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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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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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