Can't Click On Anything In Desktop?

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    Can't Click On Anything In Desktop?


    So I have been having this PC problem for perhaps a week or so now? One time when I awoke from sleep, when I logged in today, and then sometimes when I am using my PC. So what happens is, randomly I cannot click on any desktop icons(left click and right click won't work), along with any windows open in the desktop area. So what I mean is anything above my taskbar and start menu area, the area above it is unclickable. For example, I can open up a program since taskbar and start menu work, but since it is in the area above it in the desktop area, I cannot click on it at all. I don't think it's a mouse issue since the taskbar and start menu work fine, so I really don't know what to do. The temporary fix is to restart explorer.exe, but I don't know a permanent fix or why it occurs. Any assistance is appreciated thank you god bless.
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  2. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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    Windows Home Dev 21xxx x64

    Try this, run CMD as admin and copy/paste"
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop" /v "NoAddingComponents" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop" /v "NoComponents" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer" /v "ForceActiveDesktopOn" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer" /v "NoActiveDesktop" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer" /v "NoActiveDesktopChanges" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f
    taskkill /im explorer.exe /f & explorer.exe
    Last edited by TairikuOkami; 11 Aug 2017 at 14:16.
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