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  1. gwadstory

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    My problem is similar to another thread I found: The context menu (right-click menu) pops up on its own. The menu I get depends on the active window. It may be the desktop, browser, or any other application. If it has a context menu, that menu will pop up on its own.

    This is an intermittent problem. Sometimes I can go for days with no problem. Other times the menu will pop up so rapidly that I cannot complete two keystrokes. Sometimes it will pop up a couple times per hour. Other times it will pop up a hundred times a minute. Sometimes the problem will go away on its own after a few minutes. Sometimes it persists for hours and even days.

    I have disabled the internal mouse and it makes no difference.

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    Have you tried using a different mouse?
     
  3. gwadstory

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    Yes, I have tried 2 different external mice, and still I have the same problem. I have also cleaned the keyboard with compressed air, turned the laptop upside down for a good shaking--nothing seems to work after a period of time. In other words, it's hard to know if anything works even for a short time because the problem is so intermittent. I can go hours with no problems, then suddenly the menus start popping up with no warning!
     
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    I downloaded it and saw/see no keys sticking during the popups. Here is something else I forgot to mention: Sometimes when I left click (on anything) nothing will happen unless I right click (of course a right-click menu pops up) and then return to the left click. It works then. As I said earlier, the entire problem seems to be intermittent; in fact, it went away the last couple of days and then just returned with a vengeance making it even difficult to type this entry!
     
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