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Left Click & double tap not working in windows 10!

Q: Left Click & double tap not working in windows 10!

Hello, I use a HP laptop & since the last few days I am not able to open any files or click on something since the left (main) key & double tap on the mouse pad are not working! Although I am able to move the cursor/pointer over the touch pad & the right click is working fine as well! I searched the entire internet & nothing seem to work! Could anyone help me please ? The last thing I remember doing that might have caused this problem (earlier everything was working fine but sometimes touchpad used to get stuck) is hitting the fn+f5 button that I read in this thread Touchpad not working for windows 10. - Page 3 - Windows 10 Forums Thanks!

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Preferred Solution: Left Click & double tap not working in windows 10!

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Left Click & double tap not working in windows 10!

Hi, can you check you don't have Clicklock on? (see Control Panel, Mouse). How does a wired mouse behave?

Look in Device Manager and check when your touchpad driver was last updated. Check it's not the date your problem started.

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I have an ideapad 110. After working fine all day without incident I can't left click. When I went to double tap it wouldn't work. I can right click and move the mouse.  I literally step away come back type in my password. POOF! Doesn't work.  I am literally stumped and have now become extremely frustrated. 

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How do I change from a double left click to open files or Icons to a single left click?

A:Changing from double left click to open files to a single left click

control panel>folder options

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Hello all, from a few days until now I have started experiencing what seems to be a recurrent problem in the P50 laptop touchpad drivers. When using the driver 19.3.4.16 for synaptics pointing device, the left button of the touchpad double clicks most of the times (about 70-80% of the time). If I decide to update my drivers to the latest version, 19.3.4.202, then something even worse happens: the left and right buttons are inverted (and I have checked that the box of inverting the buttons in control panel is unclicked). From what I have been reading this has been an issue that has happened before already, but I don't know if Lenovo fixed it, or it has just been unsolved until now. Maybe someone around here can help me with this?

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Example I am looking at a full window of folders with five coloumns of folders. If I double click on a folder in any coloumn except the far left coloumn, all of the coloumns move to the left by one coloumn space. Reseting file and view settings does not
fix the problem. I have seen this on Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Professional, and Windows 7 Enterprise. It does not matter if it is on a domain or not or if a group policy is setting the home page.
This means I have to click twice as many times to open a folder in list view and that is the view I really want to use. Clicking twice as many times is also not good for carpel tunnel. This happens on my home and work computers and I have seen it on other
Windows 7 computers. Neither does the reg hack for MIUs or something similiar to that.

A:Windows 7 Explorer in list view moves coloumns of folders to left when you double click folder to open it

Hi,
 
That’s a by design feature, but you can apply view settings to all folders of the same type. Here are
the detailed steps:
 
1. Open a folder and make changes as you like.
2. Press Alt to display the menu bar. Click Tools -> Folder options.
3. Click View tab.
4. Press the "Apply to folders" button.
5. Click Apply and click OK.
 
Note: The "Apply to folders" settings apply the current view setting to all folders that are optimized for the
same content as the folder you have open. This setting will not apply to the folders which is not the same type.

 
Hope that helps.
 
Regards,
Leo   HuangPlease remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

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When I double left click on a desktop icon, the folder does not open, instead a Search Window opens. If I right click the same icon and select Open or Explore, the fo;lder opens and show the contents. I am using Windows XP Pro Media Center OS on an HP Pavilion a1547c computer with 1 GB Ram.:
 

A:Double left click action not right

bojoymatso, Here's an easy fix:

Click Start>Run and copy and paste or type in:

regsvr32 /i shell32
Click OK

Note that the spacing is important

Tufenuf
 

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have to single right click then left click on open to open files on desktop. also, can't keep internet explorer open. comes open for one second then gone. firefox no problem using method of rt clk, lft clk have run anti virus, malware bytes etc same result. no infection but can't open files. plz help!
 

