Dragging issues, text, icon's, photoshop, everywhere!

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by calysson, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. calysson

    calysson Well-Known Member

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    Whenever I want to drag something across the screen, like moving folders, selecting text, working in photoshop, playing a game, the dragging is not working properly.

    Sometimes it picks it up after 1 second after holding the button, sometimes it does pick up right away but it breaks after a second or 2. Also, if I hold my mouse arrow above let's say a button, and I keep the button pressed, normally the button shouldn't be activated. However, after 2 seconds it is.

    What I think, after keeping the mouse button pressed it takes a couple of seconds and then it starts to act like a click instead of me still keeping it pressed (if this makes sense...).

    How can I solve this problem?
    I already scanned for spyware, I disabled most of my services and start-up programs and I am running pretty clean now. I tried unplugging the mouse and plugging it back in... Still no luck...
     
  2. JasonWright

    JasonWright New Member

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    I'm not an expert and I'm just fumbling through the transition from XP to Win7 myself... but this sounds a lot like what mine was doing with a pen tablet. I'd check the tablet PC and pen properties in control panel and uncheck the boxes about holding the pen down to make a right click. (With a pen it defaults to if you hold the pen down/left click for two seconds then it does a double click or right click - this could be what you are experiencing). Even though you didn't mention using a pen it may help. I've also read about disabling the tablet pc input service in msconfig entirely.
     
  3. calysson

    calysson Well-Known Member

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    The forum ate my post...

    Thank you for your input, but no, I am not using a tabled.
    Just a keyboard(G15), mouse(Deathadder), extra screen, printer (turned off), and an AMBX set.
     
  4. JasonWright

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    Even so it's worth a shot. Even though it's not a pen, it may for some reason be doing those things to your mouse input... making a left-click into a right click or double-click after a delay. That would explain why it would drop your dragging. It would do almost exactly like you're describing. Since you aren't using a pen tablet, unchecking all those pen tablet options can't hurt anything. You never know, it may just fix your problem (but granted it's a longshot).

    Does it draw a circle around your mouse click as you hold it by chance?
     
  5. calysson

    calysson Well-Known Member

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    I could not find it in my control panel. Maybe because I don't have one..
    Would you mind making a screenshot and pointing to the config entry (red circle around it in paint)?
    I have a dutch version of Windows so maybe it just has another name or something but the icon should be the same...
     
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