Wireless mouse executes multiple mouse clicks even when I press once

My wireless mouse executes multiple mouse clicks even when I press it only once about 40% of the time. (i.e. applications act as though the mouse has been clicked twice. I’m not sure if it’s openSUSE, Linux or the mouse causing it) It’s making the mouse very unusable.

How would I diagnose and fix this?

SETUP

openSUSE 12.2 (64bit)
KDE 4.8.5
Linux 3.4.33.x
RAM: 8GB (4.3GB free)
CPU: Intel i5-3317U 1.7GHZ
Mouse: Logitech Wave 2.4

Please don’t throw anything at me, but I must ask how is your battery? If it is several months old or you can’t remember when it was changed last, change it out now if you can and report back. You would not believe how often this is the problem.

Thank You,

On 08/01/2013 02:36 AM, jdmcdaniel3 wrote:
> I must ask how is your battery?
> You would not believe how often this is the problem.

i have a wireless Logitech and as soon as it starts multi-clicking i
put in fresh batteries…works every time.


dd
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It’s not the battery. It happens even if plugged in (and even when plugged in for 3-4 hours) and when the light is green. It flashes red when it’s dying.

The battery is rechargeable and the mouse only takes NiMH batteries.

How old is the mouse and the batteries it uses? Consider that many rechargeable batteries last only a couple of years though it depends on their quality and how long they are left on the charger. It would be interesting to know what voltage they should put out and at what voltage they now operate at out of the charger. My house phone is wireless with a base and even though it is now 15 years old, batteries last only about three years in it with many replacements being made to go that long. The symptoms just sound like a battery problem to me. I will also say that anytime a mouse started acting up on me and a new battery was not the fix, it went straight to the trash and replaced, but that just my solution if a better fix is not at hand.

Thank You,

On Thu 01 Aug 2013 10:06:01 PM CDT, 6tr6tr wrote:

jdmcdaniel3;2576008 Wrote:
> Please don’t throw anything at me, but I must ask how is your
> battery? If it is several months old or you can’t remember when it
> was changed last, change it out now if you can and report back. You
> would not believe how often this is the problem.
>
> Thank You,

It’s not the battery. It happens even if plugged in (and even when
plugged in for 3-4 hours) and when the light is green. It flashes red
when it’s dying.

Hi
Since it’s a unifiying device, install solaar it should show the status
etc…
See the thread here;
https://forums.opensuse.org/english/get-technical-help-here/applications/488255-gtk3-gobject-introspection.html


Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 12.3 (x86_64) Kernel 3.7.10-1.16-desktop
up 22:23, 3 users, load average: 0.20, 0.36, 0.44
CPU AMD E2-1800@1.70GHz | GPU Radeon HD 7340

Could be. It is definitely a few years old. The battery does hold a charge for weeks though (before it starts flashing red). And this also happens when it’s plugged in.

What wireless mouse would you recommend?

Well my main suggestion is to go with a name brand such as Logitech or even Microsoft. My last purchase was a Logitech 2.2 GHZ version and it has switches to turn the keybaord and mouse off when not in use (it has worked well for me and has a very long range as well) and before that two Microsoft versions that still work. None was rechargeable, all still working like a champ for me. Of course, I must throw in a new battery ever so often. Models numbers change so often it is hard to stay up I think but you should go somewhere where you can try it out and look at it in person. For me that means going to Fry’s, Best Buy or Office Max/Depot but of course places like Wall-Mart sell them too.

Thank You,

On 08/02/2013 12:06 AM, 6tr6tr wrote:
> It’s not the battery. It happens even if plugged in

even if what is plugged in? (i’ve never seen a wireless mouse that
can be “plugged in” to a power source while in use…at least mine i
have to remove the rechargeable batteries from the mouse to recharge
them)

but, if it is not a low battery condition then it “must” be a
hardware fault inside the mouse…that is, instead of a single press
giving one click, the contacts “bounce” during the press down and the
mouse is actually sending multiple clicks instead of the one you
intended.

try this: instead of clicking the mouse as you normally do, press
down and HOLD it down for one full second…then, when you let it up
does it register one click? as you press down ONE time and hold it
down does it register multi-clicks??

well, let me ask: did it used to work ok and then stopped after an
update, or anything you did (like change input device settings in
configure desktop)??

and, if you have another OS there, does it work on it (and what OS is
it)?

because, there IS another possibility: that system is just not
automatically compatible with Linux (or with the Linux you are
using)…maybe they are still tuning the driver (its pretty new
hardware, right?..why not join the Logitech forums and see what
they have to say about the problem…maybe they need testers to get
the driver ‘right’!


dd
http://tinyurl.com/DD-Caveat
http://tinyurl.com/DD-Complaints

That is how the mouse recharges. You plug it into the USB slot in the computer and the green light shows it’s charging (it flashes when done).

I’m trying it and so far it doesn’t do multi-clicks.

It never worked particularly well, but this issue used to be a 5% of the time thing (the bigger issue was it would frequently stop moving the cursor until I moved it back and forth a lot and then it would start picking it up again). Now it’s very, very frequent multi-clicks. But I didn’t do any updates in the meantime.

I’ll try it with windows. In fact, I’ll try it two ways:

  1. With a windows computer
  2. With Windows on this openSUSE computer but in Windows in a VirtualBox

On 08/03/2013 01:26 AM, 6tr6tr wrote:
> It never worked particularly well, but this issue used to be a 5% of
> the time thing (the bigger issue was it would frequently stop moving the
> cursor until I moved it back and forth a lot and then it would start
> picking it up again). Now it’s very, very frequent multi-clicks. But I
> didn’t do any updates in the meantime.

got to be hardware…imo…ymmv.

my best guess is the contact switch under the button is
faulty…either worn out from age/use or it is just badly
designed…i think it it were mine i’d look to the box/user
manual/Logitech site for warranty service (is it new enough to still
be in warranty—if not i think you are SOL!)

well, you might try using a vacuum cleaner (or a can of compressed
air) to (kinda gently) blow some the dust/dirt out of the mouse…
but i kinda doubt that will help much, if any…


dd
http://tinyurl.com/DD-Caveat
http://tinyurl.com/DD-Complaints
http://tinyurl.com/DD-Hardware
http://tinyurl.com/DD-Software