FIX: Mouse double clicks on Windows PCs

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
Deputy Editor
Milan has been enthusiastic about PCs ever since his childhood days, and this led him to take interest in all PC-related technologies. Before joining WindowsReport, he worked as a front-end web developer.
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  • When your mouse double clicks on Windows 10, it could be due to out-of-date drivers.
  • We recommend you rely on a third-party dedicated tool, that will download the newest files.
  • You can also choose to install a particular gaming software if your mouse double clicks randomly.
  • Another way to get rid of this problem is to change some settings from the USB Root Hub menu.
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4. Change the mouse double click speed

  1. Open Control Panel. You can do that by pressing Windows Key + S in Control Panel and select Control Panel from the list of results.
  2. Change the view from Category to Large icons.
  3. Locate and click Mouse to change the mouse settings.
  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.
  5. After you’re done, click Apply and OK to save changes and check if the issue is fixed.

Users reported that this issue is caused by clicking speed settings. According to them, you can fix it by changing the double click speed. To do that, follow the steps mentioned above.

5. Change power management settings for USB Root Hub

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

Users reported that if the mouse double clicks randomly you can fix it by changing the power management settings for USB Root Hub. To do that, simply follow the steps mentioned above.

6. Check if your mouse is working properly

  1. Select Mouse & touchpad settings from the menu.
  2. Locate Select your primary button and choose Right from the menu.

If you keep asking yourself why is my mouse double-clicking, then it might be because the left mouse button has worn out.

To test your mouse you can simply switch the left and right mouse buttons and check if the problem appears again.

Alternatively, you can do this by going to Control Panel and selecting the Mouse button. 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 twice mouse properties

After you switch the 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.

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.

8. Install the latest updates

  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.
    Mouse clicks too sensitive check for windows updates

Sometimes this problem can occur if your Windows is out of date. According to users, their mouse issue was resolved after downloading and installing the latest updates.

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.

9. Disable Enhance pointer precision feature

  1. Navigate to the 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.
    Mouse clicks registering twice mouse properties disable Enhance pointer precision

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:

After disabling this feature your mouse might feel less sensitive, but problems with double-clicking should be resolved.

Or maybe you just need a new mouse. Check out this excellent guide to make the wisest decision and get the best USB-C mouse.

When the mouse double clicks it can be a truly inconvenient problem, and we hope that the solutions we presented you with, in this article helped you fix it.

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I had the problem. I fixed it by blowing compressed air into the mouse under the keys to clean out the dust and it worked.

the USB Root Hub thing seems to have fixed it (or at least made the problem appear less often) for me and it wasn’t listed anywhere else as a possible solution, so thank you!

Okay, none of these solutions worked for me. However playing with mouse settings I stumbled on the following: in mouse settings there is this option called ‘ClickLock’. After I enabled that, saved and disabled it again my mouse was working as intended again.

I found the simplest thing that worked for me was going into device manager and uninstalling the mouse. Then I just powered down my computer. Once restarted the mouse was working like before this problem ever happened. This seems to be a Windows 10 problem with previous programs and hardware.