Windows 10: Double-clicking opens folders but not files

Discus and support Double-clicking opens folders but not files in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; When I double-click on a folder, the folder opens. Good. But when I double-click on a file or document for the first time, it doesn't open (i.e., it... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Eksy61, Sep 20, 2020.

  1. Eksy61 Win User

    Double-clicking opens folders but not files


    When I double-click on a folder, the folder opens. Good.

    But when I double-click on a file or document for the first time, it doesn't open (i.e., it doesn't launch the application to read that file). Instead, the filename is shaded and there's a box around the filename as if I had selected the file and then tried to rename the filename. I have to deselect the filename and double-click on it again to open the file.

    I figured the mouse clicks were either too fast or too slow, so I tried adjusting double-click speed in the Mouse settings in the Control Panel. But no setting, either fast or slow, fixes the problem.

    Any ideas?

    I'm running Windows 10 version 1909. I have a Logitech MK345 keyboard/mouse combo.

    :)
     
    Eksy61, Sep 20, 2020
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  2. Drone Win User

    Single click or Double click - more productive ?

    I use default settings. Double-click is used in Windows Explorer to open folders and files but I open files and folders with hitting Enter button. It's my old habit from MS-DOS and Norton Commander days which I ain't gonna change.


    IIRC doors in Doom I and II are opening via double-click lol
     
    Drone, Sep 20, 2020
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  3. P4-630 Win User
    Single-click or double-click?

    As the title says, do you single-click or double-click on your shortcuts to open your apps?

    I'm a fan of single-click, the only downside is that often when I click on a message in de list of my mails in Outlook it can open the mail in a window...
    Not always but besides that, single-click works best for me.
     
    P4-630, Sep 20, 2020
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  4. R9
    r9 Win User

    Double-clicking opens folders but not files

    Single-click or double-click?

    Yes.
     
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