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Windows 7: Icon not highlighting while cursor is over it

04 Jun 2017   #1
ausguerila

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 
Icon not highlighting while cursor is over it

I was trying to drag an icon from the desktop into the recycling bin. I hold down the left click on my mouse and the icon does not highlight. Instead, I get the blue select area tool. Why would this happen?


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04 Jun 2017   #2
ethel

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
icons not highlighting

Hi ausguerila, Here is something you can try.

Click start orb

Control Panel

Under System and Security, click review your computers status

View performance information

Adjust visual effects

check the box for show translucent rectangle.
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05 Jun 2017   #3
ausguerila

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

The translucent rectangle did come up as well.
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05 Jun 2017   #4
ethel

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
icons not highlighting

Hi ausguerilla, If you like you can restore the icons to default,and see if it helps at all.

Control Panel

Appearance and personalization

Personalization

Change desktop icons

Choose default, click ok.
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05 Jun 2017   #5
ausguerila

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

I have not changed any of those settings at all.
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05 Jun 2017   #6
ethel

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
icons not highlighting

Hello again ausguerila, Could you post what mouse you are using please, and some of the expert people

may be able to help you more.
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05 Jun 2017   #7
ausguerila

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

How would the type of mouse affect this?
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05 Jun 2017   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Just click the background and try again to drag and drop.
As another test try right click hold drag and drop
Once you drop you should see 4 options
Copy too
Move too
Create shortcut too
And my personal favorite Cancel.

Type of mouse well that would say if the mouse has a special driver cd for a gaming mouse or if just windows installed the driver pretty much plug and play.
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