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Changed Resoultion, Icons, Taskbar, Start menu All gone. Can't Click or right click

Q: Changed Resoultion, Icons, Taskbar, Start menu All gone. Can't Click or right click

Hello, Would someone please be able to help me. I recently got my computer back after being repaired and it was on a small resoultion under the 1000's. I bought a new screen to go with it and just turned it on. I went to display settings and changed resoultion to 1920x1080 and now its just a big blank stretched wallpaper with no icons, task menu/bar or start menu. I also can't click or right click thus I have no way to change this back. I've tried going into normal safe mode and display settings changed it to the smallest, restarted the computer and its doing the exact same thing. I know no fixes and would really appreciate all the help I can get.

Preferred Solution: Changed Resoultion, Icons, Taskbar, Start menu All gone. Can't Click or right click

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A: Changed Resoultion, Icons, Taskbar, Start menu All gone. Can't Click or right click

Follow the below steps:
Press CTRL+Alt+delete together and hit enter
Click on File and New Task (Run)
Type "Control" without any quotes. This will open control panel Window, from where you can easily get to display settings options and change your PC resolution back to it's initial state.

Good Luck.

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This problem is affecting ***ALL USERS*** on a new computer I'm setting up in a corporate environment. I thought I'd share my experience in detail in case anyone else is looking for some specific keywords. I've tried as many suggestions from a Microsoft Answers thread as well a post on BT called "Has your Windows 10 Start menu stopped working? Here are four ways to fix it," including suggestions in the comments there.
We have received a shipment of Dell OptiPlex 7040 desktops with Windows 10 Pro built in (Express Settings setup). DisplayPort monitor; 3 USB connections to keyboard, mouse, and speakers; wired LAN; no antivirus except Defender.
I set up the first machine and let the Windows Updates install. I'm not sure if that was the issue, but once I rebooted, I could not open the Start Menu. Nor could I use Cortana or left-click on ANY icon in the taskbar.
Here are the steps that I've tried (that I can remember), starting simple to more complex:
(1) Reinstall Windows apps in Administrator PowerShell: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
(2) Ran sfc /scannow 3 times, rebooting after each. You can see from log file snippets below that the scan detects the same errors every time, but cannot fix them.
(3) Restarted with msconfig "Safe boot" (Safe Mode).
(4) Ran built-in Dell Command Update and installed the... Read more

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My wallpaper has been changed to some eerie yellow color, and it takes multiple left clicks to click on anything. Right click does not work at all. Also, there were no start menu icons or quick launch icons, until I ran unhide... I'm not sure if I was supposed to do that yet though, since from the looks of the forums we're supposed to do that after removal of the virus. I ran Malwarebytes and it removed 2 things after a full scan, but nothing has changed. Help would be greatly appreciated... thanks!

A:Have to left click multiple times, no right click, no start menu icons

Boot the PC in safemode with networkingPress Windows+R key and typecmd and click okIf your task manager is disabled,copy and run this commandEcho y | reg delete HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableTaskMgrPress ENTERIf you're desktop is blank and unable to right click on it ,run this commandEcho y | reg delete HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer /v NoDesktopAfter the command is successfulRestart your PC in safemode with networkingPress WIndows+R key and type%temp% and click okIf you find a folder called SMTMP,Copy the folder to a safe location.Downloadhttp://www.techspot.com/downloads/4716-malwarebytes-anti-malware.htmlInstall,update and run a full scan Click on SHOW results.Select all infections and remove itReboot the PC and scan MBAM once in regular mode until you get a clean logDownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive)

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I have a computer set up with Windows 8.1 freshly installed. When I right click on any item in the taskbar, the dropdown (context?) menu graphics seem to be broken. The pin icon is out of proportion and text is hard to read because it is black text on a dark background.

Have downloaded all updates - no resolution.

Changed themes (high-contrast themes for example) - no resolution.

Any ideas?

A:Right-click menu for taskbar icons is broken -pic included

Found solution here Right-click Taskbar Context Menu has weird colors

Needed to uninstall patch KB3072318.

