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Q: Single click generates 2 mouse clicks

This is very strange situation. When asking for a new pasword as a registered user on a website like www.phpmydriectory.com from a Vista computer and then clicking on the confirmation link in the email sent by the website, generates 2 mouseclicks, so that the mail with the new password is sent twice. This only happens on Vista systems. All other OSs work fine, so it is not a bug in the script.
Any idea what the reason might be? And how to solve it?


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A: Single click generates 2 mouse clicks

Hi Frlill, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might have your double-click speed set to fast in the Mouse settings in the Control Panel (Classic View). Check there (in Activities tab for me in Mouse settings) and slow it down a bit and test to see if that helps any.

Hope this helps,

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Hey all, I got this rather annoying problem lately. As title says, my mouse seems to double click when I just clicked once. You can notice that in browsers, when I click on an address in the suggestions, but the click "goes through" and clicks on a bookmark behind the drop down menu which vanished after first click.

Same goes for youtube, when I just want to pause a video, and single click, the video goes to fullscreen which happens only when you double click. Starts to be really annoying.

Same issue can be noticed in few other circumstances as well.. thou now that I think about it, I think it only occurs browser related.

I am using Mionix saiph 1800 mouse.

A:Mouse double clicks when i single click

Could be the switch in the mouse is causing that. I just got rid of a Microsoft mouse for that exact problem.

Go into the Mouse configuration panel in the Control Panel and change the LEFT mouse click to the RIGHT click. Then try it with the right mouse button and see if you still get double clicks. If you don't that would confirm that the mouse is the problem.

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For a long time now I've been experiencing issues with my old mouse. My old mouse either double-clicked on a single click, or didn't click at all. I assumed the mouse was failing and got a new one. The new mouse is working fine 99% of the time, but every now and then it will randomly double-click on a single click. The mouse can't be failing as it's brand new. I suspect that when it double-clicks that it is registering the downward click as a click and the upward release as a click as well. What I fail to understand is why this only occurs rarely. For the past week I've been attempting to notice when it does double-click and see that it doesn't matter what application I'm using and that I am not double-clicking by mistake.

A:Mouse double-clicks on single click

In most instances, especially when it's that rare of an occurance, it's operator error.

Having said that, you can adjust the double click speed in the mouse settings (Control Panel / Mouse / buttons tab).

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Hi Guys,
I am posting this under software because my mouse behaves normally on my laptop, however on my desktop it behaves a bit different. Whenever I try to click something, sometimes it takes a few tries to register. I have also noticed my computer has also become a bit sluggish. My specifications are as follows:

CPU: i7 920 (2.66 GHz)
RAM: 6 GB (DDR3)
HD1 (OS): 931GB (100GB FREE)
H2 2 (MEDIA): 1.34 TB (60.1 GB FREE)
PSU: 650W

My computer has become a bit slower than normal, however I have done several scans, using Malware Bytes, I really do not know what is going on...

I have included my HijackThis Log, I hope it helps,
Thanks in advance guys, this website has saved my butt in the past!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:43:49 PM, on 4/24/2010
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\TabTip32.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\ON... Read more

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Hi, I'm having a very strange issue with my Lenovo G500 laptop that started with my touchpad mouse erratically clicking more than once on a single click. It started as a minor annoyance and escalated to the point where the touchpad mouse no longer works at all. To get around this problem, I now use an external mouse. This worked fine for a while but I am now starting to notice the same issue with it as well.

It does not seem to be a virus or malware or a failed hard drive as I just replaced my HD with a brand new SSD & fresh copy of Windows and I am still having this issue. Any ideas?

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When I am pressing a F4 key (which is used for wireless screen connection mode selection) for one time, it is being pressed for multiple times. I called support team and my laptop is under the warranty even as per the online warranty check tool of HP. But the supprot team is saying your warranty has been ended and they also told me to upgrade the BIOS which I had done already even after that I am facing the same issue. Could anyone please tell me what should I do to solve this problem? 

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I am finding that oftentimes, though not always, when I am on a webpage that provides a link to another webpage, and I single click the link, the link gets framed but the butterfly refuses to fly unless I click once again and I don't get to the link unless I click once again. In the past, and often in the present, a single click would do the job. I had this problem with my old mouse, which uses a ball, and also with my new one, which is optical. Any thoughts? Thanks, grandpaw

A:mouse--single clicks sometimes don't take

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Hey vista users,
I am new to this forums but i have been lurking around this forum for a long time... But now it is time for me to post...

