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#1 Queen-Evie

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 02:17 PM

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A few minutes ago I highlighted a URL, right clicked in order to copy and the right click context menu did not open.

Unfortunately one cannot use Edit/Copy in the command bar for a URL.

I then attempted to copy random text from a web page and again no right click context menu. I was able to copy the text using Edit/Copy. I can also use Edit/Copy in notepad.

I also discovered that I have no right click context menu at all. I tried right clicking on the taskbar, the desktop, desktop icons, and in an empty space in my top command bars.

Next I tried to copy the URL using SeaMonkey. Didn't work.

It worked earlier today. I have made no changes to anything that would cause this to happen.

I really need the context menu. How do I get it back?

edit to add: I uninstalled the software for my mouse, reinstalled, didn't cure the problem. I did a google search and found an article by Microsoft which I followed but did not resolve the issue. Nothing else found that would help me.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 18 January 2012 - 02:43 PM.


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Posted 18 January 2012 - 02:56 PM

Hi

Are any keys sticking on your keyboard? Specifically, a stuck ALT key will do this but that would make it impossible to type the post in this forum :). Tap on your ALT keys on either side of the spacebar to make sure.

Do you get the context menu when you press the menu key on your keyboard (has a picture of a context menu on it usually between the right ctrl key and the windows key)?

I'm assuming that you have tried a reboot of the system :)

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:15 PM

Did you restart computer?
Did you try system restore to yesterday?

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:18 PM

No stuck keys.

Context menu key works. I have never used that key so I had no clue what it does. While this is a good thing to know and use I would prefer to the context menu show up with I right click. I've been doing it that way for so long it's a habit and an automatic response.

Rebooted 3 times.

No to system restore. Didn't think about that. Will try it now.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:19 PM

Did you try system restore to yesterday?


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Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:28 PM

I just did a system restore. Didn't work. Still no menu when I right click.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:35 PM

When you right click you get nothing, or some empty menu?

Tried another mouse?

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:39 PM

And is it only the IE context menu that doesn't work?
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:39 PM

I get nothing at all. I do have an extra mouse somewhere. I just have to remember where it is.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:41 PM

And is it only the IE context menu that doesn't work?


I tried right clicking on the taskbar, the desktop, desktop icons, and in an empty space in my top command bars.


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Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:44 PM

Thanks Broni - missed that. I agree another mouse is a good next step.
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:48 PM

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:50 PM

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:57 PM

I'm looking for the mouse. I know it's here somewhere but it has been so long since it was used I don't know where it is. It may be in a bin in the closet which has some of my mother's stuff in it. I suppose now would be good time to clean out the closet.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 04:00 PM

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