4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 15, 2010 2:50 PM by AuburnTigersFan
AnonyMouse Level 2 Level 2 (260 points)
I'm unable to open any file or folder by double clicking on its icon whether the icon is on my desktop or in a folder.
For example, I can't open my hard disk or any DMG file on desktop by double clicking on its desktop icon, but I can open it or any file or folder by control-clicking on the icon and then clicking on 'open'.
In my Finder, If I double click on an item in 'list' I can open it and in' columns' if I double click on an icon in 'preview' it will open/ launch and in 'cover flow' if I select an icon and double click on it there the file will open/launch.
I've repaired permissions, 'verified disk' in Disk Utility (no problems found),
run Disk Warrior as well as Applejack but the problem persists.... I just can't open by double clicking.
Anyone have any ideas?

MacBook pro Penryn 17" 2.5 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.8)