How To Enable Or Disable Single-click On Windows

Do you like to click an item and open it right away? This is what the single-click option does on Windows. You no longer need to double-click an item to open it.

However, did someone turn the feature on by accident? How do you turn of single-click? In this article, we discuss how to enable or disable single-click on Windows.

How To Enable Single-click On Windows 10

  • Firstly, right-click the “Start” button.
  • Then, click “File Explorer".
  • Click “View” > “Options” > “Change folder and search options".
  • Lastly, in the “Click items as follows” section, pick between “Single click to open an item” or “Double-click to open an item".
  • Click Apply or OK to save your changes.
how to enable single-click on Windows 10
How To Turn On Single Click In Windows 10

How To Turn Off Single-click On Windows 10

  • Return to the "Change folder and search options".
  • Click the option to enable double-click.
  • Click Apply or OK to save the changes.

How To Enable Or Disable Single-click On Previous Versions of Windows

The following information is for users running Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. The method for Windows Vista, 7, and 8 are the same. However, Windows XP has a different method.

Windows 8

  • To begin, right-click the “Start” button and select “Control Panel".
  • Search for and click “Appearance and Personalization".
  • Then, choose “Specify single- or double-click to open".
  • In the “Click items as follows” section, pick between “Single click to open an item” or “Double-click to open an item".

Windows 7

  • Right-click the “Start” button and select “Control Panel".
  • Click “Appearance and Personalization".
  • Then, choose “Specify single- or double-click to open".
  • In the “Click items as follows” section, pick between “Single click to open an item” or “Double-click to open an item".

Windows Vista

  • Firstly, right-click the “Start” button and select “Control Panel".
  • Search for and click “Appearance and Personalization".
  • Then, choose “Specify single- or double-click to open".
  • In the “Click items as follows” section, pick between “Single click to open an item” or “Double-click to open an item".

Windows XP

  • Click “Start“.
  •  “Control Panel“.
  • Open Folders.
  • Check the option for Single click to open an item to enable single-click to open items.
  • Check Double-click to open item to disable the single-click feature.

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