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Desktop icons no longer work. ?

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Best Answer batpark , 15 December 2018 - 09:51 PM

several hours later:  After powering OFF and then back ON I no longer experience the behaviour described above. I CAN activate apps by clicking on the desktop icons. And I CAN also launch apps... Go to the full post »


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My W10 desktop PC contains two dozen icons (like Google Chrome and Open Office Write) and I used to be able to activate an app by double clicking its icon. But no longer. Now, double clicking does nothing. I can't get to Chrome or Open Office by clicking its icon. YET I <can> activate Google Chrome or Open Office by clicking its small icon on the horizontal bar (the Start bar?) at the very bottom of the screen.

 

Can someone see what's going on here? Thanks. ....batpark

 


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Additional facts that may be relevant:

 

1. Nothing happens when I press the Windows key (to the right of Ctrl).

2. Nothing happens when I left-click the mouse when over the Windows symbol at the far left of the System bar at the bottom of the screen.

3. I am unable to switch from the Desktop to the Start screen (as I was before).


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And I see that I can not drag any of the desktop icons with my mouse. 


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several hours later:  After powering OFF and then back ON I no longer experience the behaviour described above. I CAN activate apps by clicking on the desktop icons. And I CAN also launch apps by clicking the small icons in the Task Bar.

 

So don't waste time on my problems; please ignore my request for help (at least for now).

 

Thanks. ....batpark


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Thanks for letting us know

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Glad it's all OK now.

A reboot will often do the trick, I had the same thing on one of my computers and the reboot sorted it all out..... I think it may have been connected with a recent Win update (but I could be wrong!)

Regards

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Just remember that when you have some weird stuff happening especially on a computer try a reboot. That generally will fix things. I go through that a lot on my Win 7. Reason being is I am doing a lot of research for my ancestors so I'm on the internet a lot. My computer will slow down and have issues changing web pages or loading web pages. A reboot resolves it.


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123Runner: Thanks for reminding me. ... batpark


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