How to turn off single click to open folders/files

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Trifle James, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi there,

    I'm new to all this so sorry if I'm doing anything wrong.

    On my Mac Pro (10.8.2) using my magic mouse, when I double click a folder it opens as you would expect. That's all fine, but after this, it only takes a single click to open the folders or files. This is extremely annoying as I will double click to open a folder, then double click again to find I have accidentally opened a folder and then a file within it which wastes time.

    Is there a way I can turn this feature off?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

    Thrash911

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    #2
    Um.. Is it even possible to configure OS X to open files and folders with single click? I can't figure out how to do it.. :confused:

    Try playing around with the mouse settings, especially the Double-Click Speed (System Preferences -> Mouse). See if that changes anything. Could it be possible, that your mouse is defective? Maybe try with another mouse?

    Other than that, I'm out.. Maybe someone else can weigh in?

    I hope you solve it, because OS X is a delight to use! :)
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply!

    Thanks for the reply!

    You're right, I didn't even know that you could configure OS X to do that. It's really weird! I've discovered something else as well, this weird thing only happens if I keep the mouse still. For example, if I double click on a folder to open it and the mouse is already hovering over the new folder I wish to open, it only takes a single click to open the folder as I haven't moved the mouse. Moving the mouse to a different folder means I have to double click.

    You can see why it's so confusing for me!

    I didn't have any joy with the mouse settings and don't have another mouse. But thanks for these suggestions and I agree OS X is great :)
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Tested

    By the way, I've just tested this out on my laptop (which has a trackpad not a magic mouse) and have exactly the same issue. So it's definitely something within the OS.
     

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