mouse acts like single click is active

JimJoe

Vista Guru
resolved: mouse acts like single click is active

Doesn't happen all the time, but has increased in how often it takes place.

Today, I go to Desktop background. I try to click once on a picture file, and then use the arrow keys to scroll down the files. This worked fine last week. It now acts as if I turned on single click. I haven't.

I checked double click speed, and I have moved it waaaay down towards slow. Probably less than 10 percent of the way from 'Slow'. It was up at 75 percent towards Fast.

It really doesn't seem to make much difference.

edit:

Logitech mouse that came with the computer. Specs in 'My system specs' in the forum links.
 
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richc46

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Gold Member
Sounds like time for a new mouse

or

Go to device manager, check drivers for mouse. Make sure it is the most current (from company website, not automatic update). Look for yellow warning markers.

If wireless check batteries.
 

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JimJoe

Vista Guru
Logitech's site says the driver that shipped with it won't wrok with Vista, use the native mouse driver that comes with Vista.

No warning markers.
 

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Kapria1

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Is it a wireless mouse? If so disconnect it from usb and reconnect. I had a similar problem with my wireless mouse.

If not the fiddle around with the settings, reinstall drivers.
 

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JimJoe

Vista Guru
Wired mouse.

I checked the drivers, it has the newest one.
 

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    EVGA 1 gig GeForce 210
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Vizio 21" tv
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    1920x1080 resolution
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    1 terabyte sata in 1 partition
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    fans that came with it
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JimJoe

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Oh, I moved the double click speed all the way down to slow. Seems to have marginal effect.
 

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    EVGA 1 gig GeForce 210
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    Vizio 21" tv
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    1920x1080 resolution
    Hard Drives
    1 terabyte sata in 1 partition
    Cooling
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JimJoe

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Now the effect is intermittant. Mostly less, but is still there.
 

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Lorien

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If it worked fine last week (using whatever drivers you were using then and however everything was configured at that time), perhaps a System Restore will resolve the problem. Do you know when this problem began? Try a System Restore to a point in time BEFORE the problem began. Here's the procedure: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/using-windows-vista-system-restore/. Be sure to check the box to show more than 5 days of restore points. If the first attempt fails, then try an earlier point or two. NOTE: You will have to re-install any software and updates you installed between now and the restore point, but you can use Windows Update for the updates (keeping in mind that they may have caused this).

I hope this helps.

Good luck!
 
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JimJoe

Vista Guru
I don't know exactly when it started as my job has been very tiring for the past month or so.

I was thinking about buying a new mouse. It could be this mouse's button switchs are failing and giving a double click when I click only once.
 

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    EVGA 1 gig GeForce 210
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Vizio 21" tv
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 resolution
    Hard Drives
    1 terabyte sata in 1 partition
    Cooling
    fans that came with it
    Mouse
    basic USB
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JimJoe

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I bought a different brand of mouse this morning, and the problem seems to have gone away.
 

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    Jim
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    ASUS
    Memory
    3 gigs
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 1 gig GeForce 210
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Vizio 21" tv
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 resolution
    Hard Drives
    1 terabyte sata in 1 partition
    Cooling
    fans that came with it
    Mouse
    basic USB
    Keyboard
    basic USB
    Internet Speed
    3 megabits on a cable modem, wired
    Occupation
    retiree
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Lorien

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Excellent news! So it was a defective mouse after all. Glad to hear the problem is resolved.

Good luck and best wishes!
 

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    Dell Inc. MP061 Inspiron E1705
    CPU
    2.00 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Duo 64 kilobyte primary memory
    Motherboard
    Board: Dell Inc. 0YD479 Bus Clock: 166 megahertz
    Memory
    2046 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM) [Di
    Sound Card
    SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor (17.2"vis)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200 pixels
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi HTS541616J9SA00 [Hard drive] (160.04 GB) -- drive 0, s/n SB2411SJGLLRMB, rev SB4OC74P, SMART Status: Healthy
    Case
    Chassis Serial Number: 5YK95C1
    Mouse
    Logitech HID-compliant Cordless Mouse
    Keyboard
    Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    1958 Kbps download ; 754.8 Kbps upload
    Occupation
    Computer repair company owner - 19+ years
    Other Info
    Optiarc DVD+-RW AD-5540A ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]

    Dell AIO Printer A940

    Conexant HDA D110 MDC V.92 Modem

    6TO4 Adapter
    Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
    Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter
    Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
    Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface

    Router Linksys / WRT54G -01
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