Problem with Macbook Clicking/Mouseover/Dragging

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by whneo, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. whneo, Nov 20, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2013

    whneo macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2013
    I've recently experienced a problem with my clicking/dragging on my Macbook Pro (V10.8.5) after editing a single large photo on Photoshop CS6. In the process of editing, the main problems which surfaced and are currently encountered are as follows:
    • The drop down items under the menu bar is no longer highlighted as the mouse hovers over each item.
    • Items from the menu bar may require to be clicked twice.
    • Clicking on applications from the dock leaves the description frozen unless clicked otherwise.
    • Mouseover in text fields doesn't result in the appropriate cursor being generated; mouseover on hyperlinks and tabs also doesn't work (more of a lag in change of cursor until it is clicked otherwise.
    • Controls from Quicktime Player which automatically hide doesn't show up during mouseover unless clicked for multiple times (this may occur for other items which are configured to be automatically hidden and shown such as the dock)
    • Previews on Photoshop no longer work and saving requires a much longer time, sometimes indicating the saving of a file at 0% until otherwise clicked elsewhere on the Photoshop window.

    Here's a short uploaded screen recording of some of the above stated problems:

    I've tried doing the following:
    • closing Photoshop and reopening it;
    • resizing and re-editing the photo on a smaller scale;
    • restarting my Mac;
    • executing 'killall Finder' via Terminal;
    • resetting the PRAM

    However, the problem still remains. It makes it really difficult to perform tasks on my Mac efficiently since there needs to be many unexpected clicks.

    Anyone encountered a similar situation before? Any effective solutions to the problem will be greatly appreciated. :)
  2. commac macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2013
    Try resetting your Photoshop settings.

    As you launch Photoshop hold Option+Command+Shift.
  3. whneo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2013
    Hi thanks for the help. Turns out that the problem lies with the external bluetooth mouse I was using.

    I don't really have any idea what happened or how it happened when I was editing my photos, but I realised that whatever has been described disappears when I turned off my bluetooth, whereas turning the bluetooth on again and reconnecting the mouse results in the same problem again. That's when I discovered that the mouse had been the cause of the problem and resolved it by turning off and on the mouse again.

    Everything has been working well now ever since. Thanks for the help!

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