Double-click won't open items on desktop



shorebird
07-09-2005, 11:44 PM
This problem just started, I think it may coincide with the expiration of my
Norton Antivirus subscription. Whenever I double-click on an icon on my
desktop, the program doesn't open. The icon fades out but nothing happens.
I have to right-click and click on Open to activate the program. I updated
Norton, but that doesn't change anything. This double-click problem occurs
sporadically within some programs also, like Microsoft Help. Any clues?

Doug Knox MS-MVP
07-09-2005, 11:44 PM
For shortcuts, this is usually a file association problem. See www.dougknox.com, Win XP Fixes, File Association Fixes, LNK File Association Fix.

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"shorebird" <shorebird@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:83A9C0AF-DE38-4E53-8FDE-B952CD2DA477@microsoft.com...
> This problem just started, I think it may coincide with the expiration of my
> Norton Antivirus subscription. Whenever I double-click on an icon on my
> desktop, the program doesn't open. The icon fades out but nothing happens.
> I have to right-click and click on Open to activate the program. I updated
> Norton, but that doesn't change anything. This double-click problem occurs
> sporadically within some programs also, like Microsoft Help. Any clues?

shorebird
07-09-2005, 11:45 PM
This fix did the trick! I can't begin to express my appreciation to you.
I should have posted sooner; I spent a whole day trying to figure this out
myself.

Thanks, again.
Shorebird

"Doug Knox MS-MVP" wrote:

> For shortcuts, this is usually a file association problem. See www.dougknox.com, Win XP Fixes, File Association Fixes, LNK File Association Fix.
>
> --
> Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display\Security
> Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
> http://www.dougknox.com
> --------------------------------
> Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
> --------------------------------
> Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
> Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.
>
> "shorebird" <shorebird@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:83A9C0AF-DE38-4E53-8FDE-B952CD2DA477@microsoft.com...
> > This problem just started, I think it may coincide with the expiration of my
> > Norton Antivirus subscription. Whenever I double-click on an icon on my
> > desktop, the program doesn't open. The icon fades out but nothing happens.
> > I have to right-click and click on Open to activate the program. I updated
> > Norton, but that doesn't change anything. This double-click problem occurs
> > sporadically within some programs also, like Microsoft Help. Any clues?
>

Doug Knox MS-MVP
07-09-2005, 11:45 PM
You're welcome :)

--
Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display\Security
Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
http://www.dougknox.com
--------------------------------
Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
--------------------------------
Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.

"shorebird" <shorebird@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:F50F335D-A84F-441F-969D-DF4BA62EE109@microsoft.com...
> This fix did the trick! I can't begin to express my appreciation to you.
> I should have posted sooner; I spent a whole day trying to figure this out
> myself.
>
> Thanks, again.
> Shorebird
>
> "Doug Knox MS-MVP" wrote:
>
>> For shortcuts, this is usually a file association problem. See www.dougknox.com, Win XP Fixes, File Association Fixes, LNK File Association Fix.
>>
>> --
>> Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display\Security
>> Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
>> http://www.dougknox.com
>> --------------------------------
>> Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
>> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
>> --------------------------------
>> Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
>> Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.
>>
>> "shorebird" <shorebird@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:83A9C0AF-DE38-4E53-8FDE-B952CD2DA477@microsoft.com...
>> > This problem just started, I think it may coincide with the expiration of my
>> > Norton Antivirus subscription. Whenever I double-click on an icon on my
>> > desktop, the program doesn't open. The icon fades out but nothing happens.
>> > I have to right-click and click on Open to activate the program. I updated
>> > Norton, but that doesn't change anything. This double-click problem occurs
>> > sporadically within some programs also, like Microsoft Help. Any clues?
>>


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