Can't use my Right Click Quick Menu


  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 unfortunately
       #1

    Can't use my Right Click Quick Menu


    Hey! I am having an extremely annoying issue where I can't use the right click menu on Taskbar.

    Whenever I open that menu and click on something, it refuses to open. It acts as if I never clicked it. However, 'Search','Run', 'Desktop', and 'Shut down' work, it's the rest that don't.

    It's probably worth noting that I had this problem on Windows 8.1 also. I just upgraded today hoping it would resolve itself but it hasn't. I haven't changed anything major on my system and I don't know when this started but I can't imagine it was that long ago. I am on an HP pavilion desktop and I can open these things separately via a search, it's only this menu that is broken.

    The red box is all of the stuff that doesn't work.


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    Thank you for reading!
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  2. philc43's Avatar
    Posts : 4,360
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1909 Build 18363.535 and W10 Insider Ver 2004 Build 19536
       #2

    Hello solpisis and welcome to the TenForums :)

    There is a tutorial on the Eightforums site that shows how to edit the Start button (Win +X) Context menu with a little program that you download. It also has a restore defaults option which might get you back working again. I have not tried it but I understand it works in Windows 10 too!

    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html
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  4. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 unfortunately
    Thread Starter
       #4

    philc43 said:
    Hello solpisis and welcome to the TenForums :)

    There is a tutorial on the Eightforums site that shows how to edit the Start button (Win +X) Context menu with a little program that you download. It also has a restore defaults option which might get you back working again. I have not tried it but I understand it works in Windows 10 too!

    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html
    I downloaded the app and attempted to just restore defaults which didn't work. I then manually deleted Control Panel and added it again and it still didn't work. It's as if the entire menu is permanently unresponsive. I've restarted my PC also to no avail.
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  5. Ztruker's Avatar
    Posts : 10,256
    Windows 10 Pro X64 1909 18363.815
       #5

    A clean install of Windows 10 will almost surely fix this.
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  6. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 unfortunately
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Ztruker said:
    A clean install of Windows 10 will almost surely fix this.
    I don't know how to do a clean install of 10 since I have 8.1 and have upgraded by just doing the automatic upgrade thing. It's also a ton of effort to fix this problem, I'd much rather try and do something that doesn't require a full reformat. Especially since I'm having trouble with 10 for other reasons not listed in this thread.
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  7. topgundcp's Avatar
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    MintMate19x64 Win10Prox64
       #7

    1. Download Windows 10 ISO file from here: Windows 10 Download - Tech Bench
    2. Use Rufus - Create bootable USB to create a bootable USB stick
    3. plug in the USB, then run setup.exe. This will do an in place repair.
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  8. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 unfortunately
    Thread Starter
       #8

    topgundcp said:
    1. Download Windows 10 ISO file from here: Windows 10 Download - Tech Bench
    2. Use Rufus - Create bootable USB to create a bootable USB stick
    3. plug in the USB, then run setup.exe. This will do an in place repair.
    I will do this for the future so I won't have to worry about dealing with W10 installs, however I managed to fix it by doing a windows 'reset', so all is good now!

    Thanks everyone.
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