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File Explorer CD/DVD default action: disable "install or run program from your media"

When inserting a CD/DVD medium, I already disabled autoplay from within Settings / Devices / Autoplay first and, then, from within Control Panel / Autoplay which is more complete. However, even with ...
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Windows .Bat file behave differently when executed from command window and by double clicking on the bat file

batchfile is simple which has only two lines below, but behaves differently. run from command window. > sc \\server query | findstr SERVICE_NAME | find /c /v "" //result is 135 > ...
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Choice command not working by double clicking on the batch file [closed]

If I run the Test.bat file with a double click, I get a strange behavior. If I run the Test.bat file by right clicking on the file and selecting Run as administrator, I get the correct result. Why in ...
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How to quickly select everything (including the parentheses themselves) between two parentheses in Microsoft Word?

For example, when I double-click a sequence of characters between two parentheses, I would like for all the characters to be selected when I use Microsoft Word. What settings can I set so a click ...
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Open UTF-8 csv files by double-clicking in Excel

I want to open UTF-8 coded csv- or text-files directly in Excel 2016 or later. Of course I am aware of the import option, but I want to do this with a simple double-click. Problem is that this way ...
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Avoid mistaken "double-click" non-response when clicking a Windows taskbar tab and immediately clicking it again to send to background?

When I click a taskbar tab to highlight that program's window, sometimes I only want a quick peek, and so I quickly click it again to send it to the background. Unfortunately, Windows treats this as a ...
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X-Mouse Button Control: How to set double-click to close browser tab?

Firefox and Vivaldi web browsers have this feature built-in: You can double left-click on the tab title (not "anywhere" on the web page) to close that tab. I want to use X-Mouse Button ...
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Double-Click to open file in Windows opens multiple copies of the same file

So I have recently in the past few months noticed that when I double click on a file in the Windows File Explorer (excel, word, dwg, dxf are the file types I usually deal with), it will open two ...
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double click difficulty: mouse drag / move / shift between first and second click, what can i do?

I observe that the mouse pointer often moves like 1 or 2 pixels during my first press of my double-clicking, which then sometimes registers as a very small drag. Can I somehow get the mouse to ...
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Windows Double Click behavior

Is there a way to change the double-click behavior in Windows? What appears to happen: if the time between initially pushing down the button the first time and initially pushing down the button the ...
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Defining word delimiters for double-click selection in Msys2 in two terminal launchers

I am using Msys2, from PortableApps (I think this is not relevant), with the terminal launched via two possible cases (referred to below): (1) directly from the PortableApps launcher, (2) ConEmu. The ...
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Windows 7 Jar not running with double click

I have the following problem: I wrote a program in Java for a community and they're trying to run it. They installed Java and tried double clicking it but nothing happened. Under my remote ...
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Microsoft Word - how to make double-click select everything between two whitespaces

When I double-click a sequence of characters between two whitespaces - generally called "a word" - I would like for all the characters to be selected. Double-clicking to the right of the underscore ...
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Change the mouse double-click response area

Is there a way to increase the double-click area tolerance in Linux? My double clicks get ignored because of the subtle movements of my mouse while double-clicking. My current system is ubuntu 17.10 ...
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How can I reduce the double-click speed below the slowest setting in Windows 7?

How can I reduce the double-click speed beyond the slowest setting available in Windows 7? I am aware of this setting in the mouse property: However I would like to further reduce the double-click ...
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How to open dump file with windbg by double clicking in file explorer?

I am sure I was able to double click a crash dump file (*.dmp) file in explorer in my old PC and it will open up in WinDbg. In my new PC it doesn't open and gives an error. Could not create process ...
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Mouse left clicks not registering on Windows 10

A couple of days ago my mouse stopped registering 70% of my left clicks. It takes several clicks in order to select or click on anything. It took me about 4 clicks just to click on this text box, ...
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Double click button on mouse

I have a double click button on my mouse. It works fine, but I want it to click slower. I need either a free program or setting that will put a delay between the first and second clicks. I use a ...
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Can I set a minimal time required between clicks for a double-click? [duplicate]

This might be a bit of a weird question and usually easily solvable, but company restrictions prevent me from doing this the easy way, so please bear with me. In my office work-space I've been ...
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Windows 10 automatically doing doubleclick when I click only once [duplicate]

Since a few days Windows 10 is being very inconsequent in registering single clicks. This is hugely annoying as many actions are now done twice, or a totally different action then what I had in mind. ...
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Netbeans Double Click file in File Explorer (Project Explorer)

Am I the only one who has trouble double clicking on a file to open it in NetBeans? I use a Bamboo Fun pen tablet, and I have a button on the side to double-click. When I press it the pen moves, ...
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Keyboard Mouse Method

My mouse is broken. How do I use the keyboard mouse method to click the 'minimize/maximize/close' icon on a window or double-click to open a file,the same way I use the left-click on a mouse to ...
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How can I set preferred software to opening video files on *buntu?

Can you please help me out on how to set a software on *buntu to be the only one to automatically open when double clicking in any kind of video file? PS: I know how to do it normally. I faced a ...
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Double-clicking a window’s top or bottom border doesn’t maximize the window’s height any longer

Double-clicking a window’s top or bottom border to maximize the window’s height is a feature of Windows 7 not commonly known even by long-term or superusers of Windows. Nevertheless it's extremly ...
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My Windows 7 Install Has Lost Its Default "double click to open file" Behavior

Something in my Win7 Pro SP1 installation has changed recently. It used to be that when you mouse over a file name in Windows Explorer nothing happened. Single click selected, double click opened. Now,...
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How to change word selection separator characters in Windows 7?

