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Windows 7: Mouse Left click + drag issue

27 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7
Mouse Left click + drag issue

Hello! I have had this problem, since I went over to Windows 7 x64!

When I want to select multiple files in windows explorer ,as an example I left click and drag a rectangular marquee over the files.

However, if I do this now it always releases the selection randomly
even when I have not relished the button on the mouse.
It happens everywhere,select text. In Firefox,Word,Explorer and other applications it just drops the selection randomly.

This never happens in Win xp or Vista x64.Is there something wrong with a mouse driver?
I can say this has been an issue since the beginning of my installation of Windows 7 so I'm pretty sure it has nothing to do with any applications I have installed.

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27 Aug 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Thewiruz, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you do not already, you might see if using the single click to open a item option may work better with this. I find that using the double click to open a item option tends to select items to easily.

Hope this helps,
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02 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7

but the issue i have is that if i drag a file from one place to another it will drop it in 1 or 2 seconds even if i dont release the mouse button.It has nothing with singel or dubble click im sure of?This even happens in games if i hold the right mousebutton and fire with a machinegun it stops after a second or two even if i still hold my finger on the button
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02 Sep 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

You might check to see if there is a newer driver version available for your mouse to see if that may help. In addition as a test, try adjusting the "Double-click speed" mouse settings in the Control Panel to different speeds to see if it may just be a bit to sensitive.

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02 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7

No didnt help and i cant find any other drivers then the regular one that ships with windows.(Basic wheel mouse)
I have an older Logitech wheel mouse and im not sure which model.The lable is gone long ago
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02 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx

It could be a physical problem in the mouse. Can you try with another mouse (maybe from a friend) and check if the same symptoms are exhibited ?
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11 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

I just fixed this exact problem with my Performance Mouse MX (don't know if yours is a Logitech or not).

I used a can of compressor air dust remover and fired it under the front of the left mouse button. Problem now gone.

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10 Nov 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I get this exact problem! I have a Razer Copperhead mouse and never had this problem before until I installed Win 7 Ultimate x64. I do, however, notice that the problem is less frequent (dropping the mouse down that is) when I stop some processes, and an NVidia customer experience process seems to make the most difference. But I cannot get the problem to go away completely! I am sure it is a service or process that is causing the problem as it doesn't happen in safe mode oddly enough.

Any help would be greatly appreciated And if I get the problem completely solved I will post how I did it.
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10 Nov 2010   #9

XP / Win7 x64 Pro

Sounds like a problem with the mouse itself and click button hardware.
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25 Nov 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hmm... after much testing I am afraid you might be right! Although, the problem still happens much less in Safe Mode which seems like an odd coincidence. Nevertheless, the problem also doesn't happen at all with a different mouse, which is kind of a definitive answer I guess. Thank you for your response though, it is appreciated
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