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Windows XP double click problem

Q: Windows XP double click problem

This problem has just cropped up and i have no idea what caused it or how to resolve it. The thing is whenever i double click to open any folders/images anywhere on the pc except the desktop it always brings up the windows search page - does anyone know how i can stop this happening? Not only is it maddening its very very labourious right clicking and going to the open option.

Any help would be greatly received.

Thanks in advance.

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A: Windows XP double click problem

Have you tried using Restore Defaults?

Open My Computer and select Tools and Folder Options. Then on the General tab click Restore Defaults.

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Hello All:

I am running Windows XP SP3, Windows Media Player 11.

When I double click a file (.wmv or .avi) in Windows Explorer, Windows Media Player 11 starts but issues a message "Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there might be a problem with your sound or video device. Try installing a updated device driver." or I media player shows a black screen with good sound.

If I start Windows Media Player 11 by double clicking the icon in the quick launch tray or by Start > Programs > Windows Media Player, then right click on the Windows logo, select "File", then the desired video file or select the file from the recently accessed list. The video and sound plays fine.

I have noticed a that if I view the properties with Windows Media Player 11 in either the quick launch tray or in Start > Programs the path is listed as Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" /prefetch:1

Thanks for you replies in advance.
 

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please slove it 
 
 
i am click single time but mouse take double times and files are open 
please slove it
thank you

A:double click problem in mouse i click single time

G'day hassensk, and Welcome to BC.
 
Windows 7 ?    windows XP...? Windows 8 ?......

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Just went through my sister's computer and removed all the spyware and viruses (a lot). While doing this I noticed that I couldn't double-click on anything in Explorer. I could double-click on anything on the desktop. I can select objects in Explorer, but no double or right click on the files. To open anything, I have to select it and then File > Open. Anyone have a fix for this?
 

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When I double click over a file or right click to open it, it takes 30sec to 2minutes time. That really irritates me. Instead if i open the application i want and then drag the file over it...its really fine, no problems. but i am really fed up doing so...

My exact problem....If i wanna listen to an mp3 file if i double click over that it takes 30sec to 2min...if i open the media player and drag the file over that....its fine...

plez help me sort out this problem....

i even tried to see if that were a virus problem but it was not....i scanned all the drives with Norton...
 

A:problem while i do right click or double click...

Hiya and welcome

Are you still having this problem? If so, lets take a look at a log. go to http://aumha.org/downloads/hijackthis.zip , and download 'Hijack This!'.
Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
Press that, save the log somewhere, and please copy & paste its contents to the forum.

It will possibly show other issues deserving our attention, but most of what it lists will be harmless or even required, so do NOT fix anything yet.
Someone here will be happy to help you analyze the results.

Regards

eddie
 

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Ended up getting another computer to solve some problems but now I have a new one.In trying to remove spyware after updating programs, I must have changed a setting in xp.When I double click on a harddrive or cd drive(after going through my computer), instead of opening the drive as normal, it brings up the search function.Xp is fully updated, and in the folder options, open with double click is checked.So can anyone out there tell me just what setting I need to change to open the drives as normal?
 

A:Double-Click problem

Maybe this:

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

#18 right side..."Search opens when double clicking a folder"

To use the Regedits: Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt. REG files can be viewed in Notepad by right clicking on the file and selecting Edit.
 

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A few days ago the problem appeared on my computer - I have Windows XP PRO SP3 installed!
When I double click on any folder that is located on my desktop, it takes too long to actually open it (about 20 - 30 seconds). The same thing happens when I try to open My computer or Control Panel. I can't say with certainty, but I think that other folders are being opened normally. And I have no problems with opening programs - they open just fine!
Furthermore, during that time (20 - 30 seconds), I am not able to do anything. All I can do is to move mouse cursor all around, but everything else is frozen until the folder is opened.
I tried to clean, fix and defrag registry and to clean system and disk, but the problem still exists.

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And I forgot to tell that my XP is up to date, I have all drivers installed and the system is virus free! Please help me!!!
Thanks!

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I have a problem when I try to open a folder. When I try to open a folder, instead of open, it opens in a new explorer window, I already tried to return to default the options but it don't works. Well I hope somebody can help me.

Rarehunter

PD. Sorry for the bad english expression, that's because I only know a little bit of english, because I'm mexican, so please forgive me.

