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We’ve heard a growing number of reports about Windows 10 mouse clicks occurring twice. What’s going on? Is this a problem with your mouse – or is this a problem with Windows 10? Today, we’re helping you solve mouse-related issues in Windows 10.
Why It Occurs
Double mouse clicks can occur for a number of different reasons.
Sometimes, these issues occur due to hardware, software, or even drivers. Sometimes, double mouse clicks occur even when you’re not clicking the mouse. In other cases, you might get a double mouse click every time you click the mouse button.
Whatever the reason may be, we need to get to the bottom of it.
How to Troubleshoot Double Mouse Clicks
Step 1) Plug the mouse into another computer. If you don’t notice the double click problem on another computer, then there’s something wrong with your original computer – not the mouse.
Step 2) Test the mouse on multiple software programs, games, or apps. Sometimes, mice will have problems with a specific app.
If you’re still have double mouse click problems outside of a specific computer or app, then you’ve got more troubleshooting to do. Keep reading below to troubleshoot more items.
Solution 1) Edit Control Panel Settings
One solution is to change your control panel settings. There’s a control panel setting that changes how your mouse behaves.
Open File Explorer then go to the General tab. Under General, look for the Click items as follows section. Click on the radio button that reads Double-click to open an item, then click Apply. That item should be selected by default, but that’s not always the case.
Solution 2) Reinstall Mouse Drivers
Click Windows Key + X to open the Quick Access Menu, then go to Device Manager from the menu list. Search for Mice and other pointing devices from the list, then expand it. Right-click on your mouse and click uninstall.
Then, restart your computer. Your computer should reinstall mouse drivers automatically after restarting the PC. This can fix faulty driver issues and other miscellaneous problems.
Solution 3) Run the Hardware and Device Troubleshooter
This troubleshooter will rarely work – especially if all the other steps failed. However, it may be worth a try. To run the troubleshooter, open the Control Panel > Troubleshooting > Hardware and Sound > Configure a device. This will open a new troubleshooting window. Click the “Next” button to automatically run the hardware and device troubleshooter.
The troubleshooter will scan your system, then present a report. If a problem is found, then you’ll see the problem listed on the report. Choose the issue you want to fix, then click on the next button. The troubleshooter will attempt to resolve it.
Solution 4) Clean the Mouse
Sometimes, a piece of dirt or a rock will get stuck between the mouse buttons. This can create a double mouse click effect – or at least make the mouse harder to use. Clean your mouse and dig into the cracks to dislodge any debris that may be stuck inside.
If you’ve completed all of these steps and you’re still having mouse problems, then it may be time to buy a new mouse!