Running XP Pro SP2. I have 62 icons/shortcuts on my desktop. Occasionally when selecting an icon all those above it will also "select" and I get a warning that "Opening 62 programmes at once will slow the computer down. Do I wish to procede?" Saying 'yes' will indeed make the computer grind to snail's pace as it loads all the programmes Saying 'no' just cancels the request. There is no way out except to re-boot which is usually successful but what a time waster! Any ideas please? regards, Spud
Hi, you should run Desktop Cleanup Wizard, this will clear some of the icons off the desktop, those that you have not used for some time - you don't lose them, they will just be put into a new folder, I think in your My Documents.
Thanks for trying Technotiger, but reducing the number of icons still leaves the problem and I like my desktop the way it is! It has worked OK for years until now. Squillary, thanks. Partial success in as much as it is a work around. The problem has started to spread into Win Explorer now and selecting one folder or file will simultaneously select a whole batch of others. Again the right click is a work around but inconvenient. You have started me thinking about the shift key though, I will go back to a mechanical keyboard and try that. Spud
Stickykeys may be a useful hint. I was messing with a friend's computer last weekend setting up fresh user accounts and email addresses. Each one I set up was horrifically slow and I was at a loss what was happening. Eventually I discovered that Filterkeys was on as a default for some inexplicable reason - part of Accessibility under Accessories. I only found a way to switch it off by using the Help system to bring up a dialog.