Mouse issue [SOLVED]

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cgiefer
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Mouse issue [SOLVED]

Post by cgiefer » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:05 am

Hey guys, I'm using 18.3 'Sylvia' KDE-64 bit on a Dell Inspiron 17 5000 Series laptop. My mouse works fine for single and double-clicking things, but I am unable to highlight anything. If I bring up any kind of text editor and try to select anything by holding the mouse button down and moving it, nothing is highlighted (or maybe just a couple characters). Has anyone else experienced something like this? Holding the mouse button down to try and move a window on my desktop also doesn't work, it's as if I'm not holding it down at all.
Last edited by cgiefer on Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:42 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Mouse issue

Post by catweazel » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:05 am

cgiefer wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:05 am
it's as if I'm not holding it down at all.
Have you verified that the mouse is working correctly, by,, say using a different mouse or plugging the errant mouse into a different machine?
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Re: Mouse issue

Post by cgiefer » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:42 am

Sigh... working with computers you'd think I would have checked that first. Troubleshooting 101, make sure the peripheral you are trying to use is not broken!

I simply assumed since the mouse worked just fine before I got this laptop that it still worked. I went out and got a new mouse and it works just fine. Thanks catweazel!

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