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Windows 8.1 changed mouse controls.

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    Windows 8.1 Pro Pack x64

    Windows 8.1 changed mouse controls.


    The only thing that has changed is that I upgraded my OS recently.

    I have an 2.4 GHz Wireless Laser Mobile Mouse. Originally after the upgrade, the left button caused right clicks and vice versa. I found a workaround by changing the Windows 8 settings to "Right Primary Button" while in the control panel, the device is configured for the left hand. If I select "Left..." and right respectively, I get the reverse. The scroll wheel also does nothing when clicked. Sometimes when I read articles I click it so I can move my mouse up and down to scroll the page without pushing any keys.

    I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the mouse driver and HID driver with no luck.

    Please help.

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    Did you search the manufacture's website for the latest driver?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 52
    Windows 8.1 Pro Pack x64


    I removed the HP Mouse Suite software and that seems to have done the trick.
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    Oh, so the HP software isn't compatible. Did you try reinstalling in compatibility mode?

    Compatibility Mode - Use in Windows 8

    I have a MS wireless LASER Arc mouse that acts up now and then.
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    Posts : 52
    Windows 8.1 Pro Pack x64


    No I haven't tried that, but it's not really necessary other than to pair the mouse with the USB dongle. Since mine are paired already, I can go without it and use the Windows mouse settings. Thanks, though!
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Windows 8.1 changed mouse controls.
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