• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 155
  • Last Modified:

How to stop editing file and folder names in explorer

clicking on the text for a file or folder invariably edits the title like pressing F2, this is very irritiating

Question:  
how can i stop this behaviour and only rename documents from the pop up menu?
0
johnmaserati
Asked:
johnmaserati
  • 3
  • 3
1 Solution
 
HellRaiserCommented:
In the "windows-world" you click on the objects (the shortcut or icon itself), not the text that describes it.

Why would you remove this feature?
0
 
johnmaseratiAuthor Commented:
because for every 100 times i click on the item i want to open it not rename it. and i like to have the view set at list or details so it just slows things down when having to be so precise with the cursor
0
 
burnewebCommented:
You could set 'Single-Click' option to open files. That way if you want to open a file just point and click. To do this right-click 'My Computer' and choose 'Explore'. Go to Tools/ Folder Options/ General tab and click the 'Single-click to open an item' radio button. To set a folder view to one general view, choose view and set it to desired view, for example, 'details'. Again go to Tools/ Folder Options/ View Tab / Folder View and choose the "Like Current Folder Button".

Hope this helps!

Burneweb
0
Get your problem seen by more experts

Be seen. Boost your question’s priority for more expert views and faster solutions

 
johnmaseratiAuthor Commented:
thanks Burneweb,
but this cause more problems than it solves, i can't foreinstance select a file to see its properties in explorer.
0
 
burnewebCommented:
Actually, you can still 'Right-Click' a file to see it's properties. It is only when you left click that it will open the file or folder.
0
 
johnmaseratiAuthor Commented:
i've been trying it your way and whilst it's not quite what i had hoped for it works so you're the winner today
0
 
burnewebCommented:
Thanks. It's the only way I know that would solve you're original problem. But like HellRaiser said, you can always double-click the folder or file icon itself to open a file without initiating a 'rename' event. But if you're like me, I tend to click on the text.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

  • 3
  • 3
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now