I want to open a file or folder in a lister with a single click as the default

Sometimes when I click on a file or folder in a lister nothing happens. Sometimes the file or folder opens. I have discovered that if I right click in the lister and click on View and click Details, then I can open a file or folder in one click. But what I can't figure out is how to make that setting the default, so I don't have to keep repeating the process with each new folder. If you can tell me how to do that I'd appreciate it very much.
Thank you.

I guess you are looking for this item in the settings:

Preferences / File Displays / Mouse / Single click to open an item

If the issue is just that you want every folder to use Details mode, click here at the top of the forum:

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