Failed to set plaintext hotkey Solved

  1.    15 Jan 2018 #1

    Failed to set plaintext hotkey

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ID:	172740Started getting this error today. I've run chkdsk with the f switch. It doesn't tell you if it found any problems, but after rebooting the situation is the same. Advice, please. Thanks.
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  2.    15 Jan 2018 #2

    From what I can tell, this originates from the JoeJoe's freeware utilities, ArsClip. If you don't have the latest version (12/13/17) you might want to upgrade and see if that helps. Otherwise, you might have to uninstall that application until a fix comes through.
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  3.    15 Jan 2018 #3

    Thanks, Ed. I didn't suspect that since WINKEY+X is a normal shortcut to a menu in Win10. But I think you're correct.
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  4.    16 Jan 2018 #4

    Hint: the ArsClip at the upper left-hand corner of the error message window -- thanks for including that BTW -- is what clued me in. Otherwise, I would've made the same assumption you did. Hope you get things fixed up without too much fuss or drama. Keep us posted on your outcome, please!
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  5.    16 Jan 2018 #5

    I haven't had that particular error message pop up lately, however I'm still having problems with icons in my task bar ignoring the right mouse click. Even the folder icon refuses to show me the file explorer. The left click on the search icon does nothing. But the right click does work. That's the only task bar icon that responds to a right click.

    No click, left or right, works on the windows icon. Rebooting hasn't fixed this, but it only started acting this way within the last week. Malware Bytes doesn't find any virus. There shouldn't be any programs installed recently but I can't get to the control panel to check it out. Guess I could run chk dsk repeatedly. Is there a better switch than "f'" to use for this purpose?
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  6.    16 Jan 2018 #6

    Hey larrdonline,
    If you haven't already, boot into safe mode and see if you can un-install that ArsClip to see if that fixes the issue.
    Boot into Safe Mode on Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials

    Otherwise, run the following commands ... see what/if they find/fix things

    Open Command Prompt as Administrator

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
    sfc /scannow

    Note: They can take 10~15 minutes each to run, so be patient :)
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  7.    17 Jan 2018 #7

    Let us know if you run into problems with DISM reporting itself unable to find the necessary files in its default source -- that is, with using the /source attribute properly. This can pose interesting challenges of all kinds.
    Please keep us posted!
    Best wishes,
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  8.    19 Jan 2018 #8

    At this moment it appears the problem was having ArsClip auto start with Windows. Since I use it during every session it seemed helpful to just have it start with the system boots but that appears to be what's been messing with my right click menu. If I run the program after booting it works fine and there is no problem with right click. Thanks for all the help and suggestions.
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  9.    19 Jan 2018 #9

    Easy fix then, and all you need to do is run the program when you want to use it. Seems like a reasonable workaround to me. Hope you feel the same way.
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