How to Turn On or Off Single Click on Windows 11

Double-clicking an item in Windows 11 opens it by default. You need to enable the single click to open an item in Windows 11 with a single click.

How to Turn On Single Click

Follow these steps to change double-click to single click in Windows 11:

  1. Open the File Explorer Options. To do this, you need to press Windows + R, type control folders, and then press the Enter key.
  2. In the “General” tab, in the “Click items as follows” section, you can see “Single-click to open an item (point to select).” Click on it.
  3. Under that, you’ll find two options:
  • Underline icon titles consistent with my browser – This option will always show the underline in the item title.
  • Underline icon titles only when I point at them – If you choose this option, you’ll see an underline in the item title when you hover your mouse over it.
  1. Pick the one you want from the two options above and click “OK.”

That’s it. From now on, you can open an item with a single click.

How to Turn Off Single Click

If you want to turn off the single click, then follow these steps:

Open File Explorer Options. To do this, you need to press Windows + R, type control folders, and then press the Enter key.

Select “Double-click to open an item (single-click to select),” and then click the “OK” button at the bottom.

That’s it.

Alternative Methods

You can also enable and disable single click on Windows 11 using the following methods:

Method #1

Press Windows + I, and you can see the Settings app. Type click on the search box on the left sidebar.

In the search results, you will see “Specify single- or double-click to open.” Hit it.

The rest of the steps are the same as above.

Method #2

Open the Control Panel. You can do this by pressing Windows + R, type control, and pressing the Enter key.

In the search box at the top right, type click. In the search results, you will see “Specify single- or double-click to open.” Hit it.

The rest of the steps are the same as above.

I hope this guide, “How to Turn On or Off Single Click on Windows 11,” is helpful to you.

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