Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Can't right click on desktop

06 May 2016   #1
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Can't right click on desktop

Strange problem this morning. I was going to change my desktop picture and nothing happens when I right click on the desktop. I can right click while in IE and misc. folders.

Running Malwarebytes, MSE and sfc /scannow


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
06 May 2016   #2
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

No problems found with Malwarebytes, MSE or sfc (ran sfc three times).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 May 2016   #3
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Ran AdwCleaner, it found 4 registry keys. I deleted those and now right clicking on the desktop works.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 Can't right click on desktop




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
My desktop icons will not open when I click on or right click on them
I have never seen this before with all the puters I've had. I am running Windows 7, on a Dell laptop. I did install Avast several days ago. You never realize how much you need something till you can't have it.
General Discussion
Cannot Right Click on Desktop
Basically, I cannot right click on the desktop. ONLY the desktop. I can still right click in explorer, and the "Remove File Menu from Windows Explorer" in Group Policy is not configured. Everything is accessible through explorer, but the desktop context menu simply doesn't open. My desktop is...
General Discussion
Left click brings up right click context menu on desktop
For the last few weeks whenever I left click on the desktop it brings the right click menu. This dosen't happen in the browser (firefox), but only in the windows desktop and start menu. However i the browser if I am on a web player like youtube, the portion that displays the video fails to display...
General Discussion
i cannot right click on the desktop
hey all i am a new user, the problem is tht i canot right click on the desktop, i can access the gadgets n awl and can click on them the desktop wallpaper is also showing the problem is tht the icons are white papers and i connot click on them cannot right click andeven cannot drag a box on the...
General Discussion
Click on desktop problem
Hi guys, I've not been able to find a solution to this, I did think of doing a repair with my win7 disc, but thought I'd ask first. I tried a system restore too, didn't work. Anytime I click on the desktop (right or left or refresh, or paste) I get a dialogue box stating that windows has...
BSOD Help and Support
Can't Right-Click Desktop
I have Windows 7 Ultimate on Toshiba Satellite. I can't remember, but I did something, saw "disable right-click" and afterwords, I couldn't right click the desktop. The icons are gone, and I can't drag a select box. The wallpaper still shows, and I can right-click everything else but that. I've...
Performance & Maintenance


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:50.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App