Windows 10: Mouse clicks acting bizarre

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  1.    4 Weeks Ago #1

    Mouse clicks acting bizarre


    My Logitech M510, which is only a few months old, at most, has started acting odd. A lot of times, I would click something, and the system would react as if I clicked twice. And if I'm highlighting text, it jumps around, even though I'm holding down the button firmly but gently. This is the second mouse this has happened with. I have a wired gaming mouse that's several years old, which started doing this a while back, on an older install of Windows, and I bought this M510 thinking the contacts in the old Drakonia were wearing down. Well, the M510 was working fine, then today I noticed it was "double-clicking" on itself. I really think this is just a software or driver issue, because it works fine on other PCs and devices I've used it with, and I've run Linux as well, and I didn't have this issue at all. It seems to only happen in Windows 10, and usually after a couple months after I've freshly installed it.
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  2.    4 Weeks Ago #2

    Hi,

    This is not a driver or Windows issue. It's a (cheap) micro switch problem because of static electricity.
    Just google your problem and you'll find out a lot... You may also go to Logitech forum or support.

    When I was having the same issue, I was opening the device and using a cleaning spray for micro switches, I had a nice working mouse for a couple of months or more. Then again and again...
    Unfortunately, that's Logitech...

    P S: There is a very small app which had worked fine here, called "Left Mouse Button Fix"
    Last edited by werby; 4 Weeks Ago at 23:06.
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  3.    4 Weeks Ago #3

    Unfortunately that only catches half of the clicks, so it's still doing it a lot, just not all the time now.

    And I don't think it's a static electricity issue. As stated, this only happens on my Windows 10 PC. It works fine on a Windows 7 PC, as well as on various other devices I've tested it on that are compatible with it.
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  4.    4 Weeks Ago #4

    Yes, but I think you knew about the reason, 7 months before.
    GuyInDogSuit /19 Aug 2017 said: View Post
    I bought a $20 wireless one and it's working fine.
    It was weird that my old one was working great in Mint, but not in Win10. Definitely a driver issue.
    It took me many days of searching and testing on my two previous Logitech (MX Master) and one day I realized that I had two choices. First, buy a new one and second, the cleaning spray.

    Have a nice day!
    Last edited by werby; 4 Weeks Ago at 23:59.
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  5.    4 Weeks Ago #5

    Slowing click speed may help:
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  6.    4 Weeks Ago #6

    Unfortunately, it doesn't help at all.
    Actually, what makes the device useless, is the selection function. If you try to select a text, many files or drag something, having button constantly pushed, it performs many clicks, driving to a hell, loosing files and works.
    It's an "ancient" problem with those micro switches.
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  7.    4 Weeks Ago #7

    Well, I still don't understand what you mean by "cleaning spray." What spray? And where am I supposed to spray it?
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  •    4 Weeks Ago #8

    GuyInDogSuit said: View Post
    Well, I still don't understand what you mean by "cleaning spray." What spray? And where am I supposed to spray it?
    Contact cleaning and lubricating spray, an good electronics store should have it. Something like this: Electrical Contact Cleaner Spray Lubricants | High Purity
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       4 Weeks Ago #9

    werby said: View Post
    Unfortunately, it doesn't help at all.
    Actually, what makes the device useless, is the selection function. If you try to select a text, many files or drag something, having button constantly pushed, it performs many clicks, driving to a hell, loosing files and works.
    It's an "ancient" problem with those micro switches.
    Some the problems as you described with Notebooks/Laptops can be attributed to having an external mouse being used and the Touchpad still active. I help older folks in learning how to turn the Touchpad off, helps keep wandering thumbs from making unintentional moves.
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  •    3 Weeks Ago #10

    CountMike said: View Post
    Contact cleaning and lubricating spray, an good electronics store should have it. Something like this: Electrical Contact Cleaner Spray Lubricants | High Purity
    But where do I spray it?
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