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How To Turn on ClickLock in Windows 8 and Windows 10

If you are using a laptop, you probably know how difficult it can be using the touchpad to scroll through web pages or drag and drop items.

It’s a two-handed process, you have to use a finger on one hand to hold the left touchpad button while using the other hand to move the object in question around on the screen.

Windows 7 users, check our article how to turn on ClickLock In Windows 7

There is a simple settings change can make your touchpad a breeze to use. Simply turn on a feature called ClickLock, then you can do virtually anything you need to do using the touchpad with a single finger. Here is how:

  • Press Windows+X key combination and then click Control Panel;
  • Click Hardware and Sound\Mouse;
  • Check the box beside “Turn on ClickLock“;
  • Click Apply, then click OK.


From now on you will have the ability scroll and move things around the screen with one finger. Here’s how:

  • Move the mouse cursor onto the item you wish to move, then press and hold the left touchpad button for approximately 2 seconds;
  • Release the button and use your finger on the touchpad to move the item to the desired location;
  • Press the left touchpad button again to release the cursor’s “hold” on the item.

You can always revert the process if you change your mind by unchecking the option Turn on ClickLock.

I hope that this article helped you to understand how to turn on ClickLock in Windows 8 and Windows 10. Feel free to share your thoughts about this article using the comments section below or catch us on Twitter.


Experienced IT Consultant working and living in the UK. In early years he was born and raised up in Greece and been to the UK since studies. He is passionate with technology, gadgets and computers, he really likes the internet and IT in general.

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