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Windows 7: I need to double-click on almost everything

27 Dec 2010   #1

Windows7 Pro x64
I need to double-click on almost everything


For some reason I now keep needing to double-click on everything - in order to execute a single-click.

Any thoughts?

John Smith

P.S. I use Windows7 (64bit) (All latest patches)

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27 Dec 2010   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Have you tried a different mouse?
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27 Dec 2010   #3

Windows7 Pro x64

P.S. It's extremely odd. Sometime a single click will work. But mostly it definitely will NOT work. This problems seems to apply to almost everything, including opening and closing windows, Clicking a submit button within a web browser etc etc.
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27 Dec 2010   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Take a gander at tools/folder options in Explorer. There are a couple of settings there that may have gone haywire.

Consider system restore, particularly if it is a very recent development.
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27 Dec 2010   #5

Windows7 Pro x64

I have now discovered that my Microsoft Mouse (model: IntelliMouse Explorer 4.0A - USB) also had some special software installed for it (called "Intellipoint 8.0" I think although I have no easy way of knowing the version number - thanks Microsoft) which I uninstalled and then re-installed.

And the problem seems to have gone away - for now at least. :)


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