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Left Mouse Button Click Acts Like Right Mouse Button Click

This article was previously published under Q136592
When you click the left mouse button, Windows 95/98 may respond as if youpressed the right mouse button. For example, when you click an icon withthe left mouse button, the context menu may open.
This problem can occur sporadically and unpredictably when many mouseevents occur at the same time. For example, this problem may occur whenyou are running several programs at once, or if your computer has a slowerprocessor and you release both mouse buttons at once.

When this problem occurs, click and release the right mouse button tocause the mouse to behave correctly again.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Windows 95/98.

Article ID: 136592 - Last Review: 01/19/2007 13:31:49 - Revision: 1.2

  • Microsoft Windows 95
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
  • KB136592