Microsoft wireless optical mouse always "double-clicks" on left mouse button click for Windows XP laptop
Posted on 2005-05-11
Greetings wize wizards of EE:
I have a friend with a Sony Vaio laptop, running Windows XP, 1+ GHz processor, 512 MB RAM. He has a Microsoft wireless optical mouse that will ALWAYS "double-click" when the left mouse button is clicked; left-clicked only once, that is. So, it is not possible to SELECT anything with the left mouse button by a single-click....wherever the left click button is hit, it acts like a "double-click", and opens whatever item/icon is clicked on.
I thought this was a simple fix, in that I could open up the MOUSE icon in the Control Panel, and change the "double-click" setting to just a "Click" setting for the left button. To my dissapointment, the left button was set for just "Click", and not "Double-Click". This mouse utility however, showed a diagram of the laptop thumbpad, and NOT the wireless mouse itself... The thumbpad & laptop left button were working normally...only the wireless mouse was misbehaving.
I didn't think to ask my friend if he had actually installed any drivers for this Microsoft wireless mouse...could that be it? Does a Microsoft wireless mouse even need a driver for Windows XP? My friend is out of town for a week, and I'm trying to find an answer for when he returns. Please advise with your infinite wisdom.
Many thanks in advance,