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Windows 7: Clicking Desktop shortcuts only open folder properties...

01 Jun 2015   #11

Windows 7 g4 bit

I registered this account because this is still the top Google result for this problem...
and I know the correct answer (emphasis for lost souls who might ignore this post)

See below:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aintrite View Post
I also forgot to mention that I can't do anything in either Firefox or IE. If I hit certain keys the home page kinda jumps like it's going to do something but only for a milisec. So even if I wanted to use that link I couldn't. I just checked to see if I could access the other computers on my network from the one with the problems and even going from the start menu and clicking on my computer gives me the same thing, only properties and it won't let me right click them. I really confused on why this has happened when the computer was working fine when I went to bed and wake up and it's all jacked up. Nobody touched in between that time. Also I can't even right click the desktop to adjust the monitor options.

Any other ideas I could try.

It's from a Windows Alt+Left Click.

  • Holding Alt + Double Left Click on My Computer = Open control panel
  • Holding Alt + Double Left Click on a shortcut = Open properties
  • Holding Alt + various keys in Firefox will do various actions, such as opening toolbars (Alt + f/e/s/b/t/h), opening home page (alt + home), jumping to address bar (Alt + D), etc.
  • Holding Alt while right click the desktop will prevent the context menu form opening (the one to change desktop resolution
If you are having the same problems as the OP, it's because your Alt key is stuck, or your PC for some reason thinks it's being pressed.

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