How to fix Double click is not working



How to fix Double click is not working  (Left double click do not work on desktop icons)

Solved Answer

When you double click on desktop icons, it does not work, so it means somehow some registry entries have been changed.
We have the proper solution for Double click is not working on desktop icons. please follow below steps.

Follow the steps.

How to fix Double click is not working

1. Click on start and then click on Run and type there regedit, registry will be open then go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER >>control Panel>>Mouse>>click on mouse and you will find the key named as Double Click Height and Double Click Width.
2. Open the Double Click Height key–>then Change its  value to 4.
3. Open the Double Click Width key–>then Change its value to 4.
4 Restart the computer now, after restarting your problem must be resolved.

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  1. ali says

    thanks a lot

  2. allison says

    mine are set to 4 and are still not working. any other ideas?

    1. yash says

      got it go on start type ”mouse” you will be on mos option then make thespeed less of double clixk

      1. eddieo says

        type “mouse” WHERE?

        1. hina says

          go to start>control panel>mouse> there under “buttons” ‘ s option speed is given do it at meddle it worked for me

      2. Cathy says

        Thank you yash! My double click speed was maxed. Put it back to half speed and it works perfectly now!

    2. Linish says

      Pls check double click speed

  3. shoven sahoo says

    i am not satisfy on ur solution, bcoz the value was saved 4 it before.

    1. Techexpert says

      Please check your double-click speed, maybe the speed is the cause of the problem. Let us know if doesn’t fix.

      1. Maria says

        Yes, changing the mouse speed to medium worked for me. The width and height settings on the double click where set to 4 to begin with, but double click not working. All good now. Thank you so much, was most annoying.!

  4. kent guilbeau says

    I tryed all kinds of fixes and it didnt work until i set my pop up blocker setting to medium instead of high. left click and left double click works perfect.. try it….

    1. Heather says

      Thanks, this worked for me!

  5. Bill says

    You nailed it YASH, Many thanks

  6. siv says

    thank u bro…it helped me

  7. Mimi says

    If the height and width values don’t work reduce the “Double click mouse speed” in control panel and change to medium

  8. hammy says

    it worked perfectly, thanks Mimi

  9. thantzin says

    not work please help

    1. Techexpert says

      Did you followed all above instruction properly?

  10. KARTHICK says

    Nothing is worked for me. I have tried all mentioined above options, can someone help me please…

    1. Techexpert says

      Sure we’ll help you. Please explain what happens when you start your computer and go the back screen and what do you see on the back screen like; taskbar, startbar, can you do right click on that screen, please explain everything.

    2. Chuck MacWilliam says

      Same with me. None of the fixes mentioned here help. I still need to right click and click on “Open” to open a file. Double click still doesn’t work. I’m running Windows 10.

  11. mr boss says

    THANKS! It worked. My doubleclickwidth (whatever that is) was set to 0. Setting it to 4 solved the problem

    1. Brian Hopwood says

      Already at 4 so DID NOT WORK for me either

      1. Techexpert says

        Please check your double click speed as well. Let us know if doesn’t work.
        Go to start >>control panel >> mouse, there under “buttons” ‘ s option speed is given do it at meddle it will be worked.

    2. Linda says

      Thanks a lot! YOU REALLY HAVE HELPED ME! As I am not very good at computers, I spent hours and hours trying to ged rid of 22finder malware.At the beginning I was reading your instructions but I there was no way to find that damned programm. Then I downloaded adwre-remova-tool Fixit and It has cleaned my computer so neatly. It works faster and I don’t see that annoying browser hijacker.


    Great help ! I solved my double click problem in windows xp just minimising mouse speed.

  13. nand chy says

    i have too much problem in my pc please help me when i open my computer it show:no such interface supported and controler panel also cant opening and i cant move or copy anything in local disk c to d or D to C..WHAT TO DO PLEASE HELP ME…

    1. Techexpert says

      Maybe your user profile account got corrupted. Create a new user profile account and check in this new profile all thing is working or not.

  14. Dawn says

    If you use the “preview pane” in Windows Explorer (“my computer), it can prevent desktop icons from opening. Happens to me all the time and usually closing the preview pane works, if not, closing Explorer always does. Sheesh. I hate the thought of people messing with their registries unnecessarily, when the fix might be much simpler.

  15. DmW says

    Thank very helpful. My value was 4 but i delete it rewrite it and save it it work now 🙂

  16. DmW says

    Also i cannot move my desktop icon to another place. Now all work fine. =D

  17. DmW says

    Also i cannot move my desktop icon to another place. Now all work fine. 😀

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