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ademsemir Calculating status...
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Apr 4, 2011 4:43 AM
Hello,
Ok, so my problem is with my mouse, whether I am using the trackpad or a bluetooth logitech mouse. Whenever i click on anything, it could be an icon, a link in a browser, selecting a tab or closing it..., i have to click on these things twice. The first time I click them nothing happens, i have to click a second time for it to work.
This has happened to me multiple times even after I did a restart, but i dont know what causes it because sometimes they work from the first click.
I think i started experiencing this problem after the 10.6.7 update.

Any help would be appreciated thanks.
10F569, Mac OS X (10.6.7), 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo | 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
  • Stress Test Level 4 Level 4 (1,265 points)
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    Apr 4, 2011 8:18 AM (in response to ademsemir)
    Are you sure, the window is active at the moment your clicking (x - + in the upper left corner are colored)? Maybe it becomes inactive before you click?
    Mac, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • Alex_A Calculating status...
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    Apr 11, 2011 1:41 PM (in response to ademsemir)
    Hi, I'm also experiencing this problem since updating to 10.6.7. In fact, I had to click "Reply" twice just to post this!

    Restarting seems to fix it.

    Really annoying!
    Quad Core 2.3Ghz MBP, Mac OS X (10.6.7), 8GB Ram
  • flaesh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 15, 2011 4:08 AM (in response to Alex_A)
    Hey,

    the same here!

    It happens like 70% of the time, while using the computer and with all the apps.
    You click, nothing is happening (stuck) and after clicking twice .. or three times, it works again..

    Any suggestions?
    MacBook Pro 13", Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Papabois Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 15, 2011 6:09 AM (in response to ademsemir)
    It appears to me that the batteries of the mouse are not snugly fitted. I sometimes just half-turn-over the mouse and then click and it works every time I do so. But then of course it still means clicking twice. I shall look into it to see if I can fix it with a tiny (and I do mean tiny) bit of scotch tape. I have had my computer only for the past three days and I am just at this time getting acquainted with it. PS. I am no computer technician.
    iMac 11.3, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • Alex_A Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 15, 2011 6:35 AM (in response to Papabois)
    Hi,

    Nothing to do with the batteries for me - it happens with the built-in trackpad and also an attached USB mouse at the same time. If I unplug the mouse it persists with the trackpad. It's definitely an OS thing and only since the most recent update.

    Thanks
    Quad 2.3Ghz MBP, Mac OS X (10.6.7), 8GB Ram
  • max_ordinzev Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 16, 2011 12:13 PM (in response to ademsemir)

    Same problem here. It happens when i use touchpad and when i use my usb mouse. It started after i upgraded my RAM and updated to 10.6.7. Any solution?

  • braegel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 14, 2011 10:27 AM (in response to ademsemir)

    Since two weeks or so i have a similar problem with my external logitech mouse.

     

    After 2 hours work on my iMac running 10.6.8 some mouse clicks are ignored so that i have to click twice.

     

    Thats especially nerves in a first person shooter :/

     

    I'm thinking about switching to gentoo.

  • braegel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 14, 2011 10:32 AM (in response to braegel)

    Maybe it's just a coincidence. My syslog said:

     

    VLC[2387]: Media key event tap was disabled by timeout

     

    during such a twice click problem.

     

    Until now I could not reproduce the problem after quitting VLC.

  • braegel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 14, 2011 11:07 AM (in response to braegel)

    Problem is sill not repruducabel after killing VLC.

  • H.Dixon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 2, 2011 9:24 AM (in response to flaesh)

    Glad I came across this discussion. I'm having exactly the same behavior with the mouse clicks. SOmetimes a click works, other times I have to click twice. This happened recently so it must be something with the last upgrade.

  • politicalEconomist Calculating status...
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    Aug 3, 2011 7:33 AM (in response to ademsemir)

    Same thing is happening to me. It is slowly driving me insane...

     

      Model Name:          iMac

      Model Identifier:          iMac7,1

      Processor Name:          Intel Core 2 Duo

      Processor Speed:          2.4 GHz

      Number Of Processors:          1

      Total Number Of Cores:          2

      L2 Cache:          4 MB

      Memory:          2 GB

      Bus Speed:          800 MHz

     

     

      System Version:          Mac OS X 10.6.8 (10K549)

      Kernel Version:          Darwin 10.8.0

      Boot Volume:          Macintosh HD

      Boot Mode:          Normal

      Computer Name:          POL-RM302-01A

      User Name:          Ragan, Robert (rragan)

      Secure Virtual Memory:          Enabled

      64-bit Kernel and Extensions:          No

     

      Devices (Paired, Favorites, etc):

      Device:

      Name:          AppleWirelessTrackpad

      Address:          70-cd-60-f6-2b-86

      Type:          Trackpad

      Firmware Version:          0x160

      Services:          Apple Wireless Trackpad

      Paired:          Yes

      Favorite:          No

      Connected:          Yes

      Manufacturer:          Apple (0x3, 0x31c)

      Vendor ID:          0x5ac

      Product ID:          0x30e

  • max_ordinzev Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 4, 2011 1:21 AM (in response to ademsemir)

    Even after upgrading to Lion this issue didn't go away. Hade to format my hard drive and make a clean installation of Lion. And only after fresh installation i got rid of this bug.

  • edgarjs Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Aug 10, 2011 8:50 PM (in response to max_ordinzev)

    Same problem here, thought that upgrading to Lion would solve it but no.

     

    Also, I've noticed that it happen after the macbook wakes up. Restarting or logging out solves the issue, but then at some other sleep in the future it would happen again.

     

    UPDATE:

     

    Actually I noticed this message in the console:

     

    8/10/11 10:47:22.223 PM Spotify: Media key event tap was disabled by timeout

     

    So I closed spotify and it worked...

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