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A couple of weeks ago (well maybe 10 days ago) I turned on my computer to see that the desktop was nothing but the photograph background I usually see. My icons were gone! Taskbar, Start Menu, too.

I tried CTRL-ESC. Didn't work. I tried to run explorer.exe. Didn't work. I can't even access Control Panel (control.exe). I don't have malware or a virus (though I did just do a big clean, but only the speed of my computer improved; I still have to run all my programs through Task Manager), but I think the damage was probably done by a virus or trojan.

I've tried the Fix on Kelly's Korner. I've tried looking at Microcoft's page for help, but I can't find anything. I even tried copying the explorer.exe file from my machine at work and putting it in place of the other explorer file (I kept the original, though renamed it). Nothing has worked. I'm fed up and don't want to have to do a clean install. Can someone help me?


A:Major Windows Problem! No Start Menu, Task Bar, Icons, Right-click Menu . . . :(

Welcome to Bleeping Computer MissBigBlue,Which fix at kellys-korner did you try?Line #195 "Restore Desktop Icons and Taskbar"http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm Or, Line #117 - Restore Taskbar and Start Menuhttp://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htmOr, Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm Can you get into Safe Mode?Then you could try a System Restore.

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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 and my documents open up , 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 or just my documents opensetc etc. the computer is working good for other user accounts. Only a particular user has this proble

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Is there any setting in window 7 to get taskbar menu on right click instead of shift + right click.

A:Taskbar menu right click instead of shift+right click?

Try this: 7 Taskbar Tweaker - RaMMicHaeL's home page

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I really hope I'm just missing something obvious here.
I've been working on this one for HOURS, and the I can't think of new ways to phrase this question to search engines...
This started with a particularly nasty version of the FBI Moneypak malware.
This one would not even allow access in safe mode, or safe w/command prompt..
After many "low impact" attempts failed, eventually I removed the infected HD and attached it via a USB device to a working computer.
Once the drive initialized, I scanned it with virus/malware programs and removed the FBI Moneypak.
However, upon returning the "cleaned" HD to its original computer, it started up just fine but then... no icons, blank desktop, no start menu, no right click...
I am able to access programs normally through the task manager, etc..
But the whole, run "explorer.exe" fix doesn't do anything.
I also tried creating new user account, and guess what?! Same issue with brand new account... no icons, no R-click, etc.
At this point, it occured to me that the problem was likely system wide... perhaps explorer.exe was damaged during the removal of the FBI malware? or maybe the registry paths were jacked up by the recovery efforts somehow??
(I have also run SFC /SCANNOW.. found nothing... tried startup repair w Win7 DVD, no luck... )
In any case, I can't seem to figure this one out.
Have tried many, many fixes from the internet, none have worked
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A:FBI Moneypak removed, now no start menu, icons or right click

UPDATE: Tried ComboFix again, just to see what would happen, and it appears to have fixed this issue.
Didn't expect that, but I'll take it.... Will post a confirmation after more testing, but I wanted to stop any pros from wasting their time on this for now

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My computer froze today while trying to do an online scan with kaspersky. Now after numerous reboots and attempts to fix all i get is a blank desktop with a taskbar at the bottom. No programs begin to load and if i try to click on the start menu or anything else i just get the circle timer next to my mouse. I can move my mouse around though - yay! Sometimes the desktop does come up though (but with same other probs), sometimes completely blank. also cannot access task manager I am running vista 64. Here is my hijack this log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:45:25 PM, on 9/11/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16711)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeS... Read more

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So this is kind of a weird issue.

I just noticed that my right-click menu is different. It used to be more rounded and slick looking, but now when I say, right-click on a file, it the right-click menu shows as a basic, not-pretty-looking thing now.

Is it my imagination? It very well could be but I'm not sure. Feels like my head is playing tricks on me now.

Has anyone seen this before? I checked out the display and appearance options but didn't see anything that had changed or would even affect this.


A:Right-Click Menu Changed

I don't know what you mean.. Is your right click menu different here is mine is it that same as yours?

