Mouse or Touch Pad Clicking Automatically

September 2016


The mouse or touch pad is an essential piece of hardware that is used to navigate folders, launch programs and access a computer's right or left-click options. Sometimes, users may face issues where the mouse or touch pad starts moving around erratically, and merely pointing the cursor on an icon causes the program to launch automatically. This issue is also known as an automatic click issue.

The most common cause of this problem is an outdated driver. Luckily, updating the old driver is a quick fix that should get your mouse working correctly again.

Fix Automatic Click Issues on Mouse

Right-click on My Computer on your desktop. In the window that appears, do a left-click on the Hardware tab. Then left-click on the Device Manager option.

Scroll down the list of Device items and left-click on the + sign located to the left of Mice and other pointing devices.

Under the Mice and other pointing devices heading, you should see a list of all drivers currently in use for your active touchpad and computer mouses. Right-click on the driver name and then left-click Update driver to update it.

Follow the update instructions to update your driver, and then reboot your computer to finish installation.

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