Mouse won't left-click and can't close dialogue boxes even with right-click

  Mouseout 24 Feb 13
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My mouse suddenly stopped registering left-clicks and I can't close dialogue boxes even with a right-click. I can do things with keyboard shortcuts (e.g. open start menu with Ctrl + Esc) and with the touchpad but the mouse only sometimes works and then only with a right click. How can I get the mouse working properly again please?

  rdave13 24 Feb 13

What mouse?

USB, PS/2, Bluetooth or wireless. What OS?

  lotvic 24 Feb 13

Try with a different mouse, that one might be faulty/broken or need new batteries.

  Mouseout 24 Feb 13

It's a USB mouse ( a microsoft Intellimouse) and I use Windows Vista, if that helps?

  lotvic 25 Feb 13

Have you tried with a different mouse yet? They do wear out, I'm on my third :)

Or it might just be the lens underneath that is mucky and needs a wipe.

  mole1944 25 Feb 13

Had the same problem just unplugged the mouse and re-plugged it into the Usb again,it did the trick no idea why though.

  Mouseout 25 Feb 13

Thanks Iotvic, a new mouse did the trick. Odd how the old one swithched left to right click functions etc, but all fixed now

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