A:Double-Click Problem

I have a problem when I try to open a folder. When I try to open a folder, instead of open, it opens in a new explorer window, I already tried to return to default the options but it don't works. Well I hope somebody can help me. Rarehunter PD. Sorry for the bad english expression, that's because I only know a little bit of english, because I'm mexican, so please forgive me. Does it open with the proper information in the new file?

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Hey guys,

I have a problem with windows 7. When I am trying to open folders and files and i dobbleclick at normal speed then it just open the rename mode insted of opening the folder/file. When I am pushing 3 times then it opens and sometimes if I dobbleclick slowly it also opens.

Where can I change this? I don't know if it's a driver problem or what? maybe you can help me.

I run windows 7 32 bit at a Lenovo R61 8918-DEG

Best regards,

//Jesper


I forgot to write that I already have updated the driver to the newest version from lenovo

A:double click problem

Hi Jo, welcome to the Seven Forums.

When you single click an item (file or folder) which already is selected, Windows 7 thinks it as a rename command and lets you edit the name. This means that you are doing you double click too slowly, Windows thinks it as two single clicks: first one to choose an item, second one to rename.

You can adjust the double click speed. Open Control Panel > Mouse, choose the Buttons tab and change the speed. Next to the speed slider is a folder symbol for you to test the speed.

Good luck.

Kari

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I can't double-click or right-click or move items within folders.

I can click on icons on the desktop, but I have to use file>>open in order to open anything within a folder. I have had this problem for a long time now and have resorted to the file open method. . .so I do not know what I did before the problem occurred.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

OS: Windows 2000 Professional
VGA: GeForce FX 5200
Processor: Intel Pentium 4, 2.4 ghz
Memory: 512 MB
DirectX 9.0
 

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Hi, I've used this forum once before and I got some excellent help. I was hoping I'd be able to get some help again. I think I may have a virus, although McAfee doesn't detect anything when I run a virus scan. The main problem is that everytime I click on something, whether it's a doc, folder, clicking on webpage, moving the curser to a desired loccation and clicking, it gives me a double click even when I've only clicked once. It's quite annoying and it used to happen randomly, but it's been happening more and more lately. I checked to see if it's the mouse set up, but the mouse is set up properly (i.e single click is set as a single click, not a double click.)If someone could please help me out, I'd appreciate it. Thank you. Here's the DDS log as per request of boopme.DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Nida at 15:17:22.41 on 23/03/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1022.709 [GMT -4:00]AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}FW: McAfee Personal Firewall *enabled* {94894B63-8C7F-4050-BDA4-813CA00DA3E8}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\brsvc01a.exeC:\WINDOWS\syst... Read more

A:Double Click Problem

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In the explorer itself, double-clicking files for opening or browsings are completely working fine.
But in the following cases, double-clicking does nothing ('enter' key works fine.)

1. browsing folders in 'Save as/Open dialog' in any applications like MS Word, IE, FF, etc.
2. opening files in 'File Tree' in any applicaitons such as Ultraedit or Eclipse.

I've been googling for ages and still haven't found the solution.
Does anybody know the cause or the solution of this symptom?

Thanks in advance.

A:Weird double-click problem.

You do NOT have a problem. What you state is normal operation.

Double-click ONLY works in Browsers or from your Desktop.

What you are using are function dialogs, which have their own rules which usually do not include double-click support.

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Hello again, I followed the steps in this thread, and my double click/fast click problem still exists. I cant get rid of it, so I am assuming I have a spyware problem. Logs are attached.


DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Owner at 17:46:05.90 on Sat 08/01/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.510.111 [GMT -7:00]

AV: CA Anti-Virus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17CFD1EA-56CF-40B5-A06B-BD3A27397C93}
FW: CA Personal Firewall *enabled* {14CB4B80-8E52-45EA-905E-67C1267B4160}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxCfg.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxFwHlp.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxPol.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxAgent.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus\ISafe.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k hpdevmgmt
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\PPRT\bin\ITMRTSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HPZ12
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HPZ12
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatch9.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
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A:Double Click Spyware Problem

BUMP!

Been over 72 hours, so bumping thread like forum instructions say to do.

