what do i use to open control panel links?

August 9, 2011 at 10:24:31
Specs: Windows Vista
asks me to 'open with' for control panel links such as internet options > delete browsing history and cookies > then a box comes up saying 'open with'. i would very much appreciate your help. thanks

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August 9, 2011 at 12:03:25
Have you got your left & right mouse buttons swapped over? the 'open with' option should normally appear with the right mouse button. Try using the other mouse button & see if the items open as normal, if so then use the 'mouse' icon in Control Panel to correct the issue.

If the above is not relevant then it may be a malware issue - scan with Malwarebytes.

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August 9, 2011 at 13:59:13
thanks for your help but iv checked and they are the right way round. any item i double click on the desktop also comes up with the new window titled 'open with' and i have to select a program from there?

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August 9, 2011 at 17:20:35
Try this:


Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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