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Desktop mouse right click popup menu - remove buttons?

Q: Desktop mouse right click popup menu - remove buttons?

Using Windows XP Home SP3

Among the buttons in my Desktop popup menu (mouse 3) are these:

Save Desktop Icon Layout
Restore Desktop Icon Layout

How can I remove the buttons and the application they run?

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A: Desktop mouse right click popup menu - remove buttons?

keepplugging, It looks like you may have installed Icon Restore at one time as it puts those 2 items in the desktop right click context menu. Check out the link below which also has a "Uinstall Icon Restore" tool at the bottom of the page which you can download and run. I'd create a new System Restore Point prior to running it.


Context Menu Editor 1.0 is also Free and may get the job done.


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I installed Flashget and uninstalled it. I still have the download & download all with flashget on my right click mouse key. I've tried for weeks to get to their site. How can I get rid of these ?

A:right click mouse buttons

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Hi everyone,
I have upgraded my OS from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 8 Pro for the sake of driver compatibility and I have this annoying problem that bugs me which is "Gadgets" in desktop right-click menu, I googled it as always but didn't find any fine solution. Care to help me out?
Here is a snapshot of my desktop to tell the story better...


A:How to remove "Gadgets" from desktop right-click menu...?

Hello there!

Go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers and see if you find there one of the following paths


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Hi, i returned a Dell Studio 16 for another Dell Studio 16 with some lighter configurations. One thing I didn't expect to go missing was the ability to "middle click" and open firefox links in new tabs by pressing both mouse buttons simultaneously.

When i went to Dell's website to update the driver, i was informed via a pop-up that the driver i already have was newer than the one i was trying to update with. so i didnt "update" the driver. The device says "Synaptics TouchPad V7.2 on PS/2 Port" and the Driver Version is I am running Win7 64bit. Thanks.

A:Solved: Middle-Click via pressing both mouse buttons not working

i "updated' to the older driver and it worked.

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Just wondering if anyone knows of a way to disable the mouse pointer and click buttons on an Acer Travelmate 529TXV. I checked the BIOS, but there is no setting in there that will allow one to disable it.


A:Disable mouse pointer and click buttons on Acer Laptop

Have you tried disabling the pointer device in Device Manager?

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Hey it's been a while since I've last been here, I really enjoy this Win 7 community hope everyone is doing well.

Anyway let me cut to the chase, basically I want to be able to remove the MagicISO context menu from the right click context menu in Windows 7.

See pics to understand what I'm talking about.

Even after unchecking the "Enable Shell Integration" (see picture 3) option in MagicISO Maker, it still shows up, and when I open the program again the check box is still ticked for that particular option.

I know I never had any issue in Vista or XP, but in this version of Windows it seems unable to work.

I looked on the http://www.magiciso.com website for an update to the program but there doesn't seem to be any at the moment. I've got the latest Build 0281.

Call me a "control/neat/OCD freak" who wants and needs everything in his life to be almost perfect ! LOL but really, I just like my right click context menu to be nice and tidy. I don't use MagicISO that often and when I do I do all my work within the program. Therefore I don't need the MagicISO option to be present.

Anyway I hope my issue is clear, perhaps I would have to modify the registry or something ?

Thanks for all your help I appreciate it !


A:Unable to remove MagicISO context menu from right click menu in Win 7

Hello Jordan,

You can use either ShellExView or ShellMenuView to make disabling that context menu item easy.

Hope this helps,

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ideally, i would like for any mouseclicks and menu opening commands made within X microseconds of a keystroke to be discarded, with the user setting the value of X.

for the record, i'm working on a laptop (2730p) which has mousebuttons and menu buttons quite close to the typing keys, and i have on occassion overwritten entire paragraphs and somehow even issued a close program command while furiously typing. needless to say, i would like a fix for this.

A:How does one disable touchpad and mouse + menu buttons when typing?

Hi, You can refer to the link which might help you:-http://www.ehow.com/how_7256993_disable-touchpad-hp-notebook.htmlAlso you can look into the manufacture's website for any key combination to enable/disable the touchpad.Thanks and Regards Deepa_R *moderator edit: removed shortened link and replaced it with full link - Queen-Evie*

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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 my cursor. as a result i am not able to control the video settings in the browser. any help is much appreciated !

A:Left click brings up right click context menu on desktop

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

System specifications would help, especially what type of mouse you've got, but at a guess I'd say there's something not right with your mouse settings.

