I checked that and found nothing. If I highlight text I also have to click to get it to release. This is a Sony Vaio notebook. The integrated touchpad does the same thing so I know it's not the mouse. Thanks for your suggestion.
I looked at all of the settings for the mouse in the control panel and I don't see anything like click lock. I see draglock as an option and it is set to auto release. I have tried it both on and off and it makes no difference.
Well, I finally fixed it. I deinstalled the mouse and downloaded the driver from Sony and reinstalled it but it still didn't work right. This time when I went into the mouse properties in the control panel a screen with the clicklock option came up and it was turned on. I turned it off and that fixed the problem but when I go back to mouse properties that screen with the clicklock option does not appear. You probably think I am crazy but that is the only time it appeared and I have been on that screen 100 times. That is a mystery but at least it's fixed and I really appreciate your persistance.
I figured out how to find the clicklock screen again. I deinstalled the touchpad mouse and rebooted the PC. When I did that the PC treated the touchpad mouse as new found hardware and when I went to mouse properties in the control panel the screen that came up looked entirely different than the one I have been seeing. Before when I opened mouse properties the button screen was already opened and it looked completely different and did not have the clicklock option. I still think it is weird but at least the problem is corrected. Thanks again for your help.
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