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silencesound Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I've got this problem for several days. Not sure about the cause.

When I click the mouse button to choose a object, sometimes (often) the first click doesn't work and I have to click for the second time to choose it. Very annoying.

Sometimes after I click and release, it seems the click keeps there and the mouse works like dragging lock. I have to click again to release the mouse.

This problem is not only applied to my mighty mouse, but also to my logitech mouse and the touch pad of my macbook pro.

I wonder if anyone has the same problem, and if anyone knows how to fix it.

Thank you very much.

Macbook pro 2008 late, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • calmwell Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the very same problem, no matter which mouse I use. It appeared a few weeks ago and it keeps driving me insane.

    I already tested several different settings and mice. I disabled all active processes except the core system ones and it does not seem to be application related.

    Please let me know, if you've found a solution.

    All the best
    Heiko
  • VaMichael Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I had the same problem with 2 new iMacs (wired mouse). Tried a couple of Logitech's (with driver downloaded from their website). They both work great. It is such a difference, it is almost like having a different computer. The one I stayed with is the Logitech Anywhere MX. Highly recommended.
  • calmwell Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I discovered that the latest stable of Cinch by Irradiated Software was causing the problem on my system. I e-mailed the developer about it and he sent me a fixed beta.

    Everything's fine again!
  • silencesound Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I did install the Logitech Control Center, and I am using Logitech Revolution MX mouse, but it seems not helping much.
  • silencesound Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I don't install the software Cinch (Irradiated Software), so I am still have no idea about the problem.
    Thank you anyway.
  • ahcl20 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Same here. Got the Magic Mouse few days ago, and this problem started appearing. Thought it was the 3rd party apps (MagicPrefs/BTT) caused this but even with them turned off it still happens.

    Any solution?
  • DStewart Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm having the same problem. It seems to be---from the commonness of this issue described around the web, as a search will demonstrate---to be a Snow Leopard issue. Some have thought it to be a MacBook issue, but while there may be some MacBook issue with the trackpad, this is not it; this is any mouse (Apple mouse, Logitech mouse, other mouses, cordless, corded, and trackpads).

    I get the two issues you note: Dead clicks that just don't seem to go through, though sometimes it takes several clicks for the system to register the click; and the annoying click lock, where the system reads the MouseDown but not the MouseUp, which means it takes the click for a selection for drag and drop, and then when the mouse pointer moves, it carries a link or object stuck to it, or if it's reading it as the beginning of a text selection, extends a selection of text. Like... just now as I was typing this, and moved my mouse.

    In addition to those, the pointer will stop moving or move brokenly, and get stuck and not move either right or left or up or down past some specific point it reaches.

    This all does sometimes happen when a cordless mouse's battery is exhausted. But I have now changed batteries four times. It's not the battery.
  • silencesound Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks, DStewart. You've described the problem quite in detail. Hope somebody can fix the issue soon. It is really very annoying.
  • silencesound Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Now it is 10.6.4. The problem remains!!!!!
  • silencesound Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Now I have a new macbook pro 13 (mid 2010), the problem still remains. Sigh!!!
  • nobutan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have a VX Nano mouse, it is just acting for what DSteward describes. I have uninstalled the Logitech Control Panel, and used a third party software, Steer Mouse, but problems still remains.
  • dogsontv Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Same problem on macbook pro 2009. 4 out of 10 clicks ineffective. Touch click is fine. Press click is ieffective. C'mon Apple get it together!
  • DavidLef Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I've developed issues with my mice too. One click is immediately turned into two, weird non selecting of items. Terrible performance in Creative Suite where changing tools takes 10-15 seconds, clicking on handles doesn't work at all. Windows selecting themselves all of a sudden.

    Count me in amongst the exasperated.
  • camerauk Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    my macbook pro seems to have this problem with the trackpad and also the right click seems strange as if you have to hold it down for a moment to get it to work
    My imac with the magic mouse also seem to have the problems described by others
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