By default, to open a file in Windows 10, you need to double click on the file with your left mouse button, or single click on the file with your right mouse button and then select the Open option from the context menu. Sometimes, you may don’t like to open items with double-click. In fact, you can set your mouse to open files with single-click. Now in this post I will show you how to change your mouse from double-click to single-click in Windows 10.

How to change mouse from double-click to single-click in Windows 10

Step 1: Open the File Explorer Options. To do that, first open Control Panel, choose to view by Small icons, and then click the File Explorer Options link.

click file explorer options

Step 2: On the File Explorer Options window, select the General tab, select the ”Single-click to open an item (point to select)” radio button, and then click Apply followed by OK.

single-click to open an item

That’s it. Now you can open items on your Windows 10 with single-click on your left mouse button. When you put your mouse pointer over a file, the file is selected; when you single click on the file with your left mouse button, the file will open.