A:can't open with double left click

You do know that you can change to single click to open files and folders. Maybe that will work for youl
Press Windows Key + E to open Windows Explorer.
Click on "Tools" then on "Folder Options".
With the "General" tab selected, choose the item labelled "Single click to open an item (point to select)".
Click "OK" Exit out of the Folder Options dialog and out of Windows Explorer.

 

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Hi,
Somehow my Windows XP has changed.
Used to be double left click on a folder or file to open it - that suits me fine! How do I get it back to that from what it is now ? Please?
However now if I double left click I get the "search" folder option - like the one you can access by left clicking on "start" and left clicking on the search option - just so I'm explaining clearly I hope.
If I right click on a file/folder I get the context menu with "search" as the top option and "open" as the second or third down.

All help much appreciated,
T I A

Richard.
 

A:Solved: How to re-set double left click to open files?

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Hi all I am sure you all have one point in time faced this issue but lately I am having serious problem with my left mouse button click. Whenever I click on anything its automatically double clicks it like I am selecting a file and instead it opens it or im dragging file and it makes it difficult to drag it or opens it instead now its got to a point that its irritating i simply have to about 4-5 times where only it needs to be clicked once.

I have changed the setting in the mouse options in the control panel as well as have tried cleaning the mouse multiple time but its still the same I do have a Logitech touchpad that I am using to avoid this issue at the moment I do have setpoint from Logitech installed and please dont ask me to uninstall and reinstall setpoint as last time around it gave me nightmares just to get it uninstalled and reinstall it after hours of googling the reinstall issue with me any idea what can be the problem.

A:Issue with double click of left mouse button

It happens. My 2 G500's both started this problem after a while. Try on another computer and if it does it there too then you need to get it fixed with warranty/ or take to a repair person if you have such shops in Pakistan.

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my left click doesn't work. even when i touch my touch pad twice to double click it won't either
and then i went to control panel and switched the left function with the right function.
the left clicked worked and did the functions of the right click but the right click didn't do anything

This always happen after like an hour of use and the it will work again after half an hour and then stop working after half an hour.
But then after i restart it it works again!

Thats a simple solution but i hate continually doing this.

This always happens. About 1 hour into using my ACER Aspire E1-522 laptop the left click and the double tap of the touch pad stops working. ARG!
 

A:Left click and double tap doesn't respond occasionally

The Acer Aspire E1-522 laptop/notebook appears to have a Synaptics or Elantech touchpad.

You didn't say which touchpad driver version is installed nor which Windows version is installed in that laptop.

Reinstalling or updating the touchpad driver may resolve the issue.

If there's an unknown hardware issue with the touchpad, connecting and using an external wireless mouse would be the quickest resolution.

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Left double-click now produces "Add to Winamp's bookmark list." When i look at the options available for My Computer --> Tools --> Folder Options --> file types -->edit file types --> actions

I find 3 winamp options, find, and Print Directory Listing (this prints on the printer)

There is no Open (which is what I want and what used to work)

This problem started after I installed a new version of Windows Media Player. I don't recall making any changes in file actions, but maybe I did.

Please help me restore the Open action.

TIA.

Fred
 

A:Solved: Left double-click doesn't open file

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guys,

i cant open my C drive and removable disk just by left click it, i have to right click then open....

if i try to double left click it. it says "cant find exiplorer.exe,make sure to type it correctly....

that exiplorer,were deleted when i scan it with a avg 7.5 free edition

what should i do??? do i have to reinstall the explorer???

A:I Cant Open My C Drive Or Removable Disk Just By Double Left Click..

