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This one is for the computer experts. My mouse (several years old) has started opening two windows with one click. It doesn't happen all the time, but enough that it is irritating. For instance, if I click on a link in a webpage, it will open two tabs instead of one. I am quite sure that I am only clicking once. Is this a mouse issue or a computer issue? The mouse was always a bit slow to respond when I had this computer at home, but it didn't open two windows until I moved into my new office.
 

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Never heard of that. Not sure it matters, but is your mouse wireless, or wired? Optical or track-ball? (remember the old joke about cleaning mouse balls?) I assume you have done obvious things like put in a fresh battery, clean out dust/lint, etc. Mice are pretty cheap, so next step is probably just to buy a new one.

I had to trash a keyboard once because of a liquid spill (not water), some keys were not working and others were generating wrong characters, so these input devices can be very sensitive to any mis-use of that nature.
 

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It's wired and optical. I have not used a mouse pad in years. I can barely read the Logitech logo, which is, perhaps, an indication that it needs to be replaced. You're right - the cost of a mouse is negligible. I just did not want to waste time doing that if it might be a computer issue. I am rather hoping to have an influx of new clients in a couple of weeks and want to be ready for them!
 

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I had the same problem, replaced the mouse.
I suffer from depreciation.
 

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Thank you both for the replies. A new mouse it is.
 


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