EDIT: "problem".... what a stupid typo to make.... haha So i am having a weird issue. I have a laptop, that is otherwise running pretty well. I am usually really good about fixing these sort of problems, but as i have become kind of stumped, i have actually made an account to ask, because i can't quite find the answer anywhere else I have an acer aspire 5750g-9463. it has an i7 processor, 4gb ram, nvidia 540m graphics card, and is running windows 7, as up to date that i know of. My problem is that I plug in my mouse, and it seems to not work. If i turn on my laptop and just use the touch pad, everything is fine. Then i plug in my sidewinder mouse. I have used it in the past, and it has never had any issues either. But for some reason now when i plug it in it seems to not allow me to click anything, with the mouse or the touchpad. I can move around the mouse on both things, but neither will really let me click anything. if i do click anything, it makes the window inactive. I can scroll oddly enough, so when i'm on firefox i have to use keyboard controls. I can also scroll with the mouse, but once i click, it makes the window inactive. then i have to alt+tab back to it, and i can keep using the keyboard/scrolling. This seems to work on any game/program i try, including windows explorer. I can't even click the windows button or anything, all keyboard controls once i plug the mouse in. Actually, upon multiple restarts and trying to figure out what is up, sometime when i plug in the mouse, the current window that was active will be the only one i can manipulate. So if i had open notepad, i can still click notepad and it will make it active and i can type and such, but nothing else will work. Same with firefox, if it's the program that's up when i plug it in i can still use firefox fine, but every other window becomes deactive if i click on it. If i close the current one window that i active it seems the next window becomes the "active one", and is the only one i can manipulate now. Truly weird... If i remove the mouse, the problem persists until i restart. I should also mention that a couple weeks ago i broke my mouse physically, it was in my backpack, and the 2 side buttons broke. I have since used it then with no problems though other than the fact the 2 buttons (which i never used) don't work anymore, so i can't imagine that that would be doing anything now, i'm just not sure though. This problem just started today when i wanted to play a game. I'm wondering if there could be some coding or something it's feeding my computer that is messing it up.... I have also downloaded the most recent synaptic touchpad driver from acer.com, and it still is doing this. I have also borrowed my friends mouse to even further trouble shoot, and it's not the same mouse, but a wireless bluetooth mouse, and when i plugged it in, it seemed to work fine. no weird deactivating behavior. This seems to point at something my mouse is doing. If i unplug it and then plug in my mouse the problem happens again, and if i unplug it and plug in my friends mouse the problem still persists. So... any ideas? every sign seems to point to my mouse, and i tried updating the driver via the device manager, but it says it is up to date. It was working fine a couple days ago and i haven't installed anything since then.