Let me start out by saying this is NOT an issue with specifically Minecraft. This is an issue related to my computer that can occur with ANY game. The issue does not appear anywhere but INSIDE A GAME WINDOW. I have I found sources for the issue, but the original credible sources are somewhat outdated and have been discontinued. That is why I'm here instead.
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Basically I first experienced the issue in the game "The Forest" which you don't need to know about to understand my issue. In that game, combat and resource gathering actions are single events which is why I didn't suspect much from my mouse or computer at the time and instead believed it was a glitch in the game itself. The issue later resolved itself and went quiet.
Now in Minecraft, most things you do in the game (Mining and Crafting respectively) you can complete by just holding the Left Mouse Button down and it will continuously do it. However the one thing that can't be done this way is combat. If I can't defend myself in a Singleplayer game, I might as well not play because it takes the freedom of being able to do whatever you want with nobody to boss you around (besides the bosses of course) out of the game. What I've learned about the function that causes the problem is that it delays the mouse (which I don't know WHY it does this) and will randomly shut off the functionality of your mouse. I noticed it recently reappear, messed around with different click-counter apps, looked around the internet a bit, ba-da-bing-ba-da-boom, I'm here to share this with you.
To sum things up, my mouse is acting strangely. From the information I've gathered (links to the original three discussions will be at the bottom) I believe my problem is related to a feature in laptops where the mouse will delay. I don't know WHY AT ALL this would be a feature, but it is and I need help disabling it. It doesn't come up very often, but when it does it is VERY frustrating to fight against. It randomly will shut off the mouse's functionality and nothing will respond, then will turn it back on. Fortunately I found my sources, but unfortunately those sources are outdated and they don't discuss further.
Thus I ask for anyone who might know anything about troubleshooting this issue or could find a solution based off of the information I've gathered to help me fix this issue of mine.
Also here's some other information I'll add that could be useful while looking for a solution as well as to avoid some confusion:
- On my computer the function "Win + W" brings up a Windows 10 UI for "Windows Ink Workspace"
- I don't use my laptop touchpad very frequently and honestly prefer a regular computer mouse.
- My laptop has a "Fn" key which is used in combination of the "F1-F12" keys to perform different functions.
If there is any information I can provide to help troubleshoot this, let me know.