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I recently had some kind of corruption so that I had to restore an image backup using Macrium Reflect. This has been mostly successful but when I right-click on a text file in Windows Explorer and then select a program from the popup menu to edit it nothing happens. I reinstalled the editor I was using but this did not help. I do not have hours to spend on this - should I try an alternative explorer or is there any possibility of a quick fix?

A:Cannot launch programs from right-click popup menu

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Which programs/ editors have you installed ?
Possibly post a screen shot of the open with context list
As far as I know this is the default

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I recently had to turn off my firewall to set up my internet connection, and i picked up some sort of virus/hack/script that changed my Internet Explorer and Startup menu buttons.

For example, in the startup menu, a mouse icon permanently sits beside "connect to" or "my recent documents". In Internet Explorer up on the toolbars, an hourglass icon permanently sits beside "Page" and "Tools"

Any ideas?

A:IE and startup menu buttons have strange mouse and hourglass icons

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:


After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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I have two problems. I use W7, and detest it, but am stuck for a while.
The right-click menu for Notepad now has "edit" in it. I have to choose that or else something tries to access "privileged resources" through splwow64.exe if I just double-click it. That shouldn't happen. I've used a substitute for Notepad for YEARS, called Notepad+, and it worked on W7 until recently. I can't find any infection on Notepad+, but it behaves as though it had one. Whatever changed the right-click menu was likely a toolbar, Conduit, which I stupidly allowed to install, and still can't get rid of it all. I can't find, on W7 where I can manage things like "open" "edit" etc. for any program on my PC, and associate the program file extension with something else. I had it in 98SE, but not in W7.
Conduit weaseled its way into many areas of my PC, and I had trouble both finding them and getting rid of them. Some I bumped into by pure accident. Most is gone now, but not all. The toolbar itself still comes up when I start Google Chrome, but it is unusable, just there. Chrome also shows a search page called "Connect" by Conduit, by default. I've removed it, in Chrome's settings, but it keeps coming back. So it still has a footprint somewhere in my Google Chrome files.
That same toolbar now gives me a popup every time I boot up. It says:
There was a problem starting
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A:Right-click menu changed - also rundll popup on booting

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i was facing problem regarding continous popup of right click menu at both office computer). Initially i thougt it was because mouse malfunction because i have paid avg version. But the same thing sarted to happen at home pc as well. I suspected (i am still not sure about it) that was because of virus.
Although i like avg very much, i rely on combofix when problem persist. I scanned both pcs with combofix and now the incidence of popup has lowered by 80%. I don't know whether it was because of virus so i am sharing log file for experts to examine.

A:Event of right-click menu popup lowered by 80%, (Combofix log)

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Hi. I've got a computer (custom made) with XP installed. I'm posting from an Ubuntu laptop. I've got AVG and adaware, both up to date. I have the latest XP service pack.

My problem is that when I go to turn on my computer, it will boot through the user menu and load into windows with my desktop image showing, but no icons/start menu shows up.

I can do Control/Alt/Delete to bring up the task manager. I've tried typing explorer.exe, but there is just quick flash of something at the bottom of the screen and then nothing.

Does anyone have an idea of what might be wrong with my computer?

All help/suggestions appreciated.


A:XP Hangs at desktop with no buttons/start menu

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I am looking for a program which will allow me to control and add what appear in the menu of right click mouse .


A:right click mouse menu

this might be what you are looking for

right click

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I am running Windows XP-Media Center Edition version 2002 service pack 2.

I am able to right click on the desktop and use the standard refresh,arrange,properties menu, but when I try to right click on a file to view properties or use the send to menu, my computer starts working(hour-glass busy icon) and then I lose my desktop and freeze. I have left it like this for several minutes to hours with no results. I am forced to restart. I also get the same problem when I use "alt,cntrl, del". What could be wrong?

Thanks in advance for any replies.


A:I can't use right click mouse menu...HELP

Sounds like malware. Anything "happen" just before the problem started ?

Please list your hardware specs, as well as your AV solution. Updated AV definitions ?

Boot to Safe Mode. Does the problem still happen ?

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I am running Windows XP-Media Center Edition version 2002 service pack 2.

I am able to right click on the desktop and use the standard refresh,arrange,properties menu, but when I try to right click on a file to view properties or use the send to menu, my computer starts working(hour-glass busy icon) and then I lose my desktop and freeze. I have left it like this for several minutes to hours with no results. I am forced to restart. I also get the same problem when I use "alt,cntrl, del". What could be wrong?

Thanks in advance for any replies.


