Over a period of time the clicking switch (the one that you press to left-click or right-click) of your mouse wears out and then it results in clicking multiple times each time you try to single click in Windows. This is because the switch is made of metal cantilever type spring and when this metal spring wears out, your switch starts to make unwanted clicks. To sort out this problem to a certain degree you can change the double-click speed of your mouse to be slower than usual in Windows. Here is how:
- Press the Win + X hotkey to open the Administrator menu. Select Control Panel from this menu to open the Control Panel.
- In the Control Panel, type Mouse in the search field and then click on Change mouse click settings as shown in the following picture.
- This would open the Mouse Properties window with the Button tab pre-selected. Here you can change the double-click speed for your mouse under the Double-click speed section. You have to slide the speed slider towards left and make it slowest possible double-click speed as shown in the following snapshot:
- You can check the double-click speed by double-clicking on the folder icon in the window. When a double-click is recognized by Windows, the folder icon changes between open and closed folder icons. Now you can click on the OK button to save the settings.
You can change the double-click speed from slow to fast, depending on your personal clicking preferences. But this is also a great way to compensate for the worn out mouse click-switch. However, if your mouse is very old, then changing the double-click speed will not possibly work as expected and you may have to buy a new mouse.