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The Old Single Click/Double Click

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by E/B, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. E/B

    E/B Flightless Bird

    Just realized in XP that I no longer can single click to open items.
    Found the single click is 'grayed-out' in Folder Options and am stuck
    with only double click. Must have made a change recently, but not
    sufficiently knowledgeable to undo the dilemma. Help.
     
  2. Elmo

    Elmo Flightless Bird

    E/B wrote:
    > Just realized in XP that I no longer can single click to open items.
    > Found the single click is 'grayed-out' in Folder Options and am stuck
    > with only double click. Must have made a change recently, but not
    > sufficiently knowledgeable to undo the dilemma. Help.
    >
    >

    Maybe this registry tweak:

    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
    233. Enable Single Click to Open an Item
    330. Restore Single Click Underline Icons

    Or try clicking the "Restore Defaults" button.

    --
    Joe =o)
     
  3. E/B

    E/B Flightless Bird

    Thanks. Applied 233 and find the only double click is opening an email
    in OE6. However, the single click remains grayed-out in Folder Options.
    My memory tells me that previously I had access. Any thoughts?

    "Elmo" <elmogeek@xxx.invalid> wrote in message
    news:u5OYpkd0KHA.4420@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    : E/B wrote:
    : > Just realized in XP that I no longer can single click to open items.
    : > Found the single click is 'grayed-out' in Folder Options and am
    stuck
    : > with only double click. Must have made a change recently, but not
    : > sufficiently knowledgeable to undo the dilemma. Help.
    : >
    : >
    : Maybe this registry tweak:
    :
    : http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
    : 233. Enable Single Click to Open an Item
    : 330. Restore Single Click Underline Icons
    :
    : Or try clicking the "Restore Defaults" button.
    :
    : --
    : Joe =o)
     
  4. Elmo

    Elmo Flightless Bird

    E/B wrote:
    > Thanks. Applied 233 and find that only double-click is opening an email
    > in OE6. However, the single click remains grayed-out in Folder Options.
    > My memory tells me that previously I had access. Any thoughts?
    >
    > "Elmo" <elmogeek@xxx.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:u5OYpkd0KHA.4420@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > : E/B wrote:
    > : > Just realized in XP that I no longer can single click to open items.
    > : > Found the single click is 'grayed-out' in Folder Options and am
    > stuck
    > : > with only double click. Must have made a change recently, but not
    > : > sufficiently knowledgeable to undo the dilemma. Help.
    > : >
    > : >
    > : Maybe this registry tweak:
    > :
    > : http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
    > : 233. Enable Single Click to Open an Item
    > : 330. Restore Single Click Underline Icons
    > :
    > : Or try clicking the "Restore Defaults" button.


    A single click of an email will highlight the email and, if you press F8
    to show the preview below the listing of email headers. Whether that
    display is off or on, to my recollection, it always takes a double-click
    to open an email from the header. Try an OE newsgroup for more suggestions.

    --
    Joe =o)
     
  5. Bernd

    Bernd Flightless Bird

    -------- Original-Nachricht --------

    > Just realized in XP that I no longer can single click to open items.
    > Found the single click is 'grayed-out' in Folder Options and am stuck
    > with only double click. Must have made a change recently, but not
    > sufficiently knowledgeable to undo the dilemma. Help.
    >
    >


    Look here:

    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/singleclickfolder.htm

    Bernd
     
  6. E/B

    E/B Flightless Bird

    Thanks, but I prefer the Classic Shell (and 'old stuff' like IE and OE6)
    for my XP. Won't your suggestion lose that?
    "Bernd" <fake@gmx.de> wrote in message
    news:u$HmNbe0KHA.752@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    :
    :
    : -------- Original-Nachricht --------
    :
    : > Just realized in XP that I no longer can single click to open items.
    : > Found the single click is 'grayed-out' in Folder Options and am
    stuck
    : > with only double click. Must have made a change recently, but not
    : > sufficiently knowledgeable to undo the dilemma. Help.
    : >
    : >
    :
    : Look here:
    :
    : http://windowsxp.mvps.org/singleclickfolder.htm
    :
    : Bernd
     
  7. Bernd

    Bernd Flightless Bird

    -------- Original-Nachricht --------

    > Thanks, but I prefer the Classic Shell (and 'old stuff' like IE and OE6)
    > for my XP. Won't your suggestion lose that?


    Try it out ;-)

    Bernd
     

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