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Windows 8.1...
« on: October 31, 2014, 09:16:16 am »

I had to buy a new laptop this week, a Toshiba Satellite...it came preloaded with Windows 8.1. I'm getting the hang of it slowly, but there's one thing I cannot seem to change...I use an external Logitech mouse (easier on my hands and fingers), but I cannot find out how to change the mouse from double click to single click. On the old one it was in 'Control Panel', but for some reason I can't find it there on this one.

Anyone got any ideas, please?

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Re: Windows 8.1...
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2014, 09:22:36 am »

 
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-8/make-pc-easier-use

Making it easier to use the mouse

Tap or click Mouse, then select the options you want to use:

    Change the colour and size of mouse pointers. You can use these options to make the mouse pointer larger, or change the colour of the pointer to make it easier to see.

    Turn on mouse keys. If using a mouse is awkward or difficult, you can turn on mouse keys so you don't need to use a mouse. Instead, you can use the numeric keypad or the arrow keys on your keyboard to move the pointer.

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Re: Windows 8.1...
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2014, 09:25:03 am »

Ooh, I'll go try that...thanks Martin.

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Re: Windows 8.1...
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2014, 09:50:33 am »

I had to buy a new laptop this week, a Toshiba Satellite...it came preloaded with Windows 8.1. I'm getting the hang of it slowly, but there's one thing I cannot seem to change...I use an external Logitech mouse (easier on my hands and fingers), but I cannot find out how to change the mouse from double click to single click. On the old one it was in 'Control Panel', but for some reason I can't find it there on this one.

Anyone got any ideas, please?

Rich

Open Mouse by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Hardware, and then clicking Mouse. Click the Pointer Options tab, and then do any of the following: To change the speed at which the mouse pointer moves, move the Select a pointer speed slider towards Slow or Fast.
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Re: Windows 8.1...
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2014, 09:53:48 am »

Grrr..failed. Miserably. Everything but what I want to do.   <:(

Entering sulk mode...

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Re: Windows 8.1...
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2014, 10:33:02 am »

Changing to single from double click lives in "FOLDER OPTIONS" and does not appear in the mouse control, same as it has since before XP.  It is very well hidden, and I always have to look it up.
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Re: Windows 8.1...
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2014, 10:37:33 am »

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Re: Windows 8.1...
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2014, 10:43:16 am »

Changing to single from double click lives in "FOLDER OPTIONS" and does not appear in the mouse control, same as it has since before XP.  It is very well hidden, and I always have to look it up.

All is now good...Mr Frary, you are a top man. Many thanks for that, much appreciated.

Thanks everybody, problem solved.

As you were...

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Re: Windows 8.1...
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2014, 10:55:54 am »

does not appear in the mouse control, same as it has since before XP.  It is very well hidden, and I always have to look it up.

Does on mine  :-))   and I am on 8.1



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« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2014, 10:41:55 am »

Does on mine  :-))   and I am on 8.1
I haven't got W8, but when I set a mates up, the only place to change double-click behaviour was in the folder options.  You can change the speed of clicking, because that is a mouse function, and many other mouse characteristics, but double clicking or not is a function of how you handle folders, so that is where MS, in their logic, put it.  What happens when you click the "click here to change........." link?  All the other tabs look just like mine, and probably let you do everything but the job needed, just like mine.
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Re: Windows 8.1...
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2014, 10:45:04 am »

The only place I found where I could change how the mouse clicks was in Folder Options. Everywhere else just directs you to mouse properties, which isn't what I wanted..or what Microsoft decided I didn't want.


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Re: Windows 8.1...
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2014, 11:59:08 am »

I would have thought that Mouse properties was exactly what you needed to change the settings, pointers an click.

This is where I can change mine, so assume that maybe Toshiba is different then.

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Re: Windows 8.1...
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2014, 12:22:47 pm »

Nope...


The new Toshiba we know about. Windows 8.1.
My old Toshiba Satellite Pro...exactly the same. Windows XP Pro
My Samsung R510...exactly the same. Windows Vista.
My Medion...exactly the same. Windows 7..
My antique steam driven desktop...exactly the same. Windows 98.


It's the way Microsoft set up the OS, it seems. The only one that's different is my back up laptop, another Toshiba Satellite Pro, that runs Linux Mint.


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Re: Windows 8.1...
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2014, 12:35:33 pm »

there are two places that you can Change mouse Options...
it all depends on what you want to do...
under the Folder Options you can Change wether the double click opens a Folder or a single click

under the mouse Options you Change the speed of the click...

and this would be under any Windows System wether 8.1 or 3.11 or 85

sorry that my photos Show the System in German... but the place were to look is just the same..
goto ... System Settings.. (control pannel).. goto .. Hardware and sounds..
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Re: Windows 8.1...
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2014, 12:39:42 pm »

Spot on, Colin...I wanted to change the double click to single click. Mouse properties is exactly as you describe...change pointers, pointer tails, click speed, etc. Everything but what I wanted!


All is well now, I'm pleased to say..


Thanks to everybody who contributed to this topic...much appreciated.


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« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2014, 02:21:03 pm »

Considering this topic I thought this picture very apt....

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Re: Windows 8.1...
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2014, 02:21:55 pm »

By the way Windows 10 is due for release this month!

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Re: Windows 8.1...
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2014, 02:33:54 pm »

By the way Windows 10 is due for release this month!

Good for them !! W8.1 for me for the next few years   :}

Hold on what happened to W9 ? or are they just assuming that the release of a new version of windows after a reasonable version is launched is always avoided so just did not bother ?.

However searching google it could be free to anyone running w8..

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« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2014, 03:39:22 pm »

Traditionally, even numbered versions of windows have been ill-thought out lemons until at least the second edition, or a big service pack.  Obviously, the one after 8 should have been a real world beater carrying an odd number.  They could just be exhibiting caution, needing the time to develop W11 to get rid of the bugs they are currently creating.
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« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2014, 04:47:37 pm »

I see what they have done there....
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« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2014, 05:08:20 pm »

I always liked the windows advertising 'windows - a world without walls' It always made me think, if youve got no walls, what the heck do you need windows for....
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Re: Windows 8.1...
« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2014, 02:14:11 am »

I read that Win10 would be generally until released the end of next year. Frustrating, as I want a new computer, but no Win8v >:-o
It is available to some who want the Beta version, mostly tech developers.


Another thing I read was that the not using 9 may be due to a possibility of other 3rd party software having issues with Win9, as it may be looking for other Win9x compatibility.
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« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2014, 10:56:23 am »

the Translation for the number 9 in German..... then translate that back into English

nine (9) = Neun

the Sound of the word... nine (9) = Nein

Windows Nein ...  Windows No

not very good for Advertising.....  O0 {-)
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« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2014, 04:41:21 pm »

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Ich denke dass Bill Gates nicht Deutsch spricht.  He just wants to distance his next offering from the commercial disaster that was 8  8)
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Re: Windows 8.1...
« Reply #24 on: November 21, 2014, 10:44:07 am »

Spot on, Colin...I wanted to change the double click to single click. Mouse properties is exactly as you describe...change pointers, pointer tails, click speed, etc. Everything but what I wanted!


All is well now, I'm pleased to say..


Thanks to everybody who contributed to this topic...much appreciated.


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