Single-click to Open Applications and Files
By Stephen Bucaro
By default you need to double-click your left mouse button on an icon to
open an application or file in Windows Explorer or on your desktop. Double-clicking
requires just the right timing (as configured in Control Panel) between clicks to be
successful. Double-clicking has never worked well with Windows. Fortunately
it's very easy to configure Windows to work with single-clicks.
1. Open Windows Explorer (Start | All Programs | Accessories).
2. In Windows Explorer's Toolbar select Organize | Folder and Search Options.
3. In the Folder Options dialog box that appears, on the General
page, in the Click items as follows section, set the "() Single-click to
open an item" radio button. Then click on the [OK] button.
Now you can open any application or file in Windows Explorer or on your desktop with
More Windows Tips:
• Display Control Panel Utilities in Windows 7 Start Menu
• How to Disable Windows Explorer's Annoying Tooltips Popups
• Windows 7 - Five Ways to Move or Copy Files or Folders
• VLC Free Open-Source Media Player
• How to Determine if You have 32 bit or 64 bit Windows 7
• Disable Windows 7 Automatic Resizing and Docking
• Display Multiple Clocks in Windows 7 Taskbar
• Windows 10 File Explorer Ribbon
• Remove Windows Components You Don't Need
• How to Write Protect a File