Middle Mouse Button not Working? Get it Fixed in Few Easy Steps


The mouse is one of the major input devices of a computer that is used to give commands by moving the cursor and clicking the on the screen of the system. These mouse’s can be both wired and wireless even though it is an external device that sits outside the housing of the main computer; it is an essential piece of hardware required to carry most of the operations. On the modern mouse’s, there is a middle button that allows you to scroll pages, click it once for special functions, etc. A lot of cases has been reported in which the middle mouse button stops working. It can be due to two reasons either the because of some hardware issue inside the mouse or the incorrect software configurations.

With the help of this post, you will get to know about the variety of solutions for mouse button repairing. But prior trying any of them make sure whether the issue is with mouse or system itself. You can verify it by plugging the mouse into another computer. If the fault persists, it means that the problem is with the mouse.

Solution 1: Changing the Settings of mouse through the application

Many mouse’s include software that is used to its features and bind buttons. Such devices are usually medium to high-end and can bind functions with several mouse buttons. Some incorrect setting in this software can be responsible for non-functioning of the middle button.

You need to open the respective software on your computer and see if the middle button of the mouse is set to some other function. For instance in Logitech’s Set point Settings, the middle mouse button is usually set to “Autoscroll” you need to change it to “Generic Button.” Similar in settings exist for Bloody or Razer mouse, change the settings from Zoom to Middle button. Once you are done with the changes, disconnect the mouse from the system and then connect it back and check whether the problem is solved.

  • Solution 2: Update the software of the mouse and check for the third-party app

Another reason that mouse button stops can be due to non-compatibility of application with the operating system. After the release of new version of OS, the manufacturer’s of the peripheral devices also launches an update so that there will be aligned with the latest update. So for your mouse repair, you  should download the newest version of mouse software from the official website. Other than this, you should also make sure that no third-party software is installed on your system that is creating issues with the default setting of your mouse.

  • Solution 3: Disabling Extensions

There might be a problematic extension that is creating issues if you are not able to use the middle mouse button in the browser. Identify the extension that is responsible for the hindrance in the functioning of the mouse. You can do so by disabling the extensions one by one to find out the real culprit. To do so on your Chrome browser, you need to open a new tab on the browser and type “chrome://extensions.” All the extensions present on your browser will appear on the screen. You can disable them from here. Once you have identified the problematic extension, remove it from the browser to make your mouse alright. Also, make sure to check the Adblockers first in most of the cases, they are the main reason.

  • Solution 4: Reinstalling the Mouse Drivers

If the above solutions don’t work for you in repairing the mouse button, then there is every chance that either your mouse is corrupted or outdated. The main source behind the working of every hardware is the drivers, and the software carries the communication between the operating system and hardware. The solution to resolve this issue is to uninstall the mouse and then re-plug it after restarting the computer. By doing so, the drivers will also install, and it will fix the problem if it is caused due to drivers. You can also update the drivers manually too if this doesn’t fix the problem. To do so, you need to perform the below steps:

  • Press the Windows and “R” a dialogue box will appear in front of you type “devmgmt.msc” and hit the Enter button.
  • In the next step, you need to expand the segment of “Mice and other pointing devices” make a right click and then select “Uninstall device.”
  • Disconnect the mouse from the system and restart the device. Once the machine is restarted plug the mouse back, and the drivers will be installed automatically.

If any of the above solutions didn’t work for you, it indicates that the fault inside the hardware of your mouse. We can help you in this, our team of professionals can get your mouse repaired with minimal time and money. No matters which brand of mouse do you own; we have expertise in dealing with all. So, do call us @ 042480525 and get an expert at your doorstep in Dubai, if you are also encountering the same issue with your mouse.

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