From what you describe, it appears to be a flash drive infection.Flash drive infections usually involve malware that loads an autorun.inf file into the root folder of all drives (internal, external, removable). When the removable media is inserted, autorun looks for autorun.inf and automatically executes a malicious autorun.bat file which calls wscript.exe to run autorun.vbs on your computer. When a flash drive becomes infected, the Trojan will infect a system when the removable media is inserted if autorun has not been disabled.Download Flash_Disinfector.exe by sUBs and save it to your desktop.Double-click Flash_Disinfector.exe to run it and follow any prompts that may appear.The utility may ask you to insert your flash drive and/or other removable drives. Please do so and allow the utility to clean up those drives as well.Wait until it has finished scanning and then exit the program.Reboot your computer when done.Note: Flash_Disinfector will create a hidden folder named autorun.inf in each partition and every USB drive plugged in when you ran it. Don't delete this folder...it will help protect your drives from future infection.

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WXP w SP3

When I try to open one of My Folders (One that I added to my desktop with application I added to it) with a double left click a search results window opens instead of the folder opening and displaying the contents of the folder with things I've put into it.
If I right click on one of my folders and go down and left click on open the folder will open and the contents displayed as I expect (The first opetion displayed is a search after I right click).
Any other folder including My Documnets folder will open the folder and display the contents correctly.

At one time it used to work correcly and its not a major issue but I would sure like it fixed > Any ideas?
 

A:Double left click on My Folders starts a seach instead of opening folder?

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_desc/xp_folder_open.htm
Hope it works for you
joan
 

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Heya,

I'm having a little difficulty here. In succinct terms, whenever I double left click on a folder, it opens up a search window and not the actual window. Opening up "My Computer" and "Hard Drive" is not a problem. If I right click and choose explore or open, the file opens normally but at the moment, this is my only method of navigating my computer.

The problem seems to have occurred after I did some experimenting with Windowsblinds and Avedesk. Since then, I have been trying to sort it out but no luck. Does anyone have any idea how I can fix this?

Zimmith
 

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In former WinXP I could slowly (!) double click on a folder name on the left side of WinExplorer in the tree view. The folder name could then be renamed.

In new Win7 the slow double click trick does not work any more.
Ok, I could select "rename" from the context menu.
However I prefer the slow double click way.

Is there a way to enable this feature in Win7 as well?

Peter

A:How to rename a folder in WinExps left tree view by slow double click?

Have a read of this Single-Click or Double-Click to Open an Item

It may be a solution if not just press F2 on a folder to rename

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Can anyone please help me figure out the solution to this? My Dell 14R 5437's touchpad isn't properly working lately. It's right-click button and double-tap to right click function isn't working as intended; the left-click button and single-tap to left click function is working ok. When plugging an external mouse, however, I can right click as normal.
I tried reinstalling the driver from the Dell website and it's still not working properly. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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ive been trying 2 download my old game i used 2 play on my new PC i just bought and it wont let me double click it or right click 2 open idk wats wrong i turned of the firewall thinking tht may be the problem but didnt work i tried installing the exe file that i saw for .exe files nt working that didn't solve it either any help would be appreciated

A:game not working cant double click or right click 2 open

It would probably be helpful if you actually named both the game and the download source.

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Hello Since I updatet to Win10 anniversary is my touchscreen not working for left and right click. It is as if the oepratingsystem recognizes that the click happens, because the correct buttons/screens get selected, but the click event is not triggered.Swipe and pinch to zoom work as expected. Who can help me with this issue? All updates installed and touchscreen is using latest drivers of HP

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my laptop left click and touchpad click are not working
when i disabled the left click touchpad click started working
when i swap left and right click
left click(which is now become right click) doesn't work
is it hardware problem or software issue
please guide me
regards
 

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Since the day before yesterday, I have been having a problem where my mouse double-clicks when I single-click. This happens sometimes when I open a program (I ended up opening a Firefox window with a session restore that I wanted as well as a second blank window. I didn't minimize the session restore one, so when I clicked the X on the blank window it closed both and I lost the session restore links since it closed both windows). When I right click to open a link in another tab, it sometimes opens the site in two tabs. When I click on the google window or the address window, all of the text is highlighted for replacement as if I clicked on the text twice.

I've only noticed this in XP, although I have only done a little work in Word over the last couple days.

