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  • Douglas S. Oliver
    ... Hash: SHA1 Hi, All. I have a question that has bugged me for a while now. I have a Dell inspiron 8600. Since shortly after I got the laptop in 2004, I ve
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      Hi, All. I have a question that has bugged me for a while now. I have a
      Dell inspiron 8600. Since shortly after I got the laptop in 2004, I've
      had a problem with my mouse randomly deciding to turn a single left
      click into a double click. If I select something with the mouse, it
      often is unselected when I release the mouse button. If I play a game,
      it makes my second move for me--that's the pits! It's erratic so I can't
      pin it down to anyspecific behavior on my part. It happens with my usb
      mouse and the touch pad. I'mprimarily a Linux user, so I initially
      thought the problem was there, but it is the same in winXP. I asked Dell
      a couple of years ago, but they were useless. It's a thing you have to
      see, and doesn't translate well over the phone to India. Ideally, I
      would like to turn off double clicking altogether, but that's not always
      a useful option or easy. It's happened with RedHat9, Slackware, and
      Ubuntu, which I'm using now. Any thoughts on this? --Douglas
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      Douglas S. Oliver

      "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity,
      and I'm not sure about the former." --Albert Einstein

      "....What right do I have to think?" --Ugarte, December 1941

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