A mouse has two buttons to click and the click activated has a different function from each button. The right-click button can only click once but the left-click button can click once to select an object, and can be used to double-click to perform an action, usually to open or execute something.
Double clicking is a deliberate action ie the user executes it when they want to open a file, select an item, open a submenu, run a script etc. Windows 10 never decides on behalf of the user that a double click should be executed.
Experiencing double mouse clicks
If your mouse is double clicking when it shouldn’t there may be a number of reasons behind this. This usually indicates a problem with the mouse settings or a specific application running on your system. We should still turn off hardware issues before proceeding to resolve. You can do that by doing a basic hardware scan.
Why does my mouse double click?
Basic hardware analysis
To run a basic hardware scan you need to have an extra mouse on hand. A mouse is a cheap margin to buy and you can use any type ie, wired or wireless.
- Connect a different mouse to your system and make sure the double clicks are still executed.
- Connect the mouse to a different port and see if the double clicks are still executed.
- If your PC has a trackpad, check if the double clicks are executed from it as well.
If double clicks are executed in all of the above cases, you have a software problem in your hands. Try the solutions below.
1. Check double click speed
Windows 10 allows users to set when a double click is executed ie, how long the OS should wait between continuous left clicks to register it as a double click. If this interval is set too low or too high, you will often double-click when you do not intend to do so.
- Open the Configuration application with keyboard shortcut Win + I.
- go to Tools.
- Select the Tab mouse.
- Click Additional mouse options.
- In the window that opens, go to the buttons button.
- Use the slider at the bottom to reduce or increase the two-click speed and test it.
- Disable ClickLock on the same window.
2. Uninstall and reinstall mouse driver
The mouse driver may have had problems. This tends to happen after a major update of Windows 10 but smaller, routine updates can also cause problems. The configuration is to uninstall and reinstall the mouse driver.
- Open Device manager.
- Expand Mice and other point devices.
- Right click the mouse and select Uninstall tool from the context menu.
- Let the device to uninstall.
- Disconnect the mouse from the system.
- Reconnect the mouse and drivers for it will be installed automatically.
3. Remove third-party apps
If you have third-party apps installed to control or modify your mouse behavior, disable them or uninstall them. This includes scripts that you can run to change how a mouse clicks, scripts or apps that remove mouse buttons for a particular app eg a game, or proprietary mouse apps such as the ones from Logitech.
4. Check for app specific behavior
Check if the app behavior is specific e.g., double click the mouse except in a specific app, it is a problem with the app and not the mouse. Check the settings for the app and see if you can change how the mouse works. Again, this tends to happen more often in games but games are usually in broad settings for a mouse. Go through and change the way the mouse behaves.
Mouse holding double click?
The edge mouse is not complicated and while Windows 10 has a wide range of options to customize how it works, they are simple enough to understand and configure.
It is very likely that you will not be able to enable anything that would change a basic behavior such as a double click.
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