A:Can't use the right click mouse menu...HELP

Run regedit and navigate to the key below:


What are the "3rd party" contect menu handler folders you see in the left pane?

One of these is likely the culprit.

You can use "Shellexview" to disable for testing these entries. These will be identified as "context menu" in the Shellex utility and have pink highlighting. You can right click and disable to test.


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This is a reoccurring problem that appears about once a month,then goes away, then comes backs. Going on for about a year. I have done virus scans, malware scans, this and that scans. Changed out keyboards and mouses.

Examples: I will click buttons in the start mean, the button will do that normal flicker thing before it opens when you clicked it, but it does not open. Same with desktop icons.
At the same time, my Chrome browser? starts acting up with these errors ' page unresponsive ....wait for page to load or exit the page' type of message

Any ideas? Directions?
It did it 30 minutes ago, now everything is fine.
When i click an icon that will not open, it will if i wait 3-5 minutes.

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The problem I'm having is at start-up. Windows loads properly, but when it's finished I have no Icons, no task bar, and can't right click on any part of the desktop. All I Have is the wallpaper displaying, that's it.
I noticed on task manager when I hit CRT-ALT-Delete, that Explorer.exe is not on the list of processes. when I type in explorer.exe in the new task, I get a error that says cannot find explorer exe. make sure path was straight etc etc. I was wondering if you might know what the problem is and allow me to take the steps in remedy this problem. I think the explorer has something to do with the desktop not loading properly.
Thank you

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This is a totally new one to me... about a week ago, everytime I went to right-mouse click, the context menu would take a while to drop down. As of yesterday, it stopped working completely. There seems to be next to noting on this subject on the web so I came here to see if anyone has a possible solution.

The left mouse click work fine, no lag, the batteries are fully charged, the mouse works fine on another systems I have.

It is a MS Intellimouse Explorer for Bluetooth. I state this because a also have a Logitech Trackman Marble+ plugged in that does the job for me temporarily and the right mouse works fine on that one. So I suspect it could be a Bluetooth problem.

FYI, I also started having the Generic Host Server need to close and svchost.exe problems as well about a week ago. They are possibly all related to each other

Any ideas?


A:No Right-mouse Click Context Menu

WARNING:This is a registry edit.Improper changes to the registry could render your computer inoperable.Remember to backup the registry, before making any changes.Instructions, on how to do that, can be found here:How to back up, edit, and restore the registrySee if this helps:kellys-kornerEnable Right Click Context Menu - #56, on the Right

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I frequently like to highlight text and then copy and paste it. But a day or so ago, my mouse started acting up so that, except once in a great while, when I right click no menu shows up.

I have a Microsoft Comfort Optical Mouse 3000 and a Dell 2400 computer.

Any thoughts as to how I can correct that?

Thanks, grandpaw

A:Right click mouse menu doesn't appear

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I have deleted a program that continues to appear when ever I right click on the start button, where you find 'open', 'explore', properties etc.

It also shows up when I right click on a document with the pointer/mouse.

How can I remove it from my right click list?


A:Solved: right click on start menu and mouse

Looks like you've double-posted:


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My MS mouse (intellipoint 6000 wireless) started to behave strangely.
When I LEFT-click it on either Chrome or IE9 screen it opens a menu and does not allow me to type into any form. If I hold it pressed then I can type but the menu that appeared remains on the screen.
I've opened the mouse definitions under control panel and they are all OK.

Any idea?


A:Mouse Left click opens a menu

Does your right-click button now perform the usual left-click operations?

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How to add shortcut icons (excel, wordpad, notepad, word,etc.,) like files to Mouse right Click New Menu (New file Opening Menu). I severely facing a problem with new opening excel icon at any where in sub-folder or any drives' its not possible for me. Due to all icons are shown but excel is not showing in Mouse Right click new menu.

Just give me suggestion to how to do this process in windows 7 operating System compact laptop.

A:How to add shortcut icons in mouse right click new menu

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums, Naresh.

Please check this tutorial: Context Menu - Add Shortcuts with Icons

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I keep getting that popup of "warning! click here to scan for malware" not the exact wording, but same sentiment. Because I recognise this as an attempt to download viruses to my pc, I simply do not click even on the x and turn off my pc. Problem is, I get this message at least twice a day, so I thought I'd come here to post my hijackthis log and see if anyone out there can help me with this problem. Thank you for any input!ogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:20:37 AM, on 9/20/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Internet Security\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\DesktopGadgets\Think Green Weather\Think Green Weather.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSTE08.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Prog... Read more

A:keep getting a popup of "warning! virus detected, malware, click to remove now"

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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So I installed some software not to long ago but I uninstalled it because:
1st Software: Trial Expired.
2nd Software: Didn't Work.

