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Involuntary right click

I am running a logitech trackball (t-bb18) on xp home edition. The right click menu will pop up often making it difficult to navigate and nearly impossible to type. The software that came with will not install on xp. Downloaded set point software but has not solved the problem even after restarting. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Assuming this happens when you roll the trackball and don't click right? Seen this so many times.
Could be caused by:

IF Software Related:
Virus or Spyware taking focus of screen and cursor
Keylogger taking control of cursor
Other software running in background that is controlling screen refresh and cursor control.
Confused Drivers within Windows.

IF Hardware Related:
Sticky Right Click button

Fix: Process of elimination unfortunately. Remove all mouse hardware from Device Manager and setpoint. Start from scratch. (FYI: mouse won't work right at first reboot.. give it a sec to reinstall windows drivers operation will return to normal)


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Posted on Nov 19, 2008

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