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This happened only recently when my friend sent me a pic from facebook via chatbox so when i click to enlarge the pic it opens for milisecs or something 0.5 stuff blahblah it just closes the moment it opens.,other examples are when i click the UPVOTE button on 9gag it turns blue then to normal again so i cant like using the mouse at first i thought it wasnt a problem but then it occured at diffirent sites too

oh and btw it when i use other browsers it works perfectly and on desktop it doesn't do anything weird so it really is only on google chrome

Tried clearing cache 2 times now (yesterday,and now) and it still does that when in incognito but one thing i see is when the page is loading it just runs normally but when a page or a site fully loaded it starts to double click of some sort for example like in facebook click the "next" to view the new image it shows the picture transition 2 times and when im in mozilla it works perfectly but im new to mozilla and comfortable with google chrome but if this error continues i think im gonna try moving to other browsers

A:Auto double click problem

If Java and Flash are up to date, try running Chrome with no Add-ons. If it works, find the interfering culprit by a process of elimination unless you recognize it.

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In Cod4 I have a problem with the mouse double clicking everything so when you try to select your class it will click what your on and the next thing that pops up like if you're in a game and you click on the auto assign then class 2 is behind that it will also click class 2 instantly and it does it in the normal menu as well...so if i try to click on a server and view server info it will just launch into the server
 

A:COD4 Double Click Problem

What kind of mouse do you have? If it's not a generic mouse, then try reinstalling the drivers or software for it.
 

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Hello everyone! I have come across an annoying problem which I cannot solve by myself. I have a Q-Pad 5k gaming mouse which I bought about one year ago. Recently, it started to double click even though I single click. I have tried with a different mouse and it works fine, but the interesting part is that the mouse works very well on my laptop. I believe it may be the USB ports of my desktop, but I may be wrong. Once I connect it to my laptop it works fine, then when I connect it to my desktop works fine for about 10 mins and then starts the double click "ritual" again. Any feedback is appreciated.
 

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Hi, Well one day my C and D Drive Decided to act wierd, whenever i double click on them instead of opening them it opens search, so in order to open them i have to right click and select open, i have Win XP,Is there any easy solution to this? Thanks
 

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When I single click it's actually doing a double click. It does this most of the time but not every click. Anyone else have this or heard of this problem? Could my mouse be going bad?

Thanks
Jim

A:Mouse Double Click Problem

Troubleshoot mouse double-clicking when you single-click

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When I click on anything I usually only have to single click to bring up whatever, about 50 percent of the time when I click on something it preforms a double-double-click and will bring up the next two pages of what ever, because the single clicks are performing twice.

I had a friend set up my computer two years ago and he fixed it so everything would perform with a single click instead of a double-click and I don't know how to fix the problem of the single click doing two double-clicks at once.

How do I fix so the single click will only perform one double-click at a time?

LQQK
 

A:Clicking/double-click problem.

i am assuming u are using windows 98/ME?

go to your control planel and open the mouse properties and you should be able to set it to your specs there.
 

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This happened only recently when my friend sent me a pic from facebook via chatbox so when i click to enlarge the pic it opens for milisecs or something 0.5 stuff blahblah it just closes the moment it opens.,other examples are when i click the UPVOTE button on 9gag it turns blue then to normal again so i cant like using the mouse at first i thought it wasnt a problem but then it occured at diffirent sites too

oh and btw it when i use other browsers it works perfectly and on desktop it doesn't do anything weird so it really is only on google chrome

Tried clearing cache 2 times now (yesterday,and now) and it still does that when in incognito but one thing i see is when the page is loading it just runs normally but when a page or a site fully loaded it starts to double click of some sort for example like in facebook click the "next" to view the new image it shows the picture transition 2 times and when im in mozilla it works perfectly but im new to mozilla and comfortable with google chrome but if this error continues i think im gonna try moving to other browsers

A:Auto double click problem

If Java and Flash are up to date, try running Chrome with no Add-ons. If it works, find the interfering culprit by a process of elimination unless you recognize it.

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Hello. Using vb.net, I've been trying to figure out how to paste the clipboard into the window your mouse pointer is pointed.

If anyone has used unix you are familiar with what i am asking for; just to double right click or middle click and to paste the content of clipboard to the given window.

Can anyone offer any ideas for .net?

I would use double right click, or middle click, or single right click.

Please respond with your ideas~

Thanks

-Sandra
 

A:Help me paste clipboard text with double right click (or right click, click)

This is kind of confusing but I just wanted code to paste the clipboard by using the mouse.
 

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Hi guys, I'm not sure what I did to my computer but now whenever I double-click a folder, it'll open up search companion and I can't actually see the contents of the folder unless I right-click and select 'open'.
Here's a screenshot:

How do I fix this? Meaning that it opens up the folder when I double-click.(Default)
 

A:Solved: Folder Double-Click Problem

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I have a Logitech Cordless Mouseman Wheel mouse, model number M-RK53.

