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My mouse sporadically double clicks when I press it only once

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My mouse sporadically double clicks when I press it only once

jaradthescot
I have had Windows 7 since October, and soon after I got it I had an issue with my mouse. It was randomly acting as if I double clicked when I would only click once (I would test this on my desktop by slowly single clicking an icon once every 10 seconds, and approximately every other time it would open the folder). This went on for a few weeks before it became unbearably irritating/inconvenient. I went and bought a new mouse and all was well... for a few months. Just a couple weeks ago it started again with my new mouse. Sometimes it works perfectly fine, other times it will double click 90% of my single clicks, meaning every time I want to minimise or close a window I have to make sure that I don't want to press any buttons behind it (Aero peek is a godsend for this problem). If I can't risk a double click, I have to figure out a keyboard shortcut. It's unbelievably annoying and I don't know what to do. I'd get a new mouse, but then it will likely happen again, unless I'm just horribly unlucky with mouses/mice. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you so much. I feel like I'm going insane.
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    santeewelding

    You go insane.

    There is nothing anyone can do for you.

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    fonman805

    If that was not a joke, you should go sit in the corner facing the wall for giving a very unhelpful answer.

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    santeewelding

    **** it out your ***.

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    NexS

    About the new mouse.
    After a few months, the same problem occurred? What changes were made at the point of it reverting to its fault?


    Perhaps you've picked up a virus of sorts?
    Do you have an up-to-date virus/malware scanner installed?

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    OH Smeg

    It may have gone faulty but I would first check the Speed of the Clicks on the Mouse in the Control Panel and make the time between clicks longer.

    If this is set too fast the system can quite often interpret a Long Single Click as Multiple Clicks on the button.

    Col

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    techdude60

    You didn't indicate so. If so, most likely the problem is dying batteries. Happens to me everytime. I throw in a fresh set and all is good again.

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    DarekGrund

    I had the same problem with my mouse. I was looking for possible solutions, but the only solution I found was this: buy new mouse. That's what everyone was saying.

    It's hard to believe that this issue wasn't solved since 1964, when computer mouse was developed. Strange huh? What's even more strange, the solution is simple. I'm programmer and it took me only 6 hours to write program that fixes this issue. 6 hours to fix something that appearently couldn't be solved for 46 years?

    Anyway, you can download the solution here: http://www.experienceit.pl/download - it was tested only on Windows Vista, so there's no guarantee that it will work on any other OS. This application was developed using C#, I can provide full source code so you can improve it. It works for me as it is, but there is always something that can be done better right?

    Download this application here: http://www.experienceit.pl/download

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    seth379

    This little program has been a lifesaver. Thank you so much for sharing it. Works great on Windows 7

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    richielion

    Does not work for me on G9x G9 Logitech double click problem in Win7 and Win8

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    my_bit_bucket

    Thanks for your app!
    About a year ago I had the same problem with my LMB and I used your fix and it helped me greatly.
    This year I got a new (Razor) mouse, and now I'm having the same problem again... I tried using your app again, but it doesn't seem to work on Windows 8.
    Is there any way to receive your source code so I could modify it to work?
    Additionally I would be nice to mod it so it will start "silently" in the background without the taskbar icon.

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    Abirami5

    thanks 4 ur app.. its worked on win 7.. excl app..

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    dell_mouse_user

    Thanks for the fix! This mouse issue was bugging the crap out of me.

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    dell_mouse_user

    The only thing I see with the fix is that it looks like the mouse still double-clicks upon release, but the fix still helps a lot.

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    probeen

    Thank You @Darekgrund. I used the fix for Windows XP and it works perfect. It's definitely a boon for many.
    And chutiyas @santeewelding should Shut their mouth if they cannot help.

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    godmensoftware

    Few insights into the problem.(1) DSP based mouse use chip to control freeze delay between individual click, if mouse is new this could be a manufacturing defect.
    (2) As mouse ages, return spring of click button loses stiffness and bounces under clicks and thus produces several clicks for one.Tough Fix: Open mouse replaced click sensors on PCB by desoldering, switching places of sensors and resoldering.

    *****Easy Fix*****(1) Go to control Panel> Mouse >Double Click Speed and drag the slider to the middle between Slow and Fast.(2) Download Utility MouseFix version 1.0 http://www.mediafire.com/?2cr4157s0rtnm44(3) If rebinds keys and fixes double clicking, you can also use Left Shift as mouse click using this utility, Right Shift remains the same.

