Silencing the Surface Arc Touch Mouse Scroll Noise

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I like my Surface Arc Touch mouse. I bought it with my Surface Pro 2, but I don’t use the Surface very much these days. However, the mouse does work perfectly fine with my Lenovo Yoga 900, and as a Bluetooth device it’s way more convenient than carting around a wireless mouse that needs a dongle plugged in to the laptop to work.

But one thing that annoyed me about the mouse was the noise it makes when you use the touch-scroll strip. It’s not a big deal when you’re working in a noisy office, or at home by yourself, but today I’m working out of a public library and don’t want to bother the people around me with the noise.

Now, I do remember looking into this some time ago when it first bothered me, and not finding a solution. Either I wasn’t looking hard enough, or the solution has come along some time after my initial investigation. Either way, it’s an easy one.

Simply go to the Windows Store and download the Arc Touch Bluetooth Mouse app.surface-arc-touch-mouse-scroll-sound

After installing and launching the app, all you need to do is switch off the Vibration/Sound setting. I turned it off entirely, but if you still want to feel and hear it a little bit you can adjust the slide down to whatever level you’re happy with.


By Paul Cunningham

Paul is a writer and entrepreneur living in Brisbane, Australia. He enjoys spending time with his family and running in the mountains. Paul was the founder of Practical 365, a former Microsoft MVP, and Pluralsight trainer. Paul is also on Twitter and Instagram.


  1. Hi Paul, is there a way to get this install without going through the Microsoft Store? This has been blocked on our organisations Windows 10 systems.

    1. Dear Jean-Marc,

      Try the following url:

      Mouse and Keyboard Center

      It’s just an .exe file and If you have the basic permissions to run & install a program to your Computer and User Profile, then you’ll be ok and no need for IT to unlock your Security Group Policy.

      Kind regards,
      Alexandros Tambouratzis
      Systems & Networks Engineer

  2. Thanks Paul.
    We’ve just bought a bunch of these for our office. The combined noise soon got quite irritating so your solution was a welcome relief! I wonder why this feature wasn’t in the control panel settings?!

  3. Thank you for placing a clear post about this! It is great to control that one annoyance about that mouse.

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