[at-l] Another computer question?

Mara Factor mfactor at gmail.com
Sun Apr 15 08:22:46 CDT 2012

Sounds like a dead mouse to me.  Here's some troubleshooting suggestions:

   1. Reboot.  It's unlikely to work but you never know.
   2. Disconnect and reconnect the mouse. (May require a reboot.)
   3. Use the mouse on another computer (at work, friend's place,
   wherever).  If it works there, it's the computer.  If it doesn't work, time
   for a new mouse.
   4. Learn keyboard shortcuts and ditch the mouse altogether.  OK, a bit
   extreme but keyboard shortcuts are very useful, especially when having
   mouse problems.  LOL

I've discounted things like cleaning rollerball rollers and ball, or
optical light because it's only the right click not working.  I've also
discounted mouse software for the same reason but if you have recently
updated your computer, and your mouse calls for its own driver software,
you may need to reinstall and/or update that.

Better a dead mouse than dead computer.  They're a dime a dozen if you buy
new or since lots of people have extras lying around, maybe you know
someone with an extra.

Stitches, AT99

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On Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 7:26 AM, Mark Hudson <mvhudson at gmail.com> wrote:

> My mouse decided the right click no longer exists. (and you don't realize
> how often you use something until it doesn't work).
> Went looking in the Control Panel>Mouse folder and didn't see anyplace to
> set the mouse buttons, and troubleshooting says the mouse is fine.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks!
> skeeter
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