How to Connect a Wireless Mouse to Laptop (and More)

In this post, we'll see the following:

Connect a Wireless Mouse to Laptop

In this instance, I'm using a Windows 10 laptop and Logitech mouse M235. Let's see the steps to do this task.

Steps

First, grab the wireless mouse you want if you haven't already.

Now, open the tray in the back of the mouse.

My Logitech Mouse M235

Pull the USB Receiver from the mouse. Insert the battery (or batteries) if the mouse is not already come with it (I got the mouse with the battery). Close the tray. 

You can notice a switch in the back of the mouse. Slide it to the right side to turn it on if not already (I got the mouse turned on).

Insert the USB Receiver into the USB port of your laptop.

Windows 10 will begin setting up the USB Receiver.

Setting up a device notification

You will get notified once the process is complete.

Device is ready notification

That's all. Your wireless mouse is successfully connected to your laptop.

Change Primary Button of Your Mouse in Windows 10

By default, the left button is the primary button of your mouse in Windows 10.

If you wish, you can change the primary button of your mouse at any time you want and here's how:

  • ​Open Run Command Box. Type "main.cpl" (without double quotes) and then press "Enter" key.
  • Now, in the "Mouse Properties" popup, you can see the "Switch primary and secondary buttons" option. Select it. Keep in mind that the changes are immediate and now your primary button is the right button.
  • Hit "OK."

If you want to go back to default, then unselect "Switch primary and secondary buttons" option (remember that the changes are immediate) and then hit "OK."

If you wish, you can do the above task with the following steps:

  • Open Settings app. Click Devices > Mouse.
  • Now, you can see a drop-down list under "Select your primary button." Open it and select "Right."
Right is chosen from the drop-down list

That's all. The right button is the primary button now.

If you want to revert, open the above discussed drop-down list and select "Left."

Change Double Click Speed of Your Mouse in Windows 10

  • ​Launch Run Command, type "main.cpl" (without double quotes) in it and then press "Enter."
  • In the "Mouse Properties" popup, you can see the "Double-click speed" section which is between "Button configuration" and "ClickLock" section.
  • Within the "Double-click speed" section, you can find a slider which you can use to change double click speed of your mouse. Slide to the left to decrease the speed or slide to the right to increase the speed. Keep in mind that the change is immediate. Beside slider, you can see a folder icon which is for testing your double-click speed. Double click on it to find out the speed you choose is right for you or not.
  • Once you are okay with the speed you choose, hit the "OK" button.

Enable or Disable ClickLock in Windows 10

Usually, you hold down the mouse button while highlighting or dragging items.

If you don't want to hold down the mouse button during these tasks, you need to enable the "ClickLock" feature.

"ClickLock" lets you highlight or drag items without holding down the mouse button. Without any delay, let's see the steps to enable it.

Enable ClickLock in Windows 10

  • ​Open Run Command Box. Type "main.cpl" (without double quotes) and then press "Enter."
  • Now, you can see "Mouse Properties" in which you can see "Turn on ClickLock" option. Select it.
  • Now, you can see the enabled "Settings" button. Click on it. Set the duration as per your choice. Keep in mind that after this duration only the ClickLock will get activated. Hit "OK."​
  • Hit the "OK" button in the "Mouse Properties" popup.

That's it. From now on, you can highlight or drag items without holding down the mouse button and here's how:

Go to the location where the items you want to highlight or drag are.

To Highlight: Hold down the mouse button for a few seconds (OR for the duration you set) beside the items you want to highlight. Now, release the hold, and then highlight the items. Click the mouse button to finish highlighting.

Note that you can also use the above steps to highlight text.

To Drag: Hold down the mouse button for few seconds (OR for the duration you set) on the highlighted items. Now, release the hold, and then drag the items. Click the mouse button on the location you want, and it will drop the items there.

If you want to disable ClickLock, unselect "Turn on ClickLock" option and then hit "OK."

Change Your Mouse Pointer Speed in Windows 10

  • ​Open Run Command. Type "main.cpl" (without double quotes) and then press "Enter" key.
  • In the "Mouse Properties," go to "Pointer Options" tab.
  • Under "Motion," you can see a slider which you can use to change your mouse pointer speed.
  • Slide to the left to decrease the speed or slide to the right to increase the speed. Keep in mind that the change is immediate so that you can see the difference in the pointer speed right away.
  • Once you are done with setting the speed you prefer, click "OK" and that's it.

I hope that this guide is useful to you. If it is, share this guide with your friends.

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