Make Mouse Scroll Wheel Button Perform Double-Click in Windows

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“Double click” is an action we find ourselves doing every time we use the computer. It’s used for opening files, folders, and to run different programs. If you’d like to save effort and avoid an extra mouse click, you can bind this action to a single mouse scroll wheel click. Now, it is possible to configure Explorer to open items with a single click, but it may not work in other programs.

So, here are some ways to make mouse scroll wheel button to perform double-clicks in Windows globally:

AutoHotkey Script

The quickest and easiest way to make the scroll wheel click to behave as a double-click is using AutoHotkey. All you need is this single line of code:

*MButton::SendInput {Click 2}

Drop the code to your existing AHK script, or create a new file. You can even compile it to an executable and automatically start it on Windows logon.

Double Click Program

Double Click is a small standalone application that was designed with only one purpose – turn your middle mouse button into a double click function. Simply download and run the program, and you’re good to go.

Double Click is just 4KB in size, and you can easily carry it on a portable storage device.

X-Mouse Button Control

X-Mouse Button Control is an application that allows you to remap mouse buttons. It comes with an array of actions that would let you customize your mouse mouse buttons to do stuffs a normal mouse can’t do. A few of the available actions are “Print Screen”, “Activate Monitor Power Saving”, “Alt+Tab”, “Maximize Window”, “Cut”, “Copy”, “Enter”, and, of course, “Double Click”.

To access the program’s configuration window, right-click on the program tray icon and select Setup from the pop-up menu. This will open open a window as seen below:

X Mouse Button Control

To set up the “double click” behavior, click on the Middle Button dropdown and select “Double Click” action. Click Apply to save and enable your selected action.

The program supports customization options for up to five mouse buttons. Allowing you to add useful function to any unused buttons. But that’s not all – you can even set up separate actions for each programs using the profile feature. Another interesting feature is “Simulated Keystrokes” – this lets you simulate any keystroke combination you want with the click of a mouse button.

There are many more configuration options of X-Mouse Button Control – too many to list here. So take time and explore the program Setup window.