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My mouse keeps double-clicking by itself.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by BlazeMovieFan, Sep 23, 2011.

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  1. BlazeMovieFan

    BlazeMovieFan Thread Starter

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    It's very annoying. Now I did a Google search to see if I could find a solution to this problem. According to what I found I need to buy a new mouse, I really hope that's not the case at all. I have a limited amount of money. Now let me ask, how can I stop my mouse from double-clicking by itself? This really is frustrating. Is there a way to do it without having to buy a new mouse?
     
  2. flavallee

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    Go to Control Panel - Mouse to open the properties window for the mouse,

    Depending on the type mouse and mouse software you have, there'll be a number of settings that you can check and change.

    A mouse isn't going to double-click by itself, unless it's faulty.

    Is it possible that you're double-clicking it without realizing it?

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  3. BlazeMovieFan

    BlazeMovieFan Thread Starter

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    I'm sure I'm not double clicking, I gently single click, yet the computer acts if I'm double clicking, it's very annoying. For example, when I move a window it goes to full window. Also, I can't copy and paste any text because when I drag some text it either deselects the text or selects part of the text I didn't select.

    Also I can't pause or unpause a YouTube video without going to full screen.

    I tried to change the double click speed to the slowest one possible, but that doesn't work either.

    Do I really need to buy a new mouse? I hope not.
     
  4. flavallee

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    Assuming you're using a standard optical scrolling mouse and not a fancy gaming mouse, you can buy a Microsoft or Logitech one for $10 - $15.

    If you're using a ball-type mouse, you should replace it anyway with an optical mouse. The ball compartment and internal contacts get clogged and gummed up over time and prevent the mouse from working properly.

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  5. BlazeMovieFan

    BlazeMovieFan Thread Starter

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    Alright, as much as I don't want to buy a new mouse, I don't think I have a choice. Somehow I don't think there is any program that can help me out with this problem. Ah well.
     
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