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Windows 7: double click functionality on pinned taskbar icons

31 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
double click functionality on pinned taskbar icons

I was wonderign if there was a way so that, instead of a single-click action launching an application through a pinned taskbar icon, it can be double click. I notice that I try to keep apps off the pinned menu because I often accidentally click an icon that i wasn't supposed to, but a double click would eliminate that since double-clicking active applications does nothing. Is there a registry setting or custom feature I'm missing that can enable this?

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31 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

Why not just make everything single click by turning on single click functionality in "folder options." You'll still get asked for confirmation for anything mildly dangerous such as "do you really want to send XYZ to the recycle bin."
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31 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

no no, I mean on the taskbar. When you have an item pinned and you click it once, it launches the program. I want it so that I HAVE to double-click it to open it. I don't want to change how the items in windows explorer functions.
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31 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

I know what you meant. I just have a hard time understanding why anyone would want to click twice on anything when once will do. But sorry, I don't have an answer for you.
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06 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

I too keep thinking that "I want this option" when I accidentally click on the taskbar icons (which happens fairly often).
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19 Jan 2010   #6

Win7 RC1!
 
 
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i'm accidentally clicking the wrong buttons on the taskbar all the time too. i'm used to having extra room for error on that bar so i generally click quickly and occasionally now end up opening a program i didn't want.

enabling taskbar doubleclick could give me the split second extra time to avoid wasting CPU cycles and momentary RAM consumption!
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19 Jan 2010   #7

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Why not get rid of pinned programs on the taskbar altogether? Use something like Stardock's ObjectDock instead. I do have the Quick Launch enabled so I can get to my most often used programs more easily, but that works on a single click also.
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31 Jul 2013   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Maybe it has been a bit since the original post, but to those who are annoyed with the same issue (like me) I suggest to check this out: 7+ Taskbar Tweaker - RaMMicHaeL's Blog
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