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

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


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!

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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Using window 10 and everything was fine and one day lost the icon tray when right clicking the start button. Did a sfc scannow and came up:
Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some
of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For
example C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. Note that logging is currently not
supported in offline servicing scenarios

Error: 0x800f081f
The source files could not be found.
Use the "Source" option to specify the location of the files that are required to restore the feature. For more information on specifying a source location, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=243077.
The DISM log file can be found at C:\WINDOWS\Logs\DISM\dism.log


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Hi in addition to all that there are many issues with my machine right now.  I believe there is a virus and or malware because my it won't even let windows update successfully, nor would it run malwarebytes
If anyone can help, tI'd appreciate it.  Thank you.

A:AVG Wont' run or update, left click not working on desktop/start menu

Are you referring to left click or the right click ?
Can you run scans in safemode with networking?
What happens when try to update malwarebytes?

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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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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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How do I change from a double left click to open files or Icons to a single left click?

A:Changing from double left click to open files to a single left click

control panel>folder options

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Just upgraded from 8.1 to Win 10. I want to change the Settings for Classic Start Menu 4.2.1.
I right click on the Start button, open Settings. Pop is on the Controls tab. I want to change the default for "Left Click opens" from Classic Start menu to the Windows 10 Start menu. But after I make the change and click OK, left clicking on the Start button does nothing, doesn't open either the Classic or Win 10 menus. Resetting to the Classic Start menu will open the classic start menu but I want it to open the Win 10 Start menu.
Currently, I have the Windows key set to open the Win 10 Start menu but I would like to be able to left click on the button and do it that way.

Why doesn't it work when I change the settings?

Thanks for your help.


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Please my Laptop with windows 7 as OS after I did restart it to copy some files the left click button turns to bring A pop up delete box wich appears several tims Insisting that the file be deleted and when shortcuts are touched they automatically get deleted , and a warning message informing me that I may be running on a risky app appears.
Have tried disabelling non DLL. Microsoft files yet nothing did format the PC but yet the same problem even did use an external PS 2 even when I select using the keyboard .
Please can someone help me I'm stacked

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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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how do I place a left-click system wide menu item?

example: I'd like to be able to 'open highlighted content in the editor of my choice'.



A:custom left-click menu items

I don't understand what you mean with left click.
I highlite a file, right-click it and pick "Open with Notepad ++" (or any other editor I chose to set up for this)

That I can show you...but left click ?


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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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since recently updating my free zone alarm with a recommended update, the left button wont click on certain important icons on a mozilla firefox webpage, such as the home icon on facebook or anything on that blue bar (notifications, search etc) this also happens on other web pages such as my banking login link. Ive tried uninstalling zone alarm, and restarting, i'd be very grateful for some guidance

A:My left mouse wont click on certain icons

Do a System Restore to a time before this happened.

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cannot open when icons are left clicked will open when right clicked and then left clicked on open.
can you help?

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This one has me absolutely stumped...
I got a client that had problems clicking on folders. That's all they told me. 
Upon further inspection, I cannot, in fact, click on any of the icons, but can click on the start button and taskbar pinned items fine. I can right click and Open anything. Then, when I click to go into the directories, I cannot click on anything there. Once again, I have to right click, and press Open. I'm hoping someone can offer me some help here... 
Thanks in advance!

A:New Problem: Cannot Left click on icons or folders

Is it worth resetting to default options in "Folder Options"...?
I assume this is windows 7 ?

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Two desktops. Both Windows 8.1and OpenOffice 4.1.1. This pertains to OpenOffice. Not my systems therefore I don't know if this also happens with Microsoft products. On one of the two desktops I can left click on "File" in the menu bar and get the normal drop-down menu. On the other I get no drop down; I get a new window launched with large thumbnails of files along with a listing of "Documents" and some other folders on the right and a short list (save, save as, etc) on the left. I have no idea if this is a Windows thing or an OpenOffice setting. The bad thing is that in the system which launches a new window, there are not as many selections in the drop down menu as there are in the "normal" version. How do I change the goofy one to a normal appearance default with a drop down and no extra window? Thank you.

A:Left Click on File in Menu Bar Launches a New Window

My stupid mistake. Yesterday as we were flipping between O/O and Excel, I thought O/O was misbehaving. It was Excel which I reckon is its norm. Sorry for the mistake and thank you. Can't edit the title to enter Solved. If an admin type has the permissions, feel free to do so.

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After installing a few updates at once on the 12th, when I right-click on my desktop, the top-right of the menu appears at the cursor position.

That's what normally happens when you are too close to the edge, but it happens all the time now.

