How to Fix a Mouse Left/Right Button Not Clicking (STEPS)


Why is my mouse right click not working?

The main reason a computer mouse right-click may not be working is because of incompatible drivers, issues with the computer hardware or corrupt system files.

  • Incompatible drivers
  • Hardware problems
  • Corrupt system files

 

You can locate and fix mouse problems by typing Hardware and Devices in the Windows search box and choosing “Find and fix problems with devices” from the search results.

 

Why is my mouse left click not working?

Your mouse left click may not be working because of hardware and software issues. Hardware problems may arise as a result of a broken mouse and cause the left click to not work.

It’s easy to check what’s causing your mouse left-click to stop working.

Remove your mouse and plug it into another computer. If it works fine, then the left click not working problem is due to software issues.

 

Follow the steps given below to fix a broken mouse and troubleshoot the software issues.

  1. Open the mouse by removing the screws holding it in place. Clear the dirt and dust using a soft brush. Assemble it back and see if the mouse works. If it doesn’t, you will need to replace the mouse with a new one.
  2. Press the “Left Alt+LeftShift+Num Lock” keys together to control your mouse through your keyboard. Go to the “Settings” option.
  3. Select “Devices” and then go to “Mouse”. Set the “Select your primary button” option to “Left”.
  4. Go to the “Control Panel” and select the “Hardware and Sound” option.
  5. Go to “Mouse” settings and uncheck the “Turn on ClickLock” checkbox.
  6. Go to the “Device Manager” and select the “Mice and other pointing devices” option to expand it. Find the name of your mouse and right-click it.
  7. Select the “Update Driver” option and click the “Search automatically for updated driver software” option. Windows will search for the updates and install them on your computer if available.

 

How to fix a mouse that is not clicking?

When the mouse is not clicking, the issue may be due to the use of an external USB or Touchpad on Windows 7, 8, and 10.

 

You can fix this issue by replacing the mouse with a new one. Before replacing the mouse, try some troubleshooting methods given below.

  1. Remove the mouse from the USB port and connect it to another USB port. If you have a wireless mouse, try replacing its batteries.
  2. Shut down your computer by pressing the “Alt+F4” key combination and choosing the “Shut Down” option by using the arrow keys of the keyboard.
  3. Check the mouse to see if it’s damaged by connecting a new mouse to the computer and verifying it’s working. If the new mouse works fine, then the old mouse is faulty.
  4. Check the functionality of the mouse in Safe mode. To do this, press the “Windows” + “R” keys and type “MSConfig” in the box. Press “Enter”.
  5. Click the “Boot” tab, select the “Safe Boot” checkbox and press the “OK” button. Restart your computer and see if the mouse works.
  6. If your mouse clicks in Safe Mode, then there is malware in your computer. You must scan for viruses and delete the problematic files.
  7. If your mouse doesn’t click in the Safe Mode, then your computer software is faulty. In this case, you will need to uninstall the mouse drivers, download the new drivers and install them in your computer.

 

How do I enable the right click on my mouse?

You can enable the right-click on your mouse from the default context menu of the File Explorer in your computer.

  1. Type “Edit Group Policy” in the search bar and press “Enter”.
  2. Click the “Administrative Templates” option from the list located on the left-hand side of the pop-up window.
  3. Go to the “All settings” option. Select the “Standard” tab located at the bottom of the window.
  4. Find the “Remove File Explorer’s Default Context Menu” option from the list and click on it.
  5. To enable the right-click on your mouse, check the “Enabled” option present in the pop-up window. Click the “OK” button.

 

Mouse Left/Right button not clicking

 

Why do I need to press hard on the mouse left click?

You may need to press hard on the left click of your mouse because of internal hardware issues. You can fix this issue by opening the mouse and changing the position of SW.

 

Follow the steps given below to fix the position of SW. You will need a screwdriver and a soldering iron for fixing this.

  1. Disassemble the mouse by removing the screws, the board and the wire. You will see that the SW is laying flat on the board in the mouse. When the SW is flat, you have to press harder on the mouse left click to make it work.
  2. Unsolder the SW and position it at a height above the board. Solder it back using the soldering iron.
  3. Put the wire back in its slot and assemble the mouse to check if it works fine now.

 

Why is my mouse not clicking sometimes?

Your mouse may not click sometimes because of a corrupt user account or newly installed software. You can fix this by uninstalling the newly installed software and creating a new user account.

 

Follow the steps given below to solve this issue.

