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A quick fix for Belkin mouse button failures System
Ever so often since I upgraded to Panther, my Belkin three-button scroll mouse loses the ability to click -- although it still moves the pointer. In the past, assuming something had crashed, I was forced to restart my system. But then I accidentally discovered that pressing Apple-Option-Escape (to bring up the Force Quit dialog) miraculously cures my mouse!
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Kensington Rules
Authored by: lrivers on Feb 19, '04 12:27:20PM
I am a HUGE fan of Kensington products. They have legendary support and were one of the first companies to release Mac OS X drivers (though they are not required). The only time I ever had a problem with my Kensington Optical Elite it was a hardware problem. I contacted tech support and their response was "there's a new one in the mail, when you get it, take your old one and: cut the mouse cord, write "bad" on the mouse, and throw it in the trash". That's support.

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A quick fix for Belkin mouse button failures
Authored by: MisterCaseyCA on Feb 20, '04 11:15:15AM

Actually, I have wireless Logitech devices (more specifically the Cordless Access Duo Optical package) and they have similar problems from time to time. Not only can I move the mouse without it responding to clicks, but the shortcut and function keys across the top of the keyboard cease to function as well. I've discovered that if I kill the LCDaemon process, I get regain control over my mouse clicks since the built-in default Mac OS X drivers kick back in, but obviously I don't have all the custom Logitech functionality anymore since I killed the process that handles all of it. At the very least, by getting the ability to click back I can restart my machine without having to power cycle it.



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A quick fix for Belkin mouse button failures
Authored by: markcrocker on Feb 20, '04 12:02:24PM

I've had similar problems with my Logitech TrackMan Marble Wheel mouse. I've found that unplugging the keyboard from the monitor USB port and plugging it back in fixes the problem.

Simply unplugging the Trackman from the keyboard and plugging it back in again rarely works. Besides, the problem mostly occurs on restart or boot and makes the keyboard unresponsive too.

I used to keep the original Apple optical mouse plugged in to the other side of the keyboard because moving it around a little bit often, but not always, got the Logitech Trackman and keyboard working again.


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A quick fix for Belkin mouse button failures
Authored by: SuperJubeiX on Feb 21, '04 02:04:55AM

I find that right clicking on the desktop then left clicking gets my mouse in order. My MX500 will also grab Safari (and only Safari) and drag it around the screen as if I was holding the button down. I clear that up by alt-tab to another app.



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A quick fix for Belkin mouse button failures
Authored by: scienceguy55 on Dec 07, '04 08:00:13PM

I have a marble mouse and an iBook, so I can't unplug the keyboard without opening the case. What should I do?



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A quick fix for Belkin mouse button failures
Authored by: asan102 on Feb 24, '04 01:09:44AM

I have this same problem, but I'm using a regular Apple Pro Mouse with the Mac OS standard drivers. Anyone know how t prevent this from happening???

I'm not sure, but I think it only happens when I'm using Safari.



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