?
Where is this happening MS word, browser?
You can also use this to post specifications
http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe

Sometimes mouse problems can be fixed by deleting the driver in device manager and rebooting.
Have you tried another mouse?
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06-Aug-2012, 12:40 PM #3
I'm using a Asus Laptop K52F operating IE8. This happens whenever I try to drag and select text in word, email, etc. Again, when I click on a word and drag nothing highlights. Then I need to be careful because if I try again and don't pay attention it will highlight a few words and sometimes drag them to wherever I release the button. How do I delete the driver in Device Manager. Not sure about how to do.
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06-Aug-2012, 12:46 PM #4
Start/right click computer/select properties/select device manager from left column/go to mouse and other pointing devices and select your mouse/right click select unistall. Then reboot your computer.

Your computer should have a way of turning off your touchpad. That may solve the problem to.
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06-Aug-2012, 02:43 PM #5
Thanks for those suggestions but the mouse is still not working correctly. I'm using a Logtech wireless mouse. However, I did enable the laptop "Elan" smart pad without success. It's still troubling and just doesn't want to grab, hold and drag to highlight.
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06-Aug-2012, 02:48 PM #6
Do you have another mouse to try? Sounds like a mouse beginning to fail and swapping with a known good mouse is the easiest start.

Otherwise, can you try that mouse on another PC?
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06-Aug-2012, 05:56 PM #7
Good idea. Don't have another wireless mouse but will get a hold of one and see. I did change the battery and that seems to have helped a little but not entireley. We may be on the right track. I'll keep everyone posted.
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11-Aug-2012, 08:34 AM #8
I haven't had time to find another wireless mouse but perhaps changing the batteries helped resolve the problem or maybe my mouse has a mind of its own. I didn't think the batteries were that good. In any case the issue appears resolved at this point. Thanks for all the suggestins.
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