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Windows 7: In Explore Double Clicking a Folder gives Properties


07 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
In Explore Double Clicking a Folder gives Properties

Hi

When I am in Explorer and Double Click a Folder to open it the folder doesn't open but the Properties Dialog box appears...

How can I stop this when it happens.

Perhaps I am hitting a key combination to cause this behavior. I'm not to sure..

Thank you..

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07 Jun 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Sounds like your left click is reversed with the right. If you are doing a left clikc do a right click instead. This can be changed in Conrtrol Panel Mouse
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07 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

The Left click gives me the standard pop-up menu...

thx
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07 Jun 2010   #4

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You can reverse left with right, if easier for you. Go to control panel and then mouse.

Take care.
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07 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

I've had this happen on my Win 7 Pro X64 system, no idea why. I do not want anything hidden on my computer so I show everything. When they appear, usually in twos, I simply delete them. Never caused me any problem to date.

Would be nice to know where they come from though. Has to be something I do but no idea what.
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08 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Seems like the ALT key is stuck in your keyboard. Tap both the ALT keys a bit to maybe unstick them or try double clicking after replacing the keyboard.

NOTE: When you ALT+ENTER or ALT+Double Click on a folder or file, you will get the properties dialog. Its the default shortcut

Keyboard shortcuts for Windows
Check out this sub link in that page
Shell objects and general folder/Windows Explorer shortcuts
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08 Jun 2010   #7

 
 

just thinking if it has something to do with regional settings.

Mouse control panel will fix it for sure.
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08 Jun 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

I follows all above advice.. but I'm not sure Ive fixed the problem

I do have the habit of resting on keys for long periods (I can press keys for 5 seconds or longer)

Perhaps I am causing some obscure windows setting to be initialed..
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08 Jun 2010   #9

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

There is a Sticky Keys setting but I don't think that is what is happening.
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08 Jun 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by weka View Post
I follows all above advice.. but I'm not sure Ive fixed the problem

I do have the habit of resting on keys for long periods (I can press keys for 5 seconds or longer)

Perhaps I am causing some obscure windows setting to be initialed..
Have you tried using a different keyboard temporarily, maybe borrow from a friend ?
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