Some people have asked me if there is a way to use only a single click with Windows Explorer, to open a file, like clicking on a link in a web browser.
The answer is yes, if you use Windows ME or XP.
To set it up:
- Access your Control Panel.
- Open the Folders Options applet.
- Under the General tab, select Single-click to open an item (point to select).
- Also select Underline icon titles consistent with my browser, to have all icons underlined (Default).
- Or select Underline icon titles only when I point at them. (Optional)
- Click Apply.
- Click OK.
- Close Control Panel.
Personally, I leave my options to be opened by a double click, as I find myself opening things I don’t really want opened, using the single click method. This is really a matter of personal preference, so if you can get used to the single click option, it should make your computing experience better.
Try it out for a while, if you can not get used to the change, or just find it doesn’t work for you go back to the Control Panel General tab and reselect Double-click to open an item (single-click to select), click Apply and then OK and close Control Panel.