trackpad always right click!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by steelfist, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. steelfist macrumors 6502a

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    :mad: the computer keeps on right clicking so i can't type properly, and the keyboard's messed up too.

    i used the combo update, repaired permissions, and also zapped the pram.

    this message took me 5 minuetes to type because when i'm typing, the keyboard will hold another key down randomly. the keys aren't stickey, and it still does it. i didn't install any haxies, or mods.

    the bigger problem is that it dosen't stay that way. one moment it's normal, the another moment, when i didn't do anything different, it just only right clicks when i pressed the trackpad button. is the mouse/keyboard preferences messed up?

    it happened right after i did a clean reinstall, i was getting the programs reinstalled, putting my backed files where it belonged in my computer, and out of the blue, it just right clicked. i checked the preferences. nothing wrong. i tweaked it a bit and still the same problem. and it went away just as mysteriously as it came.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    If you start a new user account, does the problem carry over? :)
     
  3. steelfist thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yes it does. the computer is so random when it does it. it just "switches" when i'm doing nothing.

    i haven't tried using a seperate mouse and keyboard yet.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Okay, I know you reset the PRAM, but try resetting the PMU now (Intel laptop or PPC laptop). I don't have high hopes for it helping terribly much but it's worth a try. I've got a bad feeling this may be a job for AppleCare. :(
     

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