My mouse has suddenly taken to sending a second ‘button click’ signal when the left button is released. This is extremely annoying - scrolling multiple pages when you intend only one, trying to open a menu only to have it immediately close, etc.
The mouse in question is a microsoft intellimouse (the early ergonomic shaped wheel mouse), and about 5 years old. I’ve disassembled it and thoroughly cleaned everything, to no avail. It gives the unintentional double-click even if I directly actuate the clicker switch with the cover off, though it seems to do so slightly less frequently than when clicking on the button with the mouse assembled.
I’m hypothesizing a weak spring inside the tiny black box containing the switch, but since the onset of the symptoms was quite sudden, that doesn’t seem quite right to me. Is this thing just worn out, or is there some hope it might begin to work properly again?