I have had this problem for the last 3 days... I tried everything i could to fix it but nothing worked..

My mouse double clicks when i click onces...

Stuff i found out:
Doesnt happen when i start the computer (and while startup programs are loading)
Doesnt happen in Safe Mode
Doesnt happen always... but happens more than 95% times

Anyone know if this is some kind of program?
It is so annoying..

A:Mouse Double-Clicks instead of single

what brand is the mouse?

as a temporary workaround, you can right-click and select commands from the menu.

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What I mean is that let's say I am trying to hold and drag a desktop file it will sometimes just click, making me drop the file on the spot. It will also double click when I try to make a single click. I tried to lower the settings for double click timing on the settings menu.

EDIT: Tried out another mouse, it doesn't click out of nowhere but is there a way to fix my old mouse? I can switch the buttons so right click acts as left click so it seems that specific button got practically destroyed

A:Mouse double clicks when I click once and click when I hold it.

Do you mean the other mouse works fine? As far as I know there's no way to fix a mouse other than making sure the trackball or optical lens is clean, whichever your has.

A repair would cost more than a new mouse I suspect. You can get an ordinary one for about $5 or so.

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please slove it 
i am click single time but mouse take double times and files are open 
please slove it
thank you

A:double click problem in mouse i click single time

G'day hassensk, and Welcome to BC.
Windows 7 ?    windows XP...? Windows 8 ?......

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I'm running Win 7 Pro x64 and IE11.

My mouse click appears to be highly sensitive and does multiple clicks when I only click once. For example, if I open the calculator and click on the various number buttons, I will get double or triple numbers.

I've done a complete clean-up and I've removed flash player, but the problem still persists.

Is this a common issue and is there a solution?


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This has generally been happening once a month. When I go to single click an item, the mouse (sometimes) double clicks and opens said item. I don't think this is due to a virus, as I have scanned the computer with avg free. Do I simply need a new mouse? Or is it possibly something more? The mouse is a laser mouse, micro innovations. I'm not sure how good the quality is, but it was pretty inexpensive. Last month when this happened it was a bit more severe, when I clicked on an item, several around it were highlighted and the taskmanager wouldn't even open.

If you can help at all I appreciate it, thank you in advance!

A:Mouse double clicks, when I only click once

Anybody know? I just really want to know whether a new mouse is needed.

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Recently (in the last month) my computer has started giving me a double click on a single click of the left button.  This is very irritating.
It does this with both, a USB Logitech Track Man Wheel and with a wireless HID mouse.
I have tried adjusting the settings for the mouse but that doesn't seem to have any effect.
I have AVAST antivirus.  I have run Microsoft Security Essentials, Malewarebytes Anti-Malware, Spybot search and destroy, Super Anti-Spyware and Junkware Removal Tool.
I have updated all of my drivers and used Drive Booster 3.
When I click to close a window on Firefox it will double click and minimize the browser.
This problem is active in all of my programs that I run, not just the browser.
I have Windows Vista, 64 Bit on a Dell Inspiron laptop.
Does anyone have any suggestions.
I think this has to be a software problem, but I don't know how to correct it or which software is involved..
Thank you

A:Mouse will double click on single click of button

Personally I think your problem is an overused mouse. I used to have a mouse that does that, but the problem disappeared when it was swapped for another mouse.Have you tried another mouse to rule out the mouse itself?

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Many times when I single click on an item with my mouse, whether it be a program, a shortcut, or whatever, more often than not , it acts as a double click. When I double cliclk, it opens up the program twice more often than mot, also. I have the Folder options set up to double click so I don't know what's going on. I regularly run AdAdware, Spybot, and I have ZoneAlarm Suite running all the time.

Any ideas?

A:Mouse single click but double click response

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Info on my PC is below. In many windows such as those opened within Internet Explorer, a right mouse click on the right-hand scroll bar acts like a double click, making the scroll go down much further than wanted. It used to be that a single click on the empty area of the bar would make the screen go down only one screen height. It now goes down two. Please help as this is irritating.

