Fix Mouse Double Click Doesn’t Open Folder Mac 2022 issues

Last Updated on Nov 25, 2022

Why don’t my files open when I double click? Is double Click not functioning on your Mac? Get Here full guide. Here you get the straight solution for after Double click on the folder and the application can’t open, forward music in iTunes not working correctly. We use Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad on iMac, Mac Mini, and Built-in Trackpad on MacBook laptop (Double click on trackpad mac not working). Most Mac and Windows users always keep mouse arrow moment/ Speed and Double Click or Single click to be set at maximum speed. In this case, you made the wrong set of your system. One of them is occurring in this case. Double click is not working on folder and file for open it, So you have to do right-click on it and tap on the Open option.

I have also faced this problem many times, but it has been automatically resolved when updating OS X or downgrading OS. So don’t panic here is the complete solution for fixing the double click not working after macOS Update. However, if you don’t want to roll up your macOS, then here’s a quick solution to fix Double-click not working on folders in macOS.

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This solution is working on macOS Ventura, macOS Monterey, Big Sur, Catalina, macOS Mojave, macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, EI Capitan, OS X Yosemite, Mavericks, and Lion.

Double click won’t open files mac: Try Troubleshooting

The latest macOS brings few changes in the system settings of Mac, of which many users are not aware. Double click to open a folder not working on macOS have only one solution, which is to reduce the double-click speed of the pointer. Here’s how to do it,

MacOS Ventura:-

Step 1:- Go to the Apple Logo from the top Mac menu > System Settings.


Step 2:- Next, Scroll to Accessibility > Pointer Control.


Step 3:- Now, Change the Double-click speed using the slider and make the click speed slower. as you can easily open the folder with a slow click.


macOS Monterey:-

  1. Go to System Preferences from the Apple menu.
  2. Click Accessibility.
  3. Select Pointer Control > Mouse & Trackpad.
  4. Drag the pointer of Double-click speed to Slow.
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Adjust Double Click Speed when Double click to open folder not working

Fixed: Steps for Double Click To Open Folder and Application Not Working (Solved): macOS High Sierra or earlier

Quick Soln: Slow Down Mouse click speed. Follow the steps below.

In a single path you have to move System preference > Accessibility > Mouse & TrackPad > Double click. For Slow down Double click on the folder. 

Step 1: From the top Apple Menu click on it.

Go to the system preference and open it: Double click on folder

Step 2: Now click on System preference.

Step 3: From the search bar type “double.”

Find the double in searce

Step 4: The navigation option will hover over the Accessibility settings.

Find the double in searce

Step 5: Click on it and scroll down for the “Mouse & Trackpad” option.

Move down click speed

Step 6: “Double click mouse speed” slider moved to slower down position.

Mouse and track pad under the accessibility

Don’t close the Accessibility setting folder try out by open any folder with the double click on it?

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Hopefully, you have fixed the double-click not working while opening folders on macOS with the help of the above trick.

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  1. Thanks it worked. Blessings…

  2. thank you

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