I've looked in google and found a couple links that say it is a hardware related program (the mouse is a Logitech MX110 and I can't find it listed at their site for a driver). That is possible, but it has been very sudden AND it seemed to start after XP's latest auto-update (I really should update my OS to one of the professional ones because I've been complaining for years about XP Home's auto-update and reboot).

Is it possible that the latest XP update could have done something to the mouse driver? I should add that I think I'm still using the old Intelipoint driver with the Logitech mouse because I heard that the Logitech drivers were buggy.

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A:mouse double-clicking when I single-click (left and right clicking)

It is likely a problem with the mouse itself. I have experienced the same issue and there are numerous reports of this problem ... and I include a link to one of them for your interest and amusement:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic360903.html

The problematic behaviour may come and go: In my own case, my problematic Logitech mouse has been behaving itself recently. I have not been able to find any reason for the variation in its behaviour from time to time. When it plays up, I simply resort to using another mouse for awhile.

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Hi to all! I bought a new Dell Inspiron 6400. All going well, but when I double click on the USB STORAGE DEVICE directly(from My computer menu) it is not opening. But everytime I plug in my USB Storage device, the laptop recognises with no problem. It is the same problem with my PCs too. They are running Windows XP. On 'My Computer' if I right click on the USB storage device and click on 'Open' option it works with no issues.

Please help me.

Regards

Nile
 

A:USB Double click not working!

you may need to download drivers for it. Not all USB drives have built in drivers on the ROM.
 

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hi all hope you can help,win 7 ultimate i cant double left click on anything (files or folders) to open them i always have to right click. i have added attachment...thanks

A:double click not working

Are all your programs and files getting this message when you double click?

From the control panel, click on folder options. Now look at the click options (in the middle), set your mouse according to how you like it.

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Since the last update Win10 I cannot open folders with double click only right mouse click and then open folder. I have 3 times With Microsoft chatted but cannot solve this problem. Driver up to date, change mouse already, no hardware conflicts.

Restored the computer back to 3 weeks and it works, but the update comes again and the problems also. I hope that someone here can help.

Best regards,
Roel

A:Double click on folders not working any more

Hi Roel,

You can check the mouse properties to make sure nothing was changed. Start > Control Panel > Mouse. There's some tabs along the top. Have a look at the Buttons tab specifically.
b1rd

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Since the last update Win10 I cannot open folders with double click only right mouse click and then open folder. I have 3 times With Microsoft chatted but cannot solve this problem. Driver up to date, change mouse already, no hardware conflicts.

Restored the computer back to 3 weeks and it works, but the update comes again and the problems also. I hope that someone here can help.

Best regards,
Roel

A:Double click on folders not working any more

Hi Roel,

You can check the mouse properties to make sure nothing was changed. Start > Control Panel > Mouse. There's some tabs along the top. Have a look at the Buttons tab specifically.
b1rd

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Ok, so here is the problem. When double clicking on any of the icons to open anything on the desktop nothing happens. Also along with this on any drop down menus that you need to change, it will not bring out the drop down box with any choices. So if I need to open anything I have to either right click and then select open, or single click the icon and use the keyboard enter key. On the drop box I have to select the box and then arrow key to the selection and hit enter.

Here is the setup. This is on a computer that is a couple of years old running Win XP SP2 using a Logitech Cordess TrackMan Wheel mouse. This has been the setup for years. This problem however has only started last week. I figure this was caused by some update that Microsoft may have done.

The fixes I have already attempted to no avail. First I checked to make sure that the batteries where good. Also checked and reset the wireless connection as well as the connection to the computer. Then I moved on to the control panel and made sure the double click speed was set properly. I then updated to the latest drivers for the mouse. The last thing I tried was to restore to a date that was before this problem started. Checked for spy/malware the system came back clean. I have also Googled this subject and I have not found any remedy to this problem. The next thing on the agenda is trying a wired mouse. But from other people with the same problem that one did not work either.

