your desktop icons are single click and not double click?
If so, open Windows Explorer, or any windows explorer type window, (eg "My Documents"), goto Tools > Folder Options, and under the General tab, select "Single click to open an item". Click Apply, then OK.
I hope that helps.
Active desktop was turned off by accident. Now I can't find a option in Win XP to turn it back on. With all my years of computing experience I can't find the option anywhere. Can anyone offer up some solutions? Thanks everybody.