But when I uninstalled the software it left some stuff on my PC.

1. Clickteam Patch Maker Settings (Want to remove.)

2. WinHTTrack Project (Want to remove.)

So I want to remove Clickteam Patch Maker Settings, And WinHTTrack Project

A:How do I remove right click menu items?

Hello, welcome to Seven Forums!

Did you try using this program?

ShellMenuNew - Disable/enable 'New' menu items in Windows Explorer

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My right click options on desktop has some unwanted items. How to get rid of it??
Any easy methods like a software??


A:Remove right click menu items

Have a look here

New Context Menu - Remove & Restore Default Menu Items

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When I right click a file I don't see run script, compile script and edit script options in window 10. I want to these in right click menu but not able to include them in right click menu. Someone please guide me how to customize right click menu for these items. Thanks.

A:How to add remove right click menu in Win10

Hi, if you wish to add items to the context menu, one convenient way to do it is using
Right click context menu adder
from Vishal Gupta's site AskVG
Right Click Context Menu Adder Download

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I want to REMOVE some things from the right click NEW menu.
Microsoft power point presentation
Microsoft office excell worksheet
Windows live call
Eraser task document
I want to REMOVE from the right click menu.
Bitdefender file vault
I want to ADD in the right click menu...
control panel

A:Remove things from the right click New menu

read this: New Context Menu - Remove & Restore Default Menu Items
and post #6 below the tutorial

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Hi Guys, my right click menu has grown itself too big

Here it is when i right click a folder:

How can i remove items from it? Any ideas? It fills my whole screen atm lol

A:Remove items from the right click menu? How?

With help from Generator/Sean i managed to get the 4 winrar options into one
Now its better, but still not as i want it
Anyone got any idea how to remove some of the other ones?
These are the ones i want to remove:
Browse with corel......
Add to Media Player
Play with media player
TuneUp Disk Space Explorer
TuneUp Shredder

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Just wondering if it is possible to edit the right-click menu to remove an item--in this case "Inspect Element (Q)" which I never use.

A:Remove items from right click menu

Have a read here and see if it helps with your query.
Context Menu Editors: Add, Remove, Edit Windows Context Menu items

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Having a bit of a nightmare with my laptop!

Suddenly the right click dialogue box keeps popping up as if I am doing it. Have deduced that it's not the mouse as
1. When trackpad is disabled and no mouse connected the problem still occurs
2. The dialogue box always appears in the top left hand corner of the desktop or window open, regardless of where the cursor is.

Me and my partner ran some of the windows 7 fix it things and also ran virus scans etc and after a lot of random fixes it stopped for about a week. However it's started up again and we have no clue what we did first time round to get it to stop or why it's started again so thought we should try and find out the root cause.

No luck with the good old google search as most solutions allude to a stuck trackpad button which it's not! It's intermittent in the fact it may stop for 2 minutes but then starts again in force making it pretty impossible to do anything on there. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated

A:Right click menu constant - not caused by mouse/trackpad

Have you done a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 on the laptop yet to get rid of the Acer bloatware and duplicate utilties that interfere with better versions built into Win7?

If so then work through the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 to check over your install.

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hey guys

first of all I want to wish any of you a merry christmas and a happy new year, may luck be brought to you for the year 2011 (and all the years that might follow).

Anyway, what I was wondering is if there is any possibility to add the "Explore"-function when browsing the menu that is popping-up when clicking on your CD/DVD/BluRay-ROM station. Something like in the good old Windows XP, because I'm missing that function alot. I do now have a shortcut on my desktop which is pointed to D:\ (my DVD rom station), but it would be alot more handsome if it was just added onto the "right mouse click-menu". Is there any option or ability to do this?

EDIT: screenshot of what I mean

thanks alot

A:My Computer right mouse click menu - explore function

You don't have Open in new window option... ??

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Hi forum,
I find that if I right click a link in FF, the pop out menu will got a black background screen.  If I move the pointer to the black area, then the selected item will become clear back to normal.  It looks like a re-freshing problem to me, but I don't know how to solve it.
It has no problem in my ie and Chrome, only in FF.  So I don't think it is my display card problem, most likely is FF's setting.  I have no idea where in FF to set it right.
Please help.  Many thanks to your reply.
(I'd like to post a jpg and show you  what exactly it looks like, but I find no function to do it in the forum's edit tool menu.)

