Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2013 5:28 PM (in response to macjack)
No. The reason why is that I get a visual indication from the OS that it 'sees the click'. The click-target will change, or darken when I click. I just doesn't do anything. Also, other clicking works fine. And while it seems to be random in when it starts to happen it's, so far at least, consistent in happening mostly in Mail.app and Safari.
I also want to mention another weird mail aberration that seems to have happened around the same time. Sometimes when I reply to a message and click send it will send two replies. The single message will start to disappear from the screen as its been sent and then another one will zoom away all of a sudden along with it, underneath it. The Sent folder shows two sent messages. I tried deliberately double-clicking on the Send button to try and replicate the problem, but I can't click quick enough for it to happen.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2013 5:33 PM (in response to Znapel)
Well, the first thing that comes to mind is to test with a different mouse... it could easily be a mouse problem...
The second would be test in a new user account.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2013 5:40 PM (in response to macjack)
I will try another mouse to rule it out, but based on the symptoms I'm seeing it sounds more like a software issue than a hardware one. I don't know why the OS would make a visual indication of a button being clicked, but then not actually do anything.
I haven't tried the user account, I will give that a whirl. The problem with intermittent problems like this are they are hard to nail down with checks like that. Wished it was as simple as I click A and B happens.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2013 6:07 PM (in response to Znapel)
Yes, intermittent is difficult to troubleshoot. Working with another mouse, however is easy. In a few days you ought to be able to tell whether the problem can be reproduced or not.
Another user account is more problematic, especially troubleshooting Mail actions. You'd need to set up your email in that account also. Normally, I'd suggest starting in Safe Mode and see if the problem still occurs but it's difficult to work for long periods without certain functions.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2013 6:13 PM (in response to macjack)
Thanks macjack, I'll give it a try and post an update after 2-3 days.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 28, 2013 11:25 AM (in response to macjack)
Sorry it took so long macjack. I ran down to a Best Buy and grabbed a cheap-o wired mouse. Unfortunately I had gotten so used to the large size of my usual mouse that I found it's small size almost unusable. Last night I got another, better mouse. At first, everything seemed fine. This morning I was replying to an email and I clicked on the Reply All button and nothing happened. Same thing as before, the button darkens on click, like the OS is seeing my mouse click, but nothing happens.
So far though, since switching to the new mouse I have not had an instance of the double-clicks that should be single-clicks and vice-versa. I'll give it a couple of more days before I declare that problem squared away. Perhaps I was having an OS issue as well as a mouse issue.
I'm trying to decide if I should try another user account first, or safe-mode. Being this is my work computer, both are going to be difficult to try without impacting productivity.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 28, 2013 5:56 PM (in response to Znapel)
Safe mode shouldn't impact on your productivity. It will take longer to startup because it runs a directory check but you'll be in your own account and using the same software.