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Windows 7: Can't Right-Click Desktop

08 Feb 2010   #11
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thanks Brink.


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08 Feb 2010   #12
Ch@n

 

This happens when u disable changing wallpaper or enabling any policy for desktop.

Desktop Background - Allow or Prevent Changing

start - run - gpedit.msc
Follow the image and check whether anything is enabled..


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08 Feb 2010   #13
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

ha,, I bet that is where I messed up my PC and forgot about those.
I couldn't change my wallpaper fro a while, but decided to reload because of that and other little things.

that's what I get for toying though.
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16 May 2010   #14
dasMetzger

Windows 7
 
 

i just upgraded to windows 7 ultimate and have a similar problem... i can right click everything other than the desktop. and actually... it appears that it is thinking about right clicking, but isn't responding right away. like there is a lag on right click options, but only for the desktop. everything else responds right away.

i went thru the group policy editor and everything matches what has been suggested already.

addition: also i cant double click to open the recycle bin. same thing it appears to be thinking about it, and several seconds later it will pop up. like it's lagging behind.
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16 May 2010   #15
dasMetzger

Windows 7
 
 

hmmm... just restarted and it all appears to be working again. if anyone has seen this problem let me know if there is a fix. otherwise it appears that all is ok.
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