weird mouse behavior

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Sossity, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. Sossity macrumors 65816

    May 12, 2010
    I was just going along surfing the net, & when I tried to open a new tab the dialog box kept opening up for me to choose open new tab, where as before, I could just click on the little plus sign & it opened a tab. I then shut down firefox, & just clicked on my desktop, & just using the primary left button kept bringing up options.

    Sometimes just scrolling the wheel in the mouse would zoom in on what ever content was the screen of my macbook pro, & I would not be able to zoom out to normal size. It seem to randomly do this when scrolling a page open on the internet, it would zoom in instead of scroll.

    I was using a microsoft intellimouse, went in system preferences to check settings, & at first I could not open the preferences, the mouse would just highlight for the option to remove preferences pane. I clicked out, then clicked again & could open the presences.

    I even unplugged the intellimouse, & tried using my mac mighty mouse, & had the same problems. I then shut down & did a restart of my macbook pro & it seems ok now, but I would like to know what is going on.

    on another note I did just download & install some new apps; inkscape, paparazzi, sea monkey Xee & some other stuff. Could any of them be causing the problems that I had?

    I was also fiddling with the system preferences going from graphite to the standard aqua themes in the windows.
  2. Sossity thread starter macrumors 65816

    May 12, 2010
    thread bump

    I will try bumping this thread, no one has ever had any mouse difficulties on here?

    or perhaps it may seem to be be nothing, or I am over thinking it but it would nice to know what it was.

    if this is any help, I am using a macbook pro 2010 os x snowleopard 10.6.3
  3. rgwoehr macrumors member

    Jun 28, 2010
    That's happened to me before, but I think I had my feet on the desk and my leg was holding down the control key. It happened a couple times though, I don't think I was touching the control key the first time.
  4. Sossity thread starter macrumors 65816

    May 12, 2010
    I dont think I had any of my hands or arm on a button, but perhaps I did & did not realize it. do you think it is anything serious?
  5. rgwoehr macrumors member

    Jun 28, 2010
    I doubt it's anything serious. It's really annoying when it happens though

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