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Windows 7: Do people actually like to double click?

25 Sep 2009   #41
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

I mostly try to avoid using mouse. I use keyboard shortcuts as much as i can.
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25 Sep 2009   #42
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
I mostly try to avoid using mouse...
i suppose it scares the elephants?
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25 Sep 2009   #43
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

I would always use the front edge, (mousedown), of the operation for controlling the UI elements, (change button state Etc), and the trailing edge (Mouseup), for the action as It did give the user an opt out to abort the operation.

not sure what the current API's require or allow, (it's been a while since I wrote any UI's ), but would think that the basic system is still in place
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25 Sep 2009   #44
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Single click for me. However, I have the option Underline icon titles only when I point at them checked.

At the end of the day, it's what you prefer and are used to. There is no right or wrong with this, it's just a matter of personal preference.
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25 Sep 2009   #45
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

I got shaky hands!!! so double click!!!

hell I even click wrong icons in taskbar in win 7 :P! I wish there was a way to make them activate on double click =/ I sometimes click Visual Studio 2010 , Photoshop and Dreamweaver by accident X_X;.. that its really annoying(resource hog AAAAAAAAAH) so yea... DOUBLE CLICK!
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25 Sep 2009   #46
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Well double click just the way I learned. I wan to learn how to use the keyboard more and the mouse less though.
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25 Sep 2009   #47
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mercurial View Post
I got shaky hands!!! so double click!!!

hell I even click wrong icons in taskbar in win 7 :P! I wish there was a way to make them activate on double click =/ I sometimes click Visual Studio 2010 , Photoshop and Dreamweaver by accident X_X;.. that its really annoying(resource hog AAAAAAAAAH) so yea... DOUBLE CLICK!

Just an idea

Replace the pinned items to the problematic apps with a batch file or script that adds an additional confirmation prompt before actually running the application
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25 Sep 2009   #48
Razer511

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Tried single click many time and just hate it for some reason. When I work on others PCs with single click it drives me nuts and I have no real good reason for this. Just what I prefer I guess, it's not as bad on a desktop but on a laptop there is no way.

Sony used to ship all their PCs with single click enabled, it drove me crazy lol!
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25 Sep 2009   #49
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Always single click.

That and mouse speed are a few of the first things I do after an install.


+1 I use the fastest mouse speed.
I have a high end gaming mouse (got in on sale, or never would have bought it). 4000 dpi, supersensitive. If I set it to the fastest speed, moving the mouse a few millimeters would move it clear across both monitors.

~Lordbob
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25 Sep 2009   #50
ultraplanet

Windows 7
 
 

Single click because I'm old I guess Fastest mouse speed because I'm old and I can't catch up with the aero display from my pinned taskbar items

I have a couple of hundred computers in my care and it seems most people just don't care enough to change the default so double click rules at the office but I have no trouble switching. I can even manage a left handed mouse and trackballs if I have to.

The thing that bugs me the most is the friggin' "Classic Start Menu" time to move into the 21st century people!
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