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Solved: strange (to me)... double clicking does not run/open file...

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by gimpel, Jan 17, 2011.

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  1. gimpel

    gimpel Thread Starter

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    i am pretty unfamiliar with Vista, and am servicing a friend's computer. When i click on an icon on the desktop, or a file in winExplorer, a little box with a check mark appears. Explorer puts buttons on its menu bar for actions, or i can select actions by right clicking on the file, or icon. But double clicking does not run/open the file...

    i have not seen this 'check box' behavior and i dont like it. Windows is reporting a problem with a program called TuneUp, but after looking it up on WikiP i dont think it is responsible. i imagine it can be solved in 'settings' or 'congfiguration', but where?...

    regards... gimpel
     
  2. kenny111111

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    control panel>folder options, see attached I like the single click option..
     

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  4. gimpel

    gimpel Thread Starter

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    i fixed the problem(s)... in Folder Options, View page has a 'check box' item. i deselected it and the box and chex went away.
    Then in control panel i opened Mouse, and set the Double Click speed slower (it was set max). Doing both of these things returned things to what i like to see... (I DONT like single click, but that is becuz i am so used to double-clicking that it would be a long and frustrating process to relearn.) regards... g.
     
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