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Strange behaviour after adding intellimouse

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by hermes, May 14, 2003.

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  1. hermes

    hermes Thread Starter

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    Hi

    I have started using an MS intellimouse optical. It has started some strange behaviour with my laptop.

    If I am using excel, a single mouse click highlights a selection of cells, which cannot be deselected afterwards. Once this happens any keystrokes are treated as keyboard shortcuts, so for instance if I try typing into a cell it starts hiding columns and closing toolbars.

    Outlook also has a problem where a single click highlghts everything in a pane. With both problems, minimized applications cannot be restored.

    I have to stress that I have not reassigned mouse buttons or clicks, and have checked each time I have the problem. The buttons are as normal.

    I have also installed the drivers and refreshed etc etc.

    Is this an incompatibility or another clever microsoft 'feature'.
     
  2. zeddy

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    Is it an USB mouse or ps2 and does your laptop have a trackpad. Maybe there is some conflict there. If its has a ps2 and USB connector try using each and see if there is a difference.

    Have you used the latest drivers from the MS website, I found they were newer than the disk mine came with.
     
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