Can not select just one desktop shortcut

  Ayup_Tyke 08:34 25 Mar 2008
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Hi All,

Every so often, I am unable to select only one shortcut on my desktop. When I select a shortcut icon on my desktop, it highlights a few more around it (between 4-12), if I double left click, it opens all the shortcuts. If I open IE or Firefox and browse the web, each page I view opens in a new window. I can not shutdown via the start menu I have to press the reset button on the case (which I know is not ideal)but on reboot all seems fine and back to normal for a while then it happens again (ca once every couple of weeks). I know some would say don't worry and just reboot every time but I all ways worry about blue screening when I have to reboot using the reset button. Op system Win2K

Any Ideas?????

  Stuartli 10:50 25 Mar 2008

If you hover the cursor over the problem shortcut it will/should list the path to the Location - check if this is a recognised program or application.

You can get rid of the short cut by right clicking and selecting Delete.

  Ayup_Tyke 11:07 25 Mar 2008

It happens to all and any of my shortcuts. All the shortcuts are recognised. It seems to be a mouse selection setting has changed or the Ctrl key is activating when it shouldn't

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