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Old 08-05-2018, 12:47 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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Win7 with IE11


When I click the back arrow, it opens two pages ago, rather than the previous page. When I click a drop down menu, the menu goes right back up. This could happen 5-15 times before the menu stays down where it belongs. Mouse settings are right in the middle, where they have always been so I can't blame the mouse. On one particular web site, the text instead of staying where it belongs so that it can be read, it goes to the right of the screen under the ads and cannot be read. So far this happens with only one web site. When I try to highlight for copy and paste, it doesn't work until I keep trying multiple times. This highlight problem also happens with internal documents other than web sites.


These issues just started a few months ago after years of good performance.
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Old 08-05-2018, 03:19 PM
 
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Have you tried a different mouse? That's the first thing I would do.

Second: Different browser.

Those two will eliminate a lot of questions or give one.
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Old 08-05-2018, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Isn't there an accessibility option in Windows that makes a single click act like a double click? Check that, although I can't see how it could get changed without your knowledge.
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Old 08-05-2018, 09:45 PM
 
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Yes, I use it for Windows Explorer. Really nice until I go to a computer that wants a double click. Then I'm like WTH? I'm not sure that carries over to a browser.
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Old 08-06-2018, 05:40 AM
 
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This is symptoms of a bad mouse, there is a little itty bitty spring in there that makes that clicking noise. Every mouse I have owned has ended up in the garbage because of this after many years of use. As you use it it slowly gets unsprung resulting in the behavior you describe like you are double clicking something.



As Tek Freek mentioned try another mouse to determine if it's the mouse



You can take them apart and bend the spring a little to give it some life but it's PITA because everything is so small.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDoXMJyimDU
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Old 08-06-2018, 02:07 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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Have you tried a different mouse? That's the first thing I would do.

Second: Different browser.

Those two will eliminate a lot of questions or give one.
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This is symptoms of a bad mouse, there is a little itty bitty spring in there that makes that clicking noise. Every mouse I have owned has ended up in the garbage because of this after many years of use. As you use it it slowly gets unsprung resulting in the behavior you describe like you are double clicking something.



As Tek Freek mentioned try another mouse to determine if it's the mouse



You can take them apart and bend the spring a little to give it some life but it's PITA because everything is so small.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDoXMJyimDU

Found an old mouse and damn, it works fine.


Youse guys are the best!
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Old 08-06-2018, 02:18 PM
 
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No, you're the best. You came back and let us know the result! So many don't.

Glad it's resolved. That had to be a pain in the butt.
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