Setup Single Click to Open Files in Windows 10

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Alexander Avdeev, Eng

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    The first thing that we need to do is to right-click the lower-left corner of the screen
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    When the menu pops up, we need to click "Control Panel"
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    In "Control Panel", we need to click "Appearance and Personalization"
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    In "Appearance and Personalization", we need to click "File Explorer Options"
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    In "Click items as follows", we need to check "Single-click to open an item (point to select)"
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    We will have two options. We can either click "Underline icon titles consistent with my browser" or "Underline icon titles only when I point at them".
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    For example, let's click "Underline icon titles consistent with my browser"
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    We click "Apply"
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    We will see that icon titles will be underlined.
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    Let's click "Underline icon titles only when I point at them"
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    We click "Apply"
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    The icons will not be underlined until we point at them. We have set up single-clicking, which means that if we move a mouse pointer to an underlined item and click it, then it will be opened.
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Recent edits by: Alexander Avdeev, Lukward Thomason

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