Fix: Mouse clicks twice on Windows 10

Milan Stanojevic avatar. By: Milan Stanojevic
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Your computer mouse is one of the most important components because you use it all the time in order to perform almost every task on your PC. Number of users reported certain problems with their mouse, and one of the most troublesome issues was that mouse clicks twice on Windows 10.

Mouse clicks twice on Windows 10, how to fix it?

There are many mouse problems that can appear on your PC, and in this article we’ll show you how to fix the following issues:

  • Mouse clicks registering twice – This is a common problem, and many users reported that their mouse clicks twice. Although this is an annoying problem, you should be able to fix it with our solutions.
  • Wireless mouse clicks twice – This issue affects both wireless and wired mice. If you’re having this problem with your wireless mice, try connecting your receiver directly to your PC.
  • Mouse automatically clicks twice – According to users, sometimes their mouse automatically clicks twice. This is an unusual problem that can be caused by hardware issues.
  • Middle mouse button clicks twice – This is another mouse issue that users reported. According to them, their middle mouse button clicks twice sometimes.
  • Mouse clicks randomly – This is another common problem that users reported. According to them, their mouse can click even while hovering.
  • Mouse clicks too sensitive – Several users reported that their mouse clicks are too sensitive. This is most likely caused by your mouse configuration, but you should be able to fix this problem with ease.

Solution 1 – Roll back to the older driver

Few users reported that this issue appears with mouse and touchpad after a certain Windows update, and in order to fix it it’s recommended that you roll back to the older version of the driver. To do that, follow these steps:

  1. Press Windows Key + X to open Power User Menu and select Device Manager from the list.
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  2. When Device Manager opens locate your mouse or touchpad and double click it to open its properties.
  3. Go to the Driver tab and click the Roll Back Driver button.
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  4. Wait for the Windows 10 to roll back to the older version of the driver.

Alternatively, some users are suggesting to use the default driver instead. To do that open the Device Manager, and locate your mouse or touchpad, right click it and choose Uninstall.

After removing the driver restart your computer. When your computer restarts the default driver will be installed, and that should hopefully fix your problem.

Solution 2 – Install Logitech Gaming Software

According to users, you can fix the problem with your mouse by installing Logitech Gaming Software. After installing this tool the problem with double clicks was completely resolved. Bear in mind that this solution should only work with Logitech peripherals.

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Solution 3 – Change the mouse double click speed

Users reported that this issue is caused by mouse clicking speed setting, and according to them, you can fix it by changing the double click speed. To do that, do the following:

  1. Open Control Panel. You can do that by pressing Windows Key + S, typing control panel and selecting Control Panel from the list of results.
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  2. Change the view from Category to Large icons.
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  3. Locate and click Mouse to change the mouse settings.
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  4. Locate the Double-click speed section and change it by moving the slider. Some users claim that you need to reduce the double click speed while others claim that you need to set it to the highest value.
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  5. After you’re done, click Apply and OK to save changes and check if the issue is fixed.

Solution 4 – Change power management settings for USB Root Hub

Users reported that you can fix this problem by changing the power management settings for USB Root Hub. To do that, simply follow these steps:

  1. Start Device Manager.
  2. Go to the Universal Serial Bus controllers section and expand it.
  3. Double click USB Root Hub to open its properties.
  4. Go to Power Management tab and uncheck Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.
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  5. Click Apply and OK to save changes.

Repeat the same steps for all USB Root Hub devices listed in the Device Manager.

Solution 5 – Use a third-party software

If this problem persists, you might want to consider using a third-party software to fix it. According to users, they managed to fix this problem by using tools such as Left Mouse Button Fix or X-Mouse Button Control.

To fix this problem using X-Mouse Button Control you need to start the application and go to Settings > Advanced and select De-bounce (ignore) rapid mouse button clicks.

After doing that, the problem with double clicks should be fixed. Bear in mind that you might need to start these tools every time you start your PC in order to permanently fix this problem.

Solution 6 – Check if your mouse is working properly

If your mouse clicks twice frequently, it might be because the left mouse button is worn out. To test your mouse you can simply switch the left and right mouse button and check if the problem appears again. To do that, follow these steps:

  1. Press Windows Key + S and enter mouse. Select Mouse & touchpad settings from the menu.
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  2. Locate Select your primary button and choose Right from the menu.
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Alternatively, you can do this by going to Control Panel and selecting Mouse like in Solution 3. Once you open Mouse Properties go to Button configuration section and check Switch primary and secondary buttons. Click Apply and OK to save changes.

Middle mouse button clicks twiceAfter you switch left and right mouse button try using your mouse for a while and check if the same problem occurs while using the right button as the primary one.

If the problem doesn’t appear, you might want to try connecting your mouse to a different PC or try a different mouse on your PC just be sure that your mouse isn’t working properly.

Solution 7 – Connect your mouse or wireless receiver directly to the PC

According to users, sometimes this issue can occur because your wireless receiver was not connected directly to the PC. If you’re using a USB hub, be sure to disconnect your wireless receiver or mouse and connect it directly to the PC. Several users reported that their USB hub was the issue, but after connecting the receiver directly to the PC, the issue was resolved.

Solution 8 – Install the latest updates

Sometimes this problem can occur if your Windows is out of date. According to users, their issue was resolved after downloading and installing the latest updates. Windows 10 checks for updates automatically, but you can also download the latest updates by doing the following:

  1. Press Windows Key + I to open the Settings app.
  2. Now go to Update & security section.
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  3. Now click on Check for updates button.
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Windows will now check for updates. If any updates are available, Windows will download them in the background and install them once you restart your PC. Several users reported that updating their Windows fixed the problem for them, so be sure to do that.

Solution 9 – Disable Enhance pointer precision feature

According to users, you might be able to fix this problem simply by disabling Enhance pointer precision. To do that, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to Mouse section in Control Panel.
  2. Go to Pointer Options tab and uncheck Enhance pointer precision feature. Click on Apply and OK to save changes.
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After disabling this feature your mouse might feel less sensitive, but problems with double clicking should be resolved.

This is such a small but rather inconvenient problem, and most users reported that installing a third-party software fixed the problem for them. If that solution doesn’t work for you, feel free to try other solutions from this article.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in July 2016 and has been since completely revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.



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