1.    04 Jul 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10 unfortunately

    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.    04 Jul 2016 #2
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 2,954
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1709 Build 16299.125

    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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  3.    04 Jul 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
    Posts : 2,196
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
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  4.    04 Jul 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10 unfortunately
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by philc43 View Post
    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.    04 Jul 2016 #5
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 5,372
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.19

    A clean install of Windows 10 will almost surely fix this.
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  6.    05 Jul 2016 #6
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10 unfortunately
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    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.    05 Jul 2016 #7
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
    Posts : 2,196
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64

    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.    05 Jul 2016 #8
    Join Date : Jul 2016
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    Windows 10 unfortunately
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    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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