My mouse wheel is pressed inside and stuck. I can't seem to fix it. I am not able to get a new mouse at short terms either.

I have the feeling the middle mouse button is pressed continuously which is disabling me to work properly since it recognizes a single left or right mouse press for a double press with the middle button.

So is there a way to disable the middle button and scroll-wheel in windows to fix this issue until I have a new mouse? I do not have the original drivers, it's a basic Microsoft plug and play usb mouse.

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    There is software you can download where you can configure what each button on your mouse does: superuser.com/questions/122528/… – Eric Leschinski Aug 12 '13 at 12:06
  • To add to Erik's answer: Unplug the mouse and use the keyboard to navigate. (E.g. <kbd>Control</kbd><kbd>Escape</kbd> to open the start menu, then use the cursors to go to the control panel. Pree <kbd>Return</kbd> to open the control panel. Etc etc. – Hennes Aug 12 '13 at 12:12

You could try some software to remap mouse button events:


Also, mice can be taken apart, the screws might be covered with stickers, but they should be there:


When the mouse is in pieces, remove the mouse wheel assembly completely and clean out the gunk in it which may un-click it, then put it back together.


Try autohotkey it can remap almost any button or key.

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