How to configure the “Single-click to open an item (point to select)” setting for the mouse in Windows XP

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INTRODUCTION

This article describes how to configure the Single-click to open an item (point to select) setting for the mouse in Microsoft Windows XP. You may expect to find this setting in the Mouse Properties dialog box. However this setting is located in theFolder Options dialog box.

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By default, the mouse is configured to use the Double-click to open an item (single-click to select) setting in Windows XP. To configure the mouse to use the Single-click to open an item (point to select) setting, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, and then click My Computer.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Folder Options.
  3. On the General tab, click Single-click to open an item (point to select), and then click OK.

Technical support for x64-based versions of Microsoft Windows

Your hardware manufacturer provides technical support and assistance for x64-based versions of Windows. Your hardware manufacturer provides support because an x64-based version of Windows was included with your hardware. Your hardware manufacturer might have customized the installation of Windows with unique components. Unique components might include specific device drivers or might include optional settings to maximize the performance of the hardware. Microsoft will provide reasonable-effort assistance if you need technical help with your x64-based version of Windows. However, you might have to contact your manufacturer directly. Your manufacturer is best qualified to support the software that your manufacturer installed on the hardware.

For product information about Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/64bit/default.mspx
For product information about x64-based versions of Microsoft Windows Server 2003, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/64bit/x64/editions.mspx

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Article ID: 915109 - Last Review: March 28, 2006 - Revision: 1.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
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