Right Click of mouse will not open Application

  williamj 19:36 04 Aug 2011

In Windows 7 Desktop when I right click an icon the timer keeps runing and the application fails to open. I can open the application if I double clik the left mouse button. Any suggestions please

  tullie 19:43 04 Aug 2011

When you right click,you should get a list of options,it doesent open your programme.

  williamj 19:53 04 Aug 2011

tullie, Thanks. No list of options is received in a drop down menu. The timer just keeps running constantly.

  northumbria61 20:43 04 Aug 2011

Have a look to see if anything here link text

  northumbria61 20:45 04 Aug 2011

It may sound a silly question but have you tried another mouse to see if the problem is the same?

  williamj 09:06 05 Aug 2011

northumbria61, Unfortunately the problem is on a laptop so I cannot try another mouse. I have yet to try the link suggestions.

  birdface 09:22 05 Aug 2011

Look in Control panel.Mouse,Buttons.And make sure switch primary and secondary buttons is not ticked.

  birdface 09:25 05 Aug 2011

Or maybe try command prompt and type in ipconfig /flushdns and see if that helps.

It usually helps when pages open slowly.Worth a try.

  northumbria61 11:50 05 Aug 2011

"Unfortunately the problem is on a laptop so I cannot try another mouse "

I don't understand that one - is your problem with the mouse "tracker pad" ? You must have USB ports to attach another mouse.

  williamj 11:27 08 Aug 2011

Downloaded 'Shellexview' and used the disable function. Problem solved.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Samsung Galaxy A8 review: Hands-on

Illustrator Juan Esteban Rodriguez on creating highly detailed official film posters for Star Wars…

iMac Pro review

Meilleurs drones (2018)