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johnsep59

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Lately, out of the blue as far as I know, right clicking my mouse will not highlight a selection when I want to copy and paste. Anyone know a quick easy answer to this? Did I inadvertantly change a setting?

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Hello and welcome to Geeks to Go,

Did it work before in the past? Try this if it did:
1. Open Notepad
2. Write some characters
3. Attempt to copy the characters by selecting them even if you don't see the blue highlight.
4. Paste them.

Did it paste?
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I'm not entirely sure what you are trying to do but in the Control Panel > Mouse options, there is an option to switch the left and right buttons for a left handed person. You would be able to highlight with the right click then.
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johnsep59 here again. Ok I guess I mispoke. I CAN highlight as usual with the left click. What is different is that when I then immediatly right click to bring up the option to copy I now get no response. I just now played with it some more. I realize now that if I slow down and try it again - waiting a few seconds between each right click- if finally brings up the box with "copy" as one of the choices etc.

Ok and now I am thinking that it appears that the right click seems to simply need more pressure to 'connect'.

So sorry. Never mind. I guess I jumped to concluding I had a more mysterious problem than I have. Thank you for trying to help.

Neat site. I just googled my problem and this site came up. Had never heard of it before.

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