Turn off auto select!!!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by bjork_dork, Nov 26, 2002.

  1. bjork_dork

    bjork_dork Guest

    How can I turn off Windows XP Home Edition's auto select? I'm not sure if I'm using the correct term for it, but it's when you move your mouse over an icon and Windows XP automatically selects it for you and you only have to click on it once... sometimes it even automatically opens the icon for you! It's driving me insane and I can't find where to turn the stupid thing off! Please help!!!!:eek:
  2. Fungiver

    Fungiver Guest

    It's on the first tab of your folder options in the control panel.
  3. Luna64

    Luna64 Guest

    My Computer / Tools / Folder Options

    Set it to Double click.
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    I luv that feature. :D Would never go back to the old double click.
  5. yoyo

    yoyo _________________

    Same here. Doubleclick abolished long time ago.
    TweakUI has a nice feature which lets you adjust the hover time of your mouse. Set it to lets say 400 ms until you are accustomed to the mouseover select and then make it faster. I found 200 ms a practical value.
    Once you are accustomed to it, you won't miss it, saves you hundreds of clicks every day.
  6. Luna64

    Luna64 Guest

    I still use double click :)

    I find that single leads to many unwanted files being opend.