A:Firefox right click mouse got black menu backgroud

Reset Firefox te default settings : https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/reset-preferences-fix-problems?esab=a&s=reset&r=0&as=s#w_solution-1-reset-firefox-to-its-default-state

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I'm using Windows XP Pro Service pack 3 for about 1 year. All of a sudden the right click menus are blank until I move the mouse, then I can see the items. This case also appears on the windows start menu, the taskbar, and google chrome. when i scan using virus removal tools, i got some virus, and already fixed it up. and this case happened after i restart my computer. Anyone can help?

A:Problem: Right click menu blank until i move my mouse

On the affected PC, check the display settings (Control Panel, Display,
Appearance tab). If the user has changed the colors for "selected" menu
items, it's possible to achieve the effect you describe. Try selecting
"Windows XP" for "Windows and Buttons" and "Default (blue)" for "Color
Scheme" - if this eliminates the problem, ask the user if he or she changed
the display colors.

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Hi, I have a kiosk PC that is looking pretty good however I have two outstanding issues. 
The users can still right click on applications on the taskbar and receive a context menu even though I've disabled the context menu in the group policy editor.
User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Start Menu and Taskbar/Remove access to the context menus for the taskbar - Enabled
And I can't figure out how to remove the "show desktop" icon in the systems notification tray.
Thanks in advance for any help
Megan Armstrong.

A:Windows 7 Restricted User - Remove Right click on taskbar icons; Remove show desktop icon

Hello Megan,

Hope you're doing fine.

Disabling context menu from application on the taskbar
Please note the task bar context menu for any application for windows 7 is sub-divided into two sections :

   a. Jumplist(to access recently opened files) 
   b. Creating a new instance of the application, Pin/Unpin, Close window

We can only disable the Jump List of the Taskbar context menu but not the "new instance creation, Pin/Unpin, close window"

Please follow the steps below to disable jump list:
1. Right-click on the Taskbar and then select Properties.
2. Click on the Start Menu tab and uncheck "Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the taskbar".
3. Click OK.

Disabling Show Desktop from the system tray
Regarding the requirement of disabling the "Show Desktop" button alltogether from the System tray, this is by design.

There are no ways to remove it. All we can do is to disable aero peek at Taskbar properties by right clicking and uncheck the option "Use Aero Peek to preview the desktop".
There's a third party software which addresses this sopecific purpose but I'm not pretty sure if this works perfectly for Windows 7 SP1 as well. Please refer to the link below.

Ref :

Nabarun Chakraborty | Support Engineer | Micro... Read more

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Hi, I just resolved my virus/spyware/trojan issues in the other section on this website and I was wondering if I could get some help on my last two issues. There are three users on this computer, but on only one of them these weird folders show up. On the desktop there is a %USERPROFILE% folder. There is also one just inside the C drive. Is there something screwed up in the registry?

Separate issue is that it seems most of the Add/Remove buttons are missing. Only for recently installed programs do I get the option to remove them. Some show file size too, but most don't show anything at all. What's the deal?

Can anyone help me with these issues? Thanks!

A:%USERPROFILE& on Desktop and C:/ -Add/Remove Buttons Missing ?REGISTRY?

Working with Add/Remove Programs

What Happens When You Try To Delete The "%USERPROFILE%" Folder

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In the last week or so, I have had no drop down menu when I right-click the desktop.

Can anyone help resolve this?

The only thing that I can think of is possibly the recent Windows Security Updates.

A:No Right-Click Desktop Menu

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I have this mediainfo on my right click menu and I can't get it off. I've try to find it and delete it in the registry but its not there. What can I do?

A:How to remove media info from right click menu?

Hello and welcome 41023 mate some systems specs would be really helpful and your description is a tad short on detail as to what you are seeing in the window.

Plus where are you right clicking as I said we really do need to know a little more on your problem.

Like did you download a Mediainfo app from somewhere like sourceforge??

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I have installed quick mount for mounting virtual box images. Later I have uninstalled it. Now it's options are showed in right-click menu.

How can I remove them?

Abid Shahzad

A:Remove Quick mount from right click menu

I am not familiar with the product you mention.

However, you can remove 3rd party context menu entries via the registry.

If you are not comfortable doing that , a free program called Glary utilities is easy to use for the job:

Glary Utilities - Award Winning System Optimizer and Registry Cleaner | Glarysoft

Under Optimize and Improve >Context menu manager.

