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Windows 7: How to Disable Hover-to-Select with Single-Click Mode?


02 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
How to Disable Hover-to-Select with Single-Click Mode?

I use my laptop in single-click mode, and I don't like the hover-to-select feature that's enabled with it. When I wanna select a folder or a file, I just press Ctrl before I click it or I highlight it by dragging the selection rectangle over it.

I turned it off this feature in Vista, but now I don't remember how I did it.

I think I set some pixel to 0 or set some delay time to 0...I don't remember where and how...

Can you help me?

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02 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

You can disable "hovering over" by going to "Control Panel - Ease of Access Center - Make the mouse easier to use & unchecking the "Activate a window by hovering over it with the mouse" checkbox.
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02 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

No, that's different. It doesn't disable the behavior I described. Set your PC to single-click, hover over items in Windows Explorer and you'll see what I mean.
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02 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

I am unable to reproduce the behaviour you described on my machine.
IDK if you have moved directly from xp to Windows 7, but try disabling tapping in your touchpad properties.
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02 Apr 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Msafi,

Sorry, but that is a feature built-in to the single click option. If you do not want to hover to select, then you must use the double click option instead.

Single-Click or Double-Click to Open an Item
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02 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I just bought this brand new ThinkPad laptop with Windows 7 and the new Intel processors...

So, you went to "Folder and search options" and selected "single click" instead of the default "Double click" and you didn't get hover-to-select behavior in Windows Explorer? Hmmm...

Maybe I should go ask in the ThinkPads forums then. Maybe it's specific to ThinkPad...
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02 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Msafi,

Sorry, but that is a feature built-in to the single click option. If you do not want to hover to select, then you must use the double click option instead.

Single-Click or Double-Click to Open an Item
I disabled it in Vista. I still have the PC on which this feature is disabled. It was a registry key, I think -- a registry key where I set a number of pixels to zero...
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02 Apr 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Finally! I found it. It's in HKEY_CURRENT_USER / Control Panel / Mouse

Set MouseHoverWidth and MouseHoverHeight to 0.
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02 Apr 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That's great news Msafi. Thank you for posting back with your results and solution.
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03 Apr 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Ok Msafi. This tutorial is dedicated to you.

Single-Click Mode Point to Select - Enable or Disable
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