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Windows 7: Strange quadruple click required to open

29 Oct 2009   #1

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Strange quadruple click required to open

Hi I recently installed Windows 7 Ultimate. I love the OS but I have a couple of annoyances. The first is that I have to double click desktop shortcuts twice in order to open the application. The first double click does nothing at all and the second double click opens the application normally. This happens with all my shortcuts every time. Wierd I know, but if anyone can tell me what's going on I'm willing to listen.

My second problem is that opening an application starts the application in the background. As an example, double clicking an AVI file in the Videos folder causes Windows Media Player to open behind this window. In Vista, the opened application would always grab the focus. There must be a setting somewhere for this. Any help appreciated.



My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2009   #2


Try enabling single clicking:

Single-Click or Double-Click to Open an Item

Explorer Window > Tools > Folder Options > General Tab and enable single-click to open an item

Strange quadruple click required to open-single-click.jpg

As for the second issue, the answer has currently eluded me completely

My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)

The "opening behind" issue has also been reported in another thread.
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