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Old July 14, 2010, 09:17 PM
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Default Windows 7 shortcut help

My 4yr old has his own system to play games on. The thing is, he has not mastered double clicking. So he clicks the icon on the desktop at least ten times, which opens up the game ten times.

My question is, is there some setting or registry setting so that when you open a program and then double click the program icon again, it will just go back to the open program and NOT open it up multiple times?
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Old July 15, 2010, 07:37 AM
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simpler to have him single click his program with his mouse (highlight it) and hit the enter key on the keyboard instead to invoke the program.
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Old July 15, 2010, 10:30 AM
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I'm no parent, but I don't think a 4yr old should have his own PC and by the sounds of it unsupervised too.

None the less, you can reduce/increase the time in-between for double clicks in the Mouse properties of Control Panel.
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Old July 15, 2010, 10:44 AM
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hehe nothing wrong with a 4yr old playing on a PC just as long as the internet is supervised .
another thing you can do is change the clicking speed of mouse clicks which is found in the "Control Panel\Hardware and Sound" and at the top under devices and printers ( thats in windows 7 )
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ahh... double click speed is a good option too!

START THE KIDS YOUNG i say. My 3 year old daughter is already a great windows XP user.

I just schedule her time so she doesn't turn into a zombie, and proxy the web to approved only web-sites (Treehouse, etc on a white list). Firewall bans all chat programs too.
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here's a great guide Protect Your Kids Online Using Open DNS - Mysticgeek’s Realm
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Old July 15, 2010, 01:47 PM
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you could also change the way to act upon the icon, going from double-clicking to single click to activate.
Folder Options / General / Click items as follows: single click.
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Thanks for the help guys :) FYI, my son just plays games on the computer, that's all he knows how to do :P The net is disabled on his computer, besides he has no clue what the internet is or how to use it :P
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