I have the thumb button and the wheel button both configured for double-click. But when I first turn the PC on, the double-click funtions do not work. As far as I can determine, neither the thumb button nor the wheel button do anything at that time.

If I do a single right or left mouse click anywhere on the screen, then after that the thumb button and the wheel button both provide double-clicks until I turn off and restart the PC, at which time I'm back to no double-clicks from either button.

This function worked (I think) in previous versions of Windows. But since I upgraded to Windows XP Professional something over a year ago, I lost the double-clicks on startup.

And hereís an oddity: As the PC is booting, there is a brief interval prior to completion of the boot process when the mouse cursor is on the screen and can be moved around. If I move the mouse (and thereby the cursor) around on the screen during this interval, then the above-named buttons will provide double-clicks when the booting in complete. If I donít move the mouse during that interval of time, then no double-clicks until I click somewhere on the screen with the left or right mouse buttons.

Using mw9791enu.exe.

Any advice as to how to make the thumb button and the wheel button do the double-click at startup?

Thanks.

Steve
 

A:Double-click problem with Logitech mouse

There is a tick box somewhere in the options for mice that says quick initialisation or something like that. Try turning it off.
 

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I want to change settings from Double Click Zoom to Double Click "highlight" and don't know how. 

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Hey all,
I was recently in "folder options" and then "file types", just going through and changing icons for disk drives and folders, JPG's and whatnot. Anyway, after doing that, I noticed that if I try to double-click on a disk drive it'll go to Search. And if I double-click on a folder it'll go to Clear Read Only Attributes. I've obviously changed the default action associated with a double-click on folders and disk drives, and I know how to change the default actions undertaken by disc drives and folders and everything else when double-clicked. The thing is, when I go into folder options, file types, advanced (after selecting say, disk drive) the option to change the default action to "open" isn't there, for either folders or disk drives. Other options such as Find are present, but nothing else.

Anybody know how to get it back to "open"? Because I don't want to have to right-click all the time just to open a folder or disk drive. Ta.

Monkey106
 

A:Stupid problem, default double-click actions

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Like the title said I am not able to double click on anything at all. I have found a way to get past it and set it to me only clicking once and opening a program, but now it affects my games when I need to double click. I don't know what to do, if someone could help much would be appreciated!

P.S. and I also can't hear any game sounds on my laptop.

A:Can't double click on anything Windows 7

Try another mouse set up your programs (Shortcuts) back to double click to open them.

I had a similar issue found out it was the button inside my mouse.

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If I have opened any window and then try to double-click on desktop icon I need to click tree times to make it work. Does anyone have same problem or is it just on my PC? (Windows 7 x64 upgraded from Vista)

A:Problem with double-clik on desktop icon, must triple-click

No, I don't see that behavior. The doubleclick to open feature works fine on my system without a third click to change focus from any app that has it at that moment. It would be video driver failure, or a damaged system file doing that.
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I have a EEE PC 901 netbook with Windows XP. For some reason I got the same issue: I must triple click instead of double click to open desktop icon or any folders and program. If I use a USB mouse, the same thing happens.
I did all the XP recommended updates before I used it. So I'm not sure it was the problem when the machine was just out of box.

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I'm running XP Pro and for the last 2 months something has changed on shutdown. I open Start , Turn Off Computer, Turn Off and perform my normal one click but other than a whirring nose in the tower and the green light coming on momentarily on the floppy drive nothing happens. I have to go back and repeat the proceedure one more time for shutdown.

This also happens when installing a program and the window appears saying that it needs to reboot to install...when I click OK nothing happens. I have to go to Start, Turn Off Computer, and click on Restart.

I have also noticed that when my browser opens and I click on the dropdown menu for the stored URLs and it won't open on the first click, it flashes momentarily but it takes the second click to view. This only happens initially from then on the menu drops down on and subsequent single clicks work. The problem seems to have started around the time I started using Firefox as my browser.

Any suggestions?
 

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i just installed a few games and copied a few portable softwares onto my pc. i opened all these games and softwares then and i used them too. then i exited the proper way out. trouble is two days later, now when i try to open some of them nothing happens. i double click on them and the loading icon shows for a few seconds and then disappears and then nothing. i try to run as admin and still the same thing. but this is only for certain softwares and games. others work fine. please, please help me!! i just took a new high end gaming lap with i7, 8gb ram, 1.5 graphics card, windows 7 home premium. i really can't get around this problem...

