Can't find any way to prevent mouse hovering from opening a file

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  1. Posts : 7
    Windows
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    Can't find any way to prevent mouse hovering from opening a file


    One thing that drives me bonkers is having a mouse pointer open any file whose name I might inadvertently hover over for a few seconds. I want files to open ONLY when I double click them. In earlier versions of Windows it was easy to turn the open on hover feature off, which I always did. However there is no option to turn it off in Windows 10 that I can find anywhere in Settings.

    Clay
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  2. Posts : 193
    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    Go to: Control Panel > Ease of Access Center > Make the mouse easier to use.
    Uncheck the hover option.
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  3. Posts : 7
    Windows
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Not there!!


    I had seen that suggestion elsewhere. However, there is no such option available in the Ease of Access section anywhere.

    Clay
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  4. Posts : 193
    Windows 10 Pro
       #4

    Strange, because I just went exactly there on my system. Someone with home version can perhaps verify this?
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  5. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21354
       #5

    Hello Clay, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    In addition, see if the tutorials below may be able to help for this.

    (This is for what Kanata posted)
    Mouse Hover Makes Window Active - Enable - Windows 7 Help Forums

    (See if using double click may help)
    Single-Click or Double-Click to Open an Item - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  6. Posts : 7
    Windows
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Thanks, but . . .


    Thanks Brink, but those have to do with Windows 7. It was easy to address in 7, but not so much in 10.

    Clay
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  7. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21354
       #7

    Windows 10 has the same settings. :)
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  8. Posts : 193
    Windows 10 Pro
       #8

    What Brink posted for the part I (Kanata) mentioned is exactly the same as I saw in my Win 10 install.
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  9. Posts : 7
    Windows
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Kanata said:
    Strange, because I just went exactly there on my system. Someone with home version can perhaps verify this?
    Nope. On mine the mouse section of ease of access only offers changes in pointer size and color and an option to use the num pad to navigate. I am running Win 10 Pro, build 10240, on one of my computers and Win 10 Home, build 10240, on the other and it is the same with both.
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  10. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21354
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    It sounds like you are in Settings instead of the Control Panel as specified in the tutorial.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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