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A:Double Click Not Working / No Response

Have you tried to uninstall the Logitech Cordless Trackman via the Device Manager node of the Computer Management console?I would try to uninstall the device there and then run a scan for hardware changes to see if Windows can automatically reinstall the hardware to working condition.To reach the Computer Management console, you can do the following:Start >> right-click My Computer >> select Manage -OR- Start >> Control Panel >> Administrative Tools >> Computer ManagementNavigate to the Device Manager node. Locate the Logitech Cordless Trackman under the Mice and other pointing devices branch. Right click the device and select Uninstall. Once the uninstallation process has completed, right click the Local Machine at the top of the hardware tree and select Scan for hardware changes. This should start the Found New Hardware Wizard. Try reinstalling the hardware that way.Try to restart your computer after uninstalling, when your computer reboots, the Found New Hardware wizard should start up and attempt to install the Logitech Cordless Trackman.I would start there. Post back for further advice if that doesn't resolve the issue.

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Even in safemode I have this problem. Sometimes when I double click on things nothing happens. In safemode with just Firefox, Winscp and notepad ++ running I am having the problem.
The problem is not the double click speed setting, I tried that. It happens both with a wired mouse connected or by using the click button on the touch pad.
I have the touch pad disabled for double click because it doesn't work well.
Do you know what the problem might be?

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When I go to MY COMPUTER and double click LOCAL DRIVE © i get this message.

"windows cannot find "recycler|s-9-3-31(followed by about 30 numbers).com. Make sure you typed the name correctly and then try again. To search for a file, click the start button and then click search."

Ive ran reg mechanic, adaware, spybot and pc pitstop optimize but no luck. The same happens with my second drive.

Ive tryed check disk and defrag but both of these are not working as well. THis problem has been around for about 2 weeks, after installing noton antivirus 2009.

Any help please!!!

A:Double click LOCAL DISK not working

Hello and welcome, as I believe this to be an infection I am moving this from XP to the Am I Infected forum for some tests.Download and Run FlashDisinfectorYou may a flash drive infection. These worms travel through your portable drives. If they have been connected to other machines, they may now be infected.Please download Flash_Disinfector.exe by sUBs and save it to your desktop.Double-click Flash_Disinfector.exe to run it and follow any prompts that may appear.The utility may ask you to insert your flash drive and/or other removable drives including your mobile phone. Please do so and allow the utility to clean up those drives as well.Wait until it has finished scanning and then exit the program.Reboot your computer when done.Note: Flash_Disinfector will create a hidden folder named autorun.inf in each partition and every USB drive plugged in when you ran it. Don't delete this folder. It will help protect your drives from future infection.Next run MBAM:Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.32) and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2If you have a previous version of MBAM, remove it via Add/Remove Programs and download a fresh copy.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Mal... Read more

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For no reason I can think of I cannot now open a desktop folder by double-clicking. The same problem affects 'My Computer' and 'Recycle Bin'. It is specifically a desktop folder problem. Having opened a desktop folder the long way round (right click - open) I can double click shortcut links to files within a desktop folder. I can also happily double click program and file icons and shortcuts to program and files on the desktop.

I have looked at other postings suggesting changing mouse settings and the like, but none seem to deal with my particular situation - where I can double click everything apart from desktop folders + My Computer and the Recycle Bin.

With advance thanks,

David
 

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Dear All,

I need help as I cannot open my computer drives by double-clicking on them. I have to right click on drives and then select Open from drop-down menus.

I found some virus that develops ntdetect.exe file in my C drive. I deleted them and then reboot but still that file is there. And my drives are not working.

And on double click on my USB drive, it prompts a "Open With" dialog with some program in that dialog. And I also have to open USB drive by right click and then select Open.

Pls help me this regards. How can i remove this virus on my machine? Pls.... pls ... pls ... URGENT HELP needed...