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My buddy just bought a brand new Acer Aspire 5552 and fresh out of the box he cannot double click drag any windows.

If he wants to drag/move a window, he has to actually click and hold the button. He cannot use the trackpad.

He updated to the latest drives directly from Acer's website and it still doesn't work.

I searched google for any solutions and I found one post where the guy had the exact same problem, but no one replied with a solution.

Any thoughts on this would be great.

Thanks.

A:Can't double click drag any windows? Ideas?

Hi, function (Fn) key and the F7 key turns on\off the trackpad.

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my windows used to be working fine ...when i double-click a drive it opens in the same window with the contents of the drive,duhhhh....but then a friend came with his hard drive to copy some stuff from him ...when he left,something weird happened,when i double-click any drive it takes seconds and opens in a NEW separate window , and when i write click a drive i get a NEW option (AUTOPLAY) it was never there...if i click OPEN,it opens in the same window...but it seems as if the drives behave as cd-roms with auoplay feature...anybod knows whats happening ?!
 

A:my drives autoplays in new windows when i double click them

Hi,

I too experienced the same problem a few days back..It is due to a virus....When u open the task manager,u will find a process called rose.exe...U have solutions available on the internet...U can also reach me at [email protected] directly if u need any help.....

Saju
 

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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!

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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The double-click function works fine on all items except for my D-drive icon, checked every setting I know to check, and have no idea what the problem could be. It is one of three partitions, and is the only one that doesnt except it. I know its not a big deal, but its driving me nuts. Please help
 

A:Windows XP double-click function on drive

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I am having trouble opeing folders normally. Every time I try to double click to open a folder through Windows Explorer, I am greeted with the message "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action." If I right-click, I can get in, but it's a huge hassle to use workarounds like that. Is there anything I can do to fix this? System Restore hasn't helped me a lick with this so far.

A:Windows Explorer Double-Click Broken

Hello Gamescook, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Try downloading and merging the Directory and Folder reg files in the tutorial below to see if that may fix this after a restart. They will restore the default associations for directories and folders.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi all,

Since 02.01.2013 my Windows 8 is rebooting without a warning, and this is happening evrey morning when I come to work, I've noticed that Windows will restart when I double click a song in Winamp, once it happened when I tried to open a e-mail in Outlook, bust mostly it happens with Winamp.

I have all Windows updates installed, installed latest Winamp version still when I double click or drag&drop a file in Winamp, Windows will restart.

I'm already tired of this situation, need a quick fix.

Thank you in advance.

P.S.: there is no dump file, the system only restarts without BSOD.

A:Windows 8 reboots on double click in Winamp

It happened again today, when working in excel. Need some help, anybody!?

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I have recently noticed some odd behavior in my computer, for some reason when I open My Computer and double click on a hard drive (I have 3) it will not open the drive. However I can still right-click and choose Explore to get around it.

At first I thought that this was a virus but after 3 scans with SpyBot I am still clean. Any ideas? It's not critical but I do find it odd.

A:[SOLVED] Baffled again, double-click does not open hard drives but right click will

What happens when you double click? Nothing, or Search opens, or a command prompt, or something else?

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My symptoms are these:
right click hangs on all files but not folders for about 30-40 seconds then works fine for a few moments but once I click away or do anything else the problem comes back
using the keyboard to copy hangs and then once the computer "unfreezes" copy/paste with keyboard works fine
double clicking on a file that would launch a program hangs for a while then opens the program.
using the delete key hangs
Otherwise performance is normal everything runs fine while using all programs.

What I have tried so far:
Running Adaware and AVG to determine if spyware/malware installed
using shellview to disable processes - no results
cleaned temp files and defragmented drives
uninstalled hp easy button keyboard software

Problem does not occur in safe mode.

Code:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:41:43 AM, on 6/20/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)

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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svcho... Read more

A:Right click hangs, copy/paste, double click on files hang

Bump, please

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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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Lately my pc has been acting a bit weird. I have windows xp. Sometimes when I go to click on something it will jump up or down and I have to scroll back to it and do it again..anyways I ran SUPERAntiSpyware and it detected 114 file threats which it said it got rid of but everytime I do a scan the same ones continue to come back. I saved the scan log to show you. Can you please help me get rid of these once and for all.