  1. Create a new user account by opening the “Accounts and Privacy” settings of your computer.
  2. Uncheck the “Turn ON Click Lock” option from the “Additional Mouse Settings”.
  3. Press the “Windows” and “R” keys together. Type “DISM/Online/Cleanup-Image/RestoreHealth” in the command prompt and press “Enter”. This will take a few minutes to fix the issue of the mouse not clicking sometimes.
  4. Uninstall the newly installed software like audio drivers, graphics drivers by opening the “Device Manager”. Right-click the name of the driver and select “Uninstall” from the context menu. Restart the computer to see if it works.

 

How to fix a mouse left click sticking?

You can fix the mouse left click sticking issue by replacing the switch of the left click with the switch of the scroll button. Due to prolonged use of left-click button, it may get worn OFF.

 

Follow the steps given below to fix the mouse left click sticking:

  1. Open the mouse by removing the screws holding it in place.
  2. Remove the screw of the circuit board and disconnect the cable connector of the microswitches.
  3. Flip the board over and remove the two solder joints holding the micro switches to free them.
  4. Solder the microswitch of the scroll button in place of the microswitch of the left mouse button.
  5. Assemble the mouse and check if it still sticks.

 

Why does my mouse take multiple clicks to work?

Your mouse takes multiple clicks to work because the double click speed of your mouse is set to a higher value than default. As a result, you need to make multiple clicks for the mouse to respond and work.

 

You can change the double click speed of your mouse by following the steps given below.

  1. Type “Mouse Settings” in the search bar and press “Enter. A “Mouse Settings” window will appear on the screen.
  2. Under the “Related Settings” section, click the “Additional Mouse Options” setting. The “Mouse Properties” window will appear on the screen.
  3. Click the “Buttons” tab and adjust the slider for the Double Click speed. Press the “OK” button.

 

Why is my wired mouse not working?

Your wired mouse may not be working because of hardware damage, outdated mouse drivers or a faulty USB port. You will need to fix this problem to be able to perform the functions of the mouse right-click.

Follow the steps given below to solve the issue of your wired mouse not working.

  1. Inspect the wire and the bottom of the mouse to spot any hardware damage. You may even need to open the mouse and look for damage on the inside. In case of hardware damage, you will need to replace the mouse with a new one.
  2. When the mouse drivers get outdated, the mouse will stop working. You will need to uninstall the mouse drivers. Download the latest drivers from the manufacturer’s website and install them in your computer to see if that solves your problem.
  3. You can try changing the USB ports in which the wired mouse has been plugged in. USB ports may become faulty and cause problems in the working of the mouse and other devices plugged in them.

 

Logitech mouse left/right-click not working

Logitech mouse left/right click may not be working because of incompatibility issues with the Windows update installed in your computer. You can fix this issue without replacing your Logitech mouse with a new one.

 

Follow the given steps to fix a non-working Logitech mouse.

  1. Type “Mouse and touchpad settings” in the search bar. Go to “Additional mouse settings” and change the speed of the double click. You will need to try changing the speed to 90% or 10% depending upon which one solves the issue.
  2. Download the latest mouse driver of Logitech and install it in your computer. This may solve your mouse left-click problem. If it still persists, download and install the latest mouse firmware.
  3. Move your wireless mouse close to your computer and remove any other Wi-Fi or Bluetooth devices away from the USB of the mouse. This is because radio interferences from other devices may hamper the working of the Logitech mouse.

 

How to reset a wireless Logitech mouse?

You can reset a wireless Logitech mouse by removing the battery, pressing the reset button, changing the USB ports, uninstalling the Unifying software, and resetting the USB connection.

 

Follow the steps given below to reset a wireless Logitech mouse.

  1. Turn the “Power” button located at the bottom of the mouse to the ON position.
  2. Press and hold the “Reset” button located under the “Power” button for five minutes. This will reset your wireless Logitech mouse.
  3. Remove the installed batteries from the mouse and put in new batteries. This will completely disconnect the power for once. Check the mouse to see if it works.
  4. Remove the wireless USB connector from the port and plug it in some other port. It will eliminate the possibility of a USB port gone bad.
  5. Uninstall the Unifying software from your computer. Restart your computer and install it again. This will reset the wireless Logitech mouse.
  6. If your Logitech mouse uses a Bluetooth connection, try unpairing the mouse from the device and paring it back again. This will reset the wireless Logitech mouse connection.

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