Updates I installed in order of install:


A:Windows 7 right-click menu is left aligned after update

This should put them back the way you want them,

Menus Open to the Left or Right Side

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Using a mouse the right click behaves as I would expect it.  Using the touch pad, right and left click perform the same function. 
I am new user to both lap tops and Win 10.  Is there a problem with my new Inspiron 11 3000 or with me?

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I just bought this mouse and I thought the right click was not working but found out that I had to hold left button to perform a right click. This is my first time encountering this problem and I don't know what to do. Please help.

This is the mouse:

A:Weird Mouse problem, have to hold left click to perform right click

Hi welcome to the forum

i would test the mouse on another computer if does same thing then return the mouse and get another.

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I am after some help. My laptop has decided to reverse the right click and left click functions, ie: if I left click it now does not select but instead brings up a menu (which the right click button should and used to do!) I've tried holding down both buttons (as suggested by a friend) by this has no effect and I can't see any options to reverse the functions in the 'mouse properties' menu... and ideas please!

A:Laptop keyboard mouse:right click and left click functions reversal

Hi ktp, welcome to Seven forums.

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after a day using windows 10 I can't click any icons on the system tray and I can't click the windows button.
I can click them with the right mouse button.
When I left click on them it gives a short loading cursor and after that it doesn't do anything.

A:Can't left click on systemtray icons and windows icon

Fixed it by letting windows 10 reinstall and keeping my items.

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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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I just received a new XPS 13 9350 non-touch Laptop yesterday and the left-click and right-click buttons on the touchpad do not work. I know there is the option for the two-finger tap right click; but, I want the actual buttons to work. Any help will do please.

A:XPS 13 9350 Touchpad Left-click and Right-click buttons not Responding

Same here, got the 9350 yesterday, the left and right click only work 10% of the time! ***!

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Dell Latitude - XPsp3

This is a problem with the built in mouse pad. I left click something like the desktop and the options menu comes up as though it was a right click. It's not a software setting, as I've checked them all, and I've reinstalled XP.

The only (temporary) fix I can apply is to plug in a usb mouse. Then the touchpad mouse will act appropriately. But it reverts back to this issue upon reboot.

Should I update the BIOS?


A:Dell laptop - left click works as right click, even after reformatting

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Not sure how else I can title this post!

I have a new Dell Inspiron 15r as of this Christmas, running Windows 8. I ran the upgrade to 8.1 but I still have a problem with my cursor wanting to "hover click" on links or browser tabs, as well as being stuck in the down position, when I'm not even pressing on the touchpad left button. I end up selecting an entire region of stuff while moving the cursor across the screen.

I can't figure out what to change or configure in Control Panel, or is it in the Dell Touchpad configuration utility?

In Control Panel/Ease of Access Center/Make Your Mouse Easier To Use I have unchecked "Activate a Window by hovering over it with a mouse." Still happens.

It's driving me mad - never had this problem with Win 7 or any desktop machine.

Anyone? Thank you.

A:Dell Inspriron Hover-Click and Left-Click Gets Stuck

If you go into Mouse in Control Panel, then click Device Settings Tab.. on the right there's a Settings Button. I turned off the ones that say swipe. I also disabled rapid app switching. To do that press Winkey-q click Settings on the top right. Type "swipe" in the box. You should see a box on the left about rapid app switching. Click it and you can then disable it.

This is my first laptop also. The mouse gestures drove me crazy. About all I kept was tap click. Also I bought a $5 optical USB mouse and a $.97 mouse pad. I keep these in my Laptop case. When I have time and room to set up the mouse pad I feel much better about using the machine.

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Windows 7 synaptics left click acts like right click after reboot and the right click doesn't work at all. I've downloaded the most recent driver & searched for a solution online but haven't found anyone who has fixed this issue. Did everyone just give up or am I not patient enough & haven't dug deep enough. If I use a USB mouse there are no problems it just seems to be with the built-in after I've used the USB mouse.

A:Solved: Windows 7 synaptics left click acts like right click

Click Start.

Click Control Panel.

Click Mouse.

Under Buttons(tab), you can configure the setting the settings for the track pad.

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(first of all,the left click of my mouse is the dominent click,not the right click)
the left click of the mouse is NOT working when left-clicking a desktop icon. the right click will work on the desktop icons.

additionally,the mouse is about 1 year old , a couple of days ago fell apart a bit,and the left click WILL WORK when surfing on the internet.

A:[SOLVED] Mouse left click NOT working on Desktop Icons

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Hi, after visiting some somewhat dubious sites today my right click has completely ceased to function and my left click behaves as a right click. Changing the windows mouse settings have not resolved the issue, scanning with AVG and AVAST did not find anything and Spybot did not resolve the issue. The issue remains in safemode, however the mouse works normally in games (tested in half-life 2). Opera is my normal web browser, however I was also using Firefox3 when the issue first started.

Thankyou for your time.

