You can double-click on an item to open it by default in Windows.
The mouse double-click speed is how quickly you must click the mouse button to perform a double-click.
Some people double-click slower or faster than others, and each mouse may not always reactive the same.
If you find the mouse double-click speed too sensitive (fast) or not sensitive enough (slow), you can adjust the mouse double-click speed to what works best for you.
This tutorial will show you how to change the mouse double-click speed for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.
- Option One: Change Mouse Double-click Speed in Control Panel
- Option Two: Change Mouse Double-click Speed in Registry Editor
1 Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Mouse icon.
2 Click/tap on the Buttons tab. (see screenshot below)
3 Adjust the Double-click speed slider left (slower) or right (faster) to the speed you want.
4 Click/tap on OK.
5 You can now close the Control Panel if you like.
1 Open Registry Editor (regedit.exe).
2 Navigate to the key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)
3 In the right pane of the Mouse key, double click/tap on the DoubleClickSpeed string value (REG_SZ) to modify it. (see screenshot above)
4 Type a number between 200 (slower) to 900 (faster) for the double-click speed you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
The default double-click speed is 480.
5 Close Registry Editor when finished.
6 Either sign out and sign in or restart the computer to apply.