Getting the hang of double-clicking is often a difficult task for new computer users. It can also be a problem for those with less than steady hands. In Windows, there is a simple solution to this problem and it is found in the Folder Options control panel.

Do the following to find the Folder Options control panel:

  1. Click on the Start Menu.
    • Go to the Settings Menu and then click on the Control Panels folder.
      • Find the Folder Options control panel and double click on it. [In the image below, you can see that the icon for the Folder Options control panel has an orange square around it.] </ol>

        In the General Tab of the Folder Options control panel find the section called ‘Click items as follows’ [in the image above this section has an orange square around it]. Select, Single-Click to open an item, to change from double-click to single-click. Click Apply and then OK.

        Now, every icon on your desktop will have the name underlined, much like a link on a web page, and you will only have to click on it once.

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