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#1 lurkynot

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Posted 26 October 2008 - 08:47 AM

Lately when using the right button the first click will result in no response. A second click or steadily holding the button down will net results. After that the first click works.

Close same application and reopen and first click does the same thing - will not open until a second click or depressing steadily.

Any suggestions. Thanks

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Posted 26 October 2008 - 09:06 AM

Have you tried using another compatible mouse to see if yours is a hardware problem with the current one.

Please provide some additional details on your system: OS, Mouse brand/model, etc.

Any other system problems?
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Posted 26 October 2008 - 09:25 AM

It is a Kensington wireless optical mouse. I am running XP. And have not experienced any other system problems. This setup has been darn stable since its purchase 3 years ago until this snafu.

Swapping the oem mouse from Gateway back in to the system would be a bit of task since I am using one of these Bell cable configurations that allows me to run two systems from the same key board and mouse.

I initially did just that earlier this morning and I could not even move the cursor on either system. Then plugged the wireless one back in.

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Posted 26 October 2008 - 09:50 AM

I can't find a similar problem listed for a Kensington.

We'll need to wait for another to check in here. Sorry.
I'm still thinking a mouse failure, unless a problem with the Bell router - which I doubt.
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Posted 26 October 2008 - 09:57 AM

Thanks for your help. I hope it is the mouse as well really have never been to fond of it. Guess the only way to confirm would be to unconfigure the Bell setup and reconfigure the OEM setup.

Does this sound like my only option to verify this?

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Posted 26 October 2008 - 10:06 AM

UN-configuring will only confirm that it's either that mouse or the Bell system, if a new mouse works. It won't define which of the two is the problem. Good luck and watch this thread for another' s response?
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Posted 26 October 2008 - 11:15 AM

Bell cable configurations that allows me to run two systems from the same key board and mouse.

I imagine you are referring to a KVM switch. Is the mouse software installed on both computers? Some KVM switches will not work with wireless or specialty mice. I have a trackball that won't work as such
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Posted 01 December 2008 - 09:36 AM

Just wanted to say that I've noticed this behaviour on my work PC and now here at home. At work I use an Intuos graphics tablet with the supplied mouse, and have installed, uninstalled, updated and sworn at various drivers and patches. The first-right-click issue persists.

I've now started to notice the same behaviour with this MS Intellimouse. I'm willing to believe it's just a coincidence but whatever it is, it's certainly a wee bit annoying.

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 12:44 PM

Sometimes it helps to reinstall the driver. Also take it apart and get all of the crumbs out. The small switches inside can wear out
I notice that I have the bad habit of striking the right button somewhat harder than the left one all the time

Edited by garmanma, 01 December 2008 - 12:46 PM.

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