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Mouse Lock!

by sordi / February 24, 2004 12:29 AM PST

after exchanging motherboard/processor/ram (and reinstalling OS) my logitech mouseman is acting weird: when i left-click and hold the button for maybe 3 seconds, the click 'lock' and i have to click again to end it. (lock = same as further holding the button. so when i click and hold an icon till 'lock' i can drag it around till i click again...).

i use win xp pro SP1, newest mouseware and i have a 2nd pc with same OS/mouseware and there i dont have this problem.

mouseware does not provide an option to disable this 'feature', and i dont find anything in the sindows settings.

its really annoying to work with this. any idea welcome!


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Re:Mouse Lock! = Good example.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 24, 2004 12:35 AM PST
In reply to: Mouse Lock!

I never install mouseware or Intellimouse. This is my choice to avoid such things.

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Re:Re:Mouse Lock! = Good example.
by sordi / February 24, 2004 12:37 AM PST

heh, so true.. but uninstalling doesnt help now Silly ..and i will NOT format this pc again

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Use MSCONFIG to turn it off?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 24, 2004 12:50 AM PST

You can disable mouseware in MSCONFIG if need be.

If you can't remove mouseware, look in the REGISTRY for DRAGLOCK.

1. . Click on the "Start" button select RUN.
2. On the Open line, type REGEDIT [ENTER].
3. From the Registry Editor screen, double click on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
4. Double click on SOFTWARE.
5. Double click on Logitech.
6. Double click on MouseWare.
7. Double click on CurrentVersion.
8. Find your device model from the list under CurrentVersion and double click.
9. Click on the 0000 folder and information should be displayed on the right side of the Registry Editor screen.
10. Under the Name column, double click on the "DragLock" entry and the Edit String Dialogue box should appear.
11. For 3rd button DragLock, modify the Value Data line to read "0010" and click the "OK" button.
12. For 4th button Draglock, modify the Value Date line to read "0001" and click the "OK" button.
13. Exit the Registry Editor and restart Windows. The 3rd or 4th button should now perform a DragLock.

To disable, try "0000"

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Re:Use MSCONFIG to turn it off?
by sordi / February 24, 2004 2:26 AM PST

thx man. the draglock value was already 0000, but i completly deleted everything related to it =)
this way when accessing mouse properties from control panel i got a new window, something standard windows i guess (no longer mouseware). and.. there was a checkbox to disable draglock... cool isnt it?
i reinstalled mouseware now (i had to know it...) and everything is working fine now.

thx for the hint!

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That would have been my next step.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 24, 2004 2:43 AM PST

But you did it and succeeded.

Best of continued luck.


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