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    • aardvaak
    • By aardvaak 13th Apr 19, 11:23 AM
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    Mouse
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    • 13th Apr 19, 11:23 AM
    Mouse 13th Apr 19 at 11:23 AM
    Why is it that most of the time (but not all the time) when I left click I get an annoying drop down menu which would normally only show if I right clicked - which I hadn't?
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    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 13th Apr 19, 11:24 AM
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    • 13th Apr 19, 11:24 AM
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    • 13th Apr 19, 11:24 AM
    Settings

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    • Neil Jones
    • By Neil Jones 13th Apr 19, 3:39 PM
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    • #3
    • 13th Apr 19, 3:39 PM
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    • 13th Apr 19, 3:39 PM
    Sometimes a "middle click" or a click of the mouse roller (if applicable) can be configured to show a menu.
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 13th Apr 19, 5:02 PM
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    • 13th Apr 19, 5:02 PM
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    • 13th Apr 19, 5:02 PM
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    Originally posted by JJ Egan
    +1

    You've inadvertently swapped your mouse buttons somehow.
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    • aardvaak
    • By aardvaak 14th Apr 19, 11:04 AM
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    • 14th Apr 19, 11:04 AM
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    • 14th Apr 19, 11:04 AM
    +1

    You've inadvertently swapped your mouse buttons somehow.
    Originally posted by DoaM

    No I haven't " inadvertently swapped my mouse buttons"
    • wongataa
    • By wongataa 14th Apr 19, 11:47 AM
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    • 14th Apr 19, 11:47 AM
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    • 14th Apr 19, 11:47 AM
    Try a different mouse. If everything is fine with that maybe your current one is faulty.
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 14th Apr 19, 11:55 AM
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    • 14th Apr 19, 11:55 AM
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    • 14th Apr 19, 11:55 AM
    Are you holding the mouse back to front?
    • Norman Castle
    • By Norman Castle 14th Apr 19, 12:08 PM
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    • 14th Apr 19, 12:08 PM
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    • 14th Apr 19, 12:08 PM
    What happens when you right click?
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    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 14th Apr 19, 3:24 PM
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    • 14th Apr 19, 3:24 PM
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    • 14th Apr 19, 3:24 PM
    No I haven't " inadvertently swapped my mouse buttons"
    Originally posted by aardvaak
    OK then - they have somehow become inadvertently swapped. That better for you? The end result is exactly the same.

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    • LadyDee
    • By LadyDee 14th Apr 19, 3:32 PM
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    OK then - they have somehow become inadvertently swapped. That better for you? The end result is exactly the same.

    Originally posted by DoaM
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    • aardvaak
    • By aardvaak 14th Apr 19, 3:39 PM
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    What happens when you right click?
    Originally posted by Norman Castle

    If I right click the menu that sometimes come wiith left click appears


    which as far as I know is right for the right button
    • aardvaak
    • By aardvaak 14th Apr 19, 3:42 PM
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    I think I have now solved this problem.


    I dismantled the mouse and found some hairs had got in around the wheel and left button after cleaning all seems ok.


    Thank you everyone
    • Gravedigger
    • By Gravedigger 14th Apr 19, 3:52 PM
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    Aah! Somehow the cross hairs have reconfigured themselves and now identify as right clicks. Problem solved. :-)
    • EssexExile
    • By EssexExile 14th Apr 19, 7:35 PM
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    Were they aardvark hairs?
    Tall, dark & handsome. Well two out of three ain't bad.
    • kwikbreaks
    • By kwikbreaks 15th Apr 19, 9:29 AM
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    I didn't realise anybody still used mice with balls and certainly can't figure out just how a buildup of gunk could case problems with the buttons causing them to reverse.
    • John Gray
    • By John Gray 15th Apr 19, 11:59 AM
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    I think I have now solved this problem.
    I dismantled the mouse and found some hairs had got in around the wheel and left button after cleaning all seems ok.
    Originally posted by aardvaak
    Hair today, gone tomorrow?!
    • aardvaak
    • By aardvaak 16th Apr 19, 8:04 PM
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    I didn't realise anybody still used mice with balls and certainly can't figure out just how a buildup of gunk could case problems with the buttons causing them to reverse.
    Originally posted by kwikbreaks

    What else could I use?
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 16th Apr 19, 8:15 PM
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    What else could I use?
    Originally posted by aardvaak
    A mouse which uses LED or LASER rather than a ball to track movement? You know, the design of mouse which has been around for 10+ years at least.
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    • Neil Jones
    • By Neil Jones 16th Apr 19, 10:15 PM
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    Optical mice (with the laser) are the common type, ball mice are a bit old hat now.

    Ball mice work only on one surface typically one provided by a mouse mat but optical mice will work on any surface (providing it isn't reflective). The presence of dust build-up on the mouse rollers of a ball mouse is eliminated on an optical mouse and it would take a large collection of dust bunnies to disrupt an optical mouse.

    TL;DR - when your ball mouse needs replacing get an optical one.
    • aardvaak
    • By aardvaak 17th Apr 19, 12:01 PM
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    A mouse which uses LED or LASER rather than a ball to track movement? You know, the design of mouse which has been around for 10+ years at least.
    Originally posted by DoaM

    This mouse uses LED or LASER - red light under and censer
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