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Clicking no longer functions properly

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#1 paulbasel


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Posted 26 July 2016 - 02:36 AM

Clicking no longer functions properly. Here is the behavior:


- Left Click on anything (window, shortcut, etc) in or on a window or desktop and nothing happens.

- Click a second time and nothing will happen (usually).

- Click a third time and then whatever you were trying to do works. For example clicking on the Window close button (X) works the third time but not the first two.

- Attemping to place the focus in another window fails the first time and works the second time. It is actually happening as I am typing this.

- Right-click where appropriate always works every time.


This started 4 days ago and I suspected a virus. Ran Malwarebytes - clean. Ran Windows Defender Full Scan - took hours but came up clean.


The next day I worked more on the computer, restarting several times and finally it stopped this behavior. I didn't do anything unusual, it just went back to normal. The computer functioned normally for 2 more days and now on the 4th day it is back to not functioning properly.


CPU loads are normal, most times it sits at 1%. Memory usage is normal 2.5/15.9 GB, no unusual read/write to either drives (C - 256GB SSD), (D - 1.0TB).


Asus i7-4770 @3.40GHz, Windows 10, 16GB RAM, wireless mouse (fresh batteries)


Any help greatly appreciated









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#2 paulbasel

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Posted 26 July 2016 - 06:50 AM

It was the mouse. Even though I had fresh batteries, something mechanical is causing the left button to not function properly. If you ever have this problem, try a wired mouse to test, and obviously visa versa. Time for a new wireless mouse or maybe save the environment and stick with the wired mouse.

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 06:35 AM

Thanks for letting us know.  This'll help others who come looking for help with similar problems!

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