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How to make your mouse click automatically in Chrome OS

How to make your mouse click automatically in Chrome OS

Short Guide:

  1. Click the Time widget in the bottom right corner of the screen, then click the Settings  button.
  2. In Settings, select Accessibility from the left-hand menu. If Accessibility is not visible, click Advanced to reveal more menu items.
  3. Scroll down and click Manage accessibility features in the right-hand panel.
  4. Scroll down to the Mouse and touchpad section.
  5. Click Automatically click when the cursor stops to set the toggle switch to On.

Before and after

How to make your mouse click automatically in Chrome OS, before and after

This section takes you through each step to enable automatic clicking when the pointer stops in Chrome OS, with pictures of the screen to help.

Open settings

1. Click on the Time widget in the bottom-right corner of the screen to open the System menu. Click the Settings button .

Click on the Time widget then click on the Settings button

Find the accessibility features

2. Click on the Menu button next to Settings in the top-left of the window, then click Accessibility. If Accessibility isn't already visible, click Advanced to reveal all menu items.

Click on Accessibility, or Advanced if you can't see Accessibility

Click Manage accessibility features

3. Click Manage accessibility features in the right-hand panel.

Click Manage accessibility features

Enable Automatically click when the cursor stops

4. Scroll down through the Accessibility features to the Mouse and touchpad section. Click the toggle switch next to Automatically click when the cursor stops to turn it on. Now, when you stop moving the cursor you will see a ring appear around it. If the cursor stays still for a set time, it will click on whatever is underneath.

Under Mouse and touchpad, click Automatically click when the cursor stops

Change the settings

5. You can change how automatic clicking works by customising the following settings:

  • Delay before click: The length of time between the cursor stopping and a click action being performed.
  • Stabilize click location: When this option is enabled, the ring will stay in the one place until you move the cursor outside it.
  • Revert to left click after action: When this option is enabled, the click action reverts to a left click after you perform a different action, such as a double-click or right-click.
  • Movement threshold: This sets how far you need to move the cursor before pausing before it will automatically register a click. 
Customise the settings for the automatic clicking feature

Using Automatically click when the cursor stops

6. By default, when you enable Automatically click when the cursor stops, stopping the cursor or pointer will result in a left click. However, you can choose a different action to perform from the Click Action menu that appears on the screen. You can choose:

  1. Left click
  2. Right click
  3. Double click
  4. Click and drag
  5. Scroll - Scroll around the screen.
  6. Pause automatic clicking
  7. Toggle menu position - move the menu to a different corner of the screen.
The click action menu for Automatically click when the cursor stops

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