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I am not sure what happened because it worked the day before just fine.  I cannot right click on ANY program on the taskbar.  We used to be able to open more than one file- example in Word and Excel- but now can no longer do it because I cannot right click to open a new file.  I tried two different mouses (mice?) thinking maybe the mouse was not working and neither one works.  I tried restarting 3 times to no avail.  What happened and how to correct it?
Thank you for helping me.
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by:François Peroux
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Hello,

Did you install a software or modify something on the system before this issue occurred ?

You should try to restore at an earlier date and see if that solves the issue.

Let me know !
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No, I did nothing at all- no new software, no modifications, nothing. It worked the night before and the next morning it did not.  Any other suggestions?
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Jodi, you can try to reinstall the mouse driver. To proceed, go on the ''Device Manager'' and under the mouse section, right click under the object appears in this one, uninstall, reboot. Wait a little bit (unplug and plug the mouse again for example). Then try again.

Let me know !
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Do you have WIndows 10?

Try this:
1.Click Start, point to Settings, point to Control Panel, and then click Taskbar and Start Menu.
NOTE: If the Taskbar and Start Menu icon is not present, open Control Panel and click the view all Control Panel options link on the left-hand side of the Control Panel dialog box.

2.On the Advanced tab, in the Start menu and Taskbar area, scroll down the list until you see the Taskbar heading.

3.Click to select the Display shortcut menu on right-click check box, click Apply, and then click OK.

If that doesn't work, maybe by mistake you pressed some key combination and by mistake turned on Sticky Keys.

While on the desktop, press the “Shift” key five time in a row to disable Sticky Keys; the Sticky Keys icon on the system tray should disappear as confirmation. Pressing the “Shift” key five times again brings up the Sticky Keys pop-up box, where you can turn on the Sticky Keys functionality again. Alternately, press "Windows-R" to open Run, type “Control Panel” (without quotes) and then press "Enter." On the Control Panel, click "Ease of Access," then "Ease of Access Center." Click the option labeled “Make the Keyboard Easier to Use,” then uncheck the box next to “Turn on Sticky Keys” under the Make It Easier to Type section.
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There is also another solution here which described what to do if you recently had a Windows 10 upgrade and your right click stopped working:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-start/right-click-taskbar-in-windows-10-after-upgrade/fb237020-99a2-440f-a184-d480354a0dd4

Hope this helps!
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Good comments and recommendations provided
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