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Windows 7: Do people actually like to double click?

24 Sep 2009   #1
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 
Do people actually like to double click?

On my machines, I always set my folder options to single click for opening items and whenever I encounter a computer that is not set up this way, I find it quite annoying. Do many people actually use and like the double click option? If so, why?
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24 Sep 2009   #2
The Wise Vivi

Windows 7 RC 7100 x64
 
 

I use the double click when accessing folders. I have a tendency to single click on the wrong stuff sometimes (not caring enough maybe) and if I had it on single click, I wouldn't know where I should be going....
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24 Sep 2009   #3
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

I see. Well, so far after many years, I've never gotten into trouble with single click enabled and I think it's saved me a lot of clicks over the years.
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24 Sep 2009   #4
Xakor

Windows XP/Windows 7
 
 

Yes, sometimes i guess... i whould'nt use it in my webbrowser or while playing a game, but browsing Windows Explorer its a pleasant feature (the only thing that is more important is the right click )
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24 Sep 2009   #5
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Single click for me.
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24 Sep 2009   #6
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

Good to know I'm not alone.
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24 Sep 2009   #7
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

I use double click because i m habitual to it.
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24 Sep 2009   #8
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Double click, because I hate it when I want to select or drag something, a program starts because the click is misinterpreted.

Guess it's personal.
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24 Sep 2009   #9
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
Double click, because I hate it when I want to select or drag something, a program starts because the click is misinterpreted.

Guess it's personal.
That's another thing that's just never happened to me with the single click option enabled, but I guess ymmv as they say.
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24 Sep 2009   #10
Zagadka

Win 7, Win 8, Ubuntu (64 bit)
 
 

I just have the thumb button on my mouse double click (the other thumb button is minimize). Best of both worlds.
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