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Windows 7: Right click not working Windows 7 x64

20 Oct 2010   #1
nietzsche

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Right click not working Windows 7 x64

Hi all,

I would really appreciate some advice/help! Last night, while playing a game, the right-click function stopped working on my mouse.

I left the game and returned to my desktop, where the right-click also proved to not work anymore. I restarted, installed updates etc. - nothing.

I have lost all functionality. I have left quick only and even my computer seems to be running poorly (at times). I didn't do anything out of the ordinary, this seems to have just randomly happened, and I can't figure out why. It's quite dehabilitating and I don't seem to be able to find any solution (after searching/googling).

I'm fairly certain it's not the hardware, although I haven't tried a new mouse. This is a brand new HP computer running Windows 7; if someone would provide some feedback that would be great!

Thanks a lot!

N


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20 Oct 2010   #2
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Let's try restoring the computer to a date prior to the mouse failure.

**EDIT **

System Restore

Also wouldn't hurt to run virus scan and malware bytes, as you claim other issues.

Try Karlsnooks approach first.
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20 Oct 2010   #3
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

nietzsche,

Welcome to the existentialist SevenForums.

Do you have an extra mouse that you can try? Sure sounds like a mouse problem.
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20 Oct 2010   #4
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Hi! N, welcome to W7F

Three things come to mind
  • If it is a wireless mouse the batteries may be strong enough to show the light, but not send the signal.
  • The right click micro-switch is bad.
  • A problem with the (CMH) Context menu handler registry key.
  • Quote:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ Directory \ Background \ shellex \ ContextMenuHandlers
  • Some times third-party applications will add a key there.
  • Sub-keys to it are okay, but the CMH, and any sub-keys should only have one entry, the default value.
  • If you find any additional entries in the Context menu handler registry key, create a sub-key to the Context menu handler registry key, and then remove what you found.
  • Be sure to create a reg-backup!
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20 Oct 2010   #5
nietzsche

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thanks for the replies all. I'm going to try your suggestions.

Cheers!
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20 Oct 2010   #6
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Let us know what you find out!
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20 Oct 2010   #7
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Prost!
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20 Oct 2010   #8
nietzsche

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Hi all,

So, I did a system restore and it came back with an error saying that it didn't work (even though I noticed things had returned to how they were on the 18th). So, thinking I had created an even bigger problem I decided to undo the system restore...and everything is back to normal; the right-click works.

I really don't know if this is going to be a permanent fix, but thanks again for putting me on the right right track. I feel slightly dumb for not thinking of this first, but what can I say, I'm more of a Mac user.

Cheers all!

Genorosity is the natural overflow of a great-souled spirit
Thus spoke Zarathustra!
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20 Oct 2010   #9
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Good. And even Mac users are welcome here!
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20 Oct 2010   #10
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

That is good news for now, but as you have mentioned earlier you noticed poor performance, and a poorly coded context menu handler (shell extension handler) may be the cause.

There are different areas; file class, folder, allfilesystemobjects, HKCR\* registry keys where these extensions are added, and it becomes a process of elimination to find what extension can be the culprit.

This can help:
ShellExView - Shell Extension Manager For Windows
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