When I got my laptop 3 years ago my sister did the settings for my mouse, and I had it set so I had to use the mouse button to click on something, instead of the tapping on the mouse pad which normal people have. I also had the setting where when I slide my finger down the right side of the mouse pad it would scroll down my page. Today I turned on my computer and everytime I tap my mouse pad I am clicking on things - changing the sizes of my windows, clicking on random advertisments, and highlighting things I didnt want highlighted. I tried the basic stuff (going into control panel and looking at my mouse settings... troubleshooting my mouse...) and I cant figure it out!! Please Help!!
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Re: Mouse Setting Problems
First right click on my computer then properties then system restore should be at the top
it's there somewhere try and restore your pc to an earlier date when you know it worked.
Then restart your pc
If that did't help I would definitely do a virus scan
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Hi, thanks for asking this question, please try the following: 1. Go to Control Panel 2. Type in search mouse 3. Click on Change Mouse Settings 4. Click on the first tab which would be about your touchpad usually, then click on the image (the image of touchpad usually) or a button for settings and after that - go to Touchpad settings - there should be a checkbox of "enable scrolling" - check it and click Apply or OK (best to Apply then OK) and then again already in the Mouse settings window.
1.Turn on the computer and log into Windows as normal. Open the "Start" menu and click on the option labeled "Control Panel." 2.Double-click on the icon labeled "Mouse.". The "Mouse Properties" window will open. Navigate to the tab labeled "Device Settings." Click on the button labeled "Settings." A window labeled "Properties" will appear. 3.Examine the left panel of the "Properties" window and expand the option labeled "Sensitivity." Click on the option labeled "Touch Sensitivity." 4.Reduce the touch sensitivity setting by moving the slider to the right, towards the "Heavy Touch" label. Experiment with different levels of sensitivity until you find one suited to your needs. 5.Click on the button labeled "OK" to close the "Properties" window; repeat with the "Mouse" control panel. Your new touchpad sensitivity settings are now saved.
Follow these steps to change the touchpad settings on your laptop: 1. From the Start menu, click Control Panel. With Control Panel in Category View, click Printers and Other Hardware. 2. In the Printers and Other Hardware window, click the Mouse icon. 3. In the Mouse Properties dialog box, click the Device Settings tab, and then click Settings. 4. There is a setting calleed "Disable Touch Pad when USB Pointing Device is present"
Go to Control Panel and click on the Mouse icon.
Then the mouse properties will appear showing the mouse buttons.
In the Left column is the button settings. The bottom one is the Right
Button, which is set for Magnify. Whenever you hit the Right
Side button the magnifier will turn on. To turn it off, hit the Right
Side Button and off it goes. You can change any of the button
settings by clicking on the drop down.
Hope this helps. Bud
I think the mouse setting is set to left handed and the right clicker is the main clicker and the left is the context menu key. Knowing this, you should follow these steps. 1. Go to "Control Panel" 2. Click "Printers and Other Hardware" 3. Click "Mouse" 4. Go to the "Buttons" tab and switch the setting to right handed
Please check whether there are any buttons on the side of the mouse you may be clicking these at the same time as you are single clicking.
You could also try going into Control Panel --> Mouse
Try Slowing down the double click speed
If that doesn't work try speeding it up
Another problem with a laser mouse is it jumps around the screen randomly if there is a pattern on your mouse mat or desk, or if either are too shiny or even glass as the laser reflects incorrectly on these type of surfaces.
Unless your left mouse button has been severely damaged, it is unlikely that a loose button is the cause of your problem. More likely, it is your touchpad. Chances are your touchpad is set to click when tapped. Oversensitive touchpads can click randomly when you're dragging your finger across the touchpad.
To test this, position your cursor over a link (or other button) but don't press the left mouse button. Instead, lightly tap the touchpad itself. If the link or button is clicked, go to your Control Panel and adjust the Mouse options so your touchpad no longer clicks when tapped. It's usually a setting titled "tap to click" or something along those lines.