How to increase or decrease the mouse double-click speed

Updated: 12/29/2017 by Computer Hope

Microsoft Windows users can increase or decrease their mouse double-click settings through the mouse properties window. Below are the steps required for getting into this portion of Windows.

Change the double-click speed in Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 10

  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. Click Hardware and Sound
  3. Click Mouse
  4. In the Mouse Properties window, click the Activities tab.
  5. Drag the slider left to slow down the mouse double-click speed or right to speed up the mouse double-click speed.

Mouse double-click speed

Changing the double-click speed in Windows XP and earlier

  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. Double-click the Mouse icon. If you're having a hard time double-clicking this icon, highlight the icon by clicking it once and press Enter.
  3. In the Mouse Properties window, click the Activities tab, or if you're using an earlier version of Microsoft Windows, such as Windows 98, open the Buttons tab if not already open.
  4. Once you are in the appropriate location, you should see a setting for Double-click speed. Dragging the indicator to the left (toward Slow) will decrease the time between double-click, and dragging the indicator to the right (toward Fast) will increase its speed.
  5. In this portion of Windows, you can also try to double-click in the Test Area, which is either a folder or a jack-in-the-box. Double-clicking the folder opens and closes it, and double-clicking the jack-in-the-box to get the jack to pop out of the box.
  6. Once you have the double-click speed set to a usable setting, click the Apply button and then click OK.

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