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Mouse creates shortcuts

By kevin7frg ·
I was getting issues on a laptop with XP and I ran a repair. After the repair, the double click on the mouse only creates a shortcut. Any ideas??

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Device manager and look for you mouse and right click on it and select "delete", then reboot your system, now try your mouse, is it working as it should. :)

Please post back if you have more problems or questions.

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Heard of a similar issue...

by CaptBilly1Eye In reply to Mouse creates shortcuts

But it happened when double clicking the Internet Explorer 7 shortcut.
If that is your issue, rather than uninstalling IE7 and going back to IE6, there is a registry fix that may help:
http://www.divshare.com/download/46737-e0a

Or... if your issue is a little different, perhaps that reg file holds the key to a resolution. Download, extract and then rather than running it, right click and select Edit to view the changes it makes.

CAUTION: Making incorrect changes to the system registry may make your computer unusable. Before making any changes to the Windows Registry, make a valid and good copy of the Registry and verify that you can restore to it easily if need be.


I hope this helps.

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Mouse creates shortcuts

by kevin7frg In reply to Heard of a similar issue. ...

That little file did the trick.....Thanks!

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Good to hear....

by CaptBilly1Eye In reply to Mouse creates shortcuts

Glad I could help!


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