How to Turn on the Clicking Sound on My Mouse Pointer

Operating systems such as Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 allow you to play sounds while navigating through files and folders, or when performing certain actions such as opening or closing applications. Use the Sound configurations panel to manually select the actions for which you want to hear sounds when interacting with your mouse.

Step

Right-click the Volume icon on the system tray, and then select Sounds.

The Sound configurations panel shows up.
The Sound configurations panel shows up.
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Step

Click the Sounds tab. The Program Events section lists various events that can play sounds while interacting with them using your mouse.

Step

  • Start Navigation - Opening files and folders using File Explorer or Windows Explorer
  • Close Program - Closing applications
  • Maximize - Maximizing applications
  • Minimize - Minimizing applications
  • Menu Commands - Selecting items on context menus.
  • Open Program - Opening applications
  • Restore Up - Restore up application after minimizing
  • Restore Down - Restore down application to normal size
  • Select - Selecting items on desktop

Step

For example, to play clicking sounds while navigating through files and folders via File Explorer (Windows Explorer on Windows 7), select Start Navigation.

Select a Program Event from the list.
Program Events lists various program events.
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Step

Open the Sounds menu, and then select Windows Navigation Start from the list of available sounds.

The Windows Navigation Start sound produces a distinct clicking sound.
The Windows Navigation Start sound produces a distinct clicking sound.
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Step

Click Apply, and then click OK to save the changes.

Changes are applied instantly and require no computer restart.
Changes are applied instantly and require no computer restart.
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