Windows 10: Can't find any way to prevent mouse hovering from opening a file Solved

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  1.    19 Oct 2015 #11

    Brink said: View Post
    It sounds like you are in Settings instead of the Control Panel as specified in the tutorial.

    Control Panel - Open in Windows 10
    Yes, you are correct. I had just discovered that. Really, really weird and unintuitive that they would be completely different, but that is another subject. And Control Panel seems much harder to find in Win 10 than in earlier versions. I had to resort to the Windows key + R and a command to ferret it out. But having finally gotten there, the relevant box was not checked. I checked it, clicked apply, then unchecked it and clicked apply again in hopes that will drive a steak through the ugly buggers heart, but only time will tell.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15063
       19 Oct 2015 #12

    How about the double click to open items option instead?

    Single-Click or Double-Click to Open an Item - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3.    19 Oct 2015 #13

    Brink said: View Post
    How about the double click to open items option instead?

    Single-Click or Double-Click to Open an Item - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Had already picked that option.

    The procedure outlined above, checking the (previously unchecked) hover box, clicking apply, unchecking the hover box, and clicking apply looks like it might be working. Keeping fingers crossed.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15063
       19 Oct 2015 #14

    Good news so far then.
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  5.    19 Oct 2015 #15

    Yes, I think so!
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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       19 Oct 2015 #16

    Perfect.
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