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right mouse button problem

by Downsized / July 3, 2006 1:04 PM PDT

Have Win. XP with a Dell 4600. The right button on the mouse does not work. It is a standand 2 button with scrolling wheel by Dell. I have tried other mouse but all have the same problem. I have gone into the control panel and then to "mouse" but have not found a way to fix the problem. Any suggestion?

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Things to try...
by Papa Echo / July 3, 2006 1:55 PM PDT

Did it happen suddenly or always have the problem since purchase ?

* What happens if you exchange R/L buttons at the Contol Panel ?

* Try another mouse with no scroll wheel.

* If mouse require drivers, unpadte drivers.

* Uninstall all instances of the mouse at Device Manager in Safe Mode and reboot to let Windows detect and reinstall the mouse.

* Is that a PS/2 mouse ? You may have a defective PS/2 port. Try a USB mouse.

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Another thing to try
by Tufenuf / July 3, 2006 2:10 PM PDT

cwishes, If in your Control Panel>Mouse Properties you have the option of a 2 or 3 button mouse choose 3 button as some mice consider the scroll wheel a button. I found this doing a google seach for right mouse button not working.


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