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How to set items to open with a Single Click in Windows 8

Description: This article will show how to change the default double click to a single click for opening items in Windows 8.

  1. From the Start Screen, use the keyboard and type in Folder Options. Windows 8 will search the computer automatically for those keywords and a Search box will appear on the right side of the screen with options to search Apps, Settings, or Files. Select Settings to view the results in that category.
    Windows 8 Start Screen, Search Folder Options
  2. On the left side of the screen the search results will be displayed. Click on Folder Options.
    Windows 8 Folder Options Settings
  3. Under the General tab in the Folder Options window, select Single-click to open an item (point to select).
    Windows 8 Folder Options Settings
  4. Select Apply and OK to save the changes. The same process can be used to change a single click to a double click by selecting Double-click to open an item (single-click to select) instead.