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Windows 7: Do people actually like to double click?

24 Sep 2009   #11
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

I have tried to convert to single click with every version of windows that has provided the option. I know it makes sense to go that way, but I always revert to the double click for some reason - I guess it is just down to personal preference and what feels right to the individual
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24 Sep 2009   #12
Zagadka

Win 7, Win 8, Ubuntu (64 bit)
 
 

Nah, single-click has its own function, double-click another. Mis-clicks are annoying.
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24 Sep 2009   #13
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I don't know what the problem was with double clicking and my husband, but for some reason he would click the second time and I would have programs in places that they were not intended for .... It must have been a jerk (no pun intended) reaction to move the icon where ever the mouse ended up on the screen!

He can handle the one click much, much easier
BTW...Holding the left click button down while you're dragging and dropping does not open a program
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24 Sep 2009   #14
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

I'm a double clicker, its how I learned to use the PC. Couldn't adjust to other ways.
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24 Sep 2009   #15
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

I guess it is personal. But I've never experienced a mis click from single clicking in many many years.

It's easier to change these old habits than one might think. After all, many of us, who were willing to give some of the new ways of doing things in W7 a chance have already gotten used to new ways of doing things with W7. Just takes a few days of trying it and putting up with a little inconvenience until some new adaptation sets in, but one has to be motivated, I guess. But people have a natural tendency to resist change, I think.

I find it a little sad though, that the first thing a lot of people do is set up W7 gui to work just like Vista rather than giving the new ways of doing things more of a chance. Of course, for some folks, the old way really may be the better way, but I bet a lot of people would quickly grow to like some of the new ways if they just gave em a little more of a chance before reverting back to things like quick launch.
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24 Sep 2009   #16
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harpua View Post
I guess it is personal. But I've never experienced a mis click from single clicking in many many years.
Hi Harpua,

You keep repeating yourself. You never had problems with it. So noted.

I had many accidental clicks partly due to bad mice, and partly because I forgot I had single click activated.

I re-setup and repair about 100 computers a year, and so I never get really used to any single computer and forget if it's on single or double click.

And so I prefer double click, because a miss double click would only need another double click, oppose to having to wait for an app to open and to close it again.

Greetz
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24 Sep 2009   #17
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

Btw, I like your sig.
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24 Sep 2009   #18
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harpua View Post
Btw, I like your sig.
Thanks.

Amsterdam canals.
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24 Sep 2009   #19
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Double-click here. i would find it quite difficult with one click because I'm use the rename file with a click then other... (also use F2 and right click too).
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24 Sep 2009   #20
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Double click. It was default, and I got used to it. I also set mine to super fast because I can click that fast. So mine is like twice as fast to open as default. Why not?

Anyways, I have found that there is a correlation to ease of clicking and age. Older people (no offense) tend to like single click, because they move slower and more deliberately (like my dad), and (some) have shaking hands that cannot click very fast or double click at all.
Younger people (like me, 17) click at a ridiculous rate. I also move through things so fast that if single click was on, I would have like 100 programs start opening as I navigate to a folder....

So for me it is more of a safety thing too.

~Lordbob
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