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Windows 7: Mouse single click too sensitive...

15 May 2009   #1
rkseagle

Dual boot WindowsXP/Windows 7
 
 
Mouse single click too sensitive...

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.


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15 May 2009   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Rkseagle,

When using single-click, you would just want to let the mouse pointer hover over the file to select it instead of clicking on it. If you are using a touchpad instead of a mouse, then you may need to adjust the tap sensitivity to help prevent tapping when you are just moving.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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15 May 2009   #3
rkseagle

Dual boot WindowsXP/Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the response Shawn.

The problem is that no matter the 'hover' time - the file opens with a click rather than a double click.

I looked into increasing the hover time, no help.
I've set file and folder options to look for double clicks, no help.

There seems to be a sensitivity in there somewhere that takes away my control of the mouse selection process and only by increasing the mouse movement have I been able to find any relief at all.

Probably gonna chuck this Dell mouse for something a little fancier to see if that helps.

Thanks again.
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15 May 2009   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Do you have a setting like this one in the Mouse setting in the Control Panel that you may be able to adjust for this?

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15 May 2009   #5
rkseagle

Dual boot WindowsXP/Windows 7
 
 

Yes, and using it tones down the problem a little bit.

Oddly, increasing the speed seems to work best. The slower settings make the problem almost unbearable as I cannot even select any file in Explorer without it taking off.
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15 May 2009   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Interesting. You would think that it would be the opposite of that.
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18 May 2009   #7
johngalt

 

No, actually, it makes perfect sense. if you set it for slower the time interval between clicks is allowed to be longer, thereby making your problem worse. Obviously your mouse is sending click indications even when it is not clicking. Therefore, setting it to a faster setting lowers the time interval allowed between detected double clicks, thereby making your problem more manageable.

However, the larger problem seems to be your mouse itself - I'd check to see if you need to replace it (if it is a corded mouse) or else check for updated drivers / hardware problems if it is a cordless mouse. battery check might be a good idea as well.

FWIW, it would have helped to know these things ahead of time as well....
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18 May 2009   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thanks John.
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18 May 2009   #9
rkseagle

Dual boot WindowsXP/Windows 7
 
 

Yes, Thanks John...

I've only had one other mouse go bad on me and this took some time to figure out.

I had come to the same conclusion and as time and money permits I'll likely move up to a better mouse...
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18 May 2009   #10
johngalt

 

What mouse do you have, and what is it's age?

I'd find a nice old used PS2 mouse to replace it with in the interim as this will drive you more and more crazy.

Trust me, I have had this happen to me - that is how I know that this was happening - and it took me almost a week before I finally suspected the mouse.
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