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Desktop icons does not respond to left click why?

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January 5, 2010 2:20:24 PM

needs help. . . desktop icons does not respond to left click
January 5, 2010 5:50:44 PM

check the mouse settings (in the control panel)
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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.

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March 4, 2010 1:10:03 PM

Could be your mouse is broken. Try another one.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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