Windows 10: Open Items with Single-Click or Double-Click in Windows 10  

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
    Open Items with Single-Click or Double-Click in Windows 10

    Open Items with Single-Click or Double-Click in Windows 10

    How to Open Items with Single-Click or Double-Click in Windows 10
    Published by Category: General Tips
    11 May 2018
    Designer Media Ltd

    Published by


    Brink's Avatar
    Administrator

    Posts: 33,158

    Show Printable Version 


    How to Open Items with Single-Click or Double-Click in Windows 10

    information   Information
    You can set Windows to open an item when you single-click/tap or double-click/tap on it.

    The single-click option allows you to open items (ex: files and folders) with a single tap or left click, and to select items by hovering the pointer over the item. Single-click will also allow you to select to "underline icon titles consistent with my browser" or "underline icon titles only when I point at them".

    The double-click option allows you to open items (ex: files and folders) with a double tap or left click, and to select items with a single tap or left click on the item.

    This tutorial will show you how to open items with a single-click or double-click in your account in Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Set to Open Items with Single-Click or Double-Click in File Explorer Options
    • Option Two: Set to Open Items with Single-Click or Double-Click using a BAT file







    Open Items with Single-Click or Double-Click in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Open Items with Single-Click or Double-Click in Windows 10
    Set to Open Items with Single-Click or Double-Click in File Explorer

    1. Open File Explorer Options.

    2. Do step 3 (single-click) or step 4 (double-click) below for what you would like to do.


     3. Set to Open Items with Single-Click

    A) In the General tab, select (dot) Single-click to open an item (point to select). (see screenshot below)

    B) Select (dot) Underline icon titles consistent with my browser or Underline icon titles only when I point at them for what you want.

    C) Click/tap on OK.

    Name:  File_Explorer_Options_single_click.png
Views: 42875
Size:  21.7 KB


     4. Set to Open Items with Double-Click

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) In the General tab, select (dot) Double-click to open an item (single-click to select), and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    Name:  File_Explorer_Options_double_click.png
Views: 42957
Size:  21.7 KB






    Open Items with Single-Click or Double-Click in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Open Items with Single-Click or Double-Click in Windows 10
    Set to Open Items with Single-Click or Double-Click using a BAT file

    1. Do step 2 (single-click, underline-browser), step 3 (single-click, underline-point), or step 4 (double-click) below for what you would like to do.


     2. Open Items with Single-Click, and Underline Icon Titles Consistent with Browser

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Single-Click-to_Open_Items-Underline_consistent_with_browser.bat

    download


     3. Open Items with Single-Click, and Underline Icon Titles when Pointed at

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Single-Click-to_Open_Items-Underline_when_point_at.bat

    download


     4. Open Items with Double-Click

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Double-Click-to_Open_Items.bat

    download


    5. Save the .bat file to your desktop.

    6. Unblock the .bat file, and run the .bat file.

    7. You will now notice your screen flicker and a command prompt quickly open and close as explorer is restarted to apply the registry changes.

    8. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .bat file if you like.



    That's it,
    Shawn


  1. Wynona's Avatar
    Posts : 21,502
    Windows 10 Skip Ahead Preview Build 18219
       10 Feb 2016 #1

    I've been doing this for years. I'm pretty sure it was Vista or Windows 7 when I first discovered 'single click'.

    Now, when I'm working on someone else's computer, I'm lost until I realize I have to double click. :)
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,158
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
    Thread Starter
       10 Feb 2016 #2

    LOL, I find myself always doing the same. :)
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    07 Dec 2017 #3

    Asked the following in general-support, @philc43 suggested I ask it here:

    I have 2 computers running Windows 10, my main computer is Version 1709 Build 16299.64, the one in my shop is Version 1703 Build 15063.726, the view option on both computers is:


    On the shop computer when I point at a file it highlights the file and lets me mouse over to one of the commands, Delete, Rename, etc. On the main computer when I point at a file in underlines it and when I mouse up to the commands the underline goes away.

    Did the new version of Windows 10 change the way it handles this?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,158
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
    Thread Starter
       07 Dec 2017 #4

    Hello rboppy, :)

    I see the same thing in build 17046 using those settings.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5.    07 Dec 2017 #5

    Thanks for the reply Brink,

    Is the any way to get it back the way it was?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,158
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
    Thread Starter
       07 Dec 2017 #6

    I haven't noticed a way yet.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  7.    07 Dec 2017 #7

    I hope you do!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,158
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
    Thread Starter
       07 Dec 2017 #8

    Well, selecting Underline icon titles consistent with my browser is now working again for me.

    Name:  Underline.jpg
Views: 13983
Size:  65.6 KB
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  9.    07 Dec 2017 #9

    There seems to be some miscommunication here. This is my shop computer:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	shop.png 
Views:	155 
Size:	135.6 KB 
ID:	167174
    From here I can mouse up to the commands.

    This is my main computer:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	main.png 
Views:	192 
Size:	140.6 KB 
ID:	167175
    When I attempt to mouse up the selection goes away, the only way I can run a command is using the keyboard or right-clicking the item.

    Choosing the option to 'underline icon consistent with my browser' leaves right-click as the only way to run a command.

    Right-click is ok but it leaves most of the commands on the Home tab useless.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tutorial Categories

Open Items with Single-Click or Double-Click in Windows 10 Tutorial Index Network & Sharing Instalation and Upgrade Browsers and Email General Tips Gaming Customization Apps and Features Virtualization BSOD System Security User Accounts Hardware and Drivers Updates and Activation Backup and Restore Performance and Maintenance Xbox Windows Phone


Related Threads
Since the last update Win10 I cannot open folders with double click only right mouse click and then open folder. I have 3 times With Microsoft chatted but cannot solve this problem. Driver up to date, change mouse already, no hardware conflicts....
Hello, I use a HP laptop & since the last few days I am not able to open any files or click on something since the left (main) key & double tap on the mouse pad are not working! Although I am able to move the cursor/pointer over the touch pad & the...
Recently, an issue arised in which I can't open file folders with double click. The spinning wheel cursor shows up for a split second but nothing happens. I have to open context menu and choose Open to access the folder. I noticed I can't open...
I don't know if it's just me but I wanted to at least try Cortana so I moved my mouse down to the Cortana icon (as I shrunk it down to an icon as the search box takes up too much space) and now when I try to click on it, nothing happens on the first...
After downloading the Windows 10 Tech Preview I've made a bootable USB drive. Am I able to just double click the setup.exe when the pc is on and at my desktop? or do I have to restart & boot from the USB drive? Thank you in advance.
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:25.
Find Us