Question from Frank: Rick, I have a computer running Windows 10 and I have a question about it.
I’m 73 years old and have terribly arthritic fingers which makes it extremely difficult for me to “double-click” on things to open them.
I read somewhere that you can change a setting that’ll make Windows open things with a single click, but I can’t find it.
I’ll be much in your debt if you’d be so kind as to tell me how to set it up. Can you tell me how?
Rick’s answer: Frank, Windows 10 does indeed have a setting that will enable you to open the items you click on with a single click.
It’s a very handy feature that’s used by millions of folks worldwide who have physical issues and ailments similar to yours that make it difficult to use a mouse.
Luckily, it’s very easy to enable. Just follow the steps below:
1 – Press the Windows+E key combination to open a “File Explorer” window.
2 -Select the View tab.
3 – Move your mouse pointer all the way over to the right-hand side of the window and click Options>Change folder and search options. The “Folder Options” window should pop up.
4 – Select Single-click to open an item (point to select).
5 – Click Apply, then click Ok.
That’s all there is to it. From now on items will open with a single click which should make it easier for you to use your computer.
I hope this helps, Frank. Good luck!
Update from Frank: Thanks Rick. My crinkly old fingers and I are forever in your debt!
Bonus tip: Since you have trouble clicking with the mouse, it might also interest you to know that you can shut your computer down without having to do any clicking. This post explains how.
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