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Change Mouse Double-Click Sensitivity (All Windows)

This setting controls the amount of mouse movement allowed between clicks, for two consecutive clicks to be registered as a double-click.

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Open your registry and find the key below.

Create two new string values named 'DoubleClickHeight' and 'DoubleClickWidth'. Set the these values to equal the size in pixels of the double-click area.

Logoff, or restart Windows for the changes to take effect.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|DoubleClickHeightREG_SZ"30"|
|DoubleClickWidthREG_SZ"30"|
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|HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse|
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Registry Settings
User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse]
Value Name: DoubleClickHeight, DoubleClickWidth
Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
Value Data: Size in Pixels

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Last modified: October 12, 2002