Mouse Single-Click/Double-Click Problem

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

  1. ActorCam macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2010
    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


    Jun 20, 2006
    Denver, CO
    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

    Oct 24, 2007
    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

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    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

    Oct 24, 2007
    I just adjusted the speed so I'll need a couple of hours or a day to get some feedback.

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