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Left click on my mouse, issues a Control F - search opens

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    windows 8.1

    Left click on my mouse, issues a Control F - search opens

    Left click on my mouse, issues a Control F and search opens.

    I don't know how it started but since this morning whenever I click the left mouse, or touch the screen, a 'control F' is issued. So on the desktop, search opens. If I am in a browser, browser search box opens or gets focus.

    I have no idea how to turn it off. I didn't even know I could associate key strokes with a mouse click.


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  2. #2

    Tucson, Arizona
    Posts : 23
    Windows 8.1

    check your mouse and keyboard drivers.
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Left click on my mouse, issues a Control F - search opens

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