Windows 10 October 2018 update screwed up mouse highlighting.
Yesterday my wireless mouse worked perfectly. Installed the October update today and now the mouse highlights everything except what I want. When I do highlight the words I want, I can't delete, can't drag and drop and can't copy. This is making every
office app really hard to use. Please send a fix QUICK. or tell me how to uninstall update.
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Please try these options one by one and check after each option.
1 - Use the Hardware & Devices Troubleshooter
Type Troubleshoot in Windows Start Search Box > Click Troubleshoot > Click Hardware and Devices > Click Run the troubleshooter and follow onscreen directions
2 - Take actions related to mouse
Windows Key+X (Or right click on Start) > Click Device Manager > Expand Mice and Other Pointing Devices > Right click on the mouse listed there >
A. Roll back - Click Properties > Roll Back - Under Drive tab, if Rollback Driver is enabled click it > Reboot
B. Uninstall - Uninstall > Reboot and the driver will be automatically installed
C. Update - Update Driver > Click Update Driver Software > Click Browse my computer for driver software > Click Let my pick from a list of device drivers on my computer > Choose the driver > Click Next to update > Reboot
If this does not work, select Search automatically for the updated driver in place of Browse my computer for driver software > Reboot
I can confirm that this is also a problem in Windows 10 1803. Going to Computer Management and uninstalling all mice (including trackpad if you have it) and using the keyboard shortcuts to restart may help somewhat, or may not. This forces the mouse
driver(s) to be redetected on startup. In my case, it didn't help, but others have seemed to have some positive effect by doing this.
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