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schachwizard 04-13-2011 11:45 AM

Mouse single-click equals double-click
For a few days now, when I click my mouse on something, it sometimes registers as two clicks. It doesn't happen all the time, but frequently enough to be annoying.

For example, when I click a YouTube video to pause it, it often opens into fullscreen (which you normally click twice to do). Also, in the URL bar of Chromium, I can't select the entire URL by clicking. I now need to use Ctrl+A. That's also because when I try to select the URL, the highlight randomly disappears.

If I have multiple windows open, my click on the first "x" of the top-most window also closes the next window.

I'm on Linux Mint 10.

Any ideas? It's not really important, but it drives me crazy sometimes when my mouse doesn't work the way I want it to.


MTK358 04-13-2011 12:47 PM

Have you tried with a different mouse? Maybe the switch in your mouse button is broken.

schachwizard 04-13-2011 01:01 PM

Thanks, I found another mouse that works much better. I didn't realize that hardware in a mouse could stop working properly.

MTK358 04-13-2011 01:08 PM

Mark the thread as solved.

This is not exactly on topic, but since this is a mouse-related thread, I thought I'd say it in case you don't know:

You can copy text by selecting it and then paste it by pushing the middle mouse button. No keyboard shortcuts or menus. I find it so convenient that I don't know how Windows users live without it. :)

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