For me, one annoying thing in Windows Explorer is that a "slow" double-click on a file or folder will be interpreted as "rename."

Is there a way to disable that single-click rename feature in Windows Explorer or some other tweak which could help? If I really need to rename a file, I could hit the F2 key or open the context menu anyway.

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    Just for laughs: on a Mac, things are even worse: to change a file name or directory name, hit Return. Really. To open it, hit Command-o (or Command-Arrow Down). I love my Mac, but for a few things. :-) – Arjan Jul 17 '09 at 9:00
  • Yes, that is different on the Mac. It was a little confusing for me too, coming from the Windows world. – splattne Jul 17 '09 at 9:17

Your mouse should have a double-click speed in its configuration.

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    How does this help in a "rename problem"? – Josef Sábl Jan 3 '11 at 10:21
  • @JosefSábl I guess any click recognized as a double click won't open the rename thing. But even setting double-click speed to the lowest setting means that click-clicks slower than than will trigger the rename functionality... – Jonas Heidelberg Oct 27 '11 at 19:02

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