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Windows 7: Do people actually like to double click?

24 Sep 2009   #21
Subsonic

Windows7 x64 7600 16385
 
 

Have my wheel set to "double-click" when pushed.
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24 Sep 2009   #22
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
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

Old people huh? Single.
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24 Sep 2009   #23
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
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

Old people huh? Single.


~Lordbob
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24 Sep 2009   #24
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Anyways, I have found that there is a correlation to ease of clicking and age.
~Lordbob
Any correlation to ease of clicking and intelligence ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intelligence
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24 Sep 2009   #25
spud58

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harpua View Post
just gave em a little more of a chance before reverting back to things like quick launch.
Nothing wrong with quicklaunch. I personally dont like the stuff pinned to the taskbar because when i open things i like them in order on my bar, not grouped because i like fast access to my stuff instead of hoving over to pick from another menu and so on.

On topic, double click for me. I grew up with that being the only option, among other reasons, all of which have been listed. Mis-clicking opening programs, renaming, etc.

Using an 8 button mouse (MX Revolution for the win) with 5 of those at your thumb gives you many options, but i havent yet changed one to double click yet... maybe ill give that a shot.
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24 Sep 2009   #26
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

I don't understand. One can put the items pinned to taskbar in any order one wants and they never move unless you deliberately rearrange them. This to me is a huge improvement because one always knows exactly where those items that are pinned to the taskbar are going to be. They don't move around anymore based on what's open or closed. And it's real easy to see whether a program is open or closed just by the way the icon is "lit up" or highlighted (or whatever the proper terminology for that may be ).
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24 Sep 2009   #27
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harpua View Post
I don't understand. One can put the items pinned to taskbar in any order one wants and they never move unless you deliberately rearrange them. This to me is a huge improvement because one always knows exactly where those items that are pinned to the taskbar are going to be. They don't move around anymore based on what's open or closed.
I hate pinning to the taskbar. Bugs the hell outta me.
But thats just me. I use quicklaunch instead.

~Lordbob
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24 Sep 2009   #28
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

Well, at least it's great that W7 gives us all these options to configure it exactly (or almost exactly) the way we each want to.
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24 Sep 2009   #29
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harpua View Post
Well, at least it's great that W7 gives us all these options to configure it exactly (or almost exactly) the way we each want to.
Indeed. That is one of the best features.
This thread sort of amuses me, because we get such differing opinions. Sometimes the odd person will flame another saying that theirs sucks and they should use their method. The great thing about it is that we can use all these different methods.

~Lordbob
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24 Sep 2009   #30
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

[quote=Lordbob75;283460]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harpua View Post
I hate pinning to the taskbar. Bugs the hell outta me.
But thats just me. I use quicklaunch instead.
~Lordbob
Yep, Quick Launch and single click here ... I'm not going to waste time to where I want to go
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