Can't open anything by double clicking

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  1. boneca macrumors 6502

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    #1
    It starting to drive me crazy by the fact that all of a sudden I lost ability to open anything by double clicking on it. I have to do right click and select open.

    I'm using mighty mouse and haven't changed any settings since it used to work.

    Any ideas?

    TAIA
     
  2. eva01 macrumors 601

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  3. boneca thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thank you but do I really need to restart to do that?

    what about this steps?

    1 Open Disk Utility, from your Applications folder, open your Utilities folder, then double-click the Disk Utility icon.

    2. In the column on the left, click your startup disk's icon.

    3. Click the First Aid tab, and then click Repair Disk Permissions. Disk Utility will reset any files and folders with incorrect settings.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    That should be fine boneca. A restart wouldn't hurt though. :)
     
  5. boneca thread starter macrumors 6502

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    should I press something while restarting to get to Disc Utilities? I know if I want to run install CD I need to press and hold C what about DU?

    TIA
     
  6. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    #6

    Disk utility is

    /applications/utilities/disk utility

    bada bing bada boom-- no disk needed
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    No, repair permissions before you restart and then do the restart as normal. You're talking about starting up from the install disks and repairing the disk (not the disk permissions) and hopefully that's unnecessary. :)

    Disk Utility is in your Utilities folder on your hard drive as well as on the OSX disks. The hard drive app really should be sufficient.
     
  8. boneca thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks guys and sorry for some dumb questions :)
    I see you faces going :D :D :D
     
  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    No problems. It's not actually a very dumb question at all. Trust me, I've seen worse... :p
     
  10. boneca thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I repaired the permissions but its didn't solve the issue.

    any more ideas?
    TIA
     
  11. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Personally, I boot from the install CD and repair permissions via Disk Utility from the CD.

    Did you check Keyboard & Mouse under System Preferences? Try changing the double-click speed.
     
  12. nuutrinobot10 macrumors newbie

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    #12

    systeme preferences, track pad, change double click speed to half.
     
  13. hallux macrumors 68020

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    I think by now (10 years later) the OP has resolved the issue...
     
  14. nuutrinobot10 macrumors newbie

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    Had to lol.
     

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