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The problem occurs when the context menu appears randomly, even if the computer is inactive and nothing is touched. This only happens when the browser is open.
Sometimes the problem may go away and the computer will behave normally, but then it will come back for no apparent reason. On some days, users can even work all day without the problem occurring.
It is difficult to say whether it is a PC or software problem.
This may be due to the swelling of your battery. Press the trackpad to cause these ghost clicks.
Perform keyboard troubleshooting
Settings > Update and security > Troubleshooting.
Access the Device Manager by right-clicking on the Start button, selecting the Mouse category for the touchpad and mouse, right-clicking on the device to uninstall it, restarting the PC with the keyboard, Ctrl Alt Del, on the Power Icon tab at the bottom right, pressing Enter, Down arrow to restart, pressing Enter to reinstall the driver.
Check if there is a button pressed
At this point, you should start considering the possibility of physically pressing a button corresponding to the right click. On most PCs, Shift + F10 or the menu key corresponds to a right click with the mouse.
Several Windows users who were in a similar situation managed to solve the problem by opening the Keyboard utility on the screen to check if the keyboard keys were locked.
- To do this, press Windows + R to open a Run dialog box. Then type “osk” in the text box and press Enter to open the Keyboard utility on the screen.
- When the keyboard is open, take a look at the list of keys and see if a key is pressed (its color changes to blue).
If this investigation determines that a key is blocked and you cannot delete it, the best scenario is to simply connect another keyboard. If you have a problem with a device connected to a laptop computer, delete the external keyboard and use the built-in keyboard.
Update device drivers
Update your drivers from the PC Support Downloads web page. Compare the latest drivers with those currently installed in the Device Manager by right-clicking on the Start menu. Make sure you have the latest BIOS, chipset, display (video), sound, USB3, Bluetooth, network, and all other drivers, or download and install the latest one now.
Disable click lock
Depending on the user, it may happen that your mouse continues to click alone due to the click lock function. This may be a useful feature for some users, but it can also sometimes interfere with your click.
To solve this problem, it is recommended to disable this function by following these steps:
- Open the Application Settings and access the Devices section.
- Select Mouse from the left menu and click on Other Mouse Options.
- The Mouse Properties window appears. Make sure that the ClickLock function is not enabled. If so, clear the Enable ClickLock check box and click Apply and OK to save your changes.
After disabling this feature, the problem should be fixed and your mouse should stop clicking by itself.
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