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28 Sep 2009, 4:10 pm

It's all functional and well, but it highlights things when i dont want it to, or drags stuff without me clicking. like i will move over something with the cursor and it highlights or drags it. It doesn't have any trojans or anything. What do you think is wrong with it?



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28 Sep 2009, 4:34 pm

I'm not entirely sure exactly what behaviors you're describing, but you can always reset the relevant item (keyboard, mouse, etc.) in the System Preferences. Check your mouse and keyboard themselves too, to make sure there's no physical damage.



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28 Sep 2009, 5:15 pm

Without looking at the settings on my mac, it sounds like you have turned on something like a sticky key preference or something have a look at your preferences; everything Aoi says :)


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28 Sep 2009, 5:23 pm

nope, i dont have anything like that turned on :/



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28 Sep 2009, 11:01 pm

Is this Mac a notebook computer or a desktop computer?

If it's a notebook computer if you go to Apple menu:System Preferences... is there something there named Trackpad? If so, if you go to it is there something that says Dragging and is it checked? If so, uncheck it.

If it's a desktop computer does the mouse have a ball or a laser on the bottom? How old is the mouse?

If you go to the apple menu and choose About this Mac what does it say in the window that comes up?



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29 Sep 2009, 2:14 am

Does it have an annoying BLACK square in your windows?

if yes:
Apple > System Preferences > Universal access

check if Voiceover is on, check it off.
check maybe if Mouse keys(under mouse menu), and Slow keys(under keyboard menu) are checked On, check them off.

(mine is in spanish, hope it's similar to your menu)


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29 Sep 2009, 5:48 am

Sounds like a mouse button is failing or the capacitance sensor in a trackpad.


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29 Sep 2009, 8:46 am

well i unchecked the "dragging" option, ill see if that helps.
you guys are a lot more knowledgeable than the peeps at yahoo answers O_o :)



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29 Sep 2009, 11:59 pm

Spazzergasm wrote:
you guys are a lot more knowledgeable than the peeps at yahoo answers O_o :)
fuzzy is one of the nerdest dude ever, always gladly helps, cool guy


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30 Sep 2009, 12:04 am

Fuzzy wrote:
Sounds like a mouse button is failing or the capacitance sensor in a trackpad.


I think I'm going to add you to my list of people to contact with computer problems *chuckle* - good possibilities.


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30 Sep 2009, 7:46 am

Spazzergasm, did you resolve your problem?


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30 Sep 2009, 1:23 pm

i think i did! :)
thank you very much, guys. it has been bugging me forever!