Switching Between Single-Click and Double-Click Icons
Windows defaults to the standard double-click icon or "Classic" Desktop. This can be change in two ways to a single mouse click per icon vice the standard double-click. So save your daily mouse fingers by choosing your desired method of a single-click to access your program.
You can either choose the default or Classic Desktop, the Web enabled or Active Desktop, or you can customize your desktop settings and get some of the best features from each one. Follow these instructions:
- Execute or start up the Explorer from the Start Button.
- Select View, then Folder Options (should be the last item on the list).
- First Method: Select the Web Style. This will enable Active Desktop and provide you with a single click to start applications and will change your folder view.
- To return your desktop to the default, click on the Classic Style. Each time you select a different style, you can click on the Apply button to see changes immediately.
- Second Method: Select the Custom Style and click on the Settings button.
- Please notice that in this screen you can still use the favorite Classic style but still use only a single-click on your icons to run applications. You also have the option to select underlining or not. With the Web Style selection, underlining is not a choice, but the default of Web Style.
- Once you have selected your options, click the OK button. Then click the Apply button or the Close button to finalize your changes.
If you want to return to the default, simply select the Classic style to change back. Also with the Web Style, you do have the option to place all your desktop icons on the Office shortcut title bar. Then if you customize your office bar, you can hide the shortcut bar to have a completely clear screen to show off that great looking wallpaper. Of course, when you click to the top, far left, or far right on your screen, you can bring your shortcut title bar bar to select your desktop application.
Just click on the back arrow for the Home Page.
Date of last revision: 31 July 2001.