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Mouse problem.

By martinlw
Jan 18, 2008
  1. Hi,For some reason the right click on my mouse is not working,eg it wont copy anything of web pages.I am running Windows Vista Home Premium,any ideas how to get it back,it is just a standard corded mouse,odd thing is my son who is also running vista has the same problem,could it be IE 7.
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Some web sites do not allow the right click copy function (ie it has been disabled)

    As long as the right click works in Windows (ie try Notepad or something)
    Also try the right click in TechSpot as well (Highlight - then right click - copy)

    If this works, then it must be the specific web sites that you are going to.
     
  3. martinlw

    martinlw TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 117

    I tried it here still not working wont highlight or copy.
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    What do you mean:

    Right click is not working at all ?
    Copy and paste is not working in Notepad ?
    Copy and paste is not working on TechSpot ?

    Pls answer the above
     
  5. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    from control panel you can select the mouse icon and set the right click left click functions
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    MS Help says that too, but I cannot see where right click mouse functions exists. (in Xp - pls disregard, as you have vista)

    Help and support also says try removing the mouse in Device Manager and re-installing, this may help.
     
  7. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    in vista its the second drop down box the first is left click function the second one is right click function
     
  8. martinlw

    martinlw TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 117

    Hi,Copy and paste works in notepad but not in Techspot.
     
  9. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Right click is working
    Copy and paste is working in Notepad
    Copy and paste is not working on TechSpot ? (or any other Internet sites)

    Go to "Tools" in IE menu bar
    Note pressing ALT, will show the menu bar in IE7

    Then Internet Options (under Tools)
    Advanced Tab
    Restore Advanced Settings Button
    Ok

    Restart IE

    You may also download CCleaner to remove all temp files on your system

    Test again
     
  10. martinlw

    martinlw TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 117

    Hi,Mouse back to normal,thanks for the info. Regards Martin
     
  11. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Thanks for letting us know.

    This thread is Solved
     
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