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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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I can't right click taskbar apps, left click works as it should but not the right click. Also left clicking start button won't open start menu, right click works on this one as it works on other system icons (volume, network, clock and notification) but not the left click. Another weird thing is that always when i boot up, onedrive instantly crashes, i dont know if this is relevant. I tried rebuilding search index and "sfc /scannow" as i tried this powershell command with no luck.
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
Also this happened after a power shortage. Thank you for any responses.

A:Can't right click taskbar icons

Hi, your best bet will be
1. Run
chkdsk C: /F
from an admin level command prompt.
(You had a power outage)

Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums

- keeps all your associations and programs
- leaves system restore off
- needs WiFi reconnecting (probably)
- W updates subsequent to build need redoing.

That powershell command will probably have broken some apps- you may seem some listed with '@' prefixed. Could you confirm? I would be nice to know when MS fixes that. (Broken in build 10586).

You've probably not had an answer 'cos there are so many threads on similar issues- it's worth searching first.

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I can't right click taskbar apps, left click works as it should but not the right click. Also left clicking start button won't open start menu, right click works on this one as it works on other system icons (volume, network, clock and notification) but not the left click. Another weird thing is that always when i boot up, onedrive instantly crashes, i dont know if this is relevant. I tried rebuilding search index and "sfc /scannow" as i tried this powershell command with no luck.
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
Also this happened after a power shortage. Thank you for any responses.

A:Can't right click taskbar icons

Hi, your best bet will be
1. Run
chkdsk C: /F
from an admin level command prompt.
(You had a power outage)

Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums

- keeps all your associations and programs
- leaves system restore off
- needs WiFi reconnecting (probably)
- W updates subsequent to build need redoing.

That powershell command will probably have broken some apps- you may seem some listed with '@' prefixed. Could you confirm? I would be nice to know when MS fixes that. (Broken in build 10586).

You've probably not had an answer 'cos there are so many threads on similar issues- it's worth searching first.

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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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      Make sure to disable your antivirus or any running protection softwares before running JRT to avoid interferences.
      For Vista and Windows 7, right-click and Run as Administrator. In XP, double click JRT icon.
      Please be patient and let the program f... Read more

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In Vista and older versions, if I right clicked on a program in the taskbar I could then move the mouse up ever so slightly to click "close."

Now there is a weird little "box" that pops up instead of a menu, and I have to move my mouse significantly further to get to "close." Sounds trivial, but if I am shutting down several applications in a row it is much slower this way.

Is there a way to return the right click menu to normal?

A:Right click menu on programs in the taskbar

press SHIFT while you right click a program in the taskbar

Context Menu - Right Click vs Shift Right Click

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The red x icon for the close window option is cut off. Using stock skin.

Probably easier to understand if you see a pic:

What's caused this and how can I fix it?

A:Taskbar button right click menu is cut off

I would try to change resolution or DPI

Screen Resolution - Display Settings

.DPI Display Size Settings - Change

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Hi.. First of all.. i want to said Hello..Just become member here. I need help.. My taskbar is gone, on desktop ..when you put ur mouse and right click..nothing drop down menu. Also I have try Ctrl-Esc to bring up Start Menu..Nothing Come up..right now i use Blackbox for Windows ( http://www.bb4win.org/ ) to control my pc. I have search on Net ..and I see TaskbarRepairToolPlus! ( http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm ) and try to install and got error message that said [ The dynamic Link Libary ( UXTHEME.DLL ) Could not be found in the specifiec path local.
and try to use my Outlook Express to email and got error message ( MSOE.DLL ) . when i first boot up and after window splash come on..got error message..that was first error message come after i boot up..( RUNDLL - Error loading \3\LXCFtime.dll the specifece module could not be found.
So i did repair Windows 2000 and no fix... I have Zone Alarm with Anti-Virus and Spyware. its don't find anything go wrong.
I search for repair LXCFtime.dll..But cannot find for download. And UXTHEME.DLL for windows 2000..most for Windows XP.
Im sorry for type all ERROR MESSAGES. I thought maybe all error message come one error.
Hope someone here can knows or help me to solve this problem.
***Windows 2000 w\Services Pack 4 ( Build 2195 )
***1.67 Gigahertz AMD Athlon XP w\ motherboad Sis-741
***1 gig memory and 160 Gig and 140 Gig Harddrives
Thank You.

