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Windows 7: Strange clicking problem


01 Dec 2010   #1

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Strange clicking problem

Hello,

I use Google Chrome and it runs perfectly smoothly, however every now and again there is a clicking noise (happens 3-5 times quickly) which sort of makes the browser out of focus (as in I have to click it to be able to scroll again for example).

This isn't a huge problem but is certainly an annoyance, a bigger issue for me is when I play a game and this clicking happens, the games way of losing focus is to completely minimize the window. This is often more than just an annoyance, as in many cases it will cause the game to stop responding.

Any ideas what this might be, and how I can prevent it?


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01 Dec 2010   #2

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Hi DavidG, welcome to W7F

When was the last time you ran any security scans?

Do you have a different mouse to see if it is your mouse?
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01 Dec 2010   #3

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

maybe your mouse or keyboard need a clean - have you got a stuck button or key?

an old toothbrush is a useful tool here...
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01 Dec 2010   #4

 
 

Hi,

Certain sites seem to have multiple refresh when you access them (can't think of 1 off the top of my head) and the clicking noises you're hearing is the browser refreshing.

Go to Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound and under Sound click 'Change system sounds'. Scroll down the 'Windows Explorer' and see if anything is set for 'Complete Navigation'

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Set it to (None) and the annoyance is gone

If you supply the site you're visiting when it happens that will help us determine 100% if that's indeed what it is.


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01 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

A dying hard drive also makes clicking sounds. Make sure its not so in your case, run your partcular hdd's diagnostics. If you dont know, see here.

Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
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01 Dec 2010   #6

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
Hi DavidG, welcome to W7F

When was the last time you ran any security scans?

Do you have a different mouse to see if it is your mouse?
I ran a security scan just now and there was nothing wrong apparently. I'm using a laptop so it's the touchpad that does it normally, although I do use a USB mouse for gaming and the sound still occurs.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
maybe your mouse or keyboard need a clean - have you got a stuck button or key?

an old toothbrush is a useful tool here...
I'd honestly doubt this unfortunately, since this laptop is only a month old and has been doing it from pretty much day one.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Hi,

Certain sites seem to have multiple refresh when you access them (can't think of 1 off the top of my head) and the clicking noises you're hearing is the browser refreshing.

Go to Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound and under Sound click 'Change system sounds'. Scroll down the 'Windows Explorer' and see if anything is set for 'Complete Navigation'

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Set it to (None) and the annoyance is gone

If you supply the site you're visiting when it happens that will help us determine 100% if that's indeed what it is.


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Just checked that and it was already set to none. And it's no particular web page, it just happens at random times, like I say, sometimes whilst playing a game in full screen.
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01 Dec 2010   #7

 
 

Where exactly is the clicking emminating from? HDD or Speakers or other?
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01 Dec 2010   #8

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Where exactly is the clicking emminating from? HDD or Speakers or other?
I'm honestly a bit of an idiot and don't really know how I can figure that out, but I'd suggest it's the speakers?
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01 Dec 2010   #9

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

turn the volume of the speakers down, or mute them, and if you can't here it any more, then it's the speakers.

does your problem only happen in games when you also have chrome open in the background?
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01 Dec 2010   #10

 
 

1 thing to try is to update all your drivers from the manufacturer website then see if it still happens. This would rule out the sound card, do you have another pair of speakers or is it a laptop you're using?
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