Poll: Do you use the "one-click" or "double-click" option to open items on your computer?
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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Do you use the "one-click" or "double-click" option to open items on your computer?".

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Michael Harris  Identity Verified
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Depends, on the desktop, two-clicks and in the Start bar, one click

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Oleksandr Kupriyanchuk  Identity Verified
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One - whenever possible and wherever possible... Aug 9, 2009

as there is no time for extra clicks!

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Lutz Molderings  Identity Verified
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everything counts Aug 9, 2009

Alexander Kupriyanchuk wrote:


as there is no time for extra clicks!



Exactly, everything counts


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Rolf Kern  Identity Verified
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It depends Aug 9, 2009

If possible one click, otrherwise double click.

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Claudia Alvis  Identity Verified
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And the point of this poll is... Aug 9, 2009

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ozan karakış
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Totally agree with Claudia Aug 9, 2009

What is the point?

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Elena Fiori
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depends on .... Aug 9, 2009

what items you have to open

for files/folders/disks it is a double click
if it is a tree structure only one click ... for example the the structure of the contents on your hard drive


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Dusan Rabrenovic  Identity Verified
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I can't be the only one Aug 9, 2009

..that has no idea whatsoever what this is about. Some stuff, I open by double-clicking on my desktop or in the browser, other stuff is opened with "one click" (?) using Start. Is this what you mean? :3

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David Russi  Identity Verified
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It's about whether you prefer to have your OS behave as a web application Aug 10, 2009

Dusan Rabrenovic wrote:

..that has no idea whatsoever what this is about. Some stuff, I open by double-clicking on my desktop or in the browser, other stuff is opened with "one click" (?) using Start. Is this what you mean? :3


I, for one, prefer to double click to open a file, and keep that different from single clicking, which traditionally means selecting. But in browsers you click once to open or jump, selecting really does not exist, so in its infinite wisdom Microsoft has seen it fit to eliminate that difference by letting us choose to save a nanosecond by clicking just once to open files on our OS.

As you can see by prior comments, for some that seems to be precious time saved. What are you going to do with all that extra time?


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lillkakan
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double Aug 10, 2009

Double click. To decrease the risk of accidentally doing things. I can't imagine I would save much time if any going from double to single click. Possibly save myself some muscle movements in my index finger... but exercise is healthy, right?

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Maria Diaconu  Identity Verified
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The point Aug 10, 2009

ozan karakış wrote:

What is the point?


I think it says something about our personality.
Single-click: you are a straightforward person.
Double-click: you like to fool around.

Just kiddin', of course


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Rebecca Garber  Identity Verified
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Depends on the OS, the computer, and the program Aug 10, 2009

My Mac opens most things with one click.
However, certain programs allow a double-click instead of a click on the select button.

My PC opens most things with a double-click.
However, certain programs use a single click instead.

If this is a key stroke counting question, then my online mahjong playing is going to count against me


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