can't right click on start menu's item

Posted on 2004-11-10
Last Modified: 2011-08-18
when i go to start->all programs then i can't right click on any item which comes. however i can right click on start and all programs. except that i can right click on every where and the problem is with only start menu. how can i fix this without reinstalling windows xp. i am using windows xp pro.
Question by:ashwini_mohan
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    See if this article applies:

    Unable to right-click on the folders or shortcuts in the Start Menu:
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    Does it happen with every user?
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    Right click on your taskbar (not start button or system tray or any folder: just the plain blue taskbar)>Properties>Start Menu Tab>(First Option)Start Menu option>Customize>Advanced Tab>(On the "Start Menu" list box) Check "Enable Dragging and Dropping"


    Control Panel>Switch to Classic view>Taskbar and Start Menu>Start Menu Tab>(First Option)Start Menu>Customize>Advanced Tab>(On the "Start Menu" list box) Check "Enable Dragging and Dropping"

    Hope these instructions are clear,

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    Isn't that what I said??
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    ee_ai_construct: Thanks for jumping in.

    The "drag-and drop" solution was initially suggested by me, seen from the 1st URL:

    I've also included the other possibility to rule-out the additional shell extensions which may be another possible root-cause.

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