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    Triple Platinum Member wumply's Avatar
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    Work/not work response to left double clicking Trackball

    This might be a software problem instead of hardware so putting here was a reasonable guess only.

    For years I have used Logitech's Cordless Trackman Wheel with no problem. And this "no problem" situation has worked for a considerable time with my Win XP and my Firefox browser. Just today however, I have been noticing that sometimes (only sometimes!!) when I left double click on a desktop icon (be it a shortcut to a program or to my Firefox browser or my (rarely used) MSIE browser that I either connect normally or nothing happens. If I don't connect to program or browser, an immediate retry may work or may not. If I try another shortcut that generally works; if I come back to the first desktop shortcut, it then almost always works. A reboot did not do any good. I have also gotten the same behavior with a 2nd. Cordless Trackman wheel. Can someone give me some leads to what is going on--and possible solutions?
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    Here's another buggy detail too. Let's say I double click on a desktop icon and nothing happens. I can immediately try over and over and over and still nothing happens! Nothing--until I click another icon and then come back to the first icon

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    This is a driver problem. I would try going to the device manager and changing the driver to the one that came with the trackball.
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    I installed the trackball driver version for XP from the CD...I was using Microsoft's own software before...but it didn't help. So I used system restore--went back to the last restore point--and so far (it's only been 10 minutes since the restore point was restored)--everything is working just fine.

    efc: thanks for your input. If you now think maybe the trackball software wasn't the problem, have you a guess as to what might have gone wrong?

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    PS; One interesting detail I noticed after unfortunately I first started this thread was that if I right-clicked an icon and then selected 'open' I got to the program or browser every time.

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    Are the batteries charged?Lol just had to ask

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    I had to laugh too at your crack BUT "yes, they were charged"!!!

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    Hmm Have you tryed moving the reciever closer to the mouse to see if that helps any?Perhaps something nearby is interfiering with the signal.Cordless phones,ect?Have you tried cleaning the mouse as well?

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