A:Mouse Single Click acts like Double click

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Just a goofy phenomena that seems to be puzzling me. Each time I single click on a desktop icon, it acts like it was double clicked and opens the file/program. When single clicking on a scroll-bar to the right of a window, it acts like it was double clicked, traveling much further down the screen than expected.

I'm using Windows ME. My mouse is an IBM Scrollpoint II, 3-button mouse with a small scroll pivot-lever. Any assistance to solve this problem will be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Single mouse click acts like a double-click

Hi there Amaul,

One thing to check is go into the 'mouse properties' in the 'Control Panel' and under the 'Buttons' tab there will be an option for 'Files and Folders'. Make sure the 'double-click to open an item' is selected.

Hope this helps.

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when i single click my mouse will be picky, its a 120 dollar mouse so it shouldnt be this picky, i have been noticing lately that my os has been being effected by games and programs like audacity, i change mic volume, it changes my mic volume PERMINANTLY, i change speaker volume, same thing, i have to go back to the program i changed it in and change it back, well now my mouse is double clicking for no reason when i sing click, this may be part of the reason. arguably, the part that is actually clicking is said that when wares down can do this, but if i click fast enough, no problems atall.

A:Mouse double clicks when i singe click

Try updating your $120 mouse to latest driver from manufacturer website. It might resolve the issue.

Also check mouse settings in control panel > hardware > mouse or in mouse software if you have installed it.

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Hi, whenever I click on anything, my mouse will
double click instead of single click. I went to the
control panel and folder options and the mouse is set for double clicks, NOT single.
Any ideas?
Is this some sort of a virus?
Also, Internet Explorer ( I use Mozilla anyway ) will not open properly for me either.
For example, if I click on a link in OE, it opens with IE, or at least it used to, now it just hangs.
also, if I click on Windows update, I jus get a blank screen.
Any ideas?


A:mouse does a double click instead of a single

In the control panel under mouse in the buttons tab make sure Turn on clicklock is unticked

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Has anyone else had the problem of single clicking an object to focus on it but having it execute instead?

Example: I select a music (MP3) to Edit - rather than focus on the MP3 Explorer launchs the file and begins to play.

Possible (though illogical solution) - the speed of the mouse being set to higher movement seems to stop the behavior. ie: slower movement rates of the mouse present the problem.

Just wanted to know if anyone else has seen this behavior.

A:Mouse single click too sensitive...

Hello Rkseagle,

When using single-click, you would just want to let the mouse pointer hover over the file to select it instead of clicking on it. If you are using a touchpad instead of a mouse, then you may need to adjust the tap sensitivity to help prevent tapping when you are just moving.

Hope this helps,

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My mouse double clicks when I do a single click. I've gone into the mouse options area and everything looks fine. I download music and am almost positive I have some sort of malware from a bad torrent. Thank you for any help. Here's my DDS log and attached are the GMER scan result and the attach.txt file from DDS...

DDS (Ver_2011-06-12.02) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_26
Run by Matthew at 0:11:52 on 2011-06-22
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2036.897 [GMT -5:00]
AV: AntiVir Desktop *Enabled/Updated* {090F9C29-64CE-6C6F-379C-5901B49A85B7}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: AntiVir Desktop *Enabled/Updated* {B26E7DCD-42F4-63E1-0D2C-6273CF1DCF0A}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
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A:Mouse double clicking on single click

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Ok...my dad somehow changed the setting on his Logitech mouse so that it double-clicks with one single click on the left button (there are three: left, middle, right). That means it's a pain to select anything...I tried to change it back in control panel/mouse, but couldn't get it done. Where is that setting?


A:How do you change mouse setting to single-click?

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Out of the blue for some reason I am having a strange issue, every time I click fold/files/icon it automatically highlights the text to rename.
I have also noticed that this is not an desktop issue, when playing a game the menus will start flickering as if I am constantly clicking on them at high super high speed.
I have removed drivers, reinstalled drivers, checked the settings. I also booted into linux to make sure it was not a hardware issue, its fine.

BTW I just realised that this issue does not happen on the windows/program files of system folders.

The last thing I was doing before noticing the issue was using steam and watching youtube video, I noticed that there was some flicking on the youtube video.

What else is there?

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Doesn't happen all the time, but has increased in how often it takes place.

