Since upgrading to Windows 7 I’ve found my desktop icons were being a little unresponsive. At first I thought maybe my mouse was on the way out but then realised it was happening on all my Windows 7 PCs.

It seemed that to get a desktop icon to open you had to click once to select it then double-click to open it (in effect making a double-click a triple-click).
I then found if I played around with the visual performance settings i could fix it.

Here’s what I did to fix it in my case:

  1. Right click My Computer and select Properties
  2. Click Advanced System Settings on the left
  3. Click the Advanced tab
  4. Under Performance Click Settings
  5. On the Visual Effects tab ucheck ‘Animate controls and elements inside windows’