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Windows 7: move desktop icons without opening them

01 Jan 2017   #11
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Hi:

It's not really a "click" (slow or fast, single or double).
To drag-and-drop, it's a press-and-hold with the left mouse button.
Did you try the fix HERE?

In any event, it sounds as if your issue is resolved.

Thanks for taking the time to let us know.

Cheers,

MM


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09 Dec 2017   #12
Keithuk

Windows 7 Professional 32bit SP1
 
 

Ok guys this problem came back over the last month, you can't drag desktop icons without them opening. My old mouse is Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse 1850 which I bought from PC World a few years ago. So I thought that could be the problem as dragging icons with the touch pad worked ok.

I searched for Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse 1850 - Black on PC World £14.99 and there show it.

https://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/compu...22930-pdt.html

Even though PC World doesn't exist as it was taken over by Curry's.

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/comput...22930-pdt.html

So I went down to Curry's. They had a Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse 1850 - Black on display. A sales guy came over to see if I was Ok. I said I will have one of these, he said we don't have any and can't get any. Which store shows items on display that they can't provide beats me, a special last item ok.

I explained my problem and he said Microsoft are good for software but the hardware isn't that good.

I said I wanted a black mouse no one of these multi coloured ones and a similar shape to the Microsoft. He suggested LogiTech M171 £12.99 it was £2 cheaper. It must take the same AA battery as I use rechargeable battery's. I bought that one. Now I can drag icons anywhere I want to without the them opening.

I did search fleabay for Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse 1850 and they started from £10.19 new.
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