Today, I go to Desktop background. I try to click once on a picture file, and then use the arrow keys to scroll down the files. This worked fine last week. It now acts as if I turned on single click. I haven't.

I checked double click speed, and I have moved it waaaay down towards slow. Probably less than 10 percent of the way from 'Slow'. It was up at 75 percent towards Fast.

It really doesn't seem to make much difference.


Logitech mouse that came with the computer. Specs in 'My system specs' in the forum links.

A:mouse acts like single click is active

Sounds like time for a new mouse


Go to device manager, check drivers for mouse. Make sure it is the most current (from company website, not automatic update). Look for yellow warning markers.

If wireless check batteries.

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I just done the latest windows update today, it has been sittin there since last week but I havent turned off me PC since it downloaded.

Anyway, since I have done it the mouse is double clicking with only a single click. Also it hard to highlight text and stuff with it as it keep selecting and reselecting.

Anyone have this issue or know what can be done thanks!


A:Mouse is double clicking with only a single click.

Give this a try, it may be the solution.
control panel>mouse>double click speed. Try adjusting.
If that does not work, make a system restore, then go a week before the problem see how it works now.

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I have a wired 5-button Microsoft optical Intellimouse, about 5 yrs old. Lately it's double-clicking when I single-click, which obviously is quite annoying. It's not the software mouse clicking speed, that doesn't solve it. I switched to an old mouse temporarily and the problem didn't occur, so it's definitely the hardware. Driver is up-to-date.

So, this mouse is kaput, right? There's nothing I could do to fix this? Thanks.

A:Mouse Double-clicking on Single-click

Well, this is impressive. I googled the problem and found it's a common one with the intellimouse and there's a little free utility out there called, appropriately enough, "MouseFix", which I dl'ed and ran. It appears to have solved the problem. Cool. Saved me having to buy a new mouse.

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I'm new to the forums and I have this recent problem with my mouse. It double-clicks sometimes and it disconnects once in a while even when the USB is already inserted. Now I have a new mouse but it still does the same problems. I checked my browser, Sony Vegas, every program I had. This is getting annoying. My old mouse also used to click every once in a while when I wasn't even clicking. I think the problem is due to dust and microbes inside the mouse. This is super urgent because now the mouse doesn't click whenever I do a click and the wheel scrolls instantly whenever I do a click

A:Mouse double-clicking on single click and disconnecting even with USB

Hmm, if your new mouse is showing the same symptoms then it is not the problem. However, check your mice (both old and new) on another PC to make sure they are not faulty.

Load defaults in BIOS.
Perform a clean startup - Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

To eliminate PC hardware fault, download and make bootable DVD/USB for Linux Mint MATE and boot with it (no need to install), see if both mice will work alright.

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For the past couple of weeks (since a Firefox update) whenever i click my mouse multiple boxes open (especially tabs), or they open and quickly close.I have run a DDS and it is as follows:-DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - FAT32x86 Run by Owner at 12:17:37.18 on 03/05/2009Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_11Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.991.370 [GMT 1:00]AV: COMODO Antivirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)AV: ZoneAlarm Security Suite Antivirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated)AV: avast! antivirus 4.8.1335 [VPS 090502-0] *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)FW: ZoneAlarm Firewall *enabled*============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchSVCHOST.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroupSVCHOST.EXESVCHOST.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZONELABS\vsmon.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeSVCHOST.EXESVCHOST.EXEC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Kontiki\KService.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\lxdiserv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lxdicoms.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvcC:\... Read more

A:A Single Click of the Mouse Opens Multiple Tabs

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hi guys,

i am really at my wit's end figuring how to solve my dilemma.. i have an asus eee pc with windows xp installed.. anyway, a couple of months ago, i installed windows 7 professional.. it was working well, until about a month ago, i had problems with a mouse or the touchpad.. what would happen would be that when i open windows explorer, and single click on a folder, it would automatically rename it.. ditto with the drives, on desktop icons.. it is really frustrating.. then my mouse click would get stuck on when i scroll down pages while surfing..

really, i have tried everything, anti virus, windows explorer folder options, registry cleaners, anti malware programmes.. i guess i am short of re installing windows xp and windows 7..

really i need help and advice.. would appreciate someone out there who would help a windows 7 user about to drown in single click/ mouse stuck problems.. thanks!

