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Windows 7: Software issue/involuntary mouse click

14 Nov 2010   #1
greenbean

Windwos 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Software issue/involuntary mouse click

First off, let me state this is not a problem with Windows 7, I had with Vista briefly before I upgraded.

Mouse (touchpad or external) involuntarily left clicks itself. I have tried different mice, no difference. It happens more commonly when typing in text boxes in the web or using Office/text applications.

I've run extensive anti-malware/spyware and virus scanners.

Anyone have any suggestions? Much appreciated.


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14 Nov 2010   #2
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

try decreasing the sensitivity of your touchpad and/or update its driver.
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14 Nov 2010   #3
greenbean

Windwos 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I tried updating the driver, and also rolling back. No difference.
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14 Nov 2010   #4
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

did you try adjusting the sensitivity?
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14 Nov 2010   #5
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Hi! greenbean, welcome to W7F

Can you run the Sager without the battery, just off of the power adapter?
If you can see if that makes a difference.
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14 Nov 2010   #6
greenbean

Windwos 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the welcome

I always run it with the power cable, without battery. I guess now I'll try it with the battery, see if that makes a difference.

Changing mouse movement speed made no difference.
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14 Nov 2010   #7
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Make sure all battery, and compartment contacts are clean.

You can use a clean pencil eraser if you can not find anything else.






EDIT:
Forgot to mention, if you haven't used the battery that much make sure it is fully charged.
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14 Nov 2010   #8
greenbean

Windwos 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I know what you're going for... I had heard of laptops where bad power connections caused slight fluctuations in electrical power causing involuntary mouse clicks.

I've just tried running the laptop off a fully charged battery - no difference. I'll try cleaning the AC connection and battery compartment next. I'm also gonna try plugging it directly into the wall instead of a multi-plug...

Argh...this is the most infuriating problem.
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14 Nov 2010   #9
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Most common reason to this is a sensitive touchpad. Even if user does not notice it, part of the hand touches touchpad when typing, causing involuntary mouse movements or clicks.

A simple method to test if this is a reason is to connect an external keyboard to the laptop, so that hands don't go near touchpad when typing. If this "solves" the issue, I recommend disabling touchpad and only using external mouse or trackball.

Kari
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15 Nov 2010   #10
greenbean

Windwos 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Most common reason to this is a sensitive touchpad. Even if user does not notice it, part of the hand touches touchpad when typing, causing involuntary mouse movements or clicks.

A simple method to test if this is a reason is to connect an external keyboard to the laptop, so that hands don't go near touchpad when typing. If this "solves" the issue, I recommend disabling touchpad and only using external mouse or trackball.

Kari
LOL, this was it. I discounted this possibility because my touchpad doesn't actually click with one touch, there is a separate mechanical button. However, I've found out that with a driver update, it now does click by touch.

Thanks for your feedback, everyone.

Edit: how does one send private message on this forum?
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