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i have windows xp. was switched from time warner and ez armor to comcast and mcafee. i have uninstalled ez armor via the control panel and continue to get the right click menu failure. i have removed unvet32.exe via safe mode. i have removed registry keys in safe mode. i have a registry key in software\classes\clsid... that refuses to open. this is the last item to vanish before i can install mcafee. does anyone know how to get rid of it?

A:can't remove right click menu to uninstall ez armor

If I remember correctly, registry keys have in their properties a security tab, just like files and folders. Maybe you don't have permission set correctly to open that key?

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How do I remove 'Open with CFF Explorer' from the right click menu?

I had installed Explorer Suite and later removed it. Even after removing it, it's right click menu item didn't go away.

Please help. It's too annoying and it gives an error on clicking it.


Abhishek Sharma

A:How do I remove 'Open with CFF Explorer' from right click menu?

Hello Abhishek,

If you haven't already, you might see if reinstalling the program, unchecking the option to display the context menu in the program's settings/options to remove it, then uninstalling the program may work.

Hope this helps,

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Hi i seem to be having this problem which i noticed for a while now, when i right click to bring up the menu or even when i pull down a menu from a list such as File Edit etc.... it seems to stop at a transparent menu and only after i hover over it, jitters into what it is supposed to be like (was)normally.

If i right click into this box where i am writing this thread(im using google chrome) the right click menu is fine and responds appropriately.

I dont know why it is doing this but it hasnt always been like this and does so in windows 7 x64

A:Mouse right click button menu transparent and slow until hovered over

this is what it looks like

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I've been running Vista Ultimate x64 SP1 since last summer.

Today, I used a file comparison program to check the contents of a data hard drive with a copy of it's contents in a folder on another data drive.

After running HDCS Heatsoft(the comparison program) I do not get a menu popping up when I right click on the start button. Right clicking other objects are fine but the start menu seems to have lost the right click menu.

Right clicking the task bar is ok, and a left click on the start menu is ok.
Rebooting did not help.

It's quite possible that I may have screwed something up by changing ownership on folders so I could look at where data is stored but the problems seems to have shown up after running the utility

Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.

Would rather not restore a system save if I can avoid it.


A:Lost right mouse click function menu for Start button

I suggest you do System Restore; be sure to select a restore point made before you installed the software and messed around with the Windows Users permissions. See if that resolves you problem.

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Hi -

I suspect Malware on my Windows XP machine. Service Packs etc up to date.

PROBLEM: My right mouse click in Windows Explorer no longer brings up the context menu. Explorer just hangs. Please note that Internet Explorer is just fine. My mouse and the right clicking certainly works within other applications. Just not Windows Explorer.

1. I ran SpyAudit (free version) and it showed me EZSearch bar as Ad ware. Has been doing that for a long time. This right mouse problem just showed up in the last few days.

2. Spybot shows no adware etc.

3. AdAware Personal only shows some tracking cookies that are cleaned up.

4. HijackThis log enclosed.

Thanks much for any and all assistance!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:36:18 AM, on 9/27/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\ApacheMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Pandion\Pandion.exe
C:\Spywar... Read more

A:Help: Lost the ability to use right mouse click for context menu (HJT log enclosed)

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Hi, this is my first post and I hope this is the right forum section.
I'm trying to make Windows 10 more "personal", adding/removing some features according to my needs. Now I'm customising the right click context menu and I'd like to remove OneDrive entries, without disabling or uninstalling OneDrive (that I use). Is it possible to do that? Could you explain which reg keys to disable? Thank you in advance.

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In TH2 it was possible to remove that button with a reg entry which stopped working in RS1 but it's possible to do by modifying a file and below is how it can be done and can also remove "Show Windows Ink Workspace" and "Show touch keyboard button". Make sure to take a system image or create a restore point before proceeding

Copy explorer.exe.mui from C:\Windows\en-US
Open with ResHacker and expand the Menu tree. In item # 205 remove
MENUITEM "Show Task &View button", 430, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM "Show Windows Ink &Workspace button", 437, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM "Show touch ke&yboard button", 436, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
Then recompile the file
Move to item # 206 and remove
MENUITEM "Show Windows Ink &Workspace button", 437, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM "Show &touch keyboard button", 436, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
and recompile again then save the file somewhere safe
Go back to C:\Windows\en-US\explorer.exe.mui take ownership of explorer.exe.mui and rename it to explorer.exe.mui.old paste the modded file and restart the computer. So far no adverse effects at all

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