Best regards,

bye

A:Double Click Is Not Working On Computer Drives

start with checking for malware causes to your problem.Install Super Antispyware. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.http://www.superantispyware.com/]SuperAintiSpywareRun the online scan for Bit Defender in normal mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html]BitdefenderAfter that please read and follow all instructions in the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log". You may have performed some of these steps already. About half way down are instructions for downloading HijackThis and creating a log.When you have done that, post a log in the HijackThis Logs and Analysis Forum, NOT here, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts. A member of the Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer. If you post your log back in this thread, the response from the HJT Team will be delayed because your post will have to be moved. This means it will fall in line behind any others posted that same day.Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. Please include the top portion of the HijackThis log that lists version information. An expert will analyze your log and reply with instructions advising you what to fix.Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT ... Read more

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Dear All,

Best wishes. I am facing a problem with my machine. In my machine double click is not working on drives(C:, D:, E: etc) and i need to open the drives by right clicking on them and select Open from context menu. So, I am submitting the log files here.

LOG FILE BEFORE SCANNING WITH SUPERAntiSpyWare:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:25:56 AM, on 3/26/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\VTTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\VPTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\fdm.exe
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A:Double Click Not Working On Computer Drives

Hi Computer Maker,Welcome to the Bleeping Computer HijackThis forum. I have two questions.First, are you using an ISP based in Bangladesh? Specifically, Dekko Airnet Ltd. I see in your profile that you are in India. If you are using this Bangladesh ISP then the O17 line in your log is legitimate.Next question. Do you know what this program is, and did you install it deliberately:C:\Program Files\Ananda Computers\Bijoy 2003 Pro\Bijoy.exeThose are the only questionable things I see in this log. If those items are legitimate, your log is clean.Please let me know.Dave

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I have an HP Pavilion laptop running windows 7 x64. Today my left click button on the touchpad completely stopped working. I have tried to restore back to when it worked and still the problem persists. Any ideas would be wonderful. Thanks and happy holidays to everyone.

A:Left Click not working

If you mean the BUTTON to the left of the pad, rather than a double-click action on the pad itself, you MIGHT have a defective switch under the button.

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I have a microsoft wireless optical mouse 2000. The left button stopped working. I tried resetting the mouse, but that didn't help. I tried resetting the software, but that didn't help. I replaced the batteries; still nothing. I cleaned the outside of the mouse - same thing. I have switched the left and right buttons, but this is just a work-around. Is there anything I have missed? What else can I do? Thanks in advance.
 

A:Left click not working

Buy a new mouse....the left click button always goes first.
 

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Windows 10, Ideapad 100. Right and left clicks not working as of today. Fingerpad is working. What can we try?

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Hi,
A Lenovo laptop with Win 7 x64 after working fine for a year suddenly start to have the following problem.
User at random cases but very often -appr. once per day- is not able to open a file or folder by double clicking or single click + enter key.

What it works for him is single click, right click + open.
In order to start again working I have to open Task Mgr and kill windows explorer process then start it again.
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No incidents in Event Viewer.
No new Software/App installed.
No new MS Updates instaled.
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Note that double click doesn't work on USB mouse nor on touch-pad. The same goes for Enter key, doesn't work on USB keyboard nor on Laptop's Keyboard.
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The laptop had a multi printer attached via USB and user claims that this happened usually after scanning.
I removed the printer for a day and he still got the same problem.
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Any suggestions?

Thanks for your time!

A:Double Click or Enter key suddenly stops working.

Hi,
We need some steps and your feedback to troubleshoot the issue.
If you have spare time, please have a try and give us the feedback so that we could provide further help.
About your problem:
Yes, If the registry was messed up for the mouse this means that the problem will show up all the time.
No, you needn't change it to single-click.
process monitor is used during the whole process of the issue occuring. Otherwise, we can't trace any clue.
So we recommend you use some simple method to troubleshoot, update the driver, clean boot etc.
Karen Hu
TechNet Community Support

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Windows 7 synaptics left click acts like right click after reboot and the right click doesn't work at all. I've downloaded the most recent driver & searched for a solution online but haven't found anyone who has fixed this issue. Did everyone just give up or am I not patient enough & haven't dug deep enough. If I use a USB mouse there are no problems it just seems to be with the built-in after I've used the USB mouse.
kyfarmgrl67
 

A:Solved: Windows 7 synaptics left click acts like right click

Click Start.