E: is my OS drive running XP sp2
C: is unformatted

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Destroid on 2008-07-14 17:30:04
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
14: 2008-07-14 07:30:07 UTC - RP125 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
13: 2008-07-14 06:33:11 UTC - RP124 - Installed AVG 7.5
12: 2008-07-14 06:32:35 UTC - RP123 - Removed AVG 7.5
11: 2008-07-13 10:45:28 UTC - RP122 - System Checkpoint
10: 2008-07-12 09:55:29 UTC - RP121 - System Checkpoint

-- First Restore Point --
1: 2008-06-28 17:12:08 UTC - RP112 - System Checkpoint

Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

-- HijackThis (run as Destroid.exe) --------------------------------------------

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A:Right click no longer functions, left click is glitchy.

Nevermind, after further testing turned out to be faulty hardware, please delete.

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Hi all,X1 Yoga has an issue that makes me really miserable.When I place my finger over the touchpad and then I click on the left touchpad button it prompts the menu of right click.I hope I managed to explain my issue correctly, I can't place my pointer over a text and drag with my finger over the touchpad because it usually prompts the right click menu.It is extremly annoying and makes the touchpad unbearable to use.I would like to completely disable this option.Please help me to stop this irriated behaviour of the touchpad/mouse.

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Hi all,X1 Yoga has an issue that makes me really miserable.When I place my finger over the touchpad and then I click on the left touchpad button it prompts the menu of right click.I hope I managed to explain my issue correctly, I can't place my pointer over a text and drag with my finger over the touchpad because it usually prompts the right click menu.It is extremly annoying and makes the touchpad unbearable to use.I would like to completely disable this option.Please help me to stop this irriated behaviour of the touchpad/mouse.

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I followed the prep guide. Can someone help me to get my computer back. Thanks

A:Google Redirect?????...Left click=Right Click on Mouse

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Hello all, from a few days until now I have started experiencing what seems to be a recurrent problem in the P50 laptop touchpad drivers. When using the driver for synaptics pointing device, the left button of the touchpad double clicks most of the times (about 70-80% of the time). If I decide to update my drivers to the latest version,, then something even worse happens: the left and right buttons are inverted (and I have checked that the box of inverting the buttons in control panel is unclicked). From what I have been reading this has been an issue that has happened before already, but I don't know if Lenovo fixed it, or it has just been unsolved until now. Maybe someone around here can help me with this?

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About one week back I installed Skype application and also the driver for Frontech web cam. Since then I find that my laptop not working properly. First of all during booting its asks for selecting a booting option, although there is only one OS i.e. Windows 7. First time i asked to choose such option.

After i press enter, the system starts. But the desktop items are not stable, its blinking or remain disappeared. On right click, they appears but disappears on left click.

When I open the Mozilla Firefox browser, it is not stable rather refreshing itself repeatedly very fist. whenever i trying to write anything in search engine, it is reseted to blank.

Office 2007 also not working . Nothing I can write there.

Windows notepad also not working . Nothing i can write in it. The date and time are appending repeatedly infinitely.

The Skype working without any problem.

Any PPT when opened, switched to Slide show mode automatically.

I tried system restore option and restore to a 6 month earlier point but still the problem persists.

Please Help.

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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 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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my laptop left click and touchpad click are not working
when i disabled the left click touchpad click started working
when i swap left and right click
left click(which is now become right click) doesn't work
is it hardware problem or software issue
please guide me

A:left click n touchpad click not working

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When I clicked on a folder in documents, all the folders above were highlighted. When I double clicked a folder, all folders above opened in separate windows.

A:single left click highlights everything above the click

try new mouse.

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A friend came by about 3 weeks ago and attempted to show me the proper way to use tabbing in IE8. After he left, I noticed a difference in the process to connect to links within web pages that I'd never experienced before. He lives overseas and is hard to contact.

When in my browser, I have always left-clicked to go to a linked site. That works just fine; however, when I am in a webpage with embedded links, I can sometimes left click to go to the site of some of those links, but find that for other embedded links, I must rigt click and choose "open link" or "open link in new tab" or "open link in new page".

I've never had to right click to go to a link within any web page.

Any ideas would be appreciated.


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It happens several times a day,plug in another mouse will get this fixed.So,I assume the mouse is broken. Here is the question,is there a way to know exactly which part is broken?Then I can just buy a new part and replace it.

A:left click turns into right click,occasionally.

A mouse costs pennies. Why bother. And I doubt you will find parts for the mouse.

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Hello Since I updatet to Win10 anniversary is my touchscreen not working for left and right click. It is as if the oepratingsystem recognizes that the click happens, because the correct buttons/screens get selected, but the click event is not triggered.Swipe and pinch to zoom work as expected. Who can help me with this issue? All updates installed and touchscreen is using latest drivers of HP

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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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