(FIXED) Windows Explorer Crashes on Right Click

File Explorer is one of the most stable apps on Windows 10. It has been a part of Windows for years and with each new version of the OS, the app has improved. 

On Windows 10, File  Explorer has a new UI that is especially noticeable if you’re coming from Windows 7  and it supports the dark mode on Windows 10. 

Windows Explorer Crashes on Right Click?

Does Windows Explorer Crash on Right Click

File Explorer is a stable app and if it crashes often, it is out of character for it. Normally, problems with File Explorer have to do with a system service that isn’t running or a problematic shell extension. In some cases, it may have to do with a new third-party app that has been installed.

If File Explorer crashes whenever you right-click inside it, or when you right-click a folder or file, try the fixes below.

1. Boot to Safe mode

Booting to safe mode itself isn’t a fix but it will determine if the problem is with File Explorer or if it’s a third-party app.

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click the power button.
  3. Hold down the Shift key and click Restart.
  4. On the boot screen, go to Troubleshoot>Advanced Options>See more recovery options>Startup settings>Restart.
  5. Select the Safe mode option.
  6. Boot to the desktop.
  7. Right-click inside File Explorer.

If the app doesn’t crash, your problem is caused by third-party apps.

2. Uninstall new apps

If you’ve recently installed or updated an app that modifies the right-click context menu e.g. VLC player, Dropbox, WinRAR, OpenShell etc. uninstall it.

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Go to Programs>Uninstall a program.
  3. Select the app that you recently installed or updated.
  4. Click the Uninstall button.
  5. Restart the system.

3. Uninstall shell extensions

Shell extensions install like other apps but they are far more likely to cause problems with File Explorer.

  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. Go to Programs>Uninstall a program.
  3. Select the shell extension you installed and click the uninstall button at the top.
  4. Allow the extension to uninstall.
  5. Restart the system.

4. Run SFC scan

It is possible that the crash is caused by problems with File Explorer. The app can be corrupted and it can run into problems. It is stable but not immune. 

  1. Open Command Prompt with admin rights.
  2. Run this command: sfc /scannow.
  3. Allow the command to complete and to repair any problems that it finds.
  4. Restart the system.

File Explorer Crashes When I Right Click: CONCLUSION

The above are fixes you can try if you’re for a quick fix. They should work if the OS isn’t damaged too much.

In the event that it is, you can try system restore if you had it set up when the system was still working. If not, you can try creating a new user account and migrating to it.

The new account is highly unlikely to have the same problem.

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Mouse Double Clicks (FIXED): Why Is My Mouse Double Clicking?

A mouse has two buttons for clicking and the click executed from each button has a different function. The right-click button can only click once but the left-click button can click once to select an item, and it can be used to click twice to execute a function, normally to open or execute something. 

The double-click is a deliberate action i.e. the user will execute it when they want to open a file, select an item, open a sub-menu, run a script etc. At no point does Windows 10 decide on behalf of the user that double-click should be executed.

Mouse double clicks on Windows PCs

Experiencing mouse double clicks

If your mouse is executing a double-click when it shouldn’t there may be several reasons behind this. Normally, this points to a problem with the mouse settings or a particular app that’s running on your system. We should still rule out hardware problems before we proceed to a fix. You can do that by performing a basic hardware check.

Why is my mouse double clicking?

Basic hardware check

In order to run a basic hardware check you must have an extra mouse available on hand. A mouse is a cheap peripheral to purchase and you can use any type i.e., wired or wireless.

  • Connect a different mouse to your system and check if the double-clicks are still executed.
  • Connect the mouse to a different port and check if the double-clicks are still executed.
  • If your PC has a trackpad, check if the double-clicks are executed from it as well.

If double-clicks are still executed in all of the above cases, you have a software problem on your hands. Try the fixes below.

1. Check double-click speed

Windows 10 allows users to set when a double-click is executed i.e., how long the OS should wait between consecutive left-clicks to register it as a double-click. If this interval is set too low or too high, you will often execute a double-click when you do not intend to.

  1. Open the Settings app with the Win+I keyboard shortcut.
  2. Go to Devices.
  3. Select the Mouse tab.
  4. Click Additional mouse options.
  5. In the window that opens, go to the Buttons tab.
  6. Use the slider at the bottom to reduce or increase the double-click speed and test it out.
  7. Disable ClickLock on the same window.

Experiencing mouse double clicks?

2. Uninstall and reinstall mouse driver

The mouse driver may have run into problems. This tends to happen after a major Windows 10 update but smaller, routine updates can also cause problems. The fix is to uninstall and reinstall the mouse driver.

