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As of about a few weeks ago, I'm finding that I need to often (not always) click on links multiple times before they activate in my web browsers.

The details:

  • it happens in both Chrome and Safari
  • sometimes it's two clicks, sometimes 3, sometimes more
  • it's not just web content, but the browser UI as well (switching tabs, closing tabs, etc)
  • It's not all the time. Sometimes things work on first click, sometimes they don't. It seems pretty random.
  • other software doesn't seem affected
  • I haven't added any new plugins to the browsers.

Any theories as to what is going on? Googling seems to indicate that this happened may years ago due to a Flash plugin issue, but I don't have any flash plugins anymore. Anyone else having this issue? Known problem with a recent OSX update?

  • Have you tried restarting the browsers as well as your computer? This seems more like a UI lag than a outright bug. – At0mic Sep 11 '16 at 23:38
  • It's not a UI lag that I can tell (that's an issue at times too) But this has been happening even after a fresh reboot. – DA. Sep 12 '16 at 2:41
  • Have you checked your mouse/trackpad settings? – At0mic Sep 12 '16 at 2:45
  • @IronCraftMan no, though not sure what I'd check there. It's a problem only with the two web browsers mentioned. All my other apps seem OK. – DA. Sep 12 '16 at 2:49

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