Investing in a SteelSeries mouse can set back your finances significantly, as these mice are considered top-notch quality on the market, and with that, comes their premium cost.
With that said, experiencing malfunctions while using your device can be quite worrying and stressful.
Unfortunately, the double-clicking problem on SteelSeries mice is more common than we’d like, but there are ways to fix it. Find out how in the guide below.
Let’s get started.
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The Problem Explained
One of these problems is the double-clicking that many users report after a few weeks of acquiring their SteelSeries mouse.
SteelSeries mice are known for their amazing ergonomic designs, superior sensor quality, and great looks, but they also experience a few problems every once in a while.
The double-clicking problem causes the user to issue an action different than the one they had in mind when clicking the left mouse button, which can be catastrophic in gaming, something these mice are mostly used for.
But, even for non-gamers, double-clicking is a frustrating issue as it can negatively interfere with your work and daily computer use.
Needless to say, this shouldn’t happen, but if you happen to experience it, the good news is that you can fix it easily using the methods we’ll list below.
Fix 1: Unplug And Plug Your SteelSeries Mouse
This is the simplest solution and it has been confirmed to work many times, so cross it off the list before everything else so you can save time if it ends up working.
Unplugging and plugging your mouse is easy, but we recommend trying a different port each time you do it, as the issue might be caused by a faulty port. It’s not very likely, but narrow down the list by trying it.
If this doesn’t work, move on to the next solution.
Fix 2: Install The SteelSeries Engine (SSE)
Some gaming devices, especially mice and headsets, don’t work as intended if you use them without installing their native software.
In this case, your device needs the so-called SteelSeries Engine, which is software created by SteelSeries used to add special functions to your mouse, change DPI settings, adjust the RGB lightning if your device supports it, and a lot more.
Downloading the SteelSeries Engine is easy, and we always recommend installing the most up-to-date version which you can find on their website.
Upon installing SSE, your device might restart, and afterward, you can keep using it normally. The problem itself may be fixed just from the SSE installation on its own, but if it isn’t, take a look at the other method in the section right below this one.
Fix 3: Adjust The Settings In SSE
Tweaking your settings in the SteelSeries engine can help you overcome the double-clicking problem with your mouse.
Here’s what we recommend doing:
- Open the SteelSeries engine and navigate to the tab where you can select your mouse.
- Select the profile you’re currently using, which should be the first one by default.
- Click on “Actions” and select the button you wish to re-configure.
- Set the “play once” setting to “play X times”.
- Set the rest time to 150ms and the repetition to “1”.
Take a look at this Reddit thread in which a user explained how they solved this problem using the same method but for their mouse scroll button instead. The same fix can be applied for any other button on your mouse so that doesn’t change anything.
Note: If you are using your SteelSeries mouse on a computer that’s been previously used by someone else and you are experiencing this issue, it might be a good idea to reinstall SSE to fully reset all tweaked settings which may be causing the problem.
Note: Before attempting this fix on your own, make sure you have the required knowledge, patience, and tools to go through the procedure. If you have an active warranty, it’s much wiser to just return the mouse and ask for a replacement.
With that said, the video below will guide you through the procedure and should be enough for you to fix the problem, even without any previous experience.
Make sure to handle everything with ease and remember that opening up your device like this will void any warranty, which is why we firstly recommended taking it back to the store if you already have an active warranty.
Even using Windows can be problematic with the double-clicking issue, as single-click and double-click have entirely different functions.
Luckily, you now know how to fix this problem on your SteelSeries mouse, so feel free to apply all of the methods listed above, and we hope you’ll never have to deal with the double-clicking problem again in the future.