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ritght click on title bar closes program

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Mary Bernard, Aug 24, 2004.

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  1. Mary Bernard

    Mary Bernard Thread Starter

    Aug 23, 2004

    When I right-click on the title bar of a window or program in my
    desktop computer, I don't get the usual context menu. Instead, the
    window or program closes without warning.

    This is not true in my laptop, only in my desktop.

    Right-clicking anywhere else produces a context menu, as it should.

    I have checked my mouse settings. Right-click is set to 'context
    menu/alternate select'.

    I would like to get my mouse back to behaving properly when I
    right-click on title bars. Any ideas?


    Running XP Pro on Dell Pentium IV 3 GHz, 240 Gb HD, 1GB memory
  2. slingshotter


    Aug 21, 2004
    Hi, Mary, and welcome to the TSG forums.

    Try this:

    Open a COMMAND prompt (looks like a DOS window). If you don't know how to do that, then click on Start > Run > and type CMD in the box, then press Enter. A DOS-type of window should open.

    In the DOS-type window (usually BLACK with WHITE lettering), type this:


    and then press ENTER.

    Just to clarify things, that is the letters CHKDSK, followed by a SPACE, followed by a forward-slash, followed by the letter F.

    When you press ENTER, the system will run some checks and THEN tell you that it CAN'T fix the system files until you reboot, and you will need to press the "Y" key, followed by ENTER, in order to make Windows run the CheckDisk program at the next bootup.

    Once that is done, close the DOS-type window, close any open programs, and reboot the system. CheckDisk will run at bootup and will (hopefully) be able to correct any problems you might have with the file system.

    Be sure to post back here and let us know what happens.

    Good luck - HTH

    - slingshotter
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