Click Control Panel.

Click Mouse.

Under Buttons(tab), you can configure the setting the settings for the track pad.
 

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Alright, well I don't know much about laptops or computers, or at least not enough to help me in this situation. My laptop, a compaq hp persario CQ61, got its modem fried and refuses to allow me to use dial up internet. Well I borrow my mother's laptop now and again but her laptop is experiencing problems. The left click on the mousepad refuses to work correctly. It allows me to click into things to type and documents and such, but on the internet when I pull up something that shows the little box next to a sentence that says "I agree to the terms" or "Save my password" it won't let me click it at all. And I know it's something to do with the computer because I used my tablet pen and tablet mouse to see if it would work and it's not working. So if there is no solution to this problem could someone please tell me how to mark those boxes using my keyboard keys? I'd really appreciate all the help I can get!!

My mother's laptop is an HP G60 equipped with Windows 7 of course.

A:Left click isn't working correctly! Help!

How to Right-Click Using the Keyboard | eHow.com

Also try control panel mouse>buttons>buttons configuration

Check the box to reverse left and right

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Hi there,

I just got a new gaming mouse, an Anker 4000 DPI one from Amazon and i've been having this problem for the week i've had this and it's that the left mouse button doesn't like to work. I've tried doing most things like checking if Click Lock has been turned on, re-installing drivers and doing that power management thing in the USB Root Hub in Device Manager. I've tried the mouse on my dads laptop and no problems at all.

Any idea?
Thanks

A:Help, left click button isn't working

Hi .. Did you Download the Driver from the Manufactures Website ? ... I assume the Mouse has Software have you tried Uninstalling that just and not the Driver and then Re-Install ? ....

Also have you Posted on the Anker Support site ? ...

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Hi i'm not very microsoft literate so i need some very basic support.
my problem is i have lost the left click on my mouse. i managed to use keyboard to access the settings and change to right click as main button and now have this functionality. if i return to left click the right button still has its correct functions.

i have had this problem before after an update and system restore sorted it but this did not work this time as i cannot find an early enough restore point ?.
in settings i've tried deleting wireless sender and mouse a couple of times to force reinstall . the operation was sucssessfull but no change in mouse button problem.
using the m/soft troubleshooter page i've found out my particular mouse ( m/soft wireless laser mouse 5000) is not supported in win 10 and i should be using the intellipoint 8.2 drivers. however windows is using the keyboard and mouse center drivers and when i try to reinstall intellipoint i get the message " unable to install as later version installed".
i need to manually turn off / uninstall the keyboard/ mouse center somehow to reinstall the intellipoint drivers , i've followed various tutorials (m/soft and web) but i cannot find one only that only uses keystrokes or does not involve both mouse buttons (i've only got your left button or right button if i revert setting but not both at the same time). I've tried system scan and heath restore and creating second account without win reporting any problems and cc reg ... Read more

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Hello, The bottom left click and right click on the touchpad of my T480 doesn't work anymore in both Windows and Linux.  Other things work fine:tapping, swiping, moving the mouse pointer works all fine. I updated all drivers and the BIOS in Vantage so I'm pretty sure everything is up-to-date. The driver in Windows 10 is 19.3.4.222, driver provider: Synaptics. Has anyone any idea about a solution? It is slowly driving me nuts. Thanks.

