Currently Being ModeratedFeb 7, 2013 10:19 PM (in response to plharg)
Applications are never supposed to be on the desktop. They are all supposed to be placed inside the HD > Applications folder. Apps on the desktop never update/upgrade, and generally don't work right.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 7, 2013 11:54 PM (in response to plharg)
In the Finder, press the key combination shift-command-A to open the Applications folder. Double-click one of the built-in applications, such as TextEdit. What happens?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2013 1:50 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
As I stated in the original entry the problem shows up in both the desktop and the App. Folder so double clicking any thing in the folder does nothing.
If you have any other suggestions they would be greatly appreciated.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2013 1:58 PM (in response to ~Bee)
I (by mistake) hit the "This solved my problem" button but that was only partially true, it gave me some insight into the desktop issue, but I have the same problem in the Application Folder and both the desktop and the App Folder problem started at the same time.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2013 4:02 PM (in response to plharg)
Are you using a wireless mouse? Maybe it needs to batteries?
Have you checked the settings on your Mouse in System Preferences?