A:single click renaming / stuck mouse problems


How often does this happen? Is this going on all the time, or does it occur randomly?

I suggest a repair install.

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Since yesterday when I single click on an item it opens the item instead of selecting it. This is affecting Excel, e-mail, everything. I've already gone to; Start>folder options>General. I have tried to restore the defaults and have chosen double click to open and item/single to select and applied this setting (even though it was already selected). I continue to have the problem. I've also already tried a different mouse.

A:Single mouse click is opening files instead of selecting

check the settings in the mouse software and the through the control panel/mouse settings

check you don't have a sticky button on the mouse,have you tried another mouse to check if it is the same

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Had a Security Shield Rogue infection and a couple of others that were finally removed by MBAM and Norton AV, but there's other issues remaining. I can't start apps from icons on the desktop or from Start/Programs.
Quick launch functions do NOT work with single left mouse click. Short cuts on the desktop or anywhere else do NOT work. Something has been changed registry wise, but don't know where to look for setting. I'm unabile to start up apps from Start/ any apps listed or to start any apps from the Start/All Programs with a left mouse click. If I right mouse on icon and select Open, I can start the application. IE works from the desktop, but not other application shortcuts. Any ideas as to what registry settings were changed to cause this?

A:left single mouse click won't starts apps

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So, what happened to the 'single click' option in mouse properties? I've had it on every pc build I've had since '98, and its driving me nuts not having it now. plz, can anyone help?

A:what happened to the 'single click' option in mouse properties?

Originally Posted by 1SloMoFo

So, what happened to the 'single click' option in mouse properties? I've had it on every pc build I've had since '98, and its driving me nuts not having it now. plz, can anyone help?

It's in File Explorer Options/General/'Click items as follows'

Welcome to the forums btw!

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I recently purchased a Dell laptop with Win 7 Home Prem. installed. I've been unable to discover if you can set it up to open files, etc. with a single as opposed to double-click of the mouse. I remember for sure that you could do this with Win XP. Any ideas? Thanks.

A:Solved: Win 7 setup to work with single mouse click?

Yes. Control Panel > Folder options.

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Almost from day one, using an external mouse with my W540 laptop has been a real struggle.  While the trackpad works okay, the mouse's behavior is erratic.  Sometimes a single, left-click doesn't register and other times a single left-click fires twice, effectively double clicking. This happens in any application. I've read several other posts here about very similar issues... https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/Mouse-Click-Issue/m-p/1552048/highlight/... https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/T430-left-mouse-button-occasional-multi-... https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-S-Series-ThinkPad-Yoga/Erratic-mouse-behavior/m-p/3413734/high... https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/forums/v3_1/forumtopicpage/board-id/tp07_en/thread-id/38692/highlight/t... ...but none of the suggestions have worked for me. - I have tried swapping the left and right buttons but it still double-fired w/ the right button now.- I have tried 3 different mice: Apple magic mouse (bluetooth), Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500, and a Logitech performance laser mouse, and all 3 experience the same issue with the W540, but work fine on other computers in the house.- I've tried updated drivers for each of the mice as well as the synaptics touchpad.- This behavior occurs regardless of which user profile is logged on.- I have tried disabling the touchpad and uninstalling the driver. Does anyone know how to fix this issue or a... Read more

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I hope someone can help me, as I have been searching for a solution on the web, and getting absolutely nowhere.

I have one computer, out of about 15 which run Excel 2003, that exhibits the following problem:

Single-click the left mouse button to select one cell, and suddenly, whenever you move the mouse (despite not holding down the button), the cells get selected in whatever direction the mouse moves. You can't escape out of it. Right-clicking has no effect. Keyboard commands have no effect. The only way to stop it is to close Excel by right-clicking on the taskbar.

This version of Excel WAS working fine, and, as far as I know, nothing has changed. It does the mass selecting with any Excel document, but only in Excel. The mass selecting only starts as soon as you left-click to select a cell.

I have tried changing options in Excel, wondering if something got ticked accidentally, but I can't find anything that would start this behaviour, especially when it won't let you get out of it.

If anyone has any ideas, I would be very grateful.

Thanks very much.

