How to Fix a Mouse That Double-Clicks on a Single Click in Windows 11

When you click once in Windows, does your mouse click twice? When simple things like clicking to select, dragging files, and more don’t work the way you expect them to, it can cause a lot of trouble.

This guide will show you how to fix a mouse that double-clicks when you only click it once. This will help you figure out what’s wrong and fix it. We’ll also look at how to stop your mouse from clicking twice when it shouldn’t.

Check your Double-click settings

Open File Explorer.

Click on the three-dot button and select Options.

In the General tab, under Click items as follows, select Double-click to open an item.

Change the Mouse Double-Click Speed

Press Win + I to open Settings.

Go to Bluetooth & devices and select Mouse.

Click on Additional mouse settings.

On the General tab, move the slider of the Double-click Speed according to your preference.

Clean Your Mouse

After eliminating the first two possibilities, the problem is probably with your mouse’s hardware. Next, look at your mouse, especially where you click on the top buttons, to see if dirt or other grime has built up there.

If there’s too much buildup, it could mess with your mouse’s internals and make it keep clicking twice or click in other ways that don’t work. Use cotton swabs, compressed air, and other similar tools to clean it up and get rid of any dirt.

Check Your Mouse Battery and Interference

Your mouse and computer may not be able to talk to each other well, which can also make your mouse click twice when you only click once.

This happens most of the time because either the battery is dying or there is interference. Both of these problems are unique to mice that don’t have wires.

If your mouse runs on batteries, try replacing them. Low power can make any device act up. In the same way, if you have a mouse that can be charged, you should plug it in and let it charge for a while.


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