Desktop right click gone



Peter Ballantyne
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
Windows XP SP2 all up to date, Celeron 1.6 Ghz, 512 Mbt RAM. Using McAfee
antivirus and firewall with daily update checks, and daily runs with Adaware
and Spybot S & D, also update checked daily. On a broadband router for
Internet. The other day I went to right click my desktop to access the
display settings menu and nothing happened. As well I discovered when I
double left click the desktop the start menu pops up. Everything else is
completely normal. I can access the display settings from the cion in
control panel completely normally. No idea what triggered this, and I can
live with it OK, but I hate it when somethng changes and I don't know why.
Can anyone suggest anything please? TIA.
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Peter in New Zealand.
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Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
Hi Peter,

Might be the mouse driver, but I would first go to folder options (Control
Panel) and on the general tab click the button to restore defaults.

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Peter Ballantyne" <peterbalplug@xtra.co.nz> wrote in message
news:ibhme.3794$U4.534412@news.xtra.co.nz...
> Windows XP SP2 all up to date, Celeron 1.6 Ghz, 512 Mbt RAM. Using McAfee
> antivirus and firewall with daily update checks, and daily runs with
> Adaware and Spybot S & D, also update checked daily. On a broadband router
> for Internet. The other day I went to right click my desktop to access the
> display settings menu and nothing happened. As well I discovered when I
> double left click the desktop the start menu pops up. Everything else is
> completely normal. I can access the display settings from the cion in
> control panel completely normally. No idea what triggered this, and I can
> live with it OK, but I hate it when somethng changes and I don't know why.
> Can anyone suggest anything please? TIA.
> --
> Peter in New Zealand.
> Pull the plug out to reply.
>

Wesley Vogel
07-10-2005, 12:50 AM
[[When you right-click a file/folder, there may be a huge delay before
Windows displays the context menu ]]

Right-click is slow or weird behavior caused by context menu handlers
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm

Also see...

Right-click is extremely slow only when Network is enabled
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/rcdelay.htm

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:ibhme.3794$U4.534412@news.xtra.co.nz,
Peter Ballantyne <peterbalplug@xtra.co.nz> hunted and pecked:
> Windows XP SP2 all up to date, Celeron 1.6 Ghz, 512 Mbt RAM. Using McAfee
> antivirus and firewall with daily update checks, and daily runs with
> Adaware and Spybot S & D, also update checked daily. On a broadband
> router for Internet. The other day I went to right click my desktop to
> access the display settings menu and nothing happened. As well I
> discovered when I double left click the desktop the start menu pops up.
> Everything else is completely normal. I can access the display settings
> from the cion in control panel completely normally. No idea what
> triggered this, and I can live with it OK, but I hate it when somethng
> changes and I don't know why. Can anyone suggest anything please? TIA.
> --
> Peter in New Zealand.
> Pull the plug out to reply.

Peter Ballantyne
07-10-2005, 12:50 AM
Thank you for the suggestions, all of which I have tried without success.
Funny thing is that right click works just fine everywhere but the desktop.
I run Ashampoo Optimiser and TweakUI and checked them for any settings that
night have :locked" the desktop or something like that, but no dice there
either. As I said I can live with it, but it irritates me when something
changes and I don't know why. With thanks to those who took the time to
offer suggestions I am still open to any more. TIA.
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Peter in New Zealand.
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"Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:O$jtKbHZFHA.4088@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> [[When you right-click a file/folder, there may be a huge delay before
> Windows displays the context menu ]]
>
> Right-click is slow or weird behavior caused by context menu handlers
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm
>
> Also see...
>
> Right-click is extremely slow only when Network is enabled
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/rcdelay.htm
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:ibhme.3794$U4.534412@news.xtra.co.nz,
> Peter Ballantyne <peterbalplug@xtra.co.nz> hunted and pecked:
>> Windows XP SP2 all up to date, Celeron 1.6 Ghz, 512 Mbt RAM. Using McAfee
>> antivirus and firewall with daily update checks, and daily runs with
>> Adaware and Spybot S & D, also update checked daily. On a broadband
>> router for Internet. The other day I went to right click my desktop to
>> access the display settings menu and nothing happened. As well I
>> discovered when I double left click the desktop the start menu pops up.
>> Everything else is completely normal. I can access the display settings
>> from the cion in control panel completely normally. No idea what
>> triggered this, and I can live with it OK, but I hate it when somethng
>> changes and I don't know why. Can anyone suggest anything please? TIA.
>> --
>> Peter in New Zealand.
>> Pull the plug out to reply.
>


Desktop right click gone