icons not working correctly

  bethie 18:56 06 Mar 07

I'm helping a friend with her first computer. The software was in it when she bought it. It's windows xp. The icons on the desktop and the control panel do not open with a left click (she is on one click) you have to right click on them and then open them. What can I do to change this? If it's already in here you will have to point me to it. Thank you.

  Dr Lecter 19:07 06 Mar 07

Hi there it looks like the mouse settings are set up for a left handed person.
Go to control panel/Mouse settings and enable it for right handed people.
Hope it works.

  anskyber 19:07 06 Mar 07

Out of curiosity do they open with a double click?

  L_Driver 19:15 06 Mar 07

If a program does not launch ( or indeed a folder not open with double left click ) then go to control panel and have a look at Folder options. You will find an option there to launch an item with either a single or double click.

  L_Driver 20:01 08 Mar 07


  L_Driver 12:51 10 Mar 07

Any joy ???

  bethie 15:24 10 Mar 07

I won't get over there until tomorrow to try this but thanks in advance. bethie

  L_Driver 12:59 11 Mar 07

IF the above re Setting folder options does not work then try-

Go to RUN prompt and key
regsvr32 /i shell32.dll

However try my first suggestion first.

  moorie- 23:41 11 Mar 07

hi if its not any of the other suggestions you could download tweakui microsoft powertoy,it has mouse options and rebuild icons options

  moorie- 23:42 11 Mar 07

click here

  bethie 12:25 12 Mar 07

It was in the folder options. Thanks so much for great advice. Geeks rule!

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