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I have pinned MS Word and Excel to my taskbar and when I right click either icon, the last used files are listed. On Win 7 there was a way of increasing the number of files showing on this list, if I remember well. Since I have 5 pinned files on top of the list, there is not much space left for showing other files unless I find a way of minimizing the icons on the list.

A:How to minimize the icons that appear when I right click any taskbar

See my post here:



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Early today I don't even know what happened or what I might have done but I restarted my computer for something and I got a dialog box that said something about a runtime error and nbwervh567321c4 bad procedure or argument. Well I googled it and only 1 thing came up that someone else had this prob and they said to do spyware/adware ect cleaning. Did all that with hi-jack, spybot search and destroy, and adaware. Anyways, I didn't get it anymore and I can essensially get on to WinXP and access everything, problem is, the right-click on the desktop won't show up, taskbar won't show up, and icons aren't showing. I have to access EVERYTHING, including IE that I'm using right now by ctrl-alt-del then choosing what prog I want to run. Anyone know what might be the prob? I downloaded a few things that restarts the shell file to 'reset' the dekstop but that's not working at all. Any ideas would be appreciated! Thanks

A:Can't access taskbar, right-click, or icons

Download WinPFind3U.exe to your Desktop and double-click on it to extract the files. It will create a folder named WinPFind3u on your desktop.

Open the WinPFind3u folder and double-click on WinPFind3U.exe to start the program.
In the Processes group click Non-Microsoft
In the Win32 Services group click Non-Microsoft
In the Driver Services group click Non-Microsoft
In the Registry group click ALL
In the Files Created Within group click 30 days Make sure Non-Microsoft only is CHECKED
In the Files Modified Within group select 30 days Make sure Non-Microsoft only is CHECKED
In the File String Search group select ALL
in the Additional scans sections please press select all and then unselect event viewer. uncheck non-microsoft only
Now click the Run Scan button on the toolbar.
The program will be scanning huge amounts of data so depending on your system it could take a long time to complete. Let it run unhindered until it finishes.
When the scan is complete Notepad will open with the report file loaded in it.
Save that notepad file
Use the Reply button and attach the notepad file here . I will review it when it comes in.

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so I just randomly got this problem where I went to my desktop, and I cant click anything, cant left or right click, but I can still use my keyboard to somewhat navigate, I've tried so much and no fix. already tried safe mode, didn't work, even restored my computer to like week ago, still cant click on my desktop or taskbar.

A:cant click on desktop or taskbar icons

I think your issue is more software related than it is hardware, unless your mouse is not working properly. If you go on your desktop and press the TAB key, can you interact with the your desktop or taskbar then?

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http://puu.sh/cMapi/41f3e0deff.png http://puu.sh/cManO/effacca2ff.png

I don't know what they are called and the title for the thread was limited so sorry for the broken English but

after windows 8 forced the windows 8.1 update, all text in firefox went weirdly small but that isn't as annoying as what happens in the pictures,

any icon on the taskbar that I right click on brings up a box as usual but the bottom part of it is broken and weird, any idea how to make it not like this?

there is a custom theme installed and it is a 64-bit operating system

A:Box pop up when right click taskbar icons gone weird

Did you try switch to a standard theme temporarily and see if it happens than ?
If you are using an MS driver for GPU, it might have installed another one which changed some video settings.

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I'd like to have my right click menu option restored for Internet Explorer. In the past, when I right clicked on the IE icon in the taskbar, it used to show "Launch IE In-Private" mode or some such wording. Now it's gone.