  1. Open Device Manager.
  2. Expand Mice and other pointing devices.
  3. Right-click the mouse and select Uninstall device from the context menu.
  4. Allow the device to uninstall.
  5. Disconnect the mouse from the system.
  6. Connect the mouse again and drivers for it will be installed automatically.

Mouse keeps double clicking

3. Remove third-party apps

If you have third-party apps installed for managing or modifying the behavior of the mouse, disable or uninstall them. This includes scripts that you may be running to change how a mouse clicks, scripts or apps that remap the mouse buttons for a particular app e.g. a game, or proprietary mouse apps like those from Logitech.

4. Check for app-specific behavior

Check if the behavior is app-specific e.g., the mouse double-clicks but only does so in a particular app, it is a problem with the app and not the mouse. Check the preferences for the app and if you can change how the mouse works. Again, this tends to happen more often in games but games normally have extensive settings for a mouse. Go through them and change how the mouse behaves. 

Mouse keeps double clicking?

The mouse isn’t a complicated peripheral and while Windows 10 has extensive settings available to customize how it works, they are simple enough to understand and configure.

You’re highly unlikely to enable anything that would change basic behavior like double-clicking. 

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(FIXED) Keyboard Number Pad Not Working on Windows 10

A number pad may seem frivolous especially if you have to buy a larger laptop to get one. Many users work with the numbers keys at the top of the alphabet keys and don’t need a dedicated number pad. 

For users who work with numbers e.g., spreadsheets or accounting software, a number pad is a must-have. Users can get keyboards with a built-in number pad or they can attach an external one to their system via a USB port.

Number Pad Not Working

Number Pad Not Working in Windows 10

The number pad, more often than not, is a part of the keyboard. If the keyboard on your system is working, it stands to reason that the number will work too. In the event that the number pad is not working, run the basic checks below and then try the fixes listed further below.

Basic checks

  • Try to enter numbers from the number pad in an app like Notepad. If you’re able to enter numbers in Notepad, but not in another app, chances are the app is to blame. It may not be able to accept numerical input.
  • Try connecting a different keyboard to your system. It’s possible that the number pad is damaged. 
  • Use the number keys at the top of the alphabet keys to enter numbers and check if they work.
  • Restart the system.

If you’re unable to enter numbers in Notepad, and when you’ve connected a different keyboard to the system, try the fixes listed below.

1. Turn on Numlock

The number pad on most keyboards can be toggled On or Off. There is a dedicated key for it on the keyboard. Look for the key, and tap it. Try entering numbers from the number pad. If it works, you can set Windows 10 up to keep num lock on at all times.

2. Disable scripts

If you’re running scripts that modify the behavior of the keys on the keyboard, add custom keyboard shortcuts, or remap one key to another, disable them all. They may not have been written correctly, or they may be disabling the number pad in order to work.

3. Check Ease of access settings

Make sure the Ease of access settings are not preventing the number pad from working.

  1. Open the Settings app with the Win+I keyboard shortcut.
  2. Go to Ease of Access. 
  3. Select the Mouse tab.
  4. Turn the ‘Control your mouse with a keyboard’ switch off.

4. Hardware check

Keyboards can be damaged physically. If the number pad isn’t working but all the other keys are, check if any input is detected when they are pressed with a keyboard test

  1. Visit the keyboard test tool here.
  2. Make sure num lock is on i.e., the number pad is enabled.
  3. Tap the keys and check if the app detects input. 
  4. If input is detected, an app is likely interfering with it and preventing you from entering numbers. Check your start-up apps or try booting into safe mode.
  5. If input is not detected, your keys are likely physically damaged. Try a different keyboard.

Conclusion

Users who are used to a number pad will find working without one is tedious. Unfortunately, with laptops, a number pad will almost always mean buying a laptop with a larger screen and a bigger price tag. You can use an external keyboard with a laptop that doesn’t have a number pad on the internal keyboard but it’s a clumsy solution. 

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(FIXED) Affinity Designer Not Responding on Windows 10

Adobe’s apps work on a subscription model. It isn’t cheaper than buying the apps up-front since a subscription is an on-going expense that you will pay so long as you use the apps. At some point, the subscription become more expensive than what a one-time license would have cost, had Adobe continued to offer them. If you do not use Adobe apps every day but still use them often enough, the subscription will seem expensive.

