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No left click

I think I need a new mouse. I’ve had trouble with the USB plug for a couple of months now – if it’s not plugged at exactly the right angle, it’ll randomly disconnect and then reconnect – but now I’ve lost the ability to left click. You have to press the button several times before the click actually registers.
It’s a Logitech mouse, and it is only two and a half years old, but it has had more than its fair share of abuse over the time that I’ve had it. I think it’s about time for a new one. I’m certainly going to buy another optical mouse, since they’re so much better than mice with balls, but I’m not sure whether to go wireless or not. USB would be a necessity as this machine doesn’t have PS/2. And I would definitely buy Logitech again as they’ve served me well in the past. I don’t want a Microsoft one though. This is the one I’m currently looking at, a black wireless optical Logitech mouse. It would certainly match mine and my parents’ machines.
Update: Went for a black version of my current mouse for a bit under £12 delivered. I decided that I don’t need a cordless mouse right now.
In the meantime, I’m using the left button on the trackpad for clicking – it’s not convinient but it’s better than nothing.


  1. I recently purchased the Logitech MX1000 wireless mouse (the one with the funky laser optical thingy) and I simply can’t praise it enough… If you’re willing to spend a little more it’s well worth a look, and the battery life on it is great, I can use it from Monday to Friday without recharging

  2. I’ve purchased two (one for home, one for work) of these from Logitech and love it. While it says “laptop mouse” or something, I actually use one on my desktop (not much smaller than a “normal” mouse.

  3. Good choice!
    Wireless mice and wireless keyboards are pants. I hate the delay when they fire up from standby mode, expecially the keyboards which lose the first key press when you start to type.