Windows 10: Why are videos now opening with a single mouse click?

Discus and support Why are videos now opening with a single mouse click? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; For some reason, my videos are now opening (in File Explorer) with a single click rather than a double click. I have checked View-->Options in File... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Florio, Aug 29, 2020.

  1. Florio Win User

    Why are videos now opening with a single mouse click?


    For some reason, my videos are now opening (in File Explorer) with a single click rather than a double click. I have checked View-->Options in File Explorer, and double click is selected for opening an item, but the problem still persists. It is a relatively recent development. Has anyone else had this problem?


    Windows 10, v.2004

    :)
     
    Florio, Aug 29, 2020
    #1
  2. Roohi_Taj Win User

    Mouse started double clicking on single click file randomly.

    Hi KathZ,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    Could you please help me with the below questions:

    • Which version of Windows you are using? (To check, type: winver in start menu and hit enter.)
    • Does this issue occur on a different mouse?

    This issue happens, if there is mouse/hardware issue or it can be settings issue. I would suggest you to follow the troubleshooting steps as mentioned below:

    Method 1: Restore the defaults.

    1. Press Windows
      and E key together on your Keyboard.
    2. Go to View tab on the top.
    3. Click on Options > Click on Change folder and Search options.
    4. Click on Restore Defaults.
      Click on Apply and Ok.

    Method 2: Change the Mouse settings.


    1. Click on the Settings icon from the start menu.
    2. Click on Devices > Click on Mouse from the left panel of the window.
    3. Click on Additional Mouse Options from the right pane.
    4. This will open the Mouse Properties window, go to Buttons tab.
    5. Under the Double click speed, drag the slider to the left to slow down the double click speed.
    6. Next, go to Pointer options tab, uncheck the "Enhance Pointer Precision" to
      disable pointer precision to slow down the mouse.

    For more information, I would suggest you to follow the
    steps
    provided in the post on 'Windows 10 mouse has started double clicking on single click randomly'.

    Hope it helps.

    Let us know if you got the help you needed by clicking Yes or No.

    Roohi Taj S

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Roohi_Taj, Aug 29, 2020
    #2
  3. Making the mouse double click when I single click,

    Hi Miro,

    There are a couple of things we can do to solve your concern. We suggest to follow the steps below:

    • Type Specify single- or double-click to open in the search box, then press
      Enter.
    • Look for Click item as follows, then select the radio button that says
      Single-click to open an item (point to select).
    • Click Apply, then OK.


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    Let us know if you have other questions.
     
    Martin Bar, Aug 29, 2020
    #3
  4. Why are videos now opening with a single mouse click?

    Changing the mouse to accept a single click on the icons on the desktop

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I would suggest you to try the steps given below and check.


    • Press Windows + X keys.

    • Click on control panel.

    • Click on File Explorer options.

    • In the general tab under the click items as follows.

    • Click on single click to open an item.

    • Click on apply and OK.


    Hope this information helps. Please let us know if you need any other assistance with Windows in future. We will be happy to assist you.
     
    Mayank Gupta10, Aug 29, 2020
    #4
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