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Peripherals I think my mouse is double clicking - how can I test it?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by GeorgeK, 12 May 2017.

  1. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    I have a Logitech G700s which I bought on here nearly 4 years ago and I'm pretty certain that it's started double clicking when I'm only clicking once. I first noticed it at the weekend when I was editing some photos in lightroom and when I clicked a slider it reset it back to zero which normally requires a double-click. I've just noticed it again doing an online grocery order where I'm clicking an item once and ending up with multiples in the basket :wallbash:

    Is there a definitive way of testing this?

    Cheers

    GK
     
  2. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    Watch something on youtube or netflix whilst clicking once every second on a file or folder. If it opens it's double clicking.
     
  3. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    Simplest way to a definitive answer is to invert the functionality of left and right mouse button in software.

    If it stops happening the left mouse button is f***ed.
     
  4. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    I'm pretty sure nothing but madness could come from inverting the left and right clicks.
     
  5. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    Just for testing purposes, not for real use of course:D
     
  6. Dr. Coin

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    There are various pieces of software for windows and linux, can't recall one off the top of my head, that will allow a user to capture mouse events. You could use one of these as a tool to detect how many click you are receiving.

    Edit: I had one sitting my desktop :duh:
    GlovePIE, I use it to provide mouse look in old FPS. Not the best as it doesn't allow you to watch the actual events but you can hack it:
    Create a new script and paste the following in the window. Open a text editor of your choice. Click run in GlovePIE then change focus to the text editor (I tested it with Notepad++) and start clicking your mouse. you should see the letters "l", "m" and "R" appear after each click. Once done don't forget to stop GlovePIE.

    Code:
    Key.L = Mouse.LeftButton
    Key.M = Mouse.MiddleButton
    Key.R = Mouse.RightButton
     
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