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My generic Dell mouse behaves pretty strange compared to all other mice I have used with my MacBook. Almost every single-click is treated as if it were a double-click. Both the right and left button. The same mouse does not exhibit this behavior under Windows nor Ubuntu Linux.

I have searched and found hints that I should reduce the double-click speed setting in System Preferences: Mouse. But the setting is already as low as it can go.

I find this mouse very comfortable and want to continue to use it. I hope someone can offer another suggestion on how to correct this odd behaivor.

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I have a very similar Dell mouse as well, and also would prefer to not replace it because I find it very comfortable. Were you ever able to solve this problem? – houbysoft Feb 8 at 11:22
@houbysoft, no I eventually stopped using it. Despite it being very comfortable. I haven’t really found any other mice suitable for small hands, which is my problem. I’m currently using the medium-sized Zowie FK2 with Linux, Max, and Windows. No problems like the above Dell mouse. – Aeyoun Feb 9 at 13:07
argh I have the opposite problem, the other mice are too small & not heavy enough, I'm using a super old fat Dell mouse. Thanks for the reply though. – houbysoft Feb 10 at 9:47
Aren’t all mice made for giant hands? That is how it looks from my perspective, at least. Good luck finding a replacement, any how. – Aeyoun Feb 11 at 10:56

My suggestion is that you avoid using a Dell, or any other Windows manufacturer's mouse, for that matter, on a Mac computer.

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Actually, from what I have seen, Macs typically support peripherals that have been manufactured from other Windows companies quite well. – bassplayer7 May 14 '13 at 13:49

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