Photoshop: Hidden tools displaying automatically

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Well as for normal it should works like:
"Click a tool in the Tools panel. If there is a small triangle at a tool’s lower right corner, hold down the mouse button to view the hidden tools. Then click the tool you want to select."

In my case I don't need to hold down the mouse button, the hidden tools displaying right on the first short click and I don't like it. I want to find the way how to return this to normal.

I tried re-installation but it didn't help. In Preferences I also find nothing. Really confused...
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Posted 7 years ago

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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What version of Photoshop? Are you on Mac or Windows? Any third party utilities installed at the OS level?
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CS5, Windows, without any third party
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Have you tried restoring your prefs: http://adobe.ly/PS_Prefs
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Which mouse button are you using? The right mouse button will display the tools on the first click. The left mouse button has the click and hold feature.
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Just tried restoring prefs to default. All panels and menus by default but no effect on my issue :(

@Dan Smith
For both buttons same effect, right and left buttons work same in my case.
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Maybe the issue in my Windows? I use XP SP3.
Maybe I need to edit my registry, dunno...
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I'm still confused, too, if that makes you feel better. XP should work fine. The next thing I'd suspect is the mouse itself and it's driver. Try updating the driver or using a different device.
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Joriksun

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I bought a new mouse and keyboard today. Nothing changed. Gonna re-install Windows, but not during these days.
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Couple of other quick tests to try: Create a new user account or boot the OS in safe mode to see if the problem goes away.