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Windows 7: Clicklock unexpectedly turned on

14 Jan 2011   #1
pokeefe0001

Windows 7 x64 Pro
 
 
Clicklock unexpectedly turned on

I seem to be dynamically turning on the Clicklock function. It happens often (multiple times a day) when I'm using Sibelius music notation software. It may have happened once in my email client (Thunderbird) but in no other circumstances. I think that rules out the mouse hardware. And I'm almost certain it happened with a different mouse, a different PC, and different operating system (WinXP PS3), but I can't confirm that.

Is there a way an application like Sibelius can programmaticallly turn on Clicklock? (The Sibelius support folks don't think it's their problem.)

Pat


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14 Jan 2011   #2
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

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14 Jan 2011   #3
pokeefe0001

Windows 7 x64 Pro
 
 

I think you missed my question. I know how to turn it on and off as part of mouse options (and I want it off). I'm asking if there is some way for a program to override the set option, or if there is temporary "accessibility" that I might accidentally be invoking that is turning it on.
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15 Jan 2011   #4
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

Ah, sorry, I did miss that.

If you can change it then it's quite likely that it can be tweaked via a program, but I don't know this for sure. Hopefully one of the other folks here can help.

Interesting question though.
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15 Jan 2011   #5
pokeefe0001

Windows 7 x64 Pro
 
 

Either the program is temporarily turning it on, I'm doing something to temporarily turn it on, or my left mouse button it sticking only when I'm in this application. (And I find that last possibility awfully unlikely.)

Since I can never invoke this when I'm trying to debug it - when I'm being deliberate - I assume involves something I do in a hurry - something like accidentally multiple clicking, or clicking while moving the mouse. I do know that the keyboard is not involved.
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15 Jan 2011   #6
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

Any info if you search on the application itself in Google?
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15 Jan 2011   #7
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Had a similar problem with a Logitech mouse driver. Switched to "clicklock" when I touched the X2 button. ( The "second" right mouse button on a five button mouse), have had no problems since installing a Microsoft mouse and the "Intellipoint" software.

No idea whether that helps you.

What mouse and drivers are you using?

Regards....Mike Connor
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15 Jan 2011   #8
pokeefe0001

Windows 7 x64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Any info if you search on the application itself in Google?
Too much and not enough. Unfortunately there is a Sibelius info mentioning turning off Clicklock. It's been copied, quoted, etc. all over the place. Using other terms instead of Clicklock results in even more bogus hits. I've found nothing related to this problem other than my asking about it on various forums.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Had a similar problem with a Logitech mouse driver. Switched to "clicklock" when I touched the X2 button. ( The "second" right mouse button on a five button mouse), have had no problems since installing a Microsoft mouse and the "Intellipoint" software.
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What mouse and drivers are you using?
I've got a Logitech mouse, USB, 2 buttons plus scroll wheel that acts as a 3rd button. I did not install the Logitech driver. I just used whatever came with Win7 that supported the mouse. Today I downloaded the latest Logitech Setpoint driver for Win7 x64 but don't feel comfortable installing it unless someone suggests I do it.
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15 Jan 2011   #9
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Well, I would normally certainly suggest you do it, it is invariably better to use the correct drivers for specific hardware.

As you only have a three button mouse I don't see how you could be pressing the "wrong" buttons, or anything like that, and a hardware problem with the mouse would not cause behaviour like that.

Do you have another mouse to try? I would try that first and see if it makes any difference.

If it does then it is almost certainly a driver problem specific to the mouse you are now using. Installing the correct driver should solve it.

If it doesn't then it is still a driver problem, possibly a faulty generic driver, and installing the driver again should fix it.

One other thing I would check is that "Program Specific Settings" is unchecked in your mouse control panel settings. This can cause odd behaviour with some software;

The mouse control panel interfaces vary somewhat, depending on the mouse and the drivers used, but all are similar.

( unfortunately the User Interface on this machine is still partly in German, but I have marked the checkbox with a red outline );




Regards....Mike Connor
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16 Jan 2011   #10
pokeefe0001

Windows 7 x64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Well, I would normally certainly suggest you do it, it is invariably better to use the correct drivers for specific hardware.
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Do you have another mouse to try? I would try that first and see if it makes any difference.
Good idea. I'll switch mice for a while and see if that changes anything.

If it does then it is almost certainly a driver problem specific to the mouse you are now using. Installing the correct driver should solve it.

If it doesn't then it is still a driver problem, possibly a faulty generic driver, and installing the driver again should fix it.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
One other thing I would check is that "Program Specific Settings" is unchecked in your mouse control panel settings. This can cause odd behaviour with some software;

The mouse control panel interfaces vary somewhat, depending on the mouse and the drivers used, but all are similar.
Not similar enough, I guess. Mine doesn't have that option. Perhaps another reason for me to install the Logitech driver.
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