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Windows 7: Middle click changed behavior after update?

01 Nov 2009   #1
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 
Middle click changed behavior after update?

hello..

I don't know if anyone else has noticed,but I believe the middle-click (wheel click) has changed behavior on the taskbar.
When I used to middle-click on an icon (e.g. Internet Explorer) that's pinned on the taskbar, it used to pop up a new window.

Now whenever I do this, it brings me the alt-tab window selection.
I suspect it happened after some update.

Anyone else confirms?

If so, it sucks!


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01 Nov 2009   #2
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

Never mind, I figured it out.

It WAS after an update, but the update has to do with IntelliMouse. It adds custom settings on the mouse wheel functions.

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01 Nov 2009   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I have all the updates and it brings me to a new window.
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01 Nov 2009   #4
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by limneos View Post
Never mind, I figured it out.

It WAS after an update, but the update has to do with IntelliMouse. It adds custom settings on the mouse wheel functions.

I have mine set for double click
What version of Intellipoint have you got ?
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01 Nov 2009   #5
Kinematic

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255)
 
 

Like wises, I was playing a video game and my middle mouse button no longer functioned how I had it set up. Thanks for the post, now I don't have to create a new thread for a simple fix.
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01 Nov 2009   #6
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Wow... Thx 4 the tip... I didn't know that a middle click could do that. +rep
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07 Nov 2009   #7
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
Wow... Thx 4 the tip... I didn't know that a middle click could do that. +rep
Yes, it also closes windows when you hover over them at the preview panes down at the taskbar. Middle-clicking on the preview pane, closes each open window instance.

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12 Aug 2011   #8
Mitali Sinha

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Regarding Middle Mouse Button

Never mind, I figured it out.

It WAS after an update, but the update has to do with IntelliMouse. It adds custom settings on the mouse wheel functions.



To Limneous,,
How did you correct that alt+tab error of your mouse middle button..??
Plz reply to this!!
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12 Aug 2011   #9
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

You can change what action the different buttons on your mouse perform by going to the Mouse Control Panel.
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12 Aug 2011   #10
Mitali Sinha

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Which action to be set to open a new tab in browsers..??
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