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 12/11/2014 at 12:23 PM

Application Version : 6.0.1164
Database Version : 11645

Scan type : Quick Scan
Total Scan Time : 00:03:21

Operating System Information
Windows XP Home Edition 32-bit, Service Pack 3 (Build 5.01.2600)
Administrator

Memory items scanned : 313
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 16716
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 4312
File threats detected : 114

Adware.Tracking Cookie
.doubleclick.net [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\CHERYL\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
.adtechus.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\CHERYL\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
in.getclicky.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\CHERYL\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
.adtech.de [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\CHERYL\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
.imrworldwide.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\CHERYL\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICAT... Read more

A:double click, get clicky, fast click keeps coming back even after

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WLM opens emails with a single click rather than just selecting the email. The boxes selecting double click to open are checked. This box is in the folders section and may be for folders ouyside of WLM. I want single click to select and double click to open emails.
TIA

A:How do I change single click to double click to open emails?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by flyboyo2


WLM opens emails with a single click rather than just selecting the email. The boxes selecting double click to open are checked. This box is in the folders section and may be for folders ouyside of WLM. I want single click to select and double click to open emails.
TIA


Correct. "Folder Options" refers to Windows Explorer. The "folders" within a program, like WLM, are under the control of the program. However I noticed that my version of WLM (2009) behaves the way you want without the "Reading" pane turned on. If I turn it on then a single click shows the email in the reading pane. If I turn it off, it takes a double click to open the email to view it. The reading pane is controlled via the "Layout" Viewing option.

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Like my title read, I can't open any folders in my Windows Explorer with a double click. It gives me the error message "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel." This also happens whenever I try to open any drives, such as C: drive. I can however run programs from Windows Explorer, and can right click, then choose open to open folders.

I have already done extensive searching on the subject, tried deleting autorun.ini files, tried some registry fixes, with no luck. I'm obviously running Windows 7, 32-bit, on a HP desktop.

A:Can't open any folders in Windows Explorer with double click

This may not be the best solution, as I am sure others may have a better solution, but it might work.

Go to start

type cmd into the search bar

right click cmd.exe and choose run as administrator.

Type the following. SFC /SCANNOW and press enter.

See if it finds any errors.

Bruce.

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I have recently carried out clean install of OS. on C:\

My documents, videos, pictures etc are on E:\
Locations are set correctly as per:http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/windo...o-size_p2/2941

While I can see them to browse, and can copy move etc. .... if I double click on an item to open I get error:

"Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access them."

For example I double click a video file I get that error ... yet if I carry out via right click :
open with> VLC media player

It opens and runs fine.

A:Windows doesn't start files on double click

How did you move them to E:? What procedure did you follow?

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I posted a video on youtube to show specifically what I have done and what the problem is.
Code:
[URL]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-acGkW2OcU[/URL]
One day I noticed that double clicking some pictures didn't open. I am trying to figure out why.

Experiencing some strange behavior when registering shimgvw.dll, context menus are missing options

When I disable shell image verbs using Nirsoft, context menu options come back but double click stops working.

If anyone knows how to keep the context menu options and the double click please let me know.

- Also I tried going to explorer->tools->folder options->file types and manually selecting bmp to open with picture and fax viewer but double click still didn't work

Windows XP SP2
 

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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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Just a goofy phenomena that seems to be puzzling me. Each time I single click on a desktop icon, it acts like it was double clicked and opens the file/program. When single clicking on a scroll-bar to the right of a window, it acts like it was double clicked, traveling much further down the screen than expected.

I'm using Windows ME. My mouse is an IBM Scrollpoint II, 3-button mouse with a small scroll pivot-lever. Any assistance to solve this problem will be appreciated. Thanks.
 

A:Single mouse click acts like a double-click

Hi there Amaul,

One thing to check is go into the 'mouse properties' in the 'Control Panel' and under the 'Buttons' tab there will be an option for 'Files and Folders'. Make sure the 'double-click to open an item' is selected.

Hope this helps.
 

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Many times when I single click on an item with my mouse, whether it be a program, a shortcut, or whatever, more often than not , it acts as a double click. When I double cliclk, it opens up the program twice more often than mot, also. I have the Folder options set up to double click so I don't know what's going on. I regularly run AdAdware, Spybot, and I have ZoneAlarm Suite running all the time.

Any ideas?
 

A:Mouse single click but double click response

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