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Mouse is double clicking

XenoXeno Registered User regular
edited December 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
Ok, my G7 mouse which I have had for quite a while has started to do something strange. Randomly, when I click something, it'll register as a double click. For instance, click the back button on a browser will send me back 2 pages instead of one. Like clicking once will do 2 lightning fast clicks.

Or if I just click an item on my desktop, there's a 1/4 chance it'll register it as a double click and open the file.

3/4 of the clicks I do are fine, but the 1/4 is pissing me the hell off. Do you guys think it's the mouse? Thanks everyone!

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    spacerobotspacerobot Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I know there is (used to be at least) a setting in windows that would make a single click = double click. I have no clue where those settings are at or if they even exist in todays operating systems. But you might want to check into that.

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    AurinAurin Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    My Logitech started to do this, and I figured it is probably dirt, since I've had it for a while. Personally, I just kept banging on the left mouse button whenever it did it, by turning the mouse upside down and tapping it against my desk.

    I figured I'd break it and get a new one, or it'd work right. Now it seems to work fine again.

    So, either beat it up, or see if you can find some way to get the thing open to clean it I'd say. >.>

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    ApexMirageApexMirage Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    A setting that only works 25% of the time?
    I'd guess there's something in the mouse itself that either broke off/bent that's causing it. Can you reproduce it by using a different part of the mouse button(bottom right instead of top left for example)? Have you tried another mouse? Same mouse on another computer?

    It's likely simply a tiny little problem in the mouse itself.
    I had a mouse who's button stopped working if you hit it close to the top of it, but still worked when pressed closer to the bottom - I had no choice but to get used to it until I had the time to buy a new mouse, but by then I'd gotten used to it and still had a functional mouse.

    You've got a few options: call up the makers and tell them about the problem and maybe have them replace/fix it, abuse the mouse to see if you can dislodge the 'thingy' or bend it back the other way, or simply buy a new mouse.

    These are of course assuming my assumption is correct =p

    edit: kinda beat'd cus I was watching tv while posting

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    Delicious SteveDelicious Steve Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Buy a new mouse, they're not expensive.

    Had same problem, was the mouse.

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    BitstreamBitstream Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    This is a problem with a lot of wireless mice. If there's interference on the frequency used by the mouse, the signal to the computer can get wonky; if a disruption of the signal hits after you've clicked but before you've released, it registers as two separate clicks.

    If you have the option, change the frequency used by the mouse. If not, try to isolate the source of the interference. A quick glance says the g7 uses a 2.4GHz signal. Have a phone or other wireless device in same range?

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    XenoXeno Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Tried a lot of stuff. By the end, I said fuck it and threw it against the wall. Now its back to normal. HAHAHA. Thanks for everything guys. Guess it just needed some tough love.

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    ravenhexravenhex Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Had this same problem no less than two months ago. I did some reading on-line and some people were saying that if your mouse cord take's a beating it can short out and casue the double or triple clicking issue. After reading this all the times I would run over my mouse cord with my puter chair or get the cord stuck in a tight space that casued it to bend funny came to mind. Replaced the mouse via newegg and been fine ever since.

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    TaximesTaximes Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I'm currently having the same problem with my old Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer (optical, wired), which I've used so much over the past 6 years that it now appears to say "Microsoi" on the back.

    At least in my case, I'm confident it's just the mouse's age. I've taken it apart several times to clean it and that works for a little while, but I'm fully aware that I'm going to have to suck it up and buy a new one pretty soon.

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