[SOLVED] response to mouse left click is erratic in Ubuntu 13.04
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response to mouse left click is erratic in Ubuntu 13.04
Sometimes when I left click an action, I can see the button depress and nothing happens. I click it again exactly the same way, and this time the desired result occurs. Sometimes it takes a third click before it works, but not usually. This performance seems to be unique to 13.04 because I've never noticed it before. Does anyone else have this problem ?
Not being a hardware tech, I have no idea how this might happen, but, when I have seen erratic mouse behavior from a mouse that has been working fine, it has turned that replacing the mouse was the cure.
The other thing is this: If it's the mouse, no amount of software troubleshooting in the world will fix it. At the least, ruling out a hardware issue is worth it for that reason. When hardware can be ruled out by an easy test, it's almost always worth doing.
And I wouldn't say you were all wet. We've all been down that road; we get so used to fixing stuff in software--and hardware has become so reliable--that we forget physical stuff breaks too.
I used to do tech support for a company that manufactured circuit boards and the software to make them do things. I learned there (through many phone calls that were far longer than they should have been when I was newb) that, if you can easily do so, troubleshoot the hardware first.