2 clicks to open e-mails

  Trikie 14:18 31 Jan 2005

My e-mails open on the first click - please how do I alter this to the second click so that the first just highlights and allows unwanted ones to be deleted.

  mattyc_92 14:22 31 Jan 2005

First.. try opening a "shortcut" to a program on your system from the desktop... How many clicks does it take to open the shortcut??

  Hamish 14:23 31 Jan 2005

Do you have the preview pane (at the bottom) open, if so try this

In outlook express, click View, then layout, then removed tick from Show Preview Pane. The email will not now open and you can delete with right click

  Hamish 14:34 31 Jan 2005

See the posting click here

  esbe 14:47 31 Jan 2005

Hi,try Control Panel > Folder Options > General > then click option to 'Double click to open an item'.
hope this helps.

  Trikie 14:48 31 Jan 2005

Thanks. The preview pane is at the bottom, but going to View and Layout there is no tick in the box, in fact everything is greyed out.

I have to double click to open all other programmes folders and files

  Trikie 15:01 31 Jan 2005

Thanks esbe - that is already checked and works for everything except e-mails.

  Hamish 15:03 31 Jan 2005

Is the Show Preview Pane box also greyed out, if so its beyond me, if not put a tick in and then apply to see what happens then take the tick out and apply again

Sorry cannot help further but look a Vog's link

  Trikie 15:04 31 Jan 2005

I've also just realised that when I go into my inbox the latest item is already opened in the preview pane. It's junk mail and could contain all sorts of nastys so I daren't even go to e-mail at all.

  Hamish 15:11 31 Jan 2005

Just delete it

  Trikie 15:25 31 Jan 2005

Solved but I don't know how!! I went to View/next and then back to View/layout and this time the peview pane was not greyed out but the Show box was checked. Clearing it has done the trick.

Thanks for all your efforts

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