Middle Scroll Button On Mouse Not Working

January 9, 2015 at 15:06:02
Specs: Windows 8
I have a Lenovo H535 desktop computer with Windows 8 64 Bit. The mouse is a wired mouse.
Using Chrome. This issue happens with both regular and incognito. When I try to push the scroll button on the mouse it does not close tabs or open links. The mouse I am using is the one that came with the pc. The only thing I am able to do with the scroll key is to scroll up and down pages. Fast/Quick scroll does not work or turn on/activate either. Could an extension cause this? I disabled all extension but that did not fix the issue. Please tell me how to fix this issue.
Thanks for your help.

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#1
January 9, 2015 at 16:10:11
As you probably know, when you press the scroll button it activates a switch. Most likely the switch is playing up. Try the mouse on another computer and/or try another mouse on yours.

It is possible if you unplug the mouse and activate the button a number of times and quite firmly it will cure the issue, at least for a while. Sometimes you can put packing on top of the switch inside to compensate for wear - ie, it is not always pressing down firmly enough on the microswitch. However, as a replacement mouse is inexpensive it is probably not worth the effort of fiddling around inside it.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#2
January 9, 2015 at 16:23:09
I did use a different mouse and the middle button did work. Just got this computer this past December. The mouse I hooked up is a lot slower. How do I adjust the mouse settings to make it faster?

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#3
January 9, 2015 at 16:47:52
Go to "Control Panel > Mouse"

From what you say I think the setting you want is "Pointer Speed" in the "Pointer Options" tab. Whatever, there are various settings there.

Wow, December. Sounds like you could demand a new mouse - it must have been faulty from new.

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#4
January 10, 2015 at 13:41:24
Microsoft may have fed you a software update for your mouse that went back to default settings which may not be to click. I know it isn't default on my MS wheel Mouse.

In which case, as stated above, you need to adjust the settings.


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