To open a folder or file in Windows 10 by default, you need to use two clicks (clicks) of the mouse, however there are users who are uncomfortable and would like to use one click for this.
This beginner's guide details how to double-click to open folders, files and launch programs in Windows 10 and enable one click for these purposes. In the same way (just by choosing other options), you can enable double-click instead of one.
How to enable one click in the parameters of the explorer
For that, one or two clicks are used to open elements and launch programs, the parameters of Windows Explorer 10 are responsible, respectively, to remove two clicks and enable one, you need to change them as necessary.
- Go to the Control Panel (for this you can start typing "Control Panel" in the search on the taskbar).
- In the view field, put “Icons” if “Categories” is set there and select “Explorer Options”.
- On the "General" tab in the "Mouse clicks" section, select the "Open with one click, select with the pointer" item.
- Apply settings.
The task is completed - the elements on the desktop and in the explorer will be highlighted with a simple mouse cursor, and opened with a single click.
In the indicated section of the parameters there are two more points that may need clarification:
- Underline icon signatures - shortcuts, folders and files will always be underlined (more precisely, their signatures).
- Emphasize icon labels on hover - icon labels will only be emphasized when the mouse pointer is over them.
An additional way to get into the Explorer settings for changing the behavior is to open Windows 10 Explorer (or just any folder), in the main menu click “File” - “Change Folder and Search Settings”.
How to remove double-click in Windows 10 - video
At the end - a short video that clearly demonstrates disabling the double-click of the mouse and the inclusion of a single click to open files, folders and programs.