Windows Explorer - "list" view for a library requires single, then double click to open file/folder RRS feed

  • Question

  • Library that has view set to "list" - if file/folder you're trying to open isn't on most-left side of the windows explorer, you have to single click it first, to bring it to the left side, then it becomes available for double click. Sorry, I don't know how to explain this.


    Any way to fix this? Because it's really annoying to have to click 3 times to open something.

    Tuesday, June 29, 2010 9:18 PM


  • This should not happen. Does the issue occurs in Safe Mode?

    If it works fine in Safe Mode, I suggest you try ShellExView.  

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    Run ShellExView, in the pane sort the entries with manufacturers. Disable all non-Microsoft *.dll files, and check the result. If the issue does not occur, one of the files can be the culprit. We could narrow down it one by one.

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    • Marked as answer by Arthur Xie Friday, July 9, 2010 9:13 AM
    Thursday, July 1, 2010 7:16 AM