Everything is opening with one click....aaargh

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by ShakaMike, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. ShakaMike macrumors newbie

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    Aloha everyone, my Mac is doing something very annoying as outlined on my Subject line....It just started doing this and it's driving me crazy. I thought it was my mouse but it does the same thing with the track pad....does anyone have any experience with this? I can't find anything to fix it and I want it back to normal when I had to double click things to open it. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    Have you tried changing the double-click settings - probably to a slower setting, but try changing to both slower and faster settings for double-click. Try it, even if you think it won't have any affect.
    Have you installed any new software that might have triggered this behavior?
    If everything is single-click to open, then you might expect that can be reported whenever you open something with a single-click, in your console logs?
     
  3. bobdamnit macrumors regular

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    Is it only single click opening apps/files/folders, or does it act as a double click when you click other things as well?

    Check your keyboard and make sure that the command button isn't being held down somehow. Likewise, your keyboard could be going bad and is shorting out the command key. I'm not sure how to diagnose this, other than swap command for shift in OS X System Preferences and see if it still happens.

    A shift-click will highlight multiple items in Finder. Swap command for shift by going to System Preferences > Keyboard > Modifier keys and for command, select shift. For shift, select command. Then open Finder and start clicking files. If it opens the file instead of just highlighting it, you still have the problem. However, if it highlights one item, click another and see if it highlights that one too. If it does, its a keyboard hardware problem.
     
  4. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    If there IS a keyboard hardware problem, you can test that with the Keyboard Viewer.
    Turn that on in the Keyboard pref pane, by selecting Show Input Menu in the Menu Bar.
    Then, from the Input menu, choose Keyboard viewer. That will then bring up an on-screen keyboard.
    You can press and release each key on the physical keyboard, and watch the corresponding keys highlight on the on-screen keyboard.
    You should easily see sticking, or stuck keys.
     

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