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May 27, 2009

When I click in the window, it looses focus.

When the OS starts the mouse click work fine. After some time I start seeing this problem.

This is happening on a desktop (not a laptop). I have Kingston Trackball drivers installed by OS.

The only workaround I have found is starting task manager. I had this problem in Vista also. Was hoping Win 7 would have fixed it.

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System Info:
Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional , 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 245 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3838 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 467548 MB, Free - 418674 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 04GJJT, A00, ..CN70163016006W.
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

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