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Windows 7: mad mouse mayhem

21 Feb 2015   #1

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
mad mouse mayhem

Hi all,
back again to the gurus!!
I have an annoying problem with an Asus G74 using wireless Micro$oft 3500 mouse.
When I open a web page and use the arrows to navigate, menus open up wherever the cursor happens to be. This is with no input from me, just up or down arrows. Also at times if I move the mouse to another part of the page it will highlight the text as I go, also with no input, ie no left or right click.
I've uninstalled/reinstalled M/soft mouse and keyboard centre and drivers several times but still the same.
Have unchecked "activate a window by hovering" in control panel/ease of access.
Have tried setting "hover time" in regedit to different times.
Mouse works fine in normal day to day ops, just on the web I have this gremlin. Ideas guys??

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21 Feb 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

I'm thinking it's not your mouse, rather the webpage you are on at the time.
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21 Feb 2015   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I think Jack is right. That is a function of the website - nothing wrong with your mouse.

The first picture shows a website of another forum where all the blue underlined words hide ads. The second picture shows one of those ads. It is very easy to trigger those - even when you use the up/down keys, the cursor still travels over the page.

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22 Feb 2015   #4

Windows 7 home premium 64bit

Thanks fellers but it happens on any website. In fact while reading your replies I moved the cursor from right to left on the page and walahh, the whole page of text was highlighted. Got me stumped.....and confused......and getting to the point of tossing the mouse to the cat!!
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22 Feb 2015   #5

Primary OS: Archlinux with Kde-Plasma5 x86-64. Secondary OS: Windows 8.1 x64. UEFI Setup.

Hello lffoar,

What happens if you use a different mouse (wired for example), will the situation be different then?
Or could you try the mouse on a different system to see if it is Windows related?
Also have you tried a different web browser, like Firefox or Chrome?

Could you also perhaps post a screenshot here, would also be helpful ^^.
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22 Feb 2015   #6
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I guess it would be worth trying another mouse.
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23 Feb 2015   #7

Windows 7 home premium 64bit

Tried the wireless mouse from my desktop......same same. Thought it may be a problem with the comp but tried Midori's suggestion and used IE, (Firefox is my usual) and all ok.
Buggar, I don't like IE. Oh well, at least the problem....for now....has gone.
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23 Feb 2015   #8

Microsoft Windows 10 Home Build 15036

Try this: Make sure that your ALT and CTRL keys are not sticking. Just a hunch, but it's been known to be worth checking.
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23 Feb 2015   #9

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
Hilarity Ensued

One of my keyboards developed a sticky Shift key.

Hilarity ensued.
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23 Feb 2015   #10

Windows 7 home premium 64bit

No sticky keys but while I was fiddlin' with it a guy I know popped drink my beer
He's pretty cluey, had a look and suggested it could be the Atheros bluetooth program corrupting web pages. Nothing to lose as I don't use bluetooth on this lappy so deleted it and wacko, I'm back on FF and mouse is behaving as it should
It'll get a nice piece of cheese tonight now.....and my mate has settled in to empty my fridge
Thanks all, consider it closed
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