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Middle mouse button lost.

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January 14, 2013 10:33:30 AM

Hello,
My middle mouse button doesnt work anywhere anymore.
this mouse uses microsots own drivers so there is no software for it to change middle mouse button settings.
after firefox updated it stopped working everywhere. and i mean everywhere even in games. like it isnt in there anymore at all.
i have even opened my mouse and cleaned it so problem aint in there.
tried replug the mouse. and cant find anything what says middle mouse button in windows 7 32bit settings any help would be appreciated.
a b $ Windows 7
January 14, 2013 10:50:28 AM

Did you try to remove the device in Device Manager, then reinstall it?
January 14, 2013 10:51:58 AM

yea just tried that and nothing.
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a b $ Windows 7
January 14, 2013 10:54:09 AM

Can you roll-back your system to before the update in question?

Also, can you test the mouse on a different PC?
a b $ Windows 7
January 14, 2013 10:54:20 AM

Go HERE and download the latest Microsoft software (plus drivers) for whatever type of mouse you have (you didn't specify). This usually will clear this sort of issue up because the native mouse driver that Windows loads is just that, very basic.
January 14, 2013 10:57:02 AM

this is logitechs lasre mouse and i have tried setpoint software from logitech but nope. not working even with that.
a b $ Windows 7
January 14, 2013 10:59:46 AM

makedo626 said:
this is logitechs lasre mouse and i have tried setpoint software from logitech but nope. not working even with that.


Oh crap! :o 

I noticed you mentioned somethign about it using M$ software so wasn't sure.

If it's wireless, change the batteries (not likely the issue but worth a shot).
Does it work in Safe Mode?
a b $ Windows 7
January 14, 2013 11:00:53 AM

hedwar2011 said:
Go HERE and download the latest Microsoft software (plus drivers) for whatever type of mouse you have (you didn't specify). This usually will clear this sort of issue up because the native mouse driver that Windows loads is just that, very basic.

I have not yet encountered an instance where Microsoft's drivers could not recognize the middle-button on a mouse. More likely, the driver files used by his system got corrupted. Re-downloading these drivers can fix his issues, though.
January 14, 2013 11:02:09 AM

battery level is good pretty new batteries and reseiver is allmost taped onto this mouse. and yes it usese microsofts software and drivers. "plug and play" device. wheel works every other way tho but the wheel button doesnt. even those side buttons in wheel works but not that middle button.
a b $ Windows 7
January 14, 2013 11:08:19 AM

house70 said:
I have not yet encountered an instance where Microsoft's drivers could not recognize the middle-button on a mouse. More likely, the driver files used by his system got corrupted. Re-downloading these drivers can fix his issues, though.


Yeah I know :)  I mentioned it mainly because of the different options that the software package from the vendor allows, but I do agree that M$ drivers from the HAL usually suffice.

makedo626 said:
battery level is good pretty new batteries and reseiver is allmost taped onto this mouse. and yes it usese microsofts software and drivers. "plug and play" device. wheel works every other way tho but the wheel button doesnt. even those side buttons in wheel works but not that middle button.


Ummm....wow!

If the wheel even works from side to side then there is something else going on. I'm wondering if there may be something restricting it from working correctly (not physically).

I would recommend running either MalwareBytes Anti-Malware or Super Anti-Spyware or even both.

Maybe there is something that followed the Firefox update in that is causing a fluke.

January 14, 2013 11:23:40 AM

so far scanning and only utorrent is marked as "threat"
January 14, 2013 12:22:19 PM

didnt find anything else from this computer.
a b $ Windows 7
January 15, 2013 11:23:54 AM

I think it was mentioned once before, have you tried this mouse on a different computer or a different mouse on this computer?
January 22, 2013 11:19:54 PM

not yet but sounds good thing to try. so i take my mouse to friends place and try it out.
a b $ Windows 7
January 22, 2013 11:31:04 PM

makedo626 said:
not yet but sounds good thing to try. so i take my mouse to friends place and try it out.


Yeah, trying it on a different computer for something like this is a must have in a situation like this. Let me know what happens and we'll continue from there.
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