How do I open Desktop icons with a single click?
A: Windows 7’s desktop icons traditionally require a double-click to open.
A single-click does the trick on the Start menu and Taskbar, but the Desktop wants that extra effort of a double-click.
But if you don’t like that setup, here’s how to make a single-click open icons on the Desktop, as well:
- Open any folder, and click the Organize button near the top left corner.
- Choose Folder and Search Options from the drop-down menu.
- In the “Click Items as Follows” section, choose “Single-click to open an item (point to select)”
- Click the OK button.
That lets you open desktop icons — and icons within folders — with a single click.