How to Change Mouse Double Click to Single Click

Today, I got an email from one of the readers asking how to change the mouse double click to single click in Windows 7.  The default Windows 7 behavior allows you to open a file or folder when double clicked. You can easily change this setting by following the below steps:

Go to My Computer and then Press the Alt key on your keyboard. This will bring up the File and Edit menu on the top area of your screen.

Click on Tools and select Folder Options.

Under the General tab, change the Click items as follows from Double-click to open an item (single-click to select) to single-click to open an item (point to select).

Now, you can select the underline settings. You can select to ‘underline the icon titles always’ or ‘only when you point at them’. The underline when you point option gets selected automatically once you change the setting to single click. I prefer this option when I’m using single click because the ‘always underline the tiles’ option looks a bit messy.

Click Apply to make the changes and then click OK.

That’s it! Now, a single click on files and folders will open up the files and folders!




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