How to Turn on Clicklock to Select and Drag Items Without Holding Down the Mouse Button?

We click on the title bar, hold and drag it to another place to move a window from one position to another. We do not have to hold down the left click through the position change if we enable Clicklock. We can click on a window for a particular amount of preset time, release it, and still, we can move the window anywhere we want.

Generally, we hold down the mouse button and then select the times. But the built-in Clicklock mouse settings let you change the behavior of moving the items from one place to another.

In this risewindows article, we will guide you to turn on or enable Clicklock on Windows 11/10. This Clicklock feature is also available on Windows 8/7 that lets us highlight, select and drag files, folders, and items without pressing the mouse button.

How to enable or turn on Clicklock to select and drag items without holding the mouse button on Windows 11?

Follow the below-illustrated steps to enable or turn on the Clicklock feature on Windows 11 with the help of the Control Panel:

Step 1. For that, click on the Start button and type Control Panel to turn on the Clicklock feature on Windows 11. Now, from the search results, click on the Control Panel app.

Control Panel Win 11Step 2. You will not find Mouse settings directly when the Control Panel is opened. Type Mouse in the control panel’s search tray at the top right corner.

Control Panel Win 11 MouseStep 3. You will get the Mouse option. Click on the Mouse, which will take you to theMouse Properties tab.

Mouse-Properties Win 11Step 4. You will find the Clicklock section. In that section, tick the Turn on the Clicklock option to turn Clicklock on.

Mouse-Properties Win 11 Clicklock TickedStep 5. After that, click on the Apply button.

Mouse-Properties Win 11 Apply OkStep 6. Then, click on the OK button to complete the process.

When the above process is complete, you can select, highlight, or drag items without holding the mouse button. You have to press the mouse button to start. Click on the mouse button to release it.

How to enable or turn on Clicklock to select and drag items without holding the mouse button on Windows 10?

Follow the below-illustrated steps to enable or turn on the Clicklock feature on Windows 10 with the help of the Control Panel:

Step 1. For that, click on the Start button and type Control Panel to turn on the Clicklock feature on Windows 10. Now, from the search results, click on the Control Panel app.

Search-Control-Panel (1)Step 2. When the Control Panel opens, click on the Mouse from the Control Panel items.

mouse-Control-Panel-1-768x627Step 3. It will take you to theMouse Properties tab.

Mouse-PropertiesStep 4. You will find the Clicklock section. In that section, tick the Turn on the Clicklock option to turn Clicklock on.

Mouse-Properties (1)Step 5. After that, click on the Apply button.

Step 6. Then, click on the OK button to complete the process.

When the above process is complete, you can select, highlight, or drag items without holding the mouse button. You have to press the mouse button to start. Click on the mouse button to release it. The holding-down part is no longer required to move the items.

How long do you need to press the mouse button initially before your click is locked?

To adjust the timing, how long do you need to press the mouse button initially before your click is locked. It would be best if you opened the Settings. To do so, click on the Settings button under the Clicklock section. To adjust the timing, drag the slider.

Settings-for-ClickLockNow, click on the Ok, then Apply button.

Finally, click the OK button to complete the process.

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