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mouse problems

Posted on 1999-07-13
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Last Modified: 2013-12-28
running windows 98,new to the computer stuff, When first started using win 98 it took only a single mouse click to open most everything.  Now it takes a double click for everything.  Have checked all connections to cpu. What might i be doing wrong?
Question by:jabubba
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ID: 1673649
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Expert Comment

ID: 1673650
there is nothin wrong with your connection
but the u have to set back it to single click by
go to customise the desktop (u can see by right click n it is under axtive desktop)
u go to > folder option
there u can set it to single click or double click
hope this help

Expert Comment

ID: 1673651

I hope jabubba is smarter tha me.  Using your directions I couldn't find any place to change my mouse clicks.

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Expert Comment

ID: 1673652
Brad, Winson's idea is the long way around and he did omit parts of the procedure to get there. Have you gone in through control panel and clicked on the mouse to change the settings there?

Author Comment

ID: 1673653
by these directions, could not find any way to change settings on mouse. I need this in step by step instructions, please.
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Accepted Solution

dew_associates earned 400 total points
ID: 1673654
JA, since I have no idea what mouse software you have installed, other than the Win98 default mouse drivers, I'll post two ways to do this.

1. Click Start, Settings, Control Panel, now click on the Mouse Icon.

2. On the first screen you see, you should have a choice whether to use single click or double click. This may depend on the mouse software you have installed. As an example, if you use a Microsoft Mouse, you can install the Intelli-mouse Software and then control the mouse functions from this area in Control Panel.

If you don't have the ability to change the function of the mouse as noted above, then do this:

1. Double Click My Computer, then click View and then click Folder Options.

2. Now click and select "Custom, based on settings you choose".

3. Now click the Settings button.

4. Now select the "click items" you want.


Author Comment

ID: 1673655
Thank you, very much i had to go to the folder options to get to it.  now it works great.
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Expert Comment

ID: 1673656
Glad you're all set!

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