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Windows 7: Icons Open when I Try to Drag Them

01 Sep 2017   #1

Windows 7 32 bit
Icons Open when I Try to Drag Them

So, when I single-click on an icon and try to move it, it immediately opens instead. I checked settings and "double-click" is properly selected. This just started recently and is very annoying.

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01 Sep 2017   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

Hi Jesse88888, welcome to the Forum.

Have you checked the Double Click speed in Mouse settings. Open Control Panel & select the Mouse icon to check those settings.
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03 Sep 2017   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1, x86

It could be a dirty switch in your mouse. Try another mouse.

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