1. Review Your Double-Click Setting

A common reason for a double-clicking mouse is that you’ve changed a simple setting in Windows. You may have enabled this by mistake, so it’s worth checking first as a simple solution.

To have a look at this, open a File Explorer window. If you’re on Windows 10, on the View tab, click Options on the right side. On Windows 11, click the three-dot button and choose Options from there.

2. Change the Mouse Double-Click Speed

The click speed is another Windows option that you can change to fix a double-clicking mouse problem. For most people, the default double-click threshold is manageable, but you might have changed it by mistake. It’s also possible that someone else set it to a level where Windows won’t properly recognize your clicks.

To change your double-click speed on Windows 10, go to Settings > Devices > Mouse and click Additional mouse options in the right sidebar. If you don’t see this, drag the Settings window horizontally to make it wider.

On Windows 11, you’ll find this under Settings > Bluetooth & devices > Mouse > Additional mouse settings.

When you click this, a new Mouse Properties Control Panel window will appear. On its Buttons tab, you’ll find a Double-click speed option.

3. Clean Your Mouse

After ruling out the above two options, it’s likely that the issue lies with your mouse hardware. You should next take a look at your mouse, especially around the top buttons where you click, and see if there’s dirt or other grime built up there.

Any excessive build-up may interfere with your mouse’s internals and cause it to keep double-clicking or otherwise click incorrectly. Give it a clean using cotton swabs, compressed air, and similar tools to remove any grime present.

4. Check Your Mouse Battery and Interference

Another cause of a mouse double-clicking on a single click is poor communication between your mouse and computer. This usually happens for one of two reasons: a dying battery or interference. These are both problems unique to wireless mice.

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