How to Enable or Disable Single Click on Windows 11?

By default, Windows 11 opens a file or folder when you double-click on them. This is opted by Microsoft to prevent the accidental opening of an item on your PC. However, a few Windows users are unhappy with this feature and want to open an item with just a single click. If you are one of those Windows users, who want to open a file/folder with one click, this gearupwindows article will guide you.

How to Turn On Single Click to Open an Item on Windows 11?

Step 1. First, open the File Explorer by pressing Windows + E keys.

Step 2. When File Explorer opens, click on the three dots menu (ellipse) and select Options from the pop-up menu.

Step 3. Now, the Folder Options dialog will appear.

Step 4. Next, choose the General tab. Then select the “Single-click to open an item (point to select)” option.

Step 5. When you’re done, click the Apply button to save the changes.

Step 6. Finally, click the OK button to exit the Folder Options window.

With the settings is enabled, to select an item, just hover your mouse over it for a moment. Alternatively, enable the checkboxes in File Explorer to easily select items.

How to Turn Off Single Click to Open an Item on Windows 11?

Step 1. First, open the File Explorer by pressing Windows + E keys.

Step 2. When File Explorer opens, click on the three dots menu (ellipse) and select Options from the pop-up menu.

Step 3. Now, the Folder Options dialog will appear.

Step 4. Next, choose the General tab. Then select the “Double-click to open an item (single-click to select)” option.

 

Step 5. When you’re done, click the Apply button to save the changes.

Step 6. Finally, click the OK button to exit the Folder Options window.

A single click will select an item when the settings are enabled, and a double-click will open them.

Also Read:

Fix: “Single-click to open an item” is Greyed out in Folder Options of Windows 11/10/8/7

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