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The left mouse button on my microsoft optical mouse 2.0 is not so responsive. Some events do respond to it, but many do not. I plugged in another MS USB mouse at the same time and use the left mouse button on that without any problems. Other actions of the first mouse are fine - scrolling and movement respond perfectly and accurately. And the mouse click event does work many times, or after many clicks - just not all the time.

What could be the problem?

I am using intellipoint 6.20.178.0 as the driver for both mice on a windows XP Pro computer
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Question by:Lev Seltzer
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by:JoWickerman
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Hi

I would suggest getting a new mouse. Or open it and try cleaning it?

Cheers
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i agree with JoWickerman, if you can plug in another MS USB mouse and use the left mouse button on that without any problems, it simply suggests you have a problematic mouse.  This is particularly so if all other aspects of the *replacement* mouse function normally.
Cleaning, or replacing the mouse should solve your problem.
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by:Lev Seltzer
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The mouse is only a few months old, and the left button does seem to react correctly for certain types of boxes (e.g. the Start button). but a "submit" button on a web browser doesn't work so well
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by:Jonvee
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Ok, well it's also conceivable the symptom could also be Malware.

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by:Jonvee
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Further help>
How to troubleshoot issues that you may experience when you use a Microsoft pointing device:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315973

You may wish to download DriverDetective, to get the most current drivers for your mouse:
http://www.driverfiles.net/Input-Devices/Microsoft/Wireless-Optical-Mouse-2.0/download/page,sh,28763,138,20,.html
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by:Lev Seltzer
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I had replaced the batteries before this problem, but I think the "new"  batteries were not working well. I replaced them again, and now the button works properly. Go figure.
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by:Jonvee
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H/R (high resistance connection) in battery feed perhaps?
Thanks for the feedback.
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by:Lev Seltzer
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Not sure what the problem was. The mouse has started acting up again. I have asked my technician/supplier to try to get me a replacement (it came as part of a mouse/keyboard package).
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