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Windows 7: Mouse single click too sensitive...

19 May 2009   #11

Dual boot WindowsXP/Windows 7

I have the Dell 2 button USB that came with the computer. It is pretty spartan by what I see on some of them these days but has always been able to get the job done.

Interesting you should mention an old PS2 as I also thought the old HP PS2 would work just fine for awhile.

Thanks for all your help and you're right, it is driving me nuts!

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19 May 2009   #12


If you think that is bad, try this one - MouseScrolling

Worse than auto clicking is auto moving....

Can you imagine a mouse that did both? I'd shoot it, I swear, with a silver bullet no less....
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19 May 2009   #13

Dual boot WindowsXP/Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
Can you imagine a mouse that did both? I'd shoot it, I swear, with a silver bullet no less....

Been there, Done That...

I do have the notion that this mouse may also be having a problem with the clear type although it is all but impossible to say that with conviction because of the other problems it has been having. Got a new mouse on order so this problem will either go away or it may be confirmed as a true bug in the system... Doubt that because Windows 7 has been running very well...
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12 Apr 2010   #14

windows 7 ultimate

I have the same problem... get a "double click" response when i single click.. checked folder setting to verify double click to open was set correctly, d'loaded latest intellimouse software from microsoft, uninstal old software, re-install new software, reboot, no help. Reboot into 2 different XP configurations, on same system, mouse works without a problem. Obviosly a mouse driver problem, lol a microsoft mouse that doesn't work with a microsoft OS...<sigh> what to do, what to do....
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12 Apr 2010   #15

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rkseagle View Post
Has anyone else had the problem of single clicking an object to focus on it but having it execute instead?

Example: I select a music (MP3) to Edit - rather than focus on the MP3 Explorer launchs the file and begins to play.

Possible (though illogical solution) - the speed of the mouse being set to higher movement seems to stop the behavior. ie: slower movement rates of the mouse present the problem.

Just wanted to know if anyone else has seen this behavior.
I found a clever solution for this... there is an option to "Use checkboxes to select items"... What this does is when you point at something it doesn't automatically select it... there is a floating checkbox you can check to make the selection stop following your mouse... for multiple selections just check the appropriate boxes.

EDIT: I just double checked in control panel -> folder options -> view the "use checkboxes to select items" option is there as well.

I'm not usually one for gimmicks... but this one I like.
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09 May 2010   #16

windows 7 ultimate

I tried that. using the check boxes in folder options. I thought my problem was fixed, as the mouse worked "normally". Unfortunately, the mouse is back to its old tricks, double clicks when I single click. Iset the double click speed one step away from maximum to execute, and regardless of how slowly i single click, it still double clicks. Again, I have multiple OS configurations on the is computer, and this only happens in Windows 7
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08 May 2012   #17

Windows 7, Ultimate x64

Same problem. I thought it was the mouse so I replaced it. That seemed to do the trick for about a month and now its happening again. Highly annoying !!! I do not think this is a mouse issue however it may possibly be an issue with a bad USB port or dodgy power.

Changes to the mouse click speed do not work.
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29 Apr 2013   #18

Windows 7 x64

Okay, I know this thread is a little old, but I have the same problem.
The biggest difference is that I have to two mice, and I've tried both, with the same problem.
It seems to be software related. Sometimes it will go away after a big Windows 7 update, sometimes it will get worse after a Windows 7 update, sometimes it will appear or disappear for no reason.
The sensitivity seems to vary, from being totally unresponsive, to suddenly being extremely responsive and logging each click as a double or sometimes triple click.
Did anyone ever find a real solution to this?
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30 Apr 2013   #19

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

It could be in mouse itself. I've tried 2 different mouse and the new one works fine. I suggest you buy regular priced mouse or higher than the cheap one.
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