Desktop icons does not respond to left click why? Tags: Desktop Icons Windows XP Last response: October 26, 2013 3:00 PM in Windows XP Share reydayao January 5, 2010 2:20:24 PM needs help. . . desktop icons does not respond to left click More about : desktop icons respond left click Reply to reydayao daviduk109 January 5, 2010 5:50:44 PM check the mouse settings (in the control panel) Reply to daviduk109 untechted March 4, 2010 12:11:46 PM Try resetting IE. click on tools, internet options, advanced, and then at bottom of page click reset this returns IE to default settings. Untechted Reply to untechted Related resources Left Click does not work on desktop icons why - Forum Right click does not respond to unhide desktop icons - Forum Desktop icons will not open on left click - Forum Left click does not open desktop icons - Forum Why doesnt my computer respond to any icon on desktop - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Ijack March 4, 2010 1:10:03 PM Could be your mouse is broken. Try another one. Reply to Ijack aford10 March 4, 2010 2:43:16 PM Not sure what IE has to do with the desktop/mouse function. But daviduk109 and ijack have a couple good suggestions. Try right clicking on the desktop. That should bring up a menu. Does that button work right? Can you use the keyboard and successfully open any of the icons? Reply to aford10 Glenn59 February 11, 2013 9:38:06 PM Have developed the same problem lately. Left click does not work on certain icons, but others do. Right click>Open works fine. Developed this problem during IE7 failure on XP machine. Reply to Glenn59 kween October 26, 2013 3:00:18 PM I fixed this when I discovered under Control Panel>Device manager>Mouse that I had a duplication of my wireless mouse showing. Disabled one and everything perfect again. Reply to kween Ask the community Post an answer Related resources : ForumSimple and Free Guide to Removing Malware ForumLeft click on desktop icon sends icon to recycle bin ForumRemoving square white outline from desktop w/red X in upper left corner of squar ForumIcon does not respond ForumWhy does my desktop icons disapper? ForumDisabling jumping Desktop Icon in portable computer. ForumWhy is windows 8 so cheap? ForumDesktop Right- Click ForumHow do i unhide my hidden icons on my desktop ForumLeft 4 dead 2 freezes in 9400gt ForumMs office 2007 ForumMy hardware device does not work ForumIn Windows XP I click on Start then Programs and all the programs are gone ForumWhy does my laptop keep shutting down ForumWhy does my key board type another letter More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !