PC Doctor August 28, 2012

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Dear PC Doctor,

Somehow using the double-click function on my Windows computer does not work anymore. I have noticed that I only need to click once to open files and applications. I would rather use double-click to open things; how do I change it?

                Thanks, Abigail

 Dear Abigail,

Sometimes it is handy to be able to save time and effort by setting it to single-click but I know how you feel! After using computers for so long it has become second nature to double-click— and anything else feels too weird!

First, click the Start Orb, then on the Start menu click Control Panel. Be sure that in the upper right, under View By that it is set to Small icons. Next, you need to click on the icon “Folder Options”. A new window will pop up with a few different options for folders. Under the General tab, click the radio button for “Double-click to open an item (single-click to select)”. Click Apply then OK.

Close the Control Panel window and there you go— double-click away!

                  PC Doctor

Until next time … happy computing!