Solved: Mouse left click button not working windows 10

Here quick and effective ways to fix Mouse left-click button not working, windows 10 mouse click not working, not responding or mouse not recognized problem


Did your computer not respond to mouse clicks or Mouse clicks stopped working for some reason or mouse left click not working sometimes on windows 10? There could be dozens of reasons why the mouse left click not working properly or stops working, Here in this post we have some suggestions that may help you to fix the problem and get your left click working again on your mouse.

Mouse left click button not working

Whenever you notice the mouse click not working, the first step we recommend to disconnect and reconnect the mouse on the computer, or to connect the mouse to another USB port.

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If you are using a wireless mouse, replace its batteries and check the status.

Start your computer in Safe Mode and see if the “mouse click not working” issue persists. If not there are chances of any third-party program conflict causing the issue.

Connect your mouse to a different PC and see If your mouse works perfectly fine on another PC but doesn’t work correctly on yours, then you can fix the glitch following the steps below.

If your mouse click is not working completly, the only other way to operate your computer is using your keyboard.

More specifically, you need to select left-click as the primary button

  • Open settings using keyboard shortcut Windows key + I,
  • Locate Devices then Mouse using tab key on your keyboard.
  • Under the “Select your primary button,” ensure the option is set to “Left.”

Mouse primary button

Run the hardware troubleshooter

Windows 10 comes with built-in hardware troubleshooter that can scan and solve many external device (Include optical mouse) problems automatically.

  • Hit the windows key on the keyboard, type control panel and press enter,
  • locate Hardware and Sound then Devices and Printers (using Tab key on the keyboard)
  • Next, locate your mouse, right-click on it, and hit ‘Troubleshoot’
  • The troubleshooter will start to diagnose, If it finds and applies a fix,
  • Once done restart your computer and check the status of the problem.

Mouse troubleshooter

Restart Windows File Explorer

  • On your keyboard press, the Ctrl + Shift + Esc key simultaneously to open Task Manager on Windows.
  • Then, use the down arrow button to select Windows Explorer
  • Next use the Tab key to select the Restart option then use the Enter button to click on it.

Restart Windows File Explorer

Create a new User Account

Sometimes a corrupt user account profile can create such issues on your computer. Try creating a new user profile following the steps below and see if it helps resolve the mouse click issue.

  • Open the command prompt as administrator,
  • type command net user Username Password /add (for example, net user admin p@ss /add) Press enter key.
  • If you want to add the user to a particular group such as Administrator execute command net localgroup GroupPrivilege UserName /add (Example: net localgroup administrators admin /add)

create user account using cmd

  • Restart your computer, and log in to the new user account you just created and check the status of the problem.

Reinstall the Mouse driver

Again an outdated or corrupted device driver can cause such issues. Try to update or reinstall the mouse driver following the steps below that probably help fix the mouse not working problem.

  • Press Windows key + X on and select device manager (using down arrow)
  • Locate Mice and other pointing devices, expand it
  • Right-click on your mouse driver to open its Properties.
  • Switch to the Driver tab click the Uninstall Device button (follow the screen option to uninstall it completely.)

Uninstall mouse driver

  • Reboot your computer, Now disconnect the mouse and then plug it in again to reinstall the mouse driver.

Also, you can download and install the mouse driver from the manufacturer’s website as well.

Run system file checker

It’s possible that some core system files corrupted and that causing your computer not responding to mouse clicks or Mouse clicks stopped working. Running the build-in system file checker utility can fix these types of problems.

  • Open the command prompt as administrator,
  • type command sfc /scannow and press enter key,
  • This will start scanning the system for missing corrupted files if found any the sfc utility automatically restores them with the correct one.
  • Let the scanning process complete 100%, once done reboot your PC.

system file checker utility Windows 10

Run DISM tool

In addition, run the DISM command-line tool to service Windows images and fix various corrupted system files 

  • To run DISM, open Command Prompt with administrator privilege and execute the command: DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
  • It will take a few minutes to check everything and try to fix the problem automatically.

Note: Do not close the window if it is taking a long time.

Did these solutions help fix the mouse (right-click or left click) not working problem on windows 10? Let us know in the comments below.

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Steve Ballmer
Steve Ballmer
With over 7 years of experience in the IT industry, I have experience in IT support, helpdesk, sysadmin, network admin, and cloud computing. Certified in Microsoft Technologies (MCTS and MCSA) and also Cisco Certified Professional in Routing and Switching.

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