How to Enable or Disable Single Clicking Feature in Windows
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Two Methods:Windows 10, 8, 7, & VistaWindows XP

The location of the setting where you enable the single-click of icons to open them always escapes me. I can never find it when I want to change it on my Mom’s computer. Single-click irritates me, but here’s how to enable or disable it in Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP.

Method 1 of 2: Windows 10, 8, 7, & Vista

  1. 1
    Right-click the “Start” button and select “Control Panel“.
  2. 2
    Select “Appearance and Personalization“.
  3. 3
    Choose “Specify single- or double-click to open“.
  4. 4
    In the click items as follows section, choose between “Single click to open an item” or “Double-click to open an item“.

Method 2 of 2: Windows XP

  1. 1
    Click “Start“ > “Control Panel“.
  2. 2
    Open Folders.
  3. 3
    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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