Windows 10: Items on desktop will not open on left click

Discus and support Items on desktop will not open on left click in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Items on desktop will not open on left click, must right click and select OPEN. Same probl;em on multiple PCs, began all at once on all PCs. Same... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by ZenbookOwner, May 22, 2019.

  1. Items on desktop will not open on left click


    Items on desktop will not open on left click, must right click and select OPEN. Same probl;em on multiple PCs, began all at once on all PCs. Same problems on Windows Live Mail --- clicking on an email will not open it. Also on other apps, for example, trying to open a file in a folder.

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    ZenbookOwner, May 22, 2019
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  2. JohnFyffe Win User

    Move Favorites icon to desktop win-10

    Your suggestion does not work. It did work on Windows 7.
     
    JohnFyffe, May 22, 2019
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  3. "Recent Items" list vs Opening a folder for Recent Items


    Items on desktop will not open on left click :) Hello all... I am not understanding how MS elected removed the list of recent files and replaced it with opening a folder to see the recent files. That is now a 2 step process because you have to close the folder. I used the "recent items" a lot and I miss it - I'm sure others do ass well.
    The solutions offered here only are partial, they only add the link to the start menu / jump lists, but those still open an actual folder which then has to be closed. If you open multiple files, then you have to close multiple folders. Odd...
    I'm not a programmer - but I'm thinking (hoping!) that someone around here may be knowledgeable enough to find a way to return the actual "Recent Items" list, without opening a folder.
    I'm thinking I may not be alone on this one...
    Thank you!!
     
    sunnyorlando, May 22, 2019
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  4. Items on desktop will not open on left click

    Move Favorites icon to desktop win-10

    Hi,

    Welcome to Microsoft Community and thank you for your interest in Windows.

    • How are you trying to add the favorites to desktop?
    I suggest you to try the below steps to save the favorites on desktop and check if it helps.

    • Open the Internet Explorer and minimize the screen.
    • Then go to the favorites tab and then drag any favorites that you have saved to the desktop.
    • Once you get the favorites items \ folders then you can open the favorites and check if it is opening.
    Hope this information was helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.
     
    Karthicka_R, May 22, 2019
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