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    Triggaaar

    Thanks for posting. Unfortunately this fix is causing me more trouble than the problem. I'd like to keep my left shift as it was, but more annoying is the fact I can no longer use the nouse to highlight text, which I do a lot. Any other fixes about (I like my expensive mouse too much to bin it).

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    richielion

    Maybe this counts for some of the issues, but I think a lot of double click problems are related to minor driver defects and should be taken care of by the manufacturers in time with an update. But they rather like you to buy new stuff from them! (I had the same issue at the same time on different systems with both Win 7 newly installed on them with 2 same type mouses)

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    richielion

    BTW, one of the mice is 3 years old, the other one about 9 months... so I doubt the switches are the problem.

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    Thack

    godmensoftware is right - partially. The problem is caused by the microswitch going noisy. It seems to be more of a problem with Microsoft mice, but none are immune. Sometimes you can generate a rapid train of clicks just by clicking-and-holding, and then moving the button up and down just fractionally (not enough to make an actual click sound).

    The problem is due to inadequate "debounce". Bounce and noise is completely normal in microswitches, but for some reason some mice don't handle it well enough. It could be fixed either in the mouse itself, or in the mouse driver. I just don't understand why Microsoft/whomever don't sort it out in the driver.

    Forget about altering the double-click speed in Control Panel. It adjusts the MAXIMUM allowable pause between clicks, whereas to reduce sensitivity to bounce you want to adjust the MINIMUM allowable pause).

    That MouseFix utility looks good - presumably it deletes subsequent mouse clicks if they occur too close together.

    As others have said, you can also dismantle the mouse and replace the microswitches - IF you can get the right size/shape. I've done this a few times now.

    Thack

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    faizflower

    hi friend why don't you change the click with another click (the little switch used for clicking)in the mouse.
    it's easy open your mouse
    then bring "WD40"or contact cleaner for cleaning inside of switch.
    just spray on the switch so as it can go inside the switch.
    if the switch is still having problem then change with other switch in the mouse.
    mostly there are three clicks (switch) if it's solve then it is clear that one switch is out of order.bring a new one switch or get it from old mouse.
    regards faizan....

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    kellyclarkson

    the metal spring in the microswitch under your left mouse button is the only suspect. i fixed my mouse which double clicked on single click with this guide: http://www.uniquestuff.net/fixing_mouse_double_clicking_on_single_click.html

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    Republic00Kayla

    Take it to a specialist for help or buy a new one.

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    santeewelding

    You go insane.

    There is nothing anyone can do for you.

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    fonman805

    If that was not a joke, you should go sit in the corner facing the wall for giving a very unhelpful answer.

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    santeewelding

    **** it out your ***.

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    NexS

    About the new mouse.
    After a few months, the same problem occurred? What changes were made at the point of it reverting to its fault?


    Perhaps you've picked up a virus of sorts?
    Do you have an up-to-date virus/malware scanner installed?

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    OH Smeg

    It may have gone faulty but I would first check the Speed of the Clicks on the Mouse in the Control Panel and make the time between clicks longer.

    If this is set too fast the system can quite often interpret a Long Single Click as Multiple Clicks on the button.

    Col

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    techdude60

    You didn't indicate so. If so, most likely the problem is dying batteries. Happens to me everytime. I throw in a fresh set and all is good again.

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    DarekGrund

    I had the same problem with my mouse. I was looking for possible solutions, but the only solution I found was this: buy new mouse. That's what everyone was saying.

    It's hard to believe that this issue wasn't solved since 1964, when computer mouse was developed. Strange huh? What's even more strange, the solution is simple. I'm programmer and it took me only 6 hours to write program that fixes this issue. 6 hours to fix something that appearently couldn't be solved for 46 years?

    Anyway, you can download the solution here: http://www.experienceit.pl/download - it was tested only on Windows Vista, so there's no guarantee that it will work on any other OS. This application was developed using C#, I can provide full source code so you can improve it. It works for me as it is, but there is always something that can be done better right?