A:Solved: Excel 2003: Single short mouse click = multiple selected cells

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Since the day before yesterday, I have been having a problem where my mouse double-clicks when I single-click. This happens sometimes when I open a program (I ended up opening a Firefox window with a session restore that I wanted as well as a second blank window. I didn't minimize the session restore one, so when I clicked the X on the blank window it closed both and I lost the session restore links since it closed both windows). When I right click to open a link in another tab, it sometimes opens the site in two tabs. When I click on the google window or the address window, all of the text is highlighted for replacement as if I clicked on the text twice.

I've only noticed this in XP, although I have only done a little work in Word over the last couple days.

I've looked in google and found a couple links that say it is a hardware related program (the mouse is a Logitech MX110 and I can't find it listed at their site for a driver). That is possible, but it has been very sudden AND it seemed to start after XP's latest auto-update (I really should update my OS to one of the professional ones because I've been complaining for years about XP Home's auto-update and reboot).

Is it possible that the latest XP update could have done something to the mouse driver? I should add that I think I'm still using the old Intelipoint driver with the Logitech mouse because I heard that the Logitech drivers were buggy.

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A:mouse double-clicking when I single-click (left and right clicking)

It is likely a problem with the mouse itself. I have experienced the same issue and there are numerous reports of this problem ... and I include a link to one of them for your interest and amusement:


The problematic behaviour may come and go: In my own case, my problematic Logitech mouse has been behaving itself recently. I have not been able to find any reason for the variation in its behaviour from time to time. When it plays up, I simply resort to using another mouse for awhile.

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WLM opens emails with a single click rather than just selecting the email. The boxes selecting double click to open are checked. This box is in the folders section and may be for folders ouyside of WLM. I want single click to select and double click to open emails.

A:How do I change single click to double click to open emails?

Quote: Originally Posted by flyboyo2

WLM opens emails with a single click rather than just selecting the email. The boxes selecting double click to open are checked. This box is in the folders section and may be for folders ouyside of WLM. I want single click to select and double click to open emails.

Correct. "Folder Options" refers to Windows Explorer. The "folders" within a program, like WLM, are under the control of the program. However I noticed that my version of WLM (2009) behaves the way you want without the "Reading" pane turned on. If I turn it on then a single click shows the email in the reading pane. If I turn it off, it takes a double click to open the email to view it. The reading pane is controlled via the "Layout" Viewing option.

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I am having this problem since a few months...
Sometimes when I make single click, my computer receives double click...
suppose I try to select a file by double clicking but it gets opened

is there anyway to fix this?
please help

A:Solved: Single click makes double click

If it happens everytime, there is a setting in windows, but if it's only sometimes, it might be time for a new mouse.

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I came up to a problem that I cannot solve. Using the Explorer (not IE but the plain explorer to organize folders and files) I cannot change the behaviour of an Active Desktop like in WinXP or others.

I am very used to this procedure: single click = mark an object / doubleclick = execute an object.

Unfortunately, the Explorer just uses the option single click = execute. I remembered the option in XP/Vista, that you can go to Extras -> folder options -> Select Elements and tick a radio button for the Active Desktop method or the classic method (execute via doubleclick). Just as described in the tutorial "Single-Click or Double-Click to Open an Item" within this forum.

I tried this, and now I'm getting nuts: The radio button is already put on the classic mode (execute by doubleclick, select by single click). The other option is grey, i.e. it cannot be selected.

I guess, there's some tick wrong in the registry or else, but I cannot find out which. Does anyone has an idea what can be done?

A:folder options / single-click or double-click

The checkbox/radio button option is under the View tab in the same dialog.

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I have a couple windows xp computers that the mouse is making a single click as a double click sometimes. I made sure that the setting wasn't selected to have a single click be a double click. This doesn't happen all of the time but is starting happen more frequently. Has anyone else ran into this issue or have a fix?


A:Single click acting as double click

Hi bjb21! I believe your answer to rectify your problem can be found here. Best of luck to you!

Troubleshoot mouse double-clicking when you single-click


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When I clicked on a folder in documents, all the folders above were highlighted. When I double clicked a folder, all folders above opened in separate windows.

A:single left click highlights everything above the click

try new mouse.

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The same touchpad that selects links without being clicked on, also randomly requires a double click or a single click, or a light touch anywhere on the screen, or a serious hard tap on the left corner.   It is not consistant.  Can it be adjusted or disabled?  

