I have a Dell Inspiron 14z with i5 processor, windows 7 64 bit (hopefully that's enough information)
I've been having problems right or left clicking on my desktop icons (the ACTUAL icons). Strangely enough, my start menu and task bar work fine and I can right click on the desktop but not on the actual icons. Also, my dell gadgets work fine.
It seems as if someone placed a window over my icons and I can't click them at all. I know it's a minor thing but it's a bit inconvenient at times.
Here are some things I tried so far:
apparently there was a IE-related desktop problem so I disabled all my IE9 addons
Using the task manager, I shut down explorer.exe and restarted it; still can't click on the icons
-note: when i shut down explorer.exe (my icons looked the same, and an "image" of my task bar was still there - showing that I had chrome and iTunes open but at that moment I wasn't using those applications.)
Hopefully this is enough information to get some help
any advice or tips will be greatly appreciated