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Solved: can't right-click in Wordpad

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ILoveXP, Aug 4, 2012.

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  1. ILoveXP

    ILoveXP Thread Starter

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    Another stupid, random problem.

    I can no longer right-click in Wordpad. It literally just does nothing. If I press the physical Context Menu key on my keyboard which on mine is next to Right Ctrl, the context menu comes up fine & dandy. Just not when I right-click. Right-clicking works in every other program in my computer and wordpad works fine except for right-clicking, e.g. can use Ctrl-c and Ctrl-v.

    Why did this happen (started within the last couple days) and how can I resolve it


    This is the contents of my c:\windows\WORDPAD.INI file, which was last modified July 31st

    [Options]
    WordSel=0
    Units=0
    Maximized=0
    FrameRect=AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
    PageMargin=AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
    DefaultFormat=5
    [Text]
    Layout2=CAAAAAAAAAFAAAAAAAEAAAAAAAAA
    LayoutAux2=CAAAAAAAAAFAAAAAAAEAAAAAAAAA
    Wrap=0
    BarState0=0
    BarState1=0
    [RTF]
    Layout2=CAAAAAAAAAFAAAAAAAEAAAAAAAAA
    LayoutAux2=CAAAAAAAAAFAAAAAAAEAAAAAAAAA
    Wrap=0
    BarState0=0
    BarState1=0
    [Word6]
    Layout2=CAAAAAAAAAFAAAAAAAEAAAAAAAAA
    LayoutAux2=CAAAAAAAAAFAAAAAAAEAAAAAAAAA
    Wrap=0
    BarState0=0
    BarState1=0
    [Write]
    Layout2=CAAAAAAAAAFAAAAAAAEAAAAAAAAA
    LayoutAux2=CAAAAAAAAAFAAAAAAAEAAAAAAAAA
    Wrap=0
    BarState0=0
    BarState1=0
    [IP]
    Layout2=CAAAAAAAAAFAAAAAAAEAAAAAAAAA
    LayoutAux2=CAAAAAAAAAFAAAAAAAEAAAAAAAAA
    Wrap=0
    BarState0=0
    BarState1=0

    wordpad, in C:\Program Files\Windows NT\Accessories, has a last modified of 2008 and I doubt the exe is faulty or corrupted since it otherwise works fine
     
  2. ILoveXP

    ILoveXP Thread Starter

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    whoa I fixed it! I removed my WORDPAD.INI file.

    So for future reference to anyone else who experiences this (though I couldn't find a single other person on google), that's what to do!
     
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