Basically what happened was that I was randomly losing my pinned items for Windows Explorer. I Googled for a solution and found one thread:
Randomly the Windows Explorer jumplist will disappear in Windows 7 - Microsoft Answers

In that thread, the solution given is to delete all items in the following 2 folders:


Basically, it resets all the jump lists. Well now the problem is that the "Launch In-Private" mode is gone. See screenshot.
I know that I can just launch IE normally and then choose menu 'Safety" > "In-Private Browsing" but I would like to have that option restored on the taskbar.

A:How to restore right click menu options for taskbar

Hello Faldo,

For now, you could use the shortcut in the tutorial below for this.

Internet Explorer InPrivate Browsing Shortcut

Hope this helps,

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Hi there,

When you right click on an running app, in Windows 7, shows a context menu and i want to disable it. You can see the jpg to see an example.

Best regards.

A:Disable context menu when i right click on an app in the taskbar

You could probably do it with AutoHotkey.

#IfWinActive ahk_class Shell_TrayWnd
RButton:: ;do nothing
AutoHotkey is free

Edit: you may need to ask for help on ahk forum since what I dashed off above might also kill right click in the System Tray.

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So a few weeks ago I recognized that when I right click my taskbar, the menu layout has changed.

I have no idea why it looks like that, but I would like to get it changed back to normal somehow. I tried to remove KB3072318 but it appears to be not installed in my computer.

I don't know if this is related in any way, but I think I noticed this after I installed Corsair Utility Engine for my new keyboard.

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Good morning everyone,

This morning I turned on my computer and now my pop out menus for my task bar are a dark green with a picture of a thumb tack. I did not install any new hardware.

The thumb tack is not functional.
This happened on all my user accounts.
Everything else in Windows is normal.

The closest thing that I found to change that color is: I switch to High Contrast Theme and then click on Color. The Selected Text directly affects the color of the right click pop up on my task bar.

A:Taskbar. Right Click Menu has turned colors.

See here: Rick click taskbar programs, OS images cover text.

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I just bought a new computer, preloaded with Windows 8.1.  While it seems functional in all other respects, there is one small thing that irks me to no end.  For whatever reason, whenever I right click any of the icons on the left side of the
taskbar (web browser, documents, control panel, etc.), the right click menu is the same color as the background of the Windows 8 "start screen", and whenever I mouse over the now colored menu, the highlight color is a brilliant turquoise.  Is
there any way I can stop the background from having an influence over my right click menu, and instead have the traditional right click menu?

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A:Weird settings for taskbar when right click icons!!

I'm having the same issue with my task bar but slightly different, I will upload a picture to show what it looks like right now and maybe someone can help me find out how to fix it? this is how it was when I installed windows 8.1 Pro on my HP desktop computer from DVD.... I changed no settings, How can I put it back to normal?

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Hello everyone.

I've been experiencing an annoying bug on my Windows 10, which is after two or three days of my computer is running, when I right click on any taskbar shortcut, the list appears all black, like this (if I reboot, the problem goes away for a while, plese note the right click works perfectly on any other icon other than the taskbar):

Has anyone experienced something similar? If so, were you able to fix it?


A:Right click on Taskbar Icons - No titles shown


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i managed to solve this by opening task manager clicking on new task and typing explorer.exe but every time i restart my laptop i have to go through the same process any ideas plz.

A:I have no desktop, taskbar or icons and r-click is not working.

desktop disappeared

This might help.

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My computer is running Windows Vista (Ultimate). On booting my computer today I noticed there was no desktop background, no desktop icons, no start menu, taskbar and right clicking on the desktop was futile. I can bring up the Task Manager by Ctrl+Alt+Del and can run any task from there (like running any program or opening any folder). Please help me...

A:Vista - No taskbar, icons, right click disabled

The process of cleaning your computer may require you to temporarily disable some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".C... Read more

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I really don't know what happened by for some reason, all the icons on the right-click menu changed into rectangle boxes. Been googling and searching forums for similar issues but found nothing, and it's really bugging me.

Screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/eRB4F.png

A:Bugged right-click menu icons

Okay, it seems like I didn't search hard enough. Found the fix on this thread http://www.eightforums.com/general-d...s-missing.html

Thanks anyways!

