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Single mouse click acts like a double-click

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by amaul, Nov 30, 2003.

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  1. amaul

    amaul Thread Starter

    Jun 7, 2000
    Just a goofy phenomena that seems to be puzzling me. Each time I single click on a desktop icon, it acts like it was double clicked and opens the file/program. When single clicking on a scroll-bar to the right of a window, it acts like it was double clicked, traveling much further down the screen than expected.

    I'm using Windows ME. My mouse is an IBM Scrollpoint II, 3-button mouse with a small scroll pivot-lever. Any assistance to solve this problem will be appreciated. Thanks.
  2. Moonshine17c


    May 22, 2003
    Hi there Amaul,

    One thing to check is go into the 'mouse properties' in the 'Control Panel' and under the 'Buttons' tab there will be an option for 'Files and Folders'. Make sure the 'double-click to open an item' is selected.

    Hope this helps.
  3. rebon


    Oct 21, 2001
    Sounds dodgy that, may be a virus , check for that.
    Also try another mouse if you have one , may be a faulty mouse.

  4. Kerri Ann

    Kerri Ann

    Aug 18, 2003
    i think moonshine hit it in between the eyes- i actually always have liked my mouse to be set to single click to open programs etc....
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