Some friends and acquaintances came to me with the question: «my mouse double clicks false» or «my mouse clicks twice by itself, without me wanting to«. This is a situation that can be very annoying, and I say this because I myself have had this problem several times with my mouse buttons.
If you feel like your mouse is automatically double-clicking in Windows 10, this can be frustrating. This problem can totally hamper your work or whatever you are doing. This situation can affect even simple actions like selecting, dragging files, etc. If you are having this issue, you can try the following suggestions to try fix double mouse click.
Fix only double mouse click
1. Make sure the «one click to open» option is enabled
The problem could be with a simple option that you may have activated by mistake.
- open a window file browser, and in the tab To view click in options.
- In the window Folder Options that will open, inside the tab in general, you will see the section Actions when clicking on an element.
- If you enabled the option Single click to open (point to select), then you must change to Double click to open it (one click to select it).
If you had this option enabled, you would only need to click once to open a folder, file, etc. In this case, you might think your mouse is just double-clicking at the hardware level, when it’s actually a system option.
2. Try using another mouse
If the above problem was not yours, the next thing is to try to determine if the mouse is faulty.
To find out, you can do this in two ways, depending on availability: try with another mouse on your PC or by plugging your mouse into another computer.
If the mouse continues to be faulty on another computer, this is a sure sign that it is faulty. If you use another mouse on your computer and it works fine, this is another proof that the mouse in question is damaged.
3. Reinstall the mouse drivers
You can also try uninstalling your mouse drivers and letting Windows reinstall them. You can do this as follows:
- Right-click the Start button and select device administrator.
- Then you expand the category Mice and other pointing devices.
- Right-click and choose uninstall device.
- Restart the system.
Quite possibly you will have to go to the option to restart the PC without being able to use the mouse. To do this, press the button Windows key on the keyboard, use the tab key until you reach the group of icons on the left. Then use the arrow keys on your keyboard to select the power button, press Log in and then choose Restart.
When the system restarts, Windows will install the drivers automatically. This will work fine for a basic mouse, but you’ll likely need to manually reinstall the drivers if it’s an advanced mouse, gaming mouse, etc.