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Windows 7: My mouse keeps selecting things without a button being pressed

28 Aug 2010   #31

version 7 32-bit

I have now tried placing tissue and cardboard on the touchpad before closing the laptop. To see if maybe it was air currents causing the mouse to click things.

It did not help.

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30 Sep 2010   #32

win 7 professional x32

hey, i'm wondering if you ever get this problem fixed? 'cause i have the exact same problem but it only happened after I install win 7 on my computer about a month ago. I had vista which came with the laptop and everything was working just fine. I started to think if this is a problem with the os.
btw, i'm used to an external mouse but the problem exist even if I unplug the mouse and use the touch pad.
so if you have any good idea for solving this problem, could you let me know? thanks a million.
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30 Sep 2010   #33

version 7 32-bit


It still does it.

A new mouse, a new keyboard, and a shield over the touchpad later; it still does it.
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09 Dec 2011   #34

windows 7, 64bit

I have the same problem with a newly purchased asus pc using windows 7, and it is driving me crazy.
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10 Dec 2011   #35

windows 7, 64bit

I have the same problem with a newly purchased asus pc using windows 7, and it is driving me crazy.

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17 Dec 2011   #36

win7 64 bit
Fixed my dell

I had the same problem with my laptop connected to an external mouse. I
fixed it by going into personalize-change mouse pointers-dell touchpad-device
select and then disable touchpad when external mouse is connected. I assume
there is a similar setting for all laptops.
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29 Apr 2014   #37
Christmas Rock

Windows 7 64 bit
Mouse Cursor Makes file Selection without Clicking

It is in "FOLDER OPTIONS" in Windows 7. Notice the option for SINGLE CLICK also states "point to select".
Change back to "DOUBLE CLICK" and it states "single click to select".
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30 Jul 2015   #38

Windows 7 Home premium

I don't know if anyone is still having problems. I found Control panel - Mouse - Mouse properties - Pointers -
I then replaced Aero with 'None' from dropdown menu
Apply - OK
I also renamed None.
Might have worked fingers crossed
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15 Aug 2015   #39

windows 10

what setting is turned on you mean, i am having the same problem
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 My mouse keeps selecting things without a button being pressed

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