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Windows 7 and 8 – Slowing down double click speed

Many actions in Windows require that you click the left mouse button twice in quick succession to work. This is called a ‘double click’.

Many people experience difficulty double clicking, because the time in which they have to do two quick clicks of the left mouse button is too short.

It is easy, however, to slow down the speed at which you need to double click and this section shows you how.

Windows 8

  • To open the Ease of Access Centre press ‘Windows’ logo key +‘U’
  • On a touch-enabled device, swipe in from the right hand edge of the screen then tap ‘Search’ and enter Ease of Access in the search box.
  • Tap ‘Settings’ then tap ‘Ease of Access Centre’ from the search results.
  • Using a mouse move the mouse pointer to the upper right hand corner of the screen, then move the pointer down to select ‘Search’ and enter Ease of Access in the search box.
  • Tap ‘Settings’ then tap ‘Ease of Access Centre’ from the search results.

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Windows 7

  • Open Ease of Access Center press ‘Windows’ logo key + ‘U’ or click Start button ‘Control Panel’ + ‘Ease of Access’ + ‘Ease of Access Center’.

Windows 7 and 8

Step 1

  • Tab to or click to select ‘Make the mouse easier to use’.
  • Press ‘Alt’ + ‘S’ or click to select ‘Mouse settings’ under See also.
  • This will open the ‘Mouse Properties’ window.
  • You can also reach the ‘Mouse Properties’ window via ‘Control Panel’ + ‘All Control Panel Items’ + ‘Mouse’.
  • To change the speed at which you double click the mouse button, press ‘Alt’ + ‘D’ and using the arrow keys or click on the pointer, move it to make the setting slower or faster. You can test your setting by double clicking on the folder icon.

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Note: If this does not work it could be because your computer settings cannot be changed due to local IT policies – contact your local IT support for further help.

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