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Windows 7: Clicking on a folder name defaults to edit-name mode

09 Dec 2014   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
Clicking on a folder name defaults to edit-name mode

Hi everyone,

Recently it seems that any time I click on a folder it's as if I'm trying to edit the folder name. Same thing happens if I click a file - explorer thinks I'm trying to edit the file name.

The only way I can move into a folder is by selecting a different one, then rapidly clicking the folder icon next to the name - it still throws the name into edit mode but opens the directory as well.

This also happens when selecting files or folders in other applications.

I'm running Windows 7 64 Bit.

Any ideas?
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09 Dec 2014   #2
Yard Dog

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit

Hello michaelc65 Welcome to 7 forums. It may be your mouse is not set correctly.. and is right clicking.. when you only want a left click to highlight .. Please go to control panel and check mouse controls.. and report back how you have it set up for your computer ..
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09 Dec 2014   #3

Windows 7 64 bit

Hey Yard Dog!

If I go into Mouse Properties I have:

Button Config - Switch primary & secondary is unselected
Clicklock is unselected

HID Compliant Mouse.

I'm also using an old Wacom Bamboo tablet, with the buttons on the stylus appropriately configured so the main button is a click and secondary is a right click. I checked the mouse options in there as well, even though I'm not using a wacom mouse, and the buttons in there are configured correctly too.

Thanks so much for any help.
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09 Dec 2014   #4

Windows 7 64 bit

I should also add that left clicking on the desktop does nothing, but right clicking brings up the options menu, indicating that the buttons are working normally ther - this is partly why I thought it could be an explorer-based issue.
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09 Dec 2014   #5

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

In Mouse properties increase your double click speed,
I'll assume you wanted to open the file but the second click activated renaming the file instead ?
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09 Dec 2014   #6

Windows 7 64 bit
Double click speed

Thanks - I did check the click speed and it's still fairly normal. This is happening on a single click only - both with the Wacom and a mouse.
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09 Dec 2014   #7

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Not sure what fairly normal is unfortunately :/

You might verify how your mouse is set to open items and select items,
You can from a open folders view click on Organize on the top left,
Then Folder and search options/ General,
Click items as follows what is selected here ?
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