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Extremely weird computer problem

Extremely weird computer problem

Well, having worked with computers a long time, I thought I had seen everything that could go wrong with a computer. Today, I learned that I was wrong. My Mac has been behaving extremely weirdly. While the keyboard is fine, the mouse holds extremely weird behavior. It will open apps from the Dock, but not open documents from a Stack. The top menu bar will work, but only after I restart Finder. I am unable to close most windows, except with Cmd+Q. Clicking on a link in Safari, for some reason, opens it in a new tab. I can not select checkboxes, but I know a click is going through because you can see a quick indent in the check box, before it reverts to the unchecked state.

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Guest [Entry]

"Are you using a mouse, or a trackpad on a laptop?

I've seen similar issues with a wired mouse - it just started misbehaving in very odd ways, but using another mouse (or the trackpad on the laptop) was fine.

Since all your issues appear to be mouse-related, I'd start there first - or try to confirm that it's not the mouse :}"
Guest [Entry]

"Cannot comment for Mac, however I get this sometimes on my Windows machine.

Quickly try to press every ""combo"" key, such as control, alt, shift, the apple key, And / or whatever the mac has... on both sides, all of them.

On my machine, it is caused by holding one down just before I switch ports on my KVM, so the machine thinks it is pressed when it isn't

This causes weird behaviour so when I am typing, I can press m and everything minimises, e and explorer pops up e.t.c.

Or in CAD, i get the option / context menus as it thinks I am pressing a combo."