Laptop mouse won't left-click
April 10, 2009 5:58 AM Subscribe
Once in a while my laptop mousepad will stop responding to left-clicks. It has always happened when I was in the middle of typing something so I think it has to do with keys I hit unintentionally. Does anyone know what key combination would cause that or, more importantly, what combination will undo it?
posted by thewestinggame to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The keyboard will still type and the mouse will still right-click. When I move my finger on the mousepad, it highlights whatever's on the page so the left-click is engaged.
It's only happened in Firefox and Microsoft Word, although I suspect if I typed a lot in any other program, it would eventually happen there, too.
Restarting the computer makes the issue go away.