Explorer 7 will not close with 'right-click>Close'

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Mitchel, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. Mitchel

    Mitchel Guest

    While running Internet Explorer 7, whenever i right-click on the thing in the
    taskbar, the menu containing Maximize, Size, Minimize, Close, etc pops up,
    but whenever i select one of the options (any of them), all i hear is the
    system "Ding" sound and nothing happens. I cannot close, maximize, minimize,
    or ANYTHING by using this method! I can only use the buttons in the upper
    right-hand corner.
    All other windows are working fine when i try using these options, but its
    just IE7!

    Im running Windows Vista (Preinstalled) on a BRAND NEW HP Pavillion a6077c
    TV PC
    IE7 was working fine when I started up the computer for the first time (3 or
    4 days ago) but just started messing up
    Also, I have tried doing a system restore and it goes through all the steps
    properly, but when the computer restarts, it keeps saying that it was

    I have run virus scanners and malware detectors and i am CLEAN
    even Defender says so

    I am very stuck right now and am annoyed by this problem since using the
    right-click method for closing windows is my preferred method

    Any help would be GREATLY appreciated
    Mitchel, Jun 7, 2007
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  2. Mitchel

    Rob ^_^ Guest

    Hi Mitchel,

    Does this happen when running IE7 in noAddons mode? (Start>All
    Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Internet Explorer (noAddons)

    What tasks are running when you have loaded and minimized IE7 and it won't
    close from the task bar?

    I suspect that it could be an IE7 addon (something that is connected to the
    internet while IE is opened... it won't let IE close while its working or
    something that is monitoring the position of the IE window and won't let it
    close because it is in a minimized state)....The Google toolbar and the
    GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe processes are probable suspects, though there have
    been no posts for this so far.

    Or possibly

    Check the registry permissions for this key

    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main (the value Window_Placement
    holds the position co-ordinates of the last IE window)
    Rob ^_^, Jun 7, 2007
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  3. Mitchel

    Mitchel Guest

    It still does it in the no add-ons mode and i can be running IE7 ALONE in the
    taskbar OR with ANY program and it does it
    By the way, the problem doesnt just happen whe IE7 is minimized. It happens
    when it is minimized OR maximized
    What i meant though was that none of the pop-up menu options (Minimize,
    Maximize, Size, Move, Restore, or Close) work. They are highlightable and
    selectible, but none of the actions occur after clicking them
    Mitchel, Jun 7, 2007
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    PA Bear Guest

    PA Bear, Jun 8, 2007
  5. Mitchel

    Mitchel Guest

    Problem still exists after RIES :-C

    Mitchel, Jun 8, 2007
  6. Mitchel

    Mitchel Guest

    Actually, i think it partially fixed it
    it still wont close using right-click, but for some weird reason if i
    double-click the taskbar button (which makes IE7 minimize and then
    immediately maximize) and THEN right-click>close, it works.
    and still inconvenient
    Mitchel, Jun 8, 2007
  7. Mitchel

    Mitchel Guest

    Still waiting for a solution
    Help would be greatly appreciated since this is super annoying!
    Mitchel, Jun 17, 2007
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    sadffffff Guest

    I have the same problem.

    If I have an IE7 window open and i right click, I cannot use any of the
    options. If i try, I get the default ding noise and nothing happens. My
    system comes up clean. I have tried no addons mode and reset my
    settings and cleared all my cache ad history files. It still remains.

    I have notice that I CAN right click>close if the window is minimized
    to the taskbar. but only then.
    sadffffff, Jan 20, 2008
  9. Mitchel

    sadffffff Guest

    I have narrowed this down to the tablet PC input service. If I stop the
    service, problem goes away. Start the service, problem comes back. this
    is on a freshly installed vista ultimate machine.

    problem is, I cant stop this service, or i lose my tablet
    functionality. might be a solution for others, though.
    sadffffff, Jan 22, 2008
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