How to Turn On or Off Mouse ClickLock in Windows 11

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This post shows students and new users steps to turn On or Off Mouse ClickLock in Windows 11. There are many mouse settings one can choose in Windows. For example, one can choose to change their mouse primary button, show mouse pointer location, change the size of their mouse pointer and many more.

ClickLock is another setting one can choose to enable users to highlight or drag items without holding down mouse primary button.

When ClickLock is enabled, you’ll be able to briefly press on the mouse button to lock on an item using the mouse primary button, then drag it anywhere on the screen. To release, simply press the primary mouse button again.

This might come in handy for people who have difficulties operating a mouse in normal operation by pressing and holding down on items to move around.

How to enable or disable mouse clicklock in Windows 11

As mentioned above, mouse clicklock setting will allow users to highlight and click and lock on an item using the mouse primary button drag it anywhere on the screen. To release, simply press the primary mouse button again.

Below is how to enable or disable ClickLock 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 ClickLock, check the box for Turn on ClickLock as highlighted below.

Click OK to apply your changes and exit.

windows 11 clicklock setting enable

If needed, you can adjust how long to hold down the mouse button before your click is locked in the item. To change that, click on the Setting button.

change clicklock setting mouse

That should do it!


This post showed you how to turn on or off ClickLock settings in Windows 11. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.

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