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Question from Maggie: My computer is in our bedroom and my mouse makes a loud clicking sound that drives my husband up the wall when he’s trying to sleep.
I tried the instructions from several articles I found online about silencing the mouse in the Control Panel, but nothing works.
I believe it’s the mouse itself that’s generating the clicking sound.
Do you know of any way to make it stop making that irritating clicking noise?
Rick’s answer: I get asked this question fairly often Maggie, and unfortunately the answer is no.
A Google search for “silence a noisy mouse” results in a ton of links to articles and YouTube videos offering instructions for silencing a mouse’s clicking sound, and I have tried a bunch of them over the years.
For the most part, they either plain don’t work or they end up damaging the mouse. I finally just gave up.
In my opinion, your best course of action is to simply replace your noisy mouse with a silent model. Prices vary by model, but some of them are quite inexpensive.
I would recommend a cordless model like the one pictured above. The difference in price is minimal, and you’re sure to love the convenience of not having to deal with a cord.
You can pick up an inexpensive silent mouse at your local office supply store or electronics retailer.
Better still, you can simply choose one from the large selection at Amazon. (#ad)
I hope this helps Maggie. Good luck!