Enable or Disable “Single-Click to Open an Item” in Windows

Single-Click to Open an Item” is one of the most useful features in Windows operating system. Most of the Windows user like to use single-click feature because it helps them to access anything quicker than the Double-Click.

But some people think that they have been habituated with the use of Double-Click and so they don’t feel comfortable with Single-Click feature. In case, you have changed your mouse from Double Click to Single Click in Windows and now want to Disable single-click to open an item then this guide is perfect for you.

In today’s guide, we are going to show you – how you can easily enable or disable “single-click to open an item” in Windows. Here’s how:

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How to Enable or Disable “Single-Click to Open an Item” 

This guide will work for only Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 operating system.

Step (1): At first, open the “Control Panel” and select “Appearance and Personalization” option.

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Step (2): On the Appearance and Personalization page, click on the link of “Specify single- or double-click to open” which is located under the section of Folders Options.

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Step (3): Now, a new dialog-box will appear from where you can select whether you want to use “Single-Click to Open an Item” or “Double-Click to Open an Item” feature.

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Step (4): After the selection, click on Apply button then Ok.

That’s it! Now your preferred selection will be enabled to use. Thus, you can enable or disable “single-click to open an item” in Windows.

Read also: How to Change Mouse from Double Click to Single Click in Windows 7

For Windows XP Users:

If you are using Windows XP operating system on your computer then follow below instructions in order to enable or disable “single-click to open an item” feature:

Step (1): Firstly, click on “Start” button and select the option of “Control Panel“.

Step (2): On the control panel page, select the option of Open Folders then the dialog-box will appear.

Step (3): To enable Single click, select the option of “Single-click to open an item“. And to disable Single click feature, select the option of “Disable-click to open an item“.

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Step (4): When the selection is done, click on apply button and then on Ok.

That’s it!

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