Mouse Double-Click not working in XP
Posted on 2007-10-19
I've hunted everywhere for a solution to this problem but no joy. There are lots of posts about people having a similar problem where clicking on desktop folders opens a the search screen, this is different than my problem. Here's the story
I was working on my computer just fine this morning when the left mouse double-click stopped working. Right click works as expected and single left clicks work ok, though when using IE a single click seems to do a "back page".
The computer is a Fujitsu laptop, Lifebook A series with XP pro, I'm running it "docked", there isn't any real dock, just leaving it closed and using a monitor, usb mouse (Logitech L7) and usb corded keyboard (ms natural elite)
I have tried everything I can think of. Mouse properties look fine, no swapped buttons, double click speed is set to the middle. In the test area for double clicking, I never get a response, it doesn't seem to be reading the clicking. I tried deleting the mouse driver in safe mode and letting it reinstall. Did the same with all the USB ports as well. I tried other cordless and corded mice, same results. If I use the touch pad and laptop buttons, everything works perfect.
There were a few posts out on the web about reinstalling SP2 from a local full download version, which I did (did not uninstall it, just ran install again). Ran multiple spyware and antivirus programs, totally clean.
What's especially funny about this is I'm "the computer guy" and a friend of mine has had this problem on her computer for about 5 months and I've been trying different things to fix it but no luck and WHAM now I get it. I really want to find a solution for her otherwise I would have just formatted and reinstalled. Thanks in advance,