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Phantom unwanted mouse clicks while typing

I updated my HP Pavilion laptop to Windows 10 last weekend. Ever since then, I've had a problem any time I'm typing. I can't seem to type for more than 5 seconds without a left click happening on its own (sometimes it's a right click, oddly), which usually either opens a menu, moves where in the document/webpage I'm typing, or stops my typing altogether.

For example, if I'm on an email website, and click New Mail or Reply and leave my cursor hovering over that button, after about five seconds of my typing, the button is clicked again. If I'm typing in a box (like I'm doing right now), I can keep the cursor hovering over the box and my cursor will click somewhere else in the box suddenly, or if I keep the cursor hovering over the outside of the page it'll click and suddenly I can't type anymore. If the cursor is hovering over something I've already typed, I'm suddenly typing back in that earlier text.

This happens when using both a wireless mouse or the touchpad. I typically have the touchpad turned off so I can use the wireless mouse, but have the same problem with the mouse off and its USB dongle not connected.

I also have a problem when using the touch pad that after I've typed for, again, about five seconds the touch pad is completely unresponsive. That's not as bad a problem, since I normally use the wireless mouse. But I'd like to get that fixed, too.

Can someone please help me? This is extremely frustrating. It's taken me at least three times as long to write this as it should have, due to the stopped typing and having to correct mistakes from getting redirected to earlier in the post. This can't be normal for Windows 10. Please help!

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Did you head to for your PC

In reply to: Phantom unwanted mouse clicks while typing

And see if they had drivers and apps for Windows 10 for your PC? I'd try the ones for motherboard, GPU, pad and whatever apps are used for control.

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Drivers appear fine

In reply to: Did you head to for your PC

Thank you for the response. I have the HP Support Assistant installed. I ran all its diagnostics and everything came back normal. Nothing new update or install. And when I check the mouse and touch pad drivers in Device Manager, it says I have the current drivers for both.

If there are other ways to check drivers, please let me know

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That and Microsoft's driver update

In reply to: Drivers appear fine

Have proven themselves. I use the old fashioned method of checking the web site for drivers and apps.

This is why I sometimes write that "Windows, you have a problem." That is, how do we expect everyone to deal with drivers and such? No, I don't have that answer. I only have my methods.

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