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Re: Single mouse click interpreted as a double click



On Thu, 2009-01-08 at 15:52 +0000, Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Thursday 08 January 2009 14:28:09 Gene Heskett wrote:
> > >> > I don't know about his, but I do know that I'm having some very odd
> > >> > mouse experiences.  Lately my mouse appears to often do a double-click
> > >> > when I'm pasting from the clip-board, so that 'Getting Started' comes
> > >> > out like 'GetGetting Startedting Started'.  It feels almost like the
> > >> > repeat setting of a keyboard being to quick to cut in.
> > >> >
> > >> > Anne
> >
> > Ann, I've found that to be a sign that the switch in the mouse was not
> > properly soldered in, leaving a small space under it, which in turn means
> > the solder joint and the foil of the pad can be carried away from the
> > circuit board by a thou or 3 by the pressure of the switch being pushed
> > fown into solid contact with the pcb, and eventually either the copper foil
> > breaks, or there is a hairline crack in the solder.
> >
> > The sequence then is that the switch closes with the down stroke, the joint
> > is pushed apart so its silently unclicked for the duration of the push,
> > then when the finger comes back off, the crack closes causing the 2nd
> > click, and finally the switch itself unclicks.  Effectively a double click
> > in double time.  New mouse time, or get out the controlled temp iron and
> > re-solder it around all the switches.  I like to use a silver bearing
> > solder for that as its much stronger physically than the usual eutectic
> > blend.
> 
> You could be right, Gene, but I've lengthened the delay in double-click time 
> for the moment, and I'll see whether that does it.  (For some reason my reply 
> to Aaron's suggestion to do this doesn't seem to have hit the list.)
> 
> Anne
It did hit the list. I saw it.
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