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    Left mouse click going on by itself

    Hello,

    I have a strange problem that I hope someone can please help me with.

    I installed Ubuntu 11.04 from the Live CD on my Asus N61J laptop. I have a Logitech optical mouse plugged into the USB port (tried USB 3.0 and 2.0).

    The issue that I have is that sometimes the left click gets set even though I am not touching the mouse. Left clicking on my mouse won't unclick it, but the right click works just fine. To get out of this left click I have to left click using my touchpad on the laptop itself. After that I can normally left click again with the mouse, until the problem happens again.

    I doubt that this is hardware based: this problem does not occur when I run Windows 7.

    As anyone encountered this issue please?

    Thank you very much.
    Last edited by Jary316; August 14th, 2011 at 03:30 AM.

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    Re: Left mouse click going on by itself

    De-active your laptop's touch pad when using the mouse.
    I found the mouse activated when my other hand hovered over or near the touch pad.

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    Re: Left mouse click going on by itself

    Quote Originally Posted by tolf242 View Post
    De-active your laptop's touch pad when using the mouse.
    I found the mouse activated when my other hand hovered over or near the touch pad.
    Thanks tolf242, that is a good idea. I just installed "Touchpad indicator" and have it disable my touchpad when the mouse is connected.

    I will update when I found out if that was the problem or not. Thanks for the tip!

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    Re: Left mouse click going on by itself

    Your welcome & I hope it works for you.
    I had to do the same sort of thing myself.

    Yes, please let me know how you get on.

    Regards Tolf.

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    Re: Left mouse click going on by itself

    Hey tolf242,

    So far it looks good. I think that deactivating the touchpad might have fixed it. I really didn't think I was hitting the touchpad but that is a good catch.

    Thanks a lot!

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