Excel / Mouse Problem!

T.C.T.C. Experienced MentorPosts: 1,448Registered, Tutor
I am a very weird problem that I can't seem to find the answer to anywhere. After a system crash, I re-installed my mouse and updated its driver online. Now whenever I right click on an excel spreadsheet it automatically takes that as a double click. I simply cannot right click once on a spreadsheet. The right click works perfectly on everything
else, ie word documents etc. Anyone know the answer to this really strange one?????

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  • Jonno1Jonno1 Feels At Home Posts: 63Registered
    What exactly are you trying to do with the right click function? If you are in excel, would it be easier if you just selected a meno command at the top to open a file?
  • T.C.T.C. Experienced Mentor Posts: 1,448Registered, Tutor
    Example - If I try to right click on a column to, say, delete it, I can't as the mouse think I have double-clicked.
  • Jonno1Jonno1 Feels At Home Posts: 63Registered
    Why don't you just select the column using left click, then select 'edit' at the top with left click, then 'delete', then 'column'.
  • T.C.T.C. Experienced Mentor Posts: 1,448Registered, Tutor
    Can do, or use the key on the keyboard, just so used to using the right click, that it is annoying.
  • MonsoonMonsoon Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 4,071FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant
    Does it work ok with a different mouse?
    Are you really attached to that mouse?
    Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling that mouse again?
    Ditto but letting Windows find the drivers itself?
    Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling excel?

    And, because I can, have you tried rebooting the computer? :p
  • JodieRJodieR Experienced Mentor Posts: 1,002Registered
    Have you tried going into the control panel and selecting the mouse and checking the settings?
  • T.C.T.C. Experienced Mentor Posts: 1,448Registered, Tutor
    Haven't tried a different mouse, but don't think it is a mouse problem as the right click works on other software. Yes the mouse has been uninstalled and re-installed. The problem was on 2007 excel (a trial version) and then again on the new 2010 version. Yes, have had my expert (my son) in the control panel and checking settings. Everything works fine with the mouse except on an excel spreadsheet. Really weird.
  • MonsoonMonsoon Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 4,071FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant
    Hmm, I don't know then.

    Really, really odd.

    Have you googled it?

    I found this. Does it help?
    http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/smallbusinessgeneral/thread/cb2ce78b-7b9c-498e-8125-bf98da6b5b65
  • T.C.T.C. Experienced Mentor Posts: 1,448Registered, Tutor
    Possibly...............I have asked my son to check it out for me. Thanks. Will let you know the outcome.
  • mrb82mrb82 Well-Known Posts: 147Registered
    Good morning,

    Sorry for venturing in to the members section, but I had a similar problem with my work mouse.

    When I told our IT team they just changed the mouse without looking in to it further, so it must be a common problem, and that is the best solution.

    I'm going back to the student section now!
  • T.C.T.C. Experienced Mentor Posts: 1,448Registered, Tutor
    Thanks for venturing into our section - I may well take your advice. Look forward to seeing you in this forum soon!!
  • deanshepherddeanshepherd Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 1,809Registered
    mrb82 wrote: »
    Sorry for venturing in to the members section..

    Get out while you still can!

    ;)
  • YaziYazi Well-Known Posts: 225Registered
    I had this problem with my work mouse, but with the left click. Was double clicking everything.
    On Sage especially, this was a nightmare.
    Tried a different mouse and it worked fine.
    New mouse bought and this was sorted.
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