Disable Mouse Click Sound?

Sep 30, 2013

I'm having problems searching the forums, so I hope I'm not asking a redundant question here, but is there any way to disable the noise that Storyline inserts when you do a screen cast and have it record mouse movements. There doesn't seem to be a way to do this. Thank you!

35 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Nathanael, and welcome to Heroes!

There is a great tutorial here on using the mouse cursor, and I copied below the information on disabling the "click" sound:

Changing or removing the mouse clicking sound

When the mouse reaches the end of its path, it can play a single click or double-click sound, or you can omit the clicking sound if you prefer. Here's how to set your preference:

  1. Select the mouse cursor on your slide.
  2. Click the Format tab.
  3. Choose NoneSingle, or Double from the Clicks section of the ribbon:

Also, for searching the forums, I use the method described by Adrian here. 

Pharah Jean-Philippe

How about disabling them during screencasts?

I hear a mouse clicking sound when moving the scroll bar left or right. When I click on the Mouse on the Timeline, the Mouse Format tab does not show up for me to be able to disable that sound.

I also unchecked the "Show Mouse Cursor" when I tried to reinsert the recording. The clicking sound is still there.

Please help.

Christine Hendrickson

Hi Pharah,

There's an article specific to this content that I wanted to share with you:

Want to turn off the click sounds for mouse events in screen recordings?

Here's how:

  1. Record your screencast and insert it into your project as step-by-step slides.
  2. Go to a slide where there is a click event and select the mouse object on the slide.
  3. Go to the Mouse Tools Format tab on the ribbon and click None

  1. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for all click events that you want to silence.

Now, this may not function the same way if it's a single video - I'd recommend inserting in the same fashion as described above.

Do you not see an option for the Mouse Tools Format when following those instructions?


Wayne Vermillion

Christine, in answer to the last question in your post of June 23, I do not see the Format options when I click the mouse element in the timeline. I do see Format when I click other items in the timeline, but not for the mouse. I've just checked for Articulate Storyline software updates, but apparently this new purchase is up to date. Ideas?

As a work-around to eliminate the mouse click sound, I've hidden the mouse cursor completely on its left (eye is now closed), but I'd like to display the mouse moving silently.



Leslie McKerchie

Hi Rachel!

It's hard to tell what you were utilizing here. I see the issue in what you shared and I do not get the option to format the mouse either.

If I insert a screen recording as a Step-by-Step Try Mode, then I do not get a mouse cursor and if I insert it as a Step-by-Step with view mode, then I do get the mouse cursor that I can edit as long as there is editable action.

Do you see the option on other slides in your presentation?

Rachel Drysdale

Hi Leslie,
Yes, this is what I found too. I guess the problem is, I am using the Step-by-Step Try Mode. So, I guess there isn't an option of turning off the mouse clicks in that mode?

I chose the step-by-step try mode because I want users to click the steps to move forward, not just watch as the video progresses. Is that what that mode is for? Is there a better way to accomplish this: have the user click the steps to move forward, but take out the mouse click sounds?

Thanks for your help,
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