mouse left double click stopped working.

left double clicking my mouse doesn't open my programs any more used to but not now, now l have to right click  and open, can anyone please help. thanks
 

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Last updated October 18, 2018 Views 26,782 Applies to:
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Hi,

Control Panel - Mouse - change to LEFT handed and see if the same problem switches sides.
If not then the mouse has a hardware issue. If the problem switches to the other side then
try these.

If a Mouse (or if you use both a TouchPad and a Mouse)

Start - Computer  OR  Windows Explorer - Tools - Folder Options - General Tab - check the
Double Click to open an item - APPLY / OK (if set properly then change as if you planned
to leave it that way and then go back and change it back
).

Control Panel - Mouse - look for Settings for Hover or Auto Click or similar depending on your mouse.

If a TouchPad

Look in the Notification area near the clock for any TouchPad control program.

Also Control Panel - Mouse - look there for TouchPad (mine is on Device Settings tab however
other brands and can be on other tabs and more than one). There usually are Settings than
can determine whether one click, a double click, or hovering can open or close a program.

Start - Computer  OR  Windows Explorer - Tools - Folder Options - General Tab - check the
Double Click to open an item - APPLY / OK

If some of those are set correctly then change to some other setting as if you planned to leave
them that way and then change back.

Hope this helps


Rob Brown - MS MVP - Windows Desktop Experience : Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.
Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP - Windows and Devices for IT 2010 - current
Windows Insider MVP 2016 - current

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