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How To Turn Off Single Click

Bonni from Florida writes:

When I was having trouble with my mouse; it was messing up and double-clicking,(Dell Std. Equipment) Dell had me to reset something so it would only require one click to open a program. Now that I have a new mouse, (which solved the double clicking problem) I don’t remember how to reset my programs to open with double- click. I’ve tried various places but to no avail. Can you instruct me?


The setting you’re looking for is Specify single- or double-click to open. This setting can be found by clicking Start, then clicking Control Panel. Click Appearance and Personalization then click Specify single- or double-click to open. Click the radial button next to Double-click to open an item (single-click to select) and click Apply, then click OK.

Single and double-click should now be back to working as they originally did before Dell had you make the change.