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Windows 7: Desktop problems- no right click action

13 Aug 2012   #11
Kari

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pdb430 View Post
I did not reverse button functions. Right button does nothing.
If a single left click opens context menu and a single right click does nothing, the button functions are reversed. So back to my question: does a single left click open context menu?


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13 Aug 2012   #12
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pdb430 View Post
System restore did not help!!!!!!!!!!!
I have year old iso file for other 64bit toshiba machine. Can I use it for Repair Install? If not, I need link to download again. I lost it.
Here's the connection you want.
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14 Aug 2012   #13
pdb430

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A single left click opens the context menu. Double click ( which should open the file) does nothing. The right click button does nothing. I think this is symptomatic of the larger problem of corrupted registry.
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14 Aug 2012   #14
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Then the button functions are reversed. Have you checked that in CP? See here:
Desktop problems- no right click action-capture6.png


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14 Aug 2012   #15
Kari

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As I have been trying to tell, the only way for the left button to open a context menu is that the button functions are reversed, but the OP seems to have some difficulties to believe that, refusing to check the settings.

I bet the double RIGHT click opens files and apps.

Kari
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14 Aug 2012   #16
pdb430

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I use a MS K350 wireless mouse. I have confirmed using the default button settings. No double click funtion on left button and no right click funtion at all. No drag and drop anywhere and no submenu hot spots,e.g. scoll over 'hotspots in programs/ dropdowns do not highlight or underline for action.

On startup, get computer library page with old incompatible program as sole listing. Uninstall option does not find the program, so I have removed it manually, but a registry entry must still remain. Second computer library page follows with appropiate listings. Both screens are inoperative, e.g. upper right hand close button greyed out. If I go to Ctrl<Alt<Del highlight bring up taskmanager then exit w/o changing anything, computer library screen becomes active.

Will try System Repair option next.
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14 Aug 2012   #17
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pdb430 View Post

On startup, get computer library page with old incompatible program as sole listing. Uninstall option does not find the program, so I have removed it manually, but a registry entry must still remain. Second computer library page follows with appropiate listings. Both screens are inoperative, e.g. upper right hand close button greyed out. If I go to Ctrl<Alt<Del highlight bring up taskmanager then exit w/o changing anything, computer library screen becomes active.

Will try System Repair option next.
Wow!!! Suddenly we have another quite unrelated problem. I reckon no matter what is tried it will come back to my post #12 above.
Think I will sit back and wait for that! I wouldn't mind putting next month's pension on it if the odds were half decent

Just to go back to the original problem, Have you tried another mouse?
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18 Aug 2012   #18
pdb430

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PROBLEM SOLVED! (I think)

System Repair fixed the old incompatible program problem. Synaptics laptop mouse would not turn on. Function Key and F9 fixed that and trouble shooted mouse problem. New wireless mouse bought today. All is well!

One question: I had to win7 system backups prior to the trouble. They both include system images, and neither fixed the registry problem. Why is that?


Thanks for your help.
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