I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 and notice that my mouse is behaving weirdly. If I try to drag a selected text, folders or files, sometimes the selection will loose. If I make one click, sometimes, it will add two clicks. It happens in both my Laptop and the Desktop machines. Two different mouse. How can we fix this?
closed as off topic by Luis Alvarado♦ May 17 at 15:20
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This has happened me all the time since I started to use computers as daily basis. What is happening, most likely, is that your mouse (both) are getting old, the push button inside is getting weaker because of extensive use, ending in multiple clicks.
All you can do is getting a new mouse, in fact I'm about to get one because the same reason.
As it is likely to be a hardware problem with the mouse itself. Found this instructable to repair this issue. Repair-mouse-with-double-click-problem
You could also try to change the "Double-Click Timeout" to "Short" in "Mouse and Touchpad" Settings
A bug report was created since it affects several users: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/1181272