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How to fix mouse clicks not recognized on Windows 10

If you’re noticing that your mouse clicks aren’t registering and you often have to click more than once for a click to be executed, there may be something wrong with your mouse, or your driver, or your OS. Here are a few things you can try to fix mouse clicks not recognized on Windows 10.

Isolate Problem

Your mouse problems might have to do with your mouse, or with your OS. You need to isolate which of the two it is and it may, or may not be easy. It all depends on whether you have access to a second Windows 10 system that is running the same version as your own system, and an extra mouse.

Try These Fixes

Connect your problematic mouse to the second system and use it for a while. If the problem persists, there’s a good chance that it’s your mouse that’s the problem. If the problem goes away, it’s your OS.

To be safe, you should also connect the second mouse to your own system and use it a while. If your problem goes away, it’s likely your mouse that needs attention.

If you’re using a wireless mouse, you should try changing the old battery with a new one. For good measure, do the same if you’re using a wireless keyboard.

Try changing the port your wired mouse is connected to or your wireless mouse’s dongle is connected to. Connect a different device to the same port and see if it works correctly. If it doesn’t, your port might be the problem.

Check in Device Manager to see if the mouse driver has recently been updated. If it has, try rolling back to the older version. It might also help to uninstall and reinstall the driver again.

Open the Control Panel and go to Hardware and Sound. Under Device and printers, Right click and select Mouse settings. This will open a new window with settings for your mouse. You want to visit both the Buttons and the Pointer Options tabs.

Mouse Settings

You can change the speed of the double clicks and speed up your pointer. Both might help improve your mouse’s performance.

If the problem started after the recent windows update, there are chances corrupted, missing system files causing the problem. Try running system file checker utility that scan and restore missing files with correct one.

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