How to Disable Full Row Selection in Windows Explorer

In Windows File Explorer, when you select description See, all columns in this row are active for file selection. Under Windows XP there was just the ‘Name’ column. But from Windows Vista this behavior has changed and now every time you select an item the whole row is selected in Windows 11/10/8/7.

When using the Details view in Windows File Explorer, when you select an item, the set is selected. In a large folder with many columns displayed, it can be difficult to right-click the folder background if necessary.

So, if you want, you can change the full line selection behavior, so that only filenames are selected.

Windows 11/10 . Disable full row selection in

In Windows Vista, you can change select full row Registry value to get this result. But it is known to not work on Windows 7 or Windows 8. You need to make additional registry changes.

So the easiest option would be to use our free tweaker.

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Select in to disable or restore the full row Windows Vista And Windows 7download and use UWT2.

Select in to disable or restore the full row Windows 8download and use UWT3. Control Disable full row selection item and press apply.

Windows 10 users should use Ultimate Windows Tweaker 4,

windows 11 users should use Ultimate Windows Tweaker 5,

Disable Full Row Selection in Windows 10

I hope this works for you.

read more: How to Disable Automatic Layout of Folders in Windows 11/10/8/7.

Disable Full Row Selection in Windows 10

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