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how to stop the mouse from making the clicking sound

by mdhilliard / April 12, 2006 9:36 PM PDT

i have a dell dimension with windows xp with a microsoft mouse. i cannot find any place to stop the mouse from making a clicking sound when i click it. i find the noise extremely irritating. (the keyboard too, but i do not use it as much). i have "sound" set to "no sound". there is no option in the mouse's properties to deal with sound. can someone please advise?

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Re: how to stop the mouse from making the clicking sound
by Tufenuf / April 12, 2006 10:00 PM PDT

mdhilliard, Go into your Control Panel>Sounds and Audio Devices, under the "Sounds" tab scroll down to Windows Explorer "Start Navigation" and use the drop down arrow button and choose [NONE], click Apply/OK.


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how to stop the mouse from making the clicking sound
by mdhilliard / April 16, 2006 8:12 AM PDT

greetings! thanks for responding!! i had already selected "none" for every single item in the sounds drop down menu and set that as my preference (to deal with an xp glitch regarding sounds). the clicking occurs at all times no matter what application i am using. at one time, the clicking could be turned off in the properties of the peripheral, but that no longer seems to be the case.

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Do you mean...
by John.Wilkinson / April 16, 2006 11:18 AM PDT

By chance do you mean the clicking coming from the actual mouse, not your speakers? If so there's nothing you can do about's the mouse itself...hardware, not software. Keyboards and mice are designed that feedback to the user to let him/her know that the button/key was pressed. However, each one is different, so some are quieter than others. You can also find so-called silent keyboards and mice that are designed to make as little noise as possible, though I can't offer any suggestions in that category...try the Peripherals forum?

Hope this helps,

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So you already tried...
by Papa Echo / July 5, 2010 10:48 PM PDT

...the mouse's propeties at the Control Panel ? Are you sure the mouse is not defective ? Have you tried another mouse of different interface ? [PS2, USB..]

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by thom3321 / July 5, 2010 8:23 AM PDT

Thanks--it worked for me.

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noisy mouse
by glennv19761 / August 4, 2010 10:26 AM PDT

Thanks alot...The sound was not very audible but it was still driving me nuts.

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Cool People!!
by archangeloftampa7 / May 17, 2013 3:49 AM PDT

Awesome of you to have the answer to my clicking problem just sitting here waiting on me. Praise God for people like you, have a great weekend.

Largo Fla

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