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So, there's this little annoyance I've had with Windows 7. There's no "dead-space" between icons. It really only becomes an issue at two times: When I want to use the folder's context menu, and get the icon's context menu; and when I try to drag and drop something into a folder filled with folders. In the second case, I end up moving the folder into a subfolder on accident.

In any size "Icon" viewing mode, there is one or two pixels between the active areas of each icon. In "Detail" there is zero. If I want to see the folder's context menu, or drop something into the folder I am currently viewing, I have to use the 15-pixel dead space between the directory tree on the left and and first column of icons. "List" mode is better, but I don't want to use that in every folder.

I've tried increasing the space between icons, but the active area just increases along side it. I just end up with a larger hit-box for each icon. Is there anything I can do to increase the size of the dead area between icons? Or better yet, go back to the top-hat shaped active areas from older Windows?

A:Can't click between icons to get context menu.

You can use this;


solves a lot of problems. You can just drop to a folder tab, no need to use the file view pane.

Regards....Mike Connor

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Hi, I use Windows 8.1 9600 build and I noticed that right click icons are looks weird I dont know how to exain them but here is the screenshoot.I want to know why are they so ugly and is this going to be fixed??My ssystem is on another language but look at the mail icon and dvd rw icon it have some weird black frame around.Other icons like documents icon and printer icons are normal.

A:Weird icons in right click menu

That looks to me like a Color Quality issue, a problem caused by high-quality icons when the display color settings are 16 or 24-bit instead of 32-bit.

Right-click on the desktop, click "Screen Resolution", then click "Advanced Options" in the bottom-right. Click on the Monitors tab and check what the "Bit Depth" is in the drop- down menu at the bottom. If it is set at either 16-Bit or 24-Bit, change it to 32-Bit, apply the settings and see if that changes anything (you might have to restart your computer)

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I have a brand new Dell Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 with Windows 8.1. When I right-click on an icon on the taskbar, the context menu has a purplish background with purple text. It is basically unreadable. In addition, the 'Unpin' context choice has the pushpin moved to the right so it's over the word 'Unpin'. If I hold the mouse cursor over the menu, I can tell what the choices are by panning up and down. This was a brand new PC. All I did was apply a Windows 8.1 Pro Pack (upgrade to Pro using a key) and I installed Office 2010 Standard. In addition, the default command prompt window has green text rather than white. I was able to correct that one pretty easily by changing the Command Prompt properties and defaults, but I cannot figure out how to fix the Taskbar context menu colors. Anybody know how to fix this annoying problem and what could have caused it? Thanks.

A:Right-click Taskbar Context Menu has weird colors

Check your personalization settings.

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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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Hi guys, I recently added started using AeroVG Se7en 's transparent theme and I like it very much. But it changed something and I would like to change it back. A picture would describe it much better so here it is:

These are menus that would appear when you right click on your pinned applications. What I would like to do is to remove the black "glow" outline of the font color. Thanks in advance, and thanks for all the great threads (I've been lurking for a while)!

A:Changing taskbar right click menu's font style

You will need to ask the theme maker to change that for you it is not cool to change someone else's work.
The only other alternative is to buy Ave's Windows7 Style Builder and edit the theme.msstyles your self which is okay for personal use.

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I have Outlook 2010 with the icon pinned to the taskbar. Before, I could right click on this icon and a menu would show up with options like "New Email, New Calendar Item", etc.

I ran a System Cleaner and the Extended Menu is no longer there. I've searched thru the Option settings and was not able to find anything.

Does anyone know where I can re-activate this?
Thank you!

A:Outlook 2010 Taskbar Icon Right Click Menu

Hello TheFifthWave and welcome to Seven Forums. You could try to unpin it from the taskbar and then repin it. If that doesn't work maybe try a System Restore. Good Luck

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Hello. I have posted twice on the Malwarebytes forum and searched on the AVG forum - to no avail. Bleepingcomputer looks like a good alternative.

My computer was running a bit slow. AVG scan found no infections. Downloaded and scanned with Malwarebytes, which found and quarantined eight files. (I can list them here, if that is useful.)

