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Right click not responding at all.

by anothershellie / September 1, 2011 4:56 AM PDT

Right click is gone. I can't find a solution to this online or in forums. I've tried switching mouses, checking the mouse settings in control panel, I got to the task manager by ctrl+alt+delete and tried a couple of things I've been successful with before, but no good this time. No viruses or malware detected. My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 1525, Vista Home premium 32 bit. I never use the touch pad, but tried it, and only get a short menu, with some things greyed out. A right click shortcut Shift+F10, works on some things, but not on the internet b/c The right click menu flashes for a split second, but I can't access it. I tried system restore to create the date for yesterday, before this started, no luck there. Have unplugged, removed battery, plugged in again.
I hope some of you computer savvy folks will reply, I really don't know what else to try. Throwing the laptop out the window is not an option, although I am getting the urge!
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You didn't list System Restore.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 1, 2011 4:59 AM PDT

I'd use that to a day it worked.

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Thanks for the quick reply
by anothershellie / September 1, 2011 5:14 AM PDT

Thanks for the quick reply! My post was probably so long and jumbled together, you maybe didn't see that I tried system restore. I did it back to yesterday when the right click was fine. BTW, I forgot to mention I also checked out the Device manager, and it said "this device is working properly".<input id="gwProxy" type="hidden"><!--session data--><input onclick="jsCall();" id="jsProxy" type="hidden"><div id="refHTML"></div>

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Actually it read hear as if
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 1, 2011 5:43 AM PDT

I read it now and see you tried to "create" a restore point to yesterday and not that you restored to a day or more when it worked.

Research ShellMenuView and use that to examine what's in the rightclick menu.

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TY for the help
by anothershellie / September 1, 2011 8:59 AM PDT

Bob, I see what you mean. In my mind, when I said "no luck there", it was a briefer way of didn't solve the right click problem even when I had set the system restore date to yesterday before the problem started.

I'll check out what you suggested, thanks for the help.

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