It’s easy to configure options related to the opening of files in Windows with a single-click or double-click. Simply access the File Explorer Options and change double click to single click. However, when you open File Explorer Options in Control Panel, you find the option Single-click to open an item (point to select) is grayed out. then this post will help you. Alongside it, Show Common tasks in folders may also appear grayed out.
Single-click to open an item greyed out
The problem mainly occurs when the
ClassicShell is enforced. So to fix it you’ll need to remove the Entry. You can do it via changes in the Registry Editor settings.
- Launch the Registry Editor.
- Navigate to the KKCU key
- Locate the DWORD ClassicShell entry.
- Right-click the entry and select Delete from the pop-up menu.
- Do the same for the HKML key
- Close the Registry Editor and Exit.
- Restart your PC.
Read the detailed instructions for the above-given steps below.
Press Win+R in combination to open the Run Dialog box.
Type Regedit in the empty field of the box and press Enter.
When the Registry Editor opens, navigate to the following path address –
In the right-pane locate
When found, right-click and delete it.
Repeat the same for the following –
Close the Registry Editor and exit.
Restart your PC to allow the changes to take effect.
The Entry for Single-click to open an item (point to select) and Show Common tasks in folders should appear as normal.
Why is my single mouse click acting as a double-click in Windows 11/10?
If the Windows mouse double-clicks on a single click, then open the File Explorer Options window and select Double-click to open an item (single-click to select) option. Press the OK button to save the changes. If this doesn’t help, use the Windows built-in Hardware and Devices troubleshooter. Also, make sure that your mouse device driver is up-to-date.
Why are folders grayed out in File Explorer?
If you see some files and folders grayed out in File Explorer, then that is because those files and folders have a Hidden attribute enabled for them. Such hidden files and folders are not visible unless you have turned on Show Hidden items option in File Explorer. In case you want to remove the Hidden attribute from a file and folder, then access its Properties window, uncheck the Hidden option in the General tab, and select the OK button.
Hope this helps.