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Windows 7: Can't Right-Click Desktop

07 Feb 2010   #1
Akira Cheyenne

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
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 tried changing the registry, but I've had no luck. What can I do to fix this?


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07 Feb 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

Hello Akira, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can do a system restore using a restore point dated before you made this change to undo it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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07 Feb 2010   #3
Akira Cheyenne

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Akira, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can do a system restore using a restore point dated before you made this change to undo it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Here's the problem - This started before I upgraded. This happened while I had Vista Home Premium 64-bit.
I installed 7, hoping it would fix the problem, but no luck.
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07 Feb 2010   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

Did you use some sort of all in one tweaking type program to disable this?
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07 Feb 2010   #5
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Don't need to clean install

Click start and in the search/run box type group policy

you will see Group Policy Editor I think and click on that...

You will need to look through there cause I am not on that system now, but in there there is a Policy to disable the right click function. Just disable it and log off and back on.. or reboot if needed.
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07 Feb 2010   #6
Akira Cheyenne

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Okay, something's wrong with the search box. I think I need to work on the indexing, but is there another way to get to the "group policy"
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07 Feb 2010   #7
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Search through the start menus... you should see Group Policy Editor there.
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07 Feb 2010   #8
Akira Cheyenne

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I can't find it anywhere. I've searched through every subfolder. I just finished searching through Microsoft Management Console to see if the right-click problem was in there, but I found nothing.
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07 Feb 2010   #9
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

ok,, hold on,, I will fire up my VM. brb

Ok,, try this,,,,

Go into Computer
then C:\Windows\System32\gpedit.msc

Doble click it

In the Local Group Policy Editor

User Configuration / Administrative Template / Windows Components / Windows Explorer

"Remove Windows Explorers Default Context Menu"

IF that is set to not configured, then you have a different problem here.
Otherwise, set it to Not Configured and the log off or reboot
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08 Feb 2010   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

Akira,

This tutorial can help make what Tepid posted easier do for you. It contains a REG file download to do it automatically for you.

Context Menu - Enable or Disable - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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