Windows 10: Suddenly started having issues (left) clicking
Suddenly started having issues (left) clicking
While using my laptop normally today, I found that all of a sudden I was having issues when clicking with my mouse. In particular I noticed it when trying to click to switch tabs in Chrome, or to click icons on my taskbar. Some clicking worked- for example, I could exit out of tabs or windows, and at first right clicking became a problem. I restart my computer, and it seemed fine for a bit, but after a couple minutes it started happening again. I tried to follow the advice found on this page: Solved: Left Click Not Working in Windows 10 - Bob McKay's Blog - however, while running that process, it only seemed to be worse, and I could click absolutely nothing.
So I rebooted again. Again, at first everything was okay- except for left clicks behaving like right clicks for a bit- but then it started happening again. This time, though, it seemed that my clicks would fail to work for awhile, and then they would start working again. However, what I think I've discovered is that I can make left clicks work if I right click first. It seems to be pretty consistent so far. I could deal with it if it stays like that, but it is annoying, and if there's a fix, I'd rather try to fix it.
I should make a couple of notes:
- This isn't an issue with the mouse, because it's happening from both my mouse and the touchpad on my laptop. All the same, I did check for driver updates on both. No dice.
- I did run some Anti-Virus, in case it was a related issue. Windows Defender is still running a full scan, but MalwareBytes didn't turn anything up on a Threat Scan
- I am still occasionally getting left clicks acting like right clicks.
Go to Mouse Properties (Control Panel, Mouse) and as an experiment try swapping from left to right handed.
Also check your double click speed.
Disconnect your external mouse, and retry with your touchpad.
Compare behaviour in Safe Mode.
Research this on the forum. There are many threads - just search for
Left Click & double tap not working in windows 10!
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The issue apparently resolved on its own. But thank you for your response all the same, and I'll remember your advice if the issue reoccurs
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