Right click disabled itself- how do I undo?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Shenanigans14, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. My right click no longer brings up the menu anywhere (windows explorer,
    Start, my browser). The actual button works but it functions like a left
    click. I've tried System Restore in case it was something I changed by
    mistake, but no luck.
    I know that there an option in registry editor to turn this on or off and I
    have been having trouble with my regedit- its blocked at start up and I have
    to give it permission to run every time I start up. Is this a different
    problem or are they related?
    If someone knows how to fix this, I'd be eternally grateful- not having that
    menu is quite the pain.
     
    Shenanigans14, Jan 21, 2009
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  2. In general:
    Control Panel
    Under Hardware and sound, select Mouse
    exactly what is there will depend on mouse software installed

    Michael
     
    Michael Walraven, Jan 21, 2009
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  3. Shenanigans14

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    Hello Shenanigans

    I'm not sure if I understand what you mean

    If you mean that the left and right mouse buttons are reversed, the
    this will how you how to reverse them back to normal

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/84451-mouse-button.htm

    Not sure why you would have a elevated regedit listed to run at startu
    though, but it is a separate unrelated issue. If you do not want it t
    run at startup, then you can just disable or remove it from the startu
    programs list

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/79612-startup-programs-enable-disable.htm

    Hope this helps
    Shaw

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    Brink, Jan 21, 2009
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  4. Thank you. Its good to know its not the registry edit.
    However, the problem isn't with the buttons- I have fiddled with the
    settings on my touchpad and tried an external mouse, but nothing makes my
    capacity to right click come back. This can be disabled on computers (its
    usually done in libraries to keep people from messing with settings). It
    seems to have done so on mine and I can't switch it back.
     
    Shenanigans14, Jan 22, 2009
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  5. Shenanigans14

    Brink Guest

    Shenanigans

    In that case, this may be able to help you get it enabled again

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/140508-context-menu-enable-disable.htm


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    Brin

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    Brink, Jan 22, 2009
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  6. Shenanigans14, Jan 22, 2009
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  7. Shenanigans14

    Brink Guest

    You're welcome Shenanigans. I happy to hear that you got it sorted out

    Shaw

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    Brink, Jan 22, 2009
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