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Solved: Peculiar problem Mr. Wizard.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Skyholder, May 4, 2010.

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  1. Skyholder

    Skyholder Thread Starter

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    Hello.
    Somehow I changed SOMETHING.
    When I bring up my start, all programs, accessories... and try to right click on windows explorer, to make a "shortcut", nothing happens.
    The item I right click on, blinks, but I am unable to move the item. Nor can I change the order, or create a shortcut to place on my desktop.
    I'm sure I caused this accidentally, but don't know how.
    Any thoughts?
    Thanks.
    Skyholder
     
  2. Macboatmaster

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    Do you still have the right click menu on the screen, or is that missing as well.
     
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    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm

    The above article suggests an bad context menu handler may the cause. ShellExView will enumerate all extensions please remove all unneeded, previously uninstalled, and unknown application extensions listed.
     
  4. Skyholder

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    Gone! *Poof* Nada! Nothing.
     
  5. Macboatmaster

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    Sorry, I am not sure if that GONE etc refers to my post.
    IS there any Context menu on the right click - anywhere.
     
  6. Skyholder

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    Forgive my comical reply.
    When I right click, nothing appears.
     
  7. Macboatmaster

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    If the context menu is MISSING on right click, then if you have the 104 key keyboard, next to the RIGHT side CTRL key is the context key. LEFT click the icon to highlight it in Windows explorer and then press the Context key. If you do not have the context key, Hold down shift key and press F10.
    See if that works
     
  8. Skyholder

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    One thing of note... (No, have not tried your last suggestion). The right click function, only fails to work with the "Start Menu". Now trying your previous fix.
     
  9. Macboatmaster

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    I am NOT sure which right click is not working -check this if enable dragging etc is not checked, click to check, click OK , click Apply, click OK

    right click start menu button \ properties \ customize \ advanced\checkmark the "enable dragging and dropping"
     
  10. Skyholder

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    BINGO!!!! Your last reply solved it!!!
    I must have inadvertenly unchecked it.
    Thanks so much for you help!
    Cheers, Mate!
     
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    Pleased to have helped and thks for taking the time to post - your thks.
     
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