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Hello when i click on left button nothing happens , however pluged in an external mouse , and mouse works fine , my pointing device is a synaptics v6.3 . went into properites and changed over to right click so now can use right side where i use to use the left,
can somebody tell me how i can get my laptop back to normal.
my laptop is an emachine D620 and run vista
thanks
roy
 

A:left click not working on laptop

Seeing the external mouse works correctly and the internal does not, my guess is you have hardware failure. In other words, you may have to replace the part. One way to verify this would be to download a live OS, burn it to CD, boot to it and see if it works under the live CD. If it does, you have a Windows configuration (software) problem. If not, you have a hardware problem.

In order to boot from the CD, your BIOS needs to be set to look for boot files on the CD first, before the hard disk.

http://www.livecdlist.com/
 

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Yesterday, my touchpad and left clicker stopped working. They were working fine and then all of the suddon, they just stopped working. The little scroll bar still works on the touchpad but I can't use it to click on anything. I have a dv4-1125nr with Windows 7 64bit update.  Thanks!    

A:Touch Pad and left click not working

We have this same problem, all five laptops in our company running windows 7 and windows vista left mouse button and the touchpad click isn't working, tried a system restore and reinstall of drivers and still not working, what is going on.

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Just bought a brand new Inspiron 15 7000 - and straight out the box the right/left click on the touchpad doesn't work. Any ideas ?
This is not good DELL !

A:left/right click not working on touchpad

Hi,
We’re listening. We can completely understand. If that happened to us we’d be really upset too. We request you to run the hardware diagnostics to check if there is any hardware causing the issue. You can click here to find the steps to run the hardware diagnostics. Please let us know if there is any error code and a validation code.
We also suggest you to update the touchpad driver from our support site. Kindly enter your service tag # on the link below and click on ‘Get drivers and downloads’ then download the "touchpad driver" from "Mouse, Keyboard & Input Devices"  section and install it.
Please let us know if this helped.

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I am running Windows 7. My left mouse will not work unless I hold dowm Ctrl Key. What is the problem?
 

A:left click mouse not working

Try this.
Press the Win key and type "devmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter.
In the Device Manager screen, uninstall the Mouse
Reboot and see if that helps.
 

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The left click and right click buttons on the laptop are not responding. The actual mouse pad is working and I'm able to move the pointer/cursor.

It is a Thinkpad t420s, running on Windows 10. This started happening after a windows update was performed.

I had planned to downgrade to windows 8.1 anyway so I went ahead and did that, thinking all issues would be resolved. They were not. The drivers are installed and says that they are working properly... but the problem still persists. Keep in mind that I do connect an external mouse and it works fine.

Please advise.
 

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After using attempting to livestream using OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) I tried ending the stream by clicking "stop streaming" but I noticed it wasn't working, I thought maybe my computer was just playing up (I hoped not it's 2 days old) so I just pressed Alt-F4 to close OBS.

After not getting a response from any left clicks I shut down my computer, thinking OBS was still running in the background and it was somehow interfering. When I logged back in to my PC I then realised that infact I was just not able to left click. After trying to uninstall some programs to see if this would fix the issue I got out my spare mouse, and that one worked perfectly. I tried sfc / scannow, uninstalled all my recently installed programs, un-installed my anti-virus and Razer Synapse 2.0. I read somewhere that conflicting software may be causing a problem so in the end I decided to restore Windows, and still my left click would not work. However when I re-bound left click to my 1 button on the mouse, it worked fine.

After all that I finally considered that my mouse might actually be broken. So I plugged it into a laptop to see if the left click was working and it wasn't. The timing seemed all too perfect for the reason to simply be that my mouse button is no longer working, and I read through multiple troubleshooting articles and forum posts from people with similar problems but none of the solutions provided worked.

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Hi, I have y700 which comes with win 10 home and works perfectly since I got it from the store. However, just this morning the right and left click functions are not working for whatever the reason is. My suspicion is that the latest windows update seems to be the root of the problem yet I am  unsure about this. has anyone encountered the same problem with me? or anyone knows how to fix this ? Thank you beforehand  

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