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I've got Windows XP Professional with SP3. About 3 weeks ago my computer started taking a single mouse click as a double click. I've gone into control panel/folder options and made sure it is set up correctly there ("double click to open item")

Any of suggestions??

I've got McAffee virus protection and it is up to date. I ran a full scan and nothing was detected. For Grins and Giggles I did a "CHKDSK /R" but this did not help either.


A:Solved: single click is double click

I just tried the obvious - BAD MOUSE was it.

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I need a way to record a series of clicks on the computer and combined them into 1 click. Is this possible?

What I'm trying to do is control my wireless Wi-Fi from my modem to temporary maximum my Ethernet connection speed. I live in a rural area and have extremely slow internet and have several laptops, ipad, wii, smart tv all sucking up my bandwidth and at times I have to shut down the Wi-Fi so the main Desktop computer - Ethernet connected - can operate at a bearable speed.

DSL Modem is controlled on the Main Desktop (Ethernet) running Windows 8.1

Currently I have to do these steps
1. Click on DSL modem icon (shortcut I created on desktop)
2. Choose Wi-Fi "disable" or "enable" (inside modem setup page)
3. Click "OK" on the warning message (saying Wi-Fi service will be interrupted)
4. Click on "Save" (to save the change)
5. Click on "x" to exit the screen


A:Combind several clicks on the computer into 1 click? HOW..

Probably, you'll have to smoke out VBS folks and/or Windows PowerShell folks -- they can probably help you construct the script you need. Although I am a former power-BATchfile user, I doubt any batchfile will do what you want.

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Whenever I use my touchpad and left click, it sometimes right clicks. To temporarily remedy this, I would just right click to make it stop. I already resetted my laptop to its factory settings because of it. Before I factory resetted it, it would constantly happen all the time and also the scrolling would not work and it would select stuff on the desktop screen by itself. However, it is still happening. I did all the lenovo driver updates that Thinkvantage System update tells me to do. It is happening less frequently after I resetted it to factory settings but it is still annoying. This problem somehow occurs much less frequently if I use an external mouse.

A:T520 touchpad right clicks when I left click

WilsonTang94 --  I have a user with an X1 Carbon that has the same "left click intermittently generating right clicks" problem as you posted.  Did you ever get a solution for your problem?  

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This was a problem i had forever ago but i found what i needed to fix it at the time. After a small windows 10 update the problem came back and i have been unable to find the solution to fix it again. So the problem is every so often if i click something it will click 3 times. So if i opened a folder once it would open 3 times. Along with that if im scrolling with two fingers, sometimes the curser will move like i only used one finger. It was fine and not doing any of this before the update. Ive done many things to fix this but not has worked. I remember the solution to this was going some where to edit a file or something but i no longer remember what that file was or where it was.

A:Touch pad - Randomly one click equals three clicks + other p...

From your question it is understood that, after installing windows 10 updates, your laptop touchpad is not working as normal and it works erratically. To help you troubleshoot the issue, please follow the instructions mentioned below:- Open touchpad control panel, click on Start button.- Type ?Mouse? in the search field, and then select the Mouse control panel program from the search results.- On the ?Device Settings? tab of the Mouse Properties panel, select the ?Synaptic TouchPad? device and click the ?Settings? button. - Now select ?Tapping? option from the mouse property panel to adjust single- and double-tapping.- Expand the Tapping category heading.- Select ?Tap Zones? option and the change the actions associated with it. Tap Zones allow you to configure each corner of the Touchpad to function as separate button, when a specific corner is tapped; the action associated with it is implemented.- Click OK.- Now select ?Pointing and Sensitivity? option from the mouse property panel to adjust ?Touch Sensitivity?- If the cursor moves erratically when you barely touch the surface of the TouchPad, move the slider toward the ?Heavy Touch? position, click Apply , and test the sensitivity again.Hope this will help you.

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This was a problem i had forever ago but i found what i needed to fix it at the time. After a small windows 10 update the problem came back and i have been unable to find the solution to fix it again. So the problem is every so often if i click something it will click 3 times. So if i opened a folder once it would open 3 times. Along with that if im scrolling with two fingers, sometimes the curser will move like i only used one finger. It was fine and not doing any of this before the update. Ive done many things to fix this but not has worked. I remember the solution to this was going some where to edit a file or something but i no longer remember what that file was or where it was.

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