Single clicks detected as double clicks



Rissa Ann
07-10-2005, 02:12 AM
Windows has been detecting my single clicks as double clicks lately and I
can't figure out what's wrong. It doesn't do this every single time I click,
but about 3/4 of the time it does. For example, when I click the Back button
in my browser, Windows thinks that I clicked it twice and goes back 2 pages.
Or when I click a file once to select it, Windows thinks that I have
double-clicked it and opens the file. My mouse is an HP Wireless Optical
Scroll Mouse. It's signal receiver is connected to the mouse PS/2 port. It
has brand new batteries, and all of the mouse settings (including
double-click speed) in control panel are ok. I even uninstalled the mouse in
Device Manager and let the computer redetect it and reinstall the mouse
drivers. And I reinstalled the IntelliPoint software. But still the problem
persists. Any helpful advice would be greatly appreciated.

David Candy
07-10-2005, 02:12 AM
a weak spring in the button switch?
"Rissa Ann" <RissaAnn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7D8804C0-801B-4683-AB65-282AAD2ABD74@microsoft.com...
> Windows has been detecting my single clicks as double clicks lately and I
> can't figure out what's wrong. It doesn't do this every single time I
click,
> but about 3/4 of the time it does. For example, when I click the Back
button
> in my browser, Windows thinks that I clicked it twice and goes back 2
pages.
> Or when I click a file once to select it, Windows thinks that I have
> double-clicked it and opens the file. My mouse is an HP Wireless Optical
> Scroll Mouse. It's signal receiver is connected to the mouse PS/2 port. It
> has brand new batteries, and all of the mouse settings (including
> double-click speed) in control panel are ok. I even uninstalled the mouse
in
> Device Manager and let the computer redetect it and reinstall the mouse
> drivers. And I reinstalled the IntelliPoint software. But still the
problem
> persists. Any helpful advice would be greatly appreciated.

Al Romanosky
07-10-2005, 02:12 AM
Take a look at: Control panel>Folder options>General tab "Click items as
follows" box - check if "single" click is selected.

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Nog
07-10-2005, 02:12 AM
You have a bad mouse button. Try switching the left and right buttons in the
mouse properties and see if it is fixed. I had to trash an optical mouse
because of the same problem.


"Rissa Ann" <RissaAnn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7D8804C0-801B-4683-AB65-282AAD2ABD74@microsoft.com...
> Windows has been detecting my single clicks as double clicks lately and I
> can't figure out what's wrong. It doesn't do this every single time I
> click,
> but about 3/4 of the time it does. For example, when I click the Back
> button
> in my browser, Windows thinks that I clicked it twice and goes back 2
> pages.
> Or when I click a file once to select it, Windows thinks that I have
> double-clicked it and opens the file. My mouse is an HP Wireless Optical
> Scroll Mouse. It's signal receiver is connected to the mouse PS/2 port. It
> has brand new batteries, and all of the mouse settings (including
> double-click speed) in control panel are ok. I even uninstalled the mouse
> in
> Device Manager and let the computer redetect it and reinstall the mouse
> drivers. And I reinstalled the IntelliPoint software. But still the
> problem
> persists. Any helpful advice would be greatly appreciated.

Rissa Ann
07-10-2005, 02:12 AM
That is what was wrong. I almost hate to trash my mouse though, I've grown
attached to it. :) Thanks for the help.

"Nog" wrote:

> You have a bad mouse button. Try switching the left and right buttons in the
> mouse properties and see if it is fixed. I had to trash an optical mouse
> because of the same problem.
>
>
> "Rissa Ann" <RissaAnn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:7D8804C0-801B-4683-AB65-282AAD2ABD74@microsoft.com...
> > Windows has been detecting my single clicks as double clicks lately and I
> > can't figure out what's wrong. It doesn't do this every single time I
> > click,
> > but about 3/4 of the time it does. For example, when I click the Back
> > button
> > in my browser, Windows thinks that I clicked it twice and goes back 2
> > pages.
> > Or when I click a file once to select it, Windows thinks that I have
> > double-clicked it and opens the file. My mouse is an HP Wireless Optical
> > Scroll Mouse. It's signal receiver is connected to the mouse PS/2 port. It
> > has brand new batteries, and all of the mouse settings (including
> > double-click speed) in control panel are ok. I even uninstalled the mouse
> > in
> > Device Manager and let the computer redetect it and reinstall the mouse
> > drivers. And I reinstalled the IntelliPoint software. But still the
> > problem
> > persists. Any helpful advice would be greatly appreciated.
>
>
>


Single clicks detected as double clicks