In light of Adobe’s subscription model for all its apps, users have looked for alternatives and Affinity offers one of the best ones. Affinity has an app to compete with Adobe’s Illustrator called Affinity Designer. It is an excellent app that costs $25 for a single desktop license. Currently, the app is half-off and it comes with a 90-day free trial. 

Affinity Designer is not responding

Affinity Designer is not responding

Affinity Designer is a stable app and it can work with large files, including those created in Adobe Illustrator. You do not have to sign in to a service to use it, and it does not run additional/unnecessary services in the background when it runs. This makes it fairly light but it is not immune to problems.

If Affinity Designer fails to open, opens but immediately stops responding, or stops responding as soon as you start editing a file, try the fixes below.

Uninstall and reinstall Affinity Designer

Problems with Affinity Designer may have to do with the app not installing or upgrading correctly. This can happen if the installation or upgrade was interrupted by a user or by another system process. Try uninstalling and reinstalling the app.

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Go to Programs>Uninstall a program.
  3. Select Affinity Designer and click the Uninstall button at the top.
  4. Allow the app to uninstall. 
  5. Download and install Affinity Designer.

Note: If you’ve lost your product key for Affinity Designer, sign in to your account on the Affinity website. Click your profile at the top right and select My Account>Downloads and product keys.

Go back to older version

Affinity updates its apps from time to time but not all updates work as well as the older version. If you’ve upgraded Affinity Designer, and the new version is causing problems, going back is easy.

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Go to Programs>Uninstall a program.
  3. Select Affinity Designer and click Uninstall.
  4. Once the app has been uninstalled, visit the Affinity Designer downloads page.
  5. Download the version that was running without problems on your system.
  6. Run the file and install the older version of Affinity Designer.

Check the file for problems

Affinity Designer can handle files created in Adobe Illustrator however, there may be exceptions. Check if Affinity Designer runs without problems when you access or open other files. If it only has problems with a particular file, the fault may not lie with Affinity Designer. Check the file for components e.g. fonts or brushes or objects, that may be causing problems and try to remove them by using a different app. 

Conclusion

Affinity offers some of the best alternatives to Adobe’s products. They are all one-time purchase apps, their price tags are reasonable and far more affordable than any Adobe product ever was. They don’t offer every single feature that Adobe does. Affinity’s apps are definitely lighter in terms of features but for occasional to frequent use, they are an excellent option. 

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How to Install the Disney Plus+ App for PC (Windows 10)

Disney+ is a streaming service owned by Walt Disney Entertainment, and it holds a library of movies and TV shows that are exclusively owned by Disney.

This includes the traditional Walt Disney animations and TV shows (Aladdin, The little mermaid, etc), as well as blockbuster films that are simply owned by Disney studios (X-Men, The Avengers franchise, etc).

Install the Disney Plus App for PC

For Windows users it was  originally available solely as a web app that could be accessed via web browser, and there still isn’t a dedicated app for accessing it, unless you count the one for Xbox.

Well, if you want a much simpler way of accessing Disney+, similarly to how you would do with Netflix or HBO GO, we’re going to show you how you can make your very own Disney+ app for Windows 10.

Note: In order for this to work, you need to have Microsoft Edge installed on your PC.

How to install a Disney+ App On Windows 10?

Just like any other website that lacks a dedicated Windows 10 app, there’s always the option of creating a Progressive Web App via Microsoft Edge.

Here’s how you can create your very own Disney+ Progressive Web App:

  1. Go to the Disney+ website via your Microsoft Edge browser
  2. Once the website is loaded, access the settings menu via the three dots in the upper-right corner of Edge’s UI
  3. Select Apps, and then choose Install this site as an app
  4. Give the app a name and description, and the press Install

The Disney+ website will now be installed on your Windows 10 PC as an app with an XAML shell, and you will have created your very own Disney+ app that can be used to access the streaming service with just one click.

More so, it will be available in the All apps list, just like any other UWP app you may install via the Microsoft Store.

Additionally, the shortcut can be customized, pinned in the Start menu, or even sent to be available on your desktop.Disney Plus app for PC

Note: The steps mentioned above are the standard procedure that one could use to create a proprietary app for any website, not just Disney+, so make sure you use this method to create even more apps for website you frequently visit.

Disney+ on Windows 10

This concludes our articles on how to install a Disney+ app on Windows 10, and we hope that now you can enjoy Disney’s high-quality content in a more efficient manner.

If you want to learn even more tips and tricks on how to make the most out of Windows 10’s capabilities, go ahead and leave us your suggestions in the comments section below.

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