While running Malwarebytes, AVG's Identity Protection box popped up and reported an infection in C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\ Local Settings\TEMP\RARSFXD\USERINIT.EXE which it said contained "Malware.gen" (a "downloader"), which didn't cause much concern, as I regularly clean the TEMP folder every few days. (AVG reported that Malware.gen sometimes masquerades as USERINIT.EXE .) AVG quarantined it. (In the AVG Vault, it appears with the name NIRCMD.EXE - not USERINIT.EXE .) This AVG Identity Protection activity was a surprise, as I had never seen it before.

Malwarebytes then said I must reboot to complete the process. Rebooting, Windows behaved normally through the splash screen/"welcome" screen, but after that only the Desktop wallpaper displayed without it's taskbar and icons. I am also unable to right-click on the Desktop.

I have tried the following without any change in the symptoms::

Booting in Safe Mode.

Restoring to the Last Know Good Configuration point/date. I was only able to do this in Safe Mode and went back to January 28. Now using Safe Mode, the calan... Read more

A:XP taskbar, icons and explorer.exe missing; no right-click on Desktop

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I was wonderign if there was a way so that, instead of a single-click action launching an application through a pinned taskbar icon, it can be double click. I notice that I try to keep apps off the pinned menu because I often accidentally click an icon that i wasn't supposed to, but a double click would eliminate that since double-clicking active applications does nothing. Is there a registry setting or custom feature I'm missing that can enable this?

A:double click functionality on pinned taskbar icons

Why not just make everything single click by turning on single click functionality in "folder options." You'll still get asked for confirmation for anything mildly dangerous such as "do you really want to send XYZ to the recycle bin."

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I just removed some viruses from my computer. Now every time I turn on the computer I cannot click on any desktop icons and when I try to click anything on the taskbar, the hourglass shows up. Every 20-30 seconds all of the desktop icons and the taskbar disappear, leaving just the background. If I try to open the task manager, the computer freezes up.

I usually have about 2 seconds when I first turn the computer on that I can *sometimes* click programs. My internet works as long as I can get it to open initally. Things such as My Computer and My Pictures will not open regardless of if I can click them or not.

I was able to get Hijack This to run but I do not know how to interpret it. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:32:15 PM, on 4/19/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
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Refer to original topic here:
This has been sheer hell for me. I'm hoping someone here has a solution

A:Cannot left click on icons or folders... only taskbar, or to drag!!

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It used to be that the default behavior on double clicking my local disks in My Computer was 'Open', now it has somehow been changed to 'Auto' whatever the heck that is. It does nothing, so everytime I have to right click on the disk and manually choose 'Open'. I believe it was caused by a program I installed, but I dont know which one it is, and even if I did know, I want to keep all my programs anyways. Is there anyway I can manually reset the default behavior to 'Open'?
thanks for any help,

A:Right click menu default behavior on local disks has been changed - {Moved thread}

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When I right click on icons, (such as mp3's, photos, games, ect.) the menu doesn't open for a few minutes. the cursor just turns to the blue loading circle. eventually it DOES open, but it should be at least 2-5 seconds! Not minutes.

How can I fix this?
Im up to date with my virus scans, and registry cleaners

hope you can help me!
thank you

A:1-3 minutes waiting for right click menu on icons

If you weren't quite so up-to-date with the "registry cleaners" it probably wouldn't happen

Does the symptom reproduce in safe mode (press F8 at startup time to get there)?

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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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as title say, how too repair right click menu application icons?

A:how to repair right click menu application icons?

This tutorial should help you out Open Application Toolbar and Context Menu Icon - Fix

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I notice that in Windows 7, when you right click a pinned program to the taskbar, the menu to select options is many pixels away from the program. In previous versions of Windows, the 'Close' function in the menu was a single pixel away from the cursor when you clicked, so you could close programs quickly. Now, in 7, I always have to move my mouse so far away to click the close option. Is there any way to change this?

Example (what all menus used to look like):

What Windows 7 menus look like:


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