Windows – How to disable the middle mouse button click

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My mouse is buggy and the middle mouse button is always pressed and I dont know how I disable the click function.

I have looked at my mouse settings and I cant change the middle mouse function at all.

I still want to be able to scroll but I want to disable the middle mouse click.

I really need a way to disable it because it blocks all the other mouse inputs so I can't move windows or click anywhere on the screen.

I have the World of Warcraft Legendary Edition Mouse and the default driver does not have a feature for remapping the buttons.

Best Answer

Most mice are easily disassembled and fixed; I've done so more than once.

You will need a small screwdriver (e.g. those in eyeglass repair kits) and fine-tipped tweezers. Find an assembly diagram for the particular model, or just look for a screw or two on the bottom, sometimes hidden by a label or underneath PTFE pads (used to make the mouse glide better).

Remove the screw(s) and gently, slowly pry top from bottom, being careful not to drop loose parts inside -- note where the parts go, such as between button and microswitch.

If the middle mouse switch has an open spring, carefully bend the spring so it presses up against the wheel a bit harder. Alternatively, push a bit of springy closed-cell plastic foam between the switch and wheel so as to increase the force needed to depress the switch.

Reassemble and test.

This is far more satisfactory than disabling a useful switch.

However, you can disable the switch in hardware, if you must: use the tweezers to repeatedly bend and finally break off a wire going to the wheel switch. This "fix" will work with all computers and all OS's.