Hi guys, have had this problem for some time now, and wondering if it's a common problem with an easy solution, because either it's starting to get worse, or I'm just starting to get more annoyed by it. I know very, very little about hardware.
I have an optical USB Microsoft mouse plugged into the PS/2 port with a converter. I'm pretty sure i ran all the junky driver stuff on the CD that came with it, but since it's a microsoft mouse I figured the windows drivers would do the job fine anyway... Regardless, I sort of ignored the minor details because it mostly does the job fine. But often (seemingly more often of late) i will single click, but a double click is registered (ie. closing the browser window behind, or opening the next folder/file in that same position in windows explorer, etc.). I consider myself to have competent mousemanship (
) and it doesn't seem to have much to do with the manner of clicking (ie. how long since last click, how long button held, which part of button pressed). Sometimes it does it, sometimes not. Sometimes it will seem to happen every other click, sometimes i can have a decent 10+ minute run without noticing it happening at all.
If it's of any consequence it happens no matter what program/game i'm using, and is frustrating when playing online games
(Before anybody suggests it, it's not that I have my double click speed set really slow, cos I don't)
I'm sure it wasn't always like this, and it's really starting to bug me. Is there a simple solution, or should I just get the new mouse I kinda want anyway? Thanks guys, I know if anyone can solve my problem, someone here can. (Ugh, it just did it again. Apologies for all these little bracketed side notes by the way)