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HELP! My mouse is driving me nuts!

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  1. PeterS

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    Whenever my mouse arrow passes over anything that can be opened for a few seconds, it automatically opens it! This is making me crazy. Is this a virus of some sort?
     
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  3. Schatten

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    least likely a virus. they are usually more creative than that. it's generally one of two things: bad mouse or a bad driver. try reseating the mouse itself - most likely it is a PS/2 mouse as opposed to a USB mouse. let me know if this helps, or you need a little further instruction - I still owe you one!
     
  4. Admiral Thrawn

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    It's quite likely a mouse software setting. What type of mouse do you have?
     
  5. MondialTCab

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    If you are running XP, there is a Tweak UI utility that allows for the focus to be changed as the mouse passes over a window. I found this to be quite useful until I figured out you couldn't use the drop downs in Outlook because of it.

    - JMG
     
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    Have you also tried restarting? I remember when I used to run XP that would happen to me from time to time if I tried to do something while using the mouse buttons.
    And if all else fails, get a trap, that usually solves my mouse problems.
    CS
     
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  8. PeterS

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    I use two in parellel, an optical and a wireless Gyration Air-Mouse.
     
  9. Schatten

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    I'd definately reinstall the driver or find an updated driver out there for whichever brand it might be. logitech perhaps?
     
  10. Enzo

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    Peter,

    Have you tried any spyware removers? You might want to try Ad-Aware. It could be some type of spyware on your pc.


    Pat
     
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    Try to restart and it sounds like it is spyware, happens to me all the time, it's spyware.
     
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  13. Schatten

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    restarting doesn't get rid of spyware, nor does it prohibit spyware from autoloading up when you restart. spyware is intrusive, but it isn't that creative yet.
     
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