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Zaggy

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My father's using a Microsoft optical wireless mouse on XP. The following started happening a couple of months back:
When I single click an icon on the desktop, the system behaves as if I had "double clicked". The same thing happens in some software, but not in all...

Here's what I tried so far to try to resolve his problem, to no avail:
  • Made sure the button properties are ok on the mouse control panel
  • Ran Spybot + ad aware to search for malware
  • tried to install an identical mouse... same thing happens
Any help would be more than welcome!!!
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Have you tried to change the batt. or maybe use a different usb port?
Have you tried the mouse on a different computer?

Try and un install reset computer and reinstall.

What have you found?
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Thanks for your input.
Tried most of what you said, was about to reinstall, bu finally found the cause:

someone had changed something into Explorer: under Tools/Folder options, "general" tab: they had choosen "Single-click to open an item (point to select)"
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  • Made sure the button properties are ok on the mouse control panel
  • Ran Spybot + ad aware to search for malware
  • tried to install an identical mouse... same thing happens

I got confused and thought that option was found in the control panel - hence I didn't help! But thanks for letting us know you fixed it :)
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