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Files get open with single click sometimes

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adil.malik Calculating status...
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May 17, 2013 9:39 AM

I recently started having this problem. When I browse through different image/video files, some of the files get open with one click only. This is really very annoying. I am event thinking to migrate back to Windows because of this problem.


How to reproduce the issue:

-> Open a folder that contains many images/video files

-> Click on anyone of them to select it

-> Now click outside the window. So, the finder goes out of the focus (but should stay visible)

-> Now, inside finder click any other image/video just once, it will open up automatically with just single click

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (13,950 points)
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    May 17, 2013 9:57 AM (in response to adil.malik)

    If you have access to a mouse, try using it. If everything is okay using the mouse, then it is likely trackpad related. Other troubleshooting.


    Try setting up another admin user account to see if the same problem continues. If Back-to-My Mac is selected in System Preferences, the Guest account will not work. The intent is to see if it is specific to one account or a system wide problem. This account can be deleted later.


    Isolating an issue by using another user account


    If the problem is still there, try booting into the Safe Mode.  Shut down the computer and then power it back up. Immediately after hearing the startup chime, hold down the shift key and continue to hold it until the gray Apple icon and a progress bar appear. The boot up is significantly slower than normal. This will reset some caches, forces a directory check, and disables all startup and login items, among other things. If the system operates normally, there may be 3rd party applications which are causing a problem. Try deleting/disabling the third party applications after a restart by using the application unistaller. For each disable/delete, you will need to restart if you don't do them all at once.


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