When in Windows 7 I double-click in the text aaa.bbb, either aaa or bbb get selected but not both, so the selected text is that part only and not the whole string aaa.bbb. As another example, double-...
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Run .sh file on double click on Windows with Cygwin

I created a .sh script file on my Windows machine. I'd like to run it on double click. If I open up the Cygwin Terminal and start it manually with the “sh” command it runs without problems. When I ...
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Windows symlink to executable - does not open by double click

On Windows 7 I created a symbolic link to an executable using: mklink Test.exe C:\Path\to\source.exe But when I try to run it by double clicking on it, i get the "open with" dialog. Running it from ...
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Double-clicking issue after installing Windows update KB3013455

Let me start off by saying that I do not install anything on this workstation, except Windows updates (which I should probably stop doing as well after I fix this issue). The unrelated problem started ...
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How do I explain when to double-click verses single-click?

When teaching computer novices I notice that some always double-click when it isn't necessary or they ask 'How do I know when to single-click verses double-click?'. I've been using a computer for so ...
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How to install a program in Windows 7? [closed]

Is it Right Click > Run As Administrator or Double Click? I had to uninstall and reinstall some programs many times to get it to work and I'm not sure it is because I chose one or the other. ...
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How to get Double Click in notepad in Windows 8 to select the entire word / line of text and not stop at symbols such as -,+,% etc

In Windows XP, when one double clicks on a word, the entire word is selected. This is also true for words with dashes as well as urls that have dashes or other characters. For example: http://www....
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Windows Explorer - Different Behaviour for Double-Click of Files and Folders

I want to have a different behavior for double-click in Windows Explorer (Windows 7) for folders and files. Folders should be opened with double-click, but neither documents nor executables should ...
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linux python single file double click to run

I'm using Ubuntu Linux and have my python files setup so that when I double click them it opens my text editor to edit them since most of my python files are "work-in-progress." However a few of my ...
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double click doesn't work on win8 desktop from first time

i have win8 and double clicking works fine after entering my computer. However, on the desktop when i double click any icon it doesn't open until the third click. i tried removing the domain user from ...
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Change taskbar to allow double click to start programs?

I would like to be able to double click on programs on my taskbar to start them rather than one left click because I find myself accidentally starting programs when trying to quickly navigate to ...
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Mouse double-click min interval

This is the second mouse dying on me because of a poor switch ! Under most operating systems there is a option to set the max time interval in which two mouse clicks are processed as on double click. ...
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Don't open all mails when double-clicking at sorted group headings

At View → Sort by → Grouped By Sort you can activate the grouping of your mails by the chosen sort method. E.g. when you select the sort method "Date", you get groupings like "Today", "Yesterday", "...
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How can I keep leading zeroes in a comma delimited, double-quoted fields csv file when viewing in Excel 2010?

Yes, I've researched the question here, here, and at stackoverflow and I know this seems like a duplicate question. Therefore, I'm making my question more specific: "How can I keep leading zeroes in a ...
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double click/click-drag-release on terminal to select a text results CTRL-C

When I double-click in a terminal, for example xterm, konsole, to select text, it'll select text and then the cursor return. It's not expected because the cursor should be not be moved. I meet this ...
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Is there a way to not select whitespace after a word when double-clicking?

In Windows, it seems the default behavior when double-clicking a word is to select the word, and any whitespace following the word (spaces or tabs). You can see this behavior across all programs, so I'...
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Send double-click with Autohotkey

I'd like to remap the middle mouse button to double-click using autohotkey. A simple remapping (4th mutton -> middle button) worked fine using XButton1::MButton but I couldn't find a way to remap a ...
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Mac OSX / Xcode, double click the word to select it, selects across dots and other characters [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wrapping word configuration in mac I don't know if it's supposed to work like on Windows, but some apps like Chrome, Firefox are doing this as expected and some, like XCode or ...
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Excel: Why does double-clicking in a cell jump to a different cell?

Normally, when you double-click a cell, you enter in-cell editing mode, right? This works most of the time, but occasionally on random cells, a double-click instead moves the focus to a different cell ...
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How can I make the mouse wheel button perform a double-click in windows 7?

I have a "generic" mouse, and like most mice these days, the wheel has a click action as well. My "Microsoft IntelliMouse 1.1A PS/2 Compatible" Mouse used to have software that would allow the wheel ...
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I can not start a .jar-file by double-clicking, only from command-line in Windows

I have a Java application in a .jar-file. I can start it by typing java -jar myapp.jar and the application starts, but if I double-click on the .jar-file, nothing happens. What can be wrong? How can I ...
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Mouse: Single clicks occasionally register as double clicks

I have a generic Logitech USB Optical Mouse (couldn't find a model number) and occasionally when I am doing a single click, it registers as a double click instead. For example, when I click a file ...
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Double click title bar to minimize window (as in OS X)?

I am an OS X user at home, and now the PC I use in my new job is running Vista. What I miss from OS X is that I used to double click the title bar to minimize a window, but now that leads to maximize ...
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Make single clicks behave as double clicks

On the computer, you have to double-click sometimes to launch an applications or open a document, while in other places (buttons, dock icons) a single click is enough. On the web, you generally have ...
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