    Download this application here: http://www.experienceit.pl/download

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    seth379

    This little program has been a lifesaver. Thank you so much for sharing it. Works great on Windows 7

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    0 Votes
    richielion

    Does not work for me on G9x G9 Logitech double click problem in Win7 and Win8

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    my_bit_bucket

    Thanks for your app!
    About a year ago I had the same problem with my LMB and I used your fix and it helped me greatly.
    This year I got a new (Razor) mouse, and now I'm having the same problem again... I tried using your app again, but it doesn't seem to work on Windows 8.
    Is there any way to receive your source code so I could modify it to work?
    Additionally I would be nice to mod it so it will start "silently" in the background without the taskbar icon.

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    Abirami5

    thanks 4 ur app.. its worked on win 7.. excl app..

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    dell_mouse_user

    Thanks for the fix! This mouse issue was bugging the crap out of me.

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    dell_mouse_user

    The only thing I see with the fix is that it looks like the mouse still double-clicks upon release, but the fix still helps a lot.

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    probeen

    Thank You @Darekgrund. I used the fix for Windows XP and it works perfect. It's definitely a boon for many.
    And chutiyas @santeewelding should Shut their mouth if they cannot help.

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    godmensoftware

    Few insights into the problem.(1) DSP based mouse use chip to control freeze delay between individual click, if mouse is new this could be a manufacturing defect.
    (2) As mouse ages, return spring of click button loses stiffness and bounces under clicks and thus produces several clicks for one.Tough Fix: Open mouse replaced click sensors on PCB by desoldering, switching places of sensors and resoldering.

    *****Easy Fix*****(1) Go to control Panel> Mouse >Double Click Speed and drag the slider to the middle between Slow and Fast.(2) Download Utility MouseFix version 1.0 http://www.mediafire.com/?2cr4157s0rtnm44(3) If rebinds keys and fixes double clicking, you can also use Left Shift as mouse click using this utility, Right Shift remains the same.

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    Triggaaar

    Thanks for posting. Unfortunately this fix is causing me more trouble than the problem. I'd like to keep my left shift as it was, but more annoying is the fact I can no longer use the nouse to highlight text, which I do a lot. Any other fixes about (I like my expensive mouse too much to bin it).

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    richielion

    Maybe this counts for some of the issues, but I think a lot of double click problems are related to minor driver defects and should be taken care of by the manufacturers in time with an update. But they rather like you to buy new stuff from them! (I had the same issue at the same time on different systems with both Win 7 newly installed on them with 2 same type mouses)

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    richielion

    BTW, one of the mice is 3 years old, the other one about 9 months... so I doubt the switches are the problem.

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    0 Votes
    Thack

    godmensoftware is right - partially. The problem is caused by the microswitch going noisy. It seems to be more of a problem with Microsoft mice, but none are immune. Sometimes you can generate a rapid train of clicks just by clicking-and-holding, and then moving the button up and down just fractionally (not enough to make an actual click sound).

    The problem is due to inadequate "debounce". Bounce and noise is completely normal in microswitches, but for some reason some mice don't handle it well enough. It could be fixed either in the mouse itself, or in the mouse driver. I just don't understand why Microsoft/whomever don't sort it out in the driver.

    Forget about altering the double-click speed in Control Panel. It adjusts the MAXIMUM allowable pause between clicks, whereas to reduce sensitivity to bounce you want to adjust the MINIMUM allowable pause).

    That MouseFix utility looks good - presumably it deletes subsequent mouse clicks if they occur too close together.

    As others have said, you can also dismantle the mouse and replace the microswitches - IF you can get the right size/shape. I've done this a few times now.

    Thack

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    faizflower

    hi friend why don't you change the click with another click (the little switch used for clicking)in the mouse.
    it's easy open your mouse
    then bring "WD40"or contact cleaner for cleaning inside of switch.
    just spray on the switch so as it can go inside the switch.
    if the switch is still having problem then change with other switch in the mouse.
    mostly there are three clicks (switch) if it's solve then it is clear that one switch is out of order.bring a new one switch or get it from old mouse.
    regards faizan....

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    kellyclarkson

    the metal spring in the microswitch under your left mouse button is the only suspect. i fixed my mouse which double clicked on single click with this guide: http://www.uniquestuff.net/fixing_mouse_double_clicking_on_single_click.html

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    Republic00Kayla

    Take it to a specialist for help or buy a new one.