(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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How to Fix The OBS Crashing in Windows 10 (Full Guide)

OpenBroadcaster Studio is one of those rare apps that are free, incredibly powerful, better than most of its paid counterparts, and reasonably easy to use. We’ve recommended it often for various fixes and hacks because it is so powerful and works well with a large number of other apps.

OBS is a great app but it’s a screen recording and broadcasting app. These types of apps are prone to problems simply because they are so complex. If you were to go digging through OBS’ settings, you’d end up spending hours learning about features and things you can change.

OBS Crashing in Windows 10?

OBS Crashing in Windows 10?

OBS runs into problems now and then; sometimes you get a black screen when you try to record and sometimes the app crashes on launch or mid-way when it’s recording or broadcasting. Here are a few simple things you can try to fix it. 

Fix the OBS Crashing Issues (Step-by-step Guide)

1. Rollback to older version

OBS updates fairly regularly but not all updates will work on all systems. An update, no matter how minor, may not work on all systems. This often has to do with the version of the OS, the drivers installed on the system, or even the other apps that you’re using OBS with being incompatible with the new version. The list is long and hard to troubleshoot.

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Go to Programs>Uninstall a program.
  3. Select OBSand click Uninstall.
  4. Download an older version of OBS from the official Github page and install it.

2. Disable other screen recording tools and overlays

OBS will generally work fine with other apps that can record the screen but there will be exceptions depending on your system’s settings, configurations, and its hardware capabilities. 

  • Turn off the Game Bar from the Settings app.
  • Disable the Nvidia Game overlay.
  • Disable any other third-party overlayhttps://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/enable-discord-overlay-in-game/ that appears when you record the screen or run an app.

3. Reset graphics card settings

If you have a GPU on your system, you have the option to change its settings and optimize it so that your games run better. This may cause problems with OBS though. Reset the graphics card settings back to their default configurations. If you can, backup the settings you have to a different profile before you reset everything. 

The resetting process is different for different GPUs but for an Nvidia GPU, you can follow these steps.

  1. Open the Nvidia control panel.
  2. Go to the Manage 3D settings tab.
  3. Click the Restore button.
  4. Restart the system.

For an Intel graphics card, follow these steps.

  1. Open the Intel Graphics Command Center.
  2. Go to the System tab.
  3. Click the Restore to original settings button.
  4. Restart the system.

4. Run OBS in compatibility mode

OBS is compatible with Windows 10 and has received several updates since the release of the OS. That said, when the app doesn’t work, compatibility mode is often the quickest fix.

  1. Create a desktop shortcut for OBS.
  2. Right-click the shortcut and select Properties from the context menu.
  3. Go to the Compatibility tab.
  4. Enable ‘Run this program in compatibility mode for’.
  5. Select Windows 7 from the dropdown.
  6. Click Apply and then OK.
  7. Use the shortcut to open OBS.

OBS Windows 10: Conclusion

If you have plugins installed with OBS, make sure they are up to date.

If an update for a plugin isn’t available then you should run an older version of OBS that the plugin works with, find an alternate plugin, or disable it. 

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How to Fix the Adobe Save for Web Error in Photoshop

Photoshop saves files in its own format i.e., PSDs but it supports a large number of image formats. It can open images in these formats and it can also export an image/file to formats other than PSD. It can, for example, save a file to formats normally used in webpages like JPG and PNG.

Adobe Save for Web Error

Adobe Save for Web Error

The formats, known as web formats, are not listed in the Save dialog for a Photoshop file. Instead, you have to go through the Save for web dialog box. It is buried under the Export option and is an old/legacy option that many users still use. You can get to it more quickly with the Ctrl+Alt+Shift+S keyboard shortcut.

If you’re trying to save an image for web, but you get an error, try the fixes below.

Looking for a Photoshop alternative? Try these.

FIX: Save for web error (Photoshop)

1. Save as JPEG/PNG

If you’re using a newer version of Photoshop, you don’t need to use the Save for Web option. It is deprecated. You can instead use the Save as option.

  1. Open the Photoshop file.
  2. Go to File>Save as.
  3. Open the Save as Type dropdown and select JPEG.
  4. Click Save.

FIX: Save for web error (Photoshop)

2. Reset Photoshop preferences

Photoshop allows users to change all sorts of settings in the app. The settings are saved to a user profile but the profile can be corrupted causing problems with the Save for web feature. You can reset Photoshop’s preferences, follow these steps.

  1. Close Photoshop.
  2. Tap and hold the Alt+Control+Shift keyboard shortcut and open Photoshop.
  3. Photoshop will open with the preferences reset.

3. Restart Photoshop with new Scratch disk

If Photoshop’s scratch disk is full, it may not be able to save an image for the web. You can create a new scratch disk on the fly and then save the image.

  1. Close the Photoshop file.
  2. Press and hold the Ctrl+Alt keys and open Photoshop.
  3. Use the File>Open option to open the file you want to save.
  4. Tap the Ctrl+Alt+Shift+S option to save the file as a web image.

Conclusion

The Save as web option is more or less at the end of its life. You can easily save a PSD file as PNG, JPG, GIF, etc and embed the color profile in the process. The file cannot be resized when it’s saved as a different format so it’s not an exact replica of the feature. There are definitely some options missing and you will need to edit the file after it’s been saved or before.

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