Fix: Logitech Mouse Double Clicking
Logitech makes computer peripherals that are used all over the world and are known for their quality without the high cost. Although the company has extensive experience manufacturing mice and keyboards, several users complain that their mouse double-clicks instead of single-clicking during use.
This behavior is observed in both cases; new and old mice (over a year). Logitech and Microsoft officially acknowledge this issue and have both provided flexible workarounds to resolve the issue. In this article, we’re going to go through all the possible solutions and see if we can fix your mouse.
What causes the Logitech mouse to double click?
The double click problem for various mice has been around for a while. It is a known fact that many mice die after exhibiting this problem when used over a period of time. In short, here are some of the reasons your Logitech mouse may be double-clicking instead of just double-clicking.
- Hardware problem: We have encountered several scenarios where the mouse double clicks instead of single clicks due to hardware issues and such issues can also cause the scroll wheel to jump instead of scrolling. We can try to fix this problem, but there are no guarantees.
- Mouse settings: Your mouse settings may be configured to double click instead of a single click. This feature has been around in Windows for quite some time and can give you the illusion that something is wrong with your mouse.
- Accumulated static charge: If the mouse is used heavily for a long period of time, static electricity can build up which can cause the problem.
- Spring is free: The spring in the click mechanism may have loosened over time. We can try to fix this, but there’s no guarantee it will work.
- Driver issues: Drivers installed on your computer may not work properly. They may be corrupt or outdated and not only can cause this problem but also prevent your Logitech software from starting.
Before proceeding with the solutions, make sure your mouse is not physically damaged. If a component breaks after a fall, etc., you cannot fix it with a solution.
Note: Before proceeding, you should try connecting the mouse to other computers. This will help identify whether it is a problem with the settings saved in Windows or a hardware issue.
Solution 1 – Check your mouse settings
There is a high probability that the mouse settings on your computer are not configured correctly and you are accidentally double-clicking as a result. The mouse will work just fine; its behavior changes simply by changing the settings in Windows. We’ll review each setting individually and see if an adjustment resolves the issue.
- Press Windows + R, type “check‘ in the dialog box and press Enter. Select in the control panel big icons present at the top right of the screen. Now select the option Mouse.
- Now move the cursor from Double speed Other the lowest.
Now check if your problem is solved. If you are still facing the double click scenario, you can try to check other settings.
- Press Windows + S, type “single-click” in the dialog box and open the Control Panel option Specify single or double double click to open which returns in the results.
- navigate to General tab and under the title of Click the item as follows, Check the option Double click to open item (single click to select).
- Click Apply to save changes and exit. Now restart your computer properly and check if the problem is resolved.
Solution 2: Check the static load
Based on our user reports, there are also several instances where the mouse can become static after prolonged use. This can cause you to click instead of just double-clicking. We’re going to use a very simple method to discharge all of the static and see if that fixes the problem.
- to delete the mouse and remove the battery Of that.
- Now press both mouse buttons repeatedly for approx 30 seconds to the 1 minute.
- Reconnect everything and see if the problem is resolved.
Solution 3 – Check your mouse drivers
If the above two methods don’t work, we can try updating or installing your mouse drivers again. This will update all your mouse settings and it will appear on your system as if it had just been installed. All saved settings will also be lost.
- Press Windows + R, type “devmgmt.msc” in the dialog box and press Enter.
- In Device Manager, expand the category “Mice and other pointing devices“, locate your mouse, right click on it and select it Uninstall device.
- After uninstalling, unplug the mouse. Remove the batteries and wait a few minutes before plugging everything back in.
- Now you can go to the official Logitech website to download drivers from there or let Windows update them automatically. Check if this solves the problem.
Solution 4: File a warranty claim with Logitech
If your mouse is under warranty and the above steps still don’t solve the double click issue, you can file a warranty claim. Many users reported that their mouse started double-clicking shortly after startup. Apparently this is a common problem with Logitech mice.
To make a warranty claim, you must go to the official Logitech warranty claims website and submit a claim with the appropriate serial numbers and product descriptions.
Solution 5 – Try repairing the spring
If your mouse is not under warranty, we can attempt to repair the spring in your mouse’s click mechanism. Each button has a small click mechanism under the mouse body that clicks when you press the button. It’s possible that the spring within this mechanism is loose or broken.
Note that this could fall apart and render your mouse inoperable if you don’t follow the steps provided, so proceed with extreme caution.
- Locate the screws under the mouse and unscrew the mouse case. Once the body is unscrewed, remove body carefully without disturbing the internal architecture.
Note: You may need to remove the protective cover on the screws to open them.
- now you have to Locate the click mechanism what is causing the problem. In this case, left-clicking or right-clicking may not work. Note the white button above. If we remove the cover, it will fall off, so be careful.
- Now, we have to Remove black box of the click mechanism. To open the cover, you can use a flathead screwdriver and gently pry the cover off the latch. This helps to easily remove the cover so you can do the same on the back.
- Now let’s get to the root of the problem. The sprint you see here is the mechanism that executes the click. You have to remove those small copper spring in the click mechanism.
- Now you need to use the screwdriver as shown in the picture bend the curve while holding it with your finger to create a suitable curve. It will generate more voltage when used in service.
- Now comes the boring part. You should reinstall the tension spring by attaching it to the small hook on the front of the mechanism as shown in the picture. Then use the flathead screwdriver to press the curved tab into place while holding the back of the spring under the small arm on the back of the mechanism. Pay special attention to the arrows marked in the second picture (you need to focus on these points, otherwise the mouse will not work).
- Now we are ready for come back up the click mechanism. Install the small white button first (preferably with tweezers). Hold the cover with one hand and use the other hand to flip and connect the case as shown.
- Before you reattach the entire body, be sure to do a few test clicks. If you click correctly, you can reassemble the whole body. Now try to connect to the computer and check if the problem is solved.
Note: These steps are advanced and may require a lot of patience. They cannot be executed by an average user at the risk of rendering the mouse unusable.