Windows 10: Cannot move start menu tiles Solved

  1.    11 Sep 2017 #1

    Cannot move start menu tiles

    I cannot move/rearrange start menu tiles. when I click to select a tile, it immediately opens the application and closes the menu. I am running Win 10 v1703
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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       11 Sep 2017 #2

    To move the tiles you need to click-and-drag them. That is, click and hold down the button on a tile then drag it to where you want. More in this tutorial...

    Click/press and hold on a tile on Start that you want to move, drag the tile to within the same or other group, and drop it where you like.
    Group App Tiles on Start in Windows 10
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  3.    11 Sep 2017 #3

    I know how to do that. What I am saying is that it isn't working. The very instant I click on a tile the start menu closes and the application is opened. there is no opportunity to drag.
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  4.    11 Sep 2017 #4

    Have you tried a Restart?
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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       11 Sep 2017 #5

    cbwilsha said: View Post
    Have you tried a Restart?
    That's a very good suggestion, it often resets 'oddities' that have crept into the system. It has to be a Restart though, Shut Down then turning back on doesn't do a full restart from cold if Fast Start up is enabled.
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  6.    14 Sep 2017 #6

    Every morning. it's been like this for a week.
    Last edited by Brink; 14 Sep 2017 at 12:09. Reason: Removed unneeded comment
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  7.    14 Sep 2017 #7

    Hmm... so the app launches before you even release he button?

    This seems unlikely to cause this, but under accessibility options for windows, do you have your desktop set up to launch programs with a single click rather than double-click?

    Or maybe you have some odd mouse/pointing-device driver setting that treats clicks differently than normal. Some tablets input devices do this if you set them up this way. Or the drivers just break themselves. Even if you didn't change setting, sometimes windows magic happens to change them.

    Shots in the dark, I know...
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  8.    15 Sep 2017 #8

    good thought on the single click, but that's not it. i have it set to double click. STILL NEED HELP ON THIS
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  9.    15 Oct 2017 #9

    It's been a month since I posted this and I finally figured it out. The culprit was my wireless mouse. I noticed that sometimes if I hit the mouse button really hard and fast I could move the times. But it was intermittent. That led me to thinking that a delay caused by wireless transmission could be the problem. I switched to a wired mouse and moving tiles worked as expected. Thanks to all who offered advice
    Last edited by davehu; 15 Oct 2017 at 12:21.
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       15 Oct 2017 #10

    davehu said: View Post
    It's been a month since I posted this and I finally figured it out. The culprit was my wireless mouse...

    Good detective work, and thanks for coming back to tell us.

    Please mark the thread 'Solved' so others can benefit from your experiences.
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