Mouse Single-Click/Double-Click Problem

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ActorCam, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. ActorCam macrumors newbie

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    For the past few weeks now my mouse has been working erratically. Often (though not always) when I single-click the mouse, the system behaves as if I double-clicked it. It seems to happen instantaneously, faster than a person could even get the second click in there.

    This is incredibly frustrating. When I want to select something, the system responds by launching it. If I'm in a large spreadsheet and I hit the scrollbar once to go forward, the system behaves as if I clicked twice and advances two pages.

    I've seen some info on this problem here but no solutions yet. Anyone have a fix?

    This seemed to start around the same time I ran an automatic Apple upgrade, but that could be coincidence.
     
  2. LtRammstein macrumors 6502a

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    What kind of mouse is this or is it a trackpad?

    If it's a trackpad then you probably want to set the trackpad to NOT click when it's double tapped. I've worked on machines that have that feature and it annoys me. One, I like to keep my finger on the pad just in case of strolling moving, etc. Two, sometimes if you barely move your finger, it'll register it as a mouse click. Three, I do a lot of quick movements on the pad itself, so when I try to move a window quickly, it sometimes registers it as a click or double click.

    Hopefully this helps, if not please add more detail to your problem.
     
  3. chkdg8 macrumors 6502

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    This is also driving me increasingly insane. I have a Logitech MX1000 and the driver is all up to date. I don't what else to do. It has been getting worse in the past couple of weeks.

    Edit @ 03:20: You see what I mean? This just happened right now when attempting to post this. It registered as a duplicate post.
     

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  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    You don't mention the status of System Preferences > Keyboard & Mouse (my OS: 10.5.8) > Mouse ...double-click speed. If you adjust that, does it help?
     
  5. chkdg8 macrumors 6502

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    I just adjusted the speed so I'll need a couple of hours or a day to get some feedback.
     

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