5 Ways to Fix Mouse Double Click in Windows

5 Ways to Fix Mouse Double Click in Windows

5 Ways to Fix Mouse Double Click in Windows

 Do you now have a mouse that double-clicks when you don't want it to? This can cause a host of problems, as simple actions like clicking to select, dragging files, and more don't behave as you expect. We will show you how to fix mouse double click so you can find out what is causing the problem and fix it.

How to Fix Mouse Double Click

1. Change Click Items Settings

A common reason for the mouse to double click is a simple setting in Windows. You may have enabled this by mistake, so it's a good idea to check beforehand.

To do this, open a File Explorer window. On the View tab, click Options. Then in the resulting window, on the General tab, you will see the title Click items as follows.

Click Items Settings

The default setting is Double-click to open an item (single-click to select). If there you choose Single-click to open an item (point to select). With this setup you only need to click on a folder once to open it. Just hovering the mouse over another folder or file is enough to select it.

While this can help you reduce the number of clicks you make in a day, it can get confusing if you are used to the default behavior. And with the options reversed, you might think your mouse is physically double-clicking even though it's a software setting.

2. Change Mouse Double-Click Speed

Click speed is another Windows option that you can change to fix the double-click problem. For most people, the default double-click threshold is manageable, but you may have accidentally changed it or set it to a level where Windows won't recognize your click properly.

To change your double-click speed, go to Settings > Devices > Mouse and click Additional mouse options in the right sidebar. If you don't see it, drag the Settings window to make it wider.

When you click on that link, a new Control Panel Mouse Properties window will appear. On the Buttons tab, you will find the Double-click speed option.

Double-click speed

Move the slider as you wish, you can double click on the folder icon on the right to test it. The closer to Fast, the less time Windows will allow between double-clicks. If it's too close to Slow, Windows might make a single-click as well as a double-click.

3. Clean the Mouse

Clean Mouse

If you have ruled out the two options above, your problem most likely lies with the hardware. You should next look at your mouse, especially around the top button where you clicked, and see if there's any dirt or dust there.

Excessive buildup can interfere with your mouse's internals and cause it to keep double-clicking or clicking incorrectly. Clean with cotton swabs, compressed air, and similar tools to remove any existing debris. Once clean, see if your double-click problem subsides.

4. Check Battery Life And Interference

Check Battery Life And Interference

Another cause of the mouse clicking twice is poor communication between the mouse and your computer. This usually happens for one of two reasons i.e. low battery life or interference. Both of these are issues unique to wireless mice, so you can skip this step if you're using a wired mouse.

If your mouse runs on batteries, try replacing them, as they can fail when the power is low. Similarly, you should plug in a rechargeable mouse and give it time to regain battery power.

If the battery isn't the problem, your mouse may be having trouble communicating with your computer wirelessly. Try bringing your mouse closer to the computer if it's far away. Also, if your mouse uses a USB receiver, make sure it's positioned away from metal and other materials that block wireless signals.

5. Try Another Mouse

Try Another Mouse

If you've done all of the above and your mouse still double-clicks all the time, it's probably broken. To test this, try connecting your current mouse to another computer or connecting another mouse to your current computer.

If your mouse continues to misbehave on other computers, it's most likely faulty. If you try another mouse on your PC and don't experience any problems, that's another sign that your original mouse is damaged.

However, if the original mouse worked fine on the second computer, or the second mouse has the same problem on your original computer, you may have software or something interfering with the normal operation of your mouse. There is one more step you can take...

6. Reinstall Mouse Drivers

As a final troubleshooting step, it's worth trying to remove your current mouse driver and let Windows reinstall it. To do this, right-click the Start button (or press Win + X ) and select Device Manager.

Expand the Mice and other pointing devices category and right-click your mouse. Select Uninstall device, confirm, then restart your PC.

Reinstall Mouse Drivers

Note that you will have to navigate your computer without the mouse to reach the restart prompt once you do. Click the Windows button, then press Tab until it focuses on the left icon group. Use your arrow keys to go down to the power button and press Enter, then use the arrows and enter again to select Restart.

If you're having trouble with this, you can also press Win + R to open the Run dialog and enter shutdown /r to restart.


So that's how to fix mouse double click. Hopefully, one or more of the above methods fixed the double mouse click. If nothing else works, it's likely that your mouse isn't working properly. You might be able to fix it by opening it up and fixing the mechanics, but it's probably not worth your time unless you have an expensive mouse.

Also, read the article about 5 Ways to Fix Reboot And Select Proper Boot Device in Windows. And see you in another article. Bye
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