How to Change a Mouse Double Click Speed in Windows 11

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This post shows students and new users steps to change a mouse double-click speed in Windows 11. There are many mouse settings one can choose in Windows. For example, one can choose to turn on or off a mouse ClickLock, change their mouse primary button, show mouse pointer location, change the size of their mouse pointer and many more.

By default, Windows allows users to open an item by double-clicking using the mouse primary button. A mouse double-click speed settings change how quickly one can double-click to open an item.

If you have difficulties with clicking fast or your mouse is double-clicking when you press only once, you may have to slow the speed of your mouse double-click settings.

You can also adjust the its double-click sensitivities level that works best for you. Remember when you set the settings very low, clicking at two different times may be interpreted as a double-click instead.

This might come in handy for people who can not work with the default mouse settings in normal operation.

How to change a mouse double-click setting in Windows 11

As mentioned above, Windows allows users to open an item by double-clicking using the mouse. A mouse speed settings change how quickly one can double-click the primary button to open an item.

Below is how to change a mouse double-click settings in Windows 11.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings app. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from the System Settings pane.

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:

windows 11 start settings

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click Bluetooth & devices, and select Mouse on the right pane of your screen shown in the image below.

windows 11 mouse settings

On the Bluetooth & device > Mouse settings pane, under Related settings and select Additional mouse settings.

windows 11 additional mouse settings

Then on the pop up window, under Double-click speed, adjust the slider to the best position that works for you to change the Speed of the double-click settings.

Click OK to apply your changes and exit.

windows 11 double click settings

If you want to test the mouse double-click speed before closing, use the folder on the right to test. If the folder doe not open or close, try using a slow speed.

That should do it!


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