How to Set a Mouse Click Sound in Windows 10

How to get a mouse click sound effect

What to Know

  • Open the Control Panel applet for Sound and select the Sounds tab.
  • Select a Sound Scheme > Browse the Program Events list and choose a specific event to trigger the mouse click sound. 
  • Choose a sound from the Sounds list.

This article will show you how to set a mouse click sound in Windows 10 and get audible feedback when any event happens with a mouse click.

How Do I Set My Mouse Click Sound on Windows 10?

Any sound you hear from the mouse comes from the hardware. Even Windows does not have a separate sound scheme for the mouse. It has native sound schemes which trigger with any event. You can use these event triggers to set up the mouse click sounds. 

  1. Right-click on the Volume icon from the System Tray and select Sounds.

    Sounds in the Volume submenu on Windows 10
  2. Select the Sounds tab (if not already selected). 

    Sounds tab in Windows 10 Control Panel applet
  3. The Program Events lists the sounds you can associate with different Windows events. Select a default sound scheme under the Sound Scheme list to enable the event list. Do note these sounds are not exclusive to the mouse but will play if the event happens. You can customize each Windows event with its own unique sound. 

  4. Select the event to set a mouse click sound. For instance, here are some events you can associate with mouse navigation.

    • Start Navigation: Will play a sound when you open files and folders using File Explorer.
    • Open Program: Will play a sound when opening applications.
    • Close Program: Will play a sound when closing applications.
    • Maximize: Will play a sound when maximizing application windows.
    • Minimize: Will play a sound when minimizing application windows.
  5. Select a Program Event from the list. For instance, Close Program.

    Close Program Sound Event in Windows 10
  6. Select the dropdown with all available native sounds and scroll down to any sound you deem appropriate. In our example, as the Close Program doesn’t have a default sound, select tada.wav.  

  7. Press the Test button to hear a playback. 

    Test in Windows 10 Control Panel Sounds applet
  8. Select Apply and OK to exit the dialog. 

The Sound dialog is a Control Panel applet. Open the Control Panel and select Hardware and Sound. Go to Sound > and then open the Sounds tab.

How Do I Turn Off Mouse Clicks on Windows 10?

Turn off all event sounds or specific sounds you may have set up for a mouse click. 

  1. Open the Sound dialog as above.

  2. Select No Sounds for the Sound Scheme to turn off all Windows sounds.

    No Sound in Windows 10 Control Panel Sound applet
  3. To turn off a specific event sound, select the Windows event in the Program Events list.

  4. Select None under the Sounds dropdown.

    None in Windows 10 Control Panel Sound applet
  5. Click Apply and OK


There are only two native sound schemes to begin with: Windows Default and No Sounds. Just like custom mouse cursors, you can also customize your own mouse click sounds with third-party sound schemes. Windows 10 operating system supports sound files in the WAV format.

Download third-party sound schemes or make your own and they will become available in the Sound Scheme drop-down menu. Sounds can also be part of Windows 10 Theme files. More theme files are available on the Microsoft Store. 

  • How do I change other Windows 10 system sounds?

    Change other system sounds the same way you change the mouse click sound. Go to the Control Panel's Sound applet and choose a program event or set a custom sound scheme.

  • How do I change the mouse cursor on Windows 10?

    To change the Windows mouse cursor, go to Mouse Settings > Additional mouse options > Mouse Properties > Pointers. To adjust the cursor size, go to Mouse Settings > Adust mouse and cursor size.

  • How do I fix it when there is no sound on Windows 10?

    If there's no sound on Windows 10, check your volume and verify that the current audio device is the system default. If you're still having problems, run the Windows 10 Audio Troubleshooter and update your audio driver.

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