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Windows 7: Start menu not letting me right click or remove programs?

08 Jan 2013   #1
SnackCabinet

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Start menu not letting me right click or remove programs?

My start menu will not let me right-click any link such as "Computer" and it will not let me remove any program from the start list. Again, because it wont let me right-click it.


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08 Jan 2013   #2
TwoCables

 

This is normally due to a setting in the Start Menu that's called "Enable context menus and dragging and dropping". Here's what to do:
  1. Right-click a neutral place on the Start Menu (or just right-click the Start Menu orb) and choose "Properties"
  2. Click the button labeled "Customize..."
  3. Scroll down just a little bit to find "Enable context menus and dragging and dropping"
  4. Click this setting to enable it
  5. Click OK
  6. Click OK
After this, you should be able to right-click. If this option was already enabled, then we'll go from there and try to figure it out.
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08 Jan 2013   #3
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

You left out a few steps

1.a Click on the Start Menu tab
1.b Click the Customize button
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08 Jan 2013   #4
TwoCables

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
You left out a few steps

1.a Click on the Start Menu tab
1.b Click the Customize button
Omg. I'm slipping. lol Thank you.

However, clicking the Start Menu tab isn't needed if right-clicking either on the Start Menu orb or on the Start Menu itself. When right-clicking either of these, the Start Menu tab is already in focus.
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08 Jan 2013   #5
SnackCabinet

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
This is normally due to a setting in the Start Menu that's called "Enable context menus and dragging and dropping". Here's what to do:
  1. Right-click a neutral place on the Start Menu (or just right-click the Start Menu orb) and choose "Properties"
  2. Click the button labeled "Customize..."
  3. Scroll down just a little bit to find "Enable context menus and dragging and dropping"
  4. Click this setting to enable it
  5. Click OK
  6. Click OK
After this, you should be able to right-click. If this option was already enabled, then we'll go from there and try to figure it out.
I had a real easy time understanding this. Don't worry! :P
Thanks though!
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08 Jan 2013   #6
TwoCables

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CosmicPoptart View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
This is normally due to a setting in the Start Menu that's called "Enable context menus and dragging and dropping". Here's what to do:
  1. Right-click a neutral place on the Start Menu (or just right-click the Start Menu orb) and choose "Properties"
  2. Click the button labeled "Customize..."
  3. Scroll down just a little bit to find "Enable context menus and dragging and dropping"
  4. Click this setting to enable it
  5. Click OK
  6. Click OK
After this, you should be able to right-click. If this option was already enabled, then we'll go from there and try to figure it out.
I had a real easy time understanding this. Don't worry! :P
Thanks though!
You're welcome! Thank you for the assurance too!
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