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Author Topic: Idea: Toggle Windows Mouse single/double click to open in Explorer  (Read 3552 times)

MilesAhead

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I've changed from the default double-click to single-click for opening items in Explorer.  The bad side-effect is that holding down shift and clicking doesn't select a row of stuff anymore. You have to deal with individual check marks.

What I'd like to see is a quick toggle, perhaps with a selectable hotkey, that changes between single and double click mode.  So I can toggle to double-click mode, select a bunch of items using Shift click etc.., then when done, toggle back to Single-click mode.

Could be the best of both worlds.  I know where the setting is in the Explorer menus but I don't know the registry keys that control it to attempt it myself.

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Re: Idea: Toggle Windows Mouse single/double click to open in Explorer
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2010, 02:30:11 PM »
I know where the setting is in the Explorer menus but I don't know the registry keys that control it to attempt it myself.

RegShot is your friend.  http://sourceforge.net/projects/regshot/

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Re: Idea: Toggle Windows Mouse single/double click to open in Explorer
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2010, 03:07:01 PM »
I suspect the fly in the ointment would be log off to take effect unless I pushed the buttons with macro.  If you use the GUI it knows enough to reload the settings. If you update the registry I doubt it's smooth.



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Re: Idea: Toggle Windows Mouse single/double click to open in Explorer
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2010, 05:17:32 PM »
btw thanks for the link to that tool. I'll be checking it out. :)

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Re: Idea: Toggle Windows Mouse single/double click to open in Explorer
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2010, 12:02:17 PM »
… The bad side-effect is that holding down shift and clicking doesn't select a row of stuff anymore.

You can do this, just hover the mouse for about a half a second without moving above an item. This acts as clicking, so you can use the usual modifiers like Shift, Ctrl, or Shift-Ctrl for making contiguous and/or non-contiguous selections. It requires some practice, though. I'm using this setting for years, it's quite handy.

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Re: Idea: Toggle Windows Mouse single/double click to open in Explorer
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2010, 01:00:30 PM »
Ah, I have it now. I just added middle mouse click as double-click to my Transpose program. Only in effect when an Explorer Window is the active window.  This way I can put the Windows settings back to the defaults. I can select a row with shift-click. Only thing is to open the row I have to hit Enter.. but that's no biggie.  This way saves on my index finger while still allowing multiple selections and control-click select etc..

Pretty good compromise since I always run Transpose to get editor and browser hotkeys.
« Last Edit: November 04, 2010, 01:48:49 PM by MilesAhead »