Ever since upgrading to windows 10, I am having an issue with single left-clicks registering as double clicks.
I believe this to be a windows 10 issue, not a hardware issue. I say this because it happens on two separate workstations using separate but identical keyboard/mouse setups, which were purchased about a year apart so have substantially different levels of use on them (so should rule out unlikely failure of both mice).
Prior to upgrading to windows 10, I was using windows 7 on the work machine and windows 8.1 on the home machine never had any issues with the mouse registering single-clicks as double-clicks(ever). I've been using the home setup for ≈2 years and the work setup for ≈1 year.
After "upgrading" to windows 10 at home, I immediately started having this double-click issue at home (but still no problem at work, where I was running windows 7).
A few months later, my desktop at work died (it was about 5 years old) and I got a new desktop workstation at work, which is running windows 10. Immediately after getting the Windows 10 workstation I started having the same double-click problem.
So in summary: this happens on two separate workstations using two separate mice; I never experienced this issue at either workstation prior to installing Windows 10; I upgraded from windows 8.1 to windows 10 on workstation A, workstation B died (power supply and LOB failures) and was replaced with a new Dell workstation running windows 10; at both locations, the double-clicking was immediately a problem as soon as Windows 10 was introduced.
There are many issues regarding this over on the Microsoft Answer network, however all the Microsoft representatives seem to think this is a hardware issue, and don't go into troubleshooting steps other than "get a new mouse."
I'm hoping the SuperUser community may have some better suggestions!
Computer, Keyboard, Mouse Setup(s)
A (Work): Dell Precision T7810 (Intel E5-2650 v3 @2.3 GHz, 32GB Ram, 64-bit Windows 10 OS).
B (Home): Lenovo W540 (don't remember exact specs, will update later, 64-bit Windows 10 OS)
A & B: Both using Logitech MX5500 Bluetooth Revolution Keyboard and Mouse (two separate sets, one at each location). Both running Logitech Setpoint (most current version: Command center v6.67.83 / driver v5.90.41)
I have tried (in no particular order, on both machines):
- Change mouse double-click speed settings.
- Change mouse cursor speed settings.
- Turned off/on "Enhanced pointer precision" (normally off as I don't like this setting)
- Changed driver (currently "HID-Compliant Bluetooth Mouse," also tried "HID-Compliant Mouse") and restarted PC. Changed back driver and restarted again.
- Uninstalled Logitech Setpoint (Control Center v6.67.83; Driver v5.90.41)/ Reinstalled Logitech Setpoint.
EDIT: I tried a generic USB mouse and it does not seem to be having the double-click issue. However, the bluetooth mice still have this issue, and since I rely on the customized buttons for CAD work I would really like a resolution that doesn't involve redefining my workflow to use a more basic mouse; I've been able to use these bluetooth mice just fine for the last 2 years on Windows 7, 8, and 8.1, so this still seems like a Windows 10 problem to me. .
NOTE: Sometimes playing with the mouse settings will seem to fix it for a day or so, but a day is about the most I'll get of usability before it starts re-occurring again (usually starts of with a low number of random clicks being double-clicks and gets progressively worse very quickly).
To be clear, I have two of the same keyboard/mouse combo sets, one at each location, not one pair moved between locations; these were purchased nearly a year apart, to have very different amounts of use/wear on them.
I've done quite a bit of searching on this issue. I did read 3-4 other similar threads on this site an in one of the threads someone asked if this is really a problem. Yes it is a very real problem.
Right now my mouse double-clicks around 8/10 times, this makes it almost impossible to get anything done in some programs, and is extremely frustrating the rest of the time. For example in Solidworks, which I use heavily at work, a double-click cancels a new sketch entity and makes it impossible to select an entity [instant deselection by the second click]; In Microsoft Word and Outlook, I can't highlight the text I need to as the double-click maddeningly causes whole words or paragraphs to be selected/deselected; in any program that uses option boxes it is infuriating to work with as the second click instantly changes the option back to what it was before clicking; etc.