Mouse won't right click on start

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  1. Posts : 44
    Windows 10
       #1

    Mouse won't right click on start


    This is on an ACER laptop. Fresh install (not upgrade) and activation of WIN 10 Pro. The mouse (or external USB mouse) won't work using right click over the start icon. It will right click anywhere else, on the other parts of the taskbar, on the desktop, in apps...everywhere else. I re-installed the mouse drivers. Anyone got any ideas?
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  2. Posts : 194
    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    Does Win+X show the context menu?
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  3. Posts : 44
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thank you jl2509, that is a great question. No, the context menu does not come up.

    Welcome to the board. With insite like that, you have a great future here.
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  4. Posts : 194
    Windows 10 Pro
       #4

    1. Have you changed any registry settings to remove shorcut arrows on the desktop shortcuts?
    if so you would need to undo the registry settings made

    if not, try...

    2. Starting a new instance of explorer from the task manager...
    Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc, click on “File” at the top of the window. From the menu, click on “New Task (Run)” and type “explorer” in the next window.

    if this does not help ...

    3. Replace all the folders in the folder WinX "AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WinX"
    These are listed as Group1, Group2 and Group3
    Copy from another windows 10 machine. To do this you would need to log in as another user or admin and replace in your profile.


    HTH
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  5. Posts : 194
    Windows 10 Pro
       #5

    I forgot to add that you may need to kill the explorer task first to ensure explorer restarts.
    To do this, run powershell in admin mode and type taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
    enter this and you should get a black screen !

    then type start explorer.exe
    Enter

    HTH
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  6. Posts : 25,047
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #6

    jl2509 said:
    ...you may need to kill the explorer task first to ensure explorer restarts.
    To do this, run powershell...
    Another (perhaps more convenient) way is to use Task Manager. On the Processes tab find 'Windows Explorer', right-click on it and select 'End task'. The advantage of using Task Manager is that it can be used in place of Explorer to launch any app you want, including Explorer itself. Use Task Manager's 'File > Run new task' and type in what you want (cmd.exe for a prompt, Explorer.exe to re-start the desktop, etc.). It can also browse for the app you want.
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  7. Posts : 194
    Windows 10 Pro
       #7

    I find that runing task manager does not kill the explorer process like powershell
    Give it a try from taskmanager !
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  8. Posts : 25,047
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #8

    jl2509 said:
    Give it a try from taskmanager !
    I have. It does.

    Mouse won't right click on start-kill-explorer.png
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  9. Posts : 194
    Windows 10 Pro
       #9

    but it does not kill the explorer !
    Windows explorer is still open when you click end task?
    try the powershell option instead to see the difference...
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  10. Posts : 194
    Windows 10 Pro
       #10

    but it may be an issue here, I have the creators update installed and have identified several issues. This may be another !
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