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The USB mouse included with my Dell Inspiron 530S has recently been adding extra clicks. For example, a lot of single-clicks will register as double-clicks. When I double-click, the mouse will sometimes click three times. Other times, the mouse will be working fine.


I don't believe this is a hardware issue because the mouse works fine when I boot into Linux. I tried adjusting the double-click speed in the Windows Vista Control Panel, but that didn't solve the problem. I also reinstalled the mouse driver, and ran Spyware and Anti-virus scans. I can't think of any running programs that could be causing this.


Does anyone have any suggestions, or know why the mouse keeps clicking extra times?

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What model mouse is it? Have you tried a different mouse to see if the effect stays?


It's just a regular optical USB mouse that came with the computer. It looks like this: http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?sku=310-9679


This is the only USB mouse I have, and the computer doesn't have a port for an older mouse.


Maybe something with the sensitivity settings is off.. try to decrease sensitivity to low, apply, then revert back?


I couldn't find any sensitivity settings. All I see in the Control Panel is the double-click speed and the pointer settings. I tried adjusting the double-click speed, but I'm still having the same problem.

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  • 3 weeks later...

My mouse had the same problem, it's most likely a problem from the mouse hardware.


In my country (China), this problem is so common that someone actually wrote a software to fix it. But I assume you don't read Chinese, and wouldn't know how to use that software. There's most likely a program in English that does the same thing. Try searching for "double click fix".


The best recommendation is to have your mouse repaired, or get a new one.

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