Right-clicking doesn’t work


Question:

Hi Tony

I have Windows Vista Ultimate. For some reason right-clicking Computer has no effect, so how do I enter the product key?

Regards

Peter

Answer:
Well, that’s a weird one. I assume you can right-click other things?

Well, there’s another path to open the System control panel:

1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

2. Click System And Maintenance.

3. Click System.

Now, you can access the Windows Activation settings at the bottom of the page.

29 Responses to “Right-clicking doesn’t work”

  1. jbrown says:

    when i burn a cd it will only play on my computer and my computer at work it will not play on any other i.e car cd etc what am i doing wrong.

  2. Jason Yates says:

    Ah, sound like the Start Menu properties has context menus & drag-n-drop disabled. Right click Start- (yes, you should be able to do that) and select Properties, then Customize. Look for the “Enable context menus . . . ” option.

  3. Ecmond Broussard Sr. says:

    I disabled my numeric keypad on my keyboard and I don’t know how I did it

  4. Ecmond Broussard Sr. says:

    Never mind I found it

  5. jay says:

    hi tony

    how are you…i have one doubt..how we can remove/delete pictures from photo printing wizard. it is stored there.

  6. shamila says:

    sometimes my right click stops working. it doesn’t work in browser, explorer, anywhere. what should i do?

  7. John says:

    How can I disable the password reuiremnt on the sign into windows? I am the only one who uses the computor.

  8. John says:

    How can I disable the password reuiremnt on the sign into windows? I am the only one who uses the computor.

  9. John says:

    How can I disable the password requirement at windows sign in?

  10. lucylu says:

    it wont let me open my pictures or any of my documents
    how do i?

  11. James Brooks says:

    How can I disable the password requirement at windows vista sign in?

  12. paul reid says:

    recently i deleted some music files from my recently changed folder, and now the recently changed folder has disappeared completely, i have checked in the recycle bin to try and retrieve this folder but cannot seem to locate it, any suggestions?

  13. Ritesh says:

    Hi,

    I want to export my contacts from my windows vista home premium contacts in a different format so that I can then transfer them to my windows phone. But in my windows contact there is no option to export although the help section says it is on the toolbar.
    How do i export???

    Thanks a ton.

  14. David McDonald says:

    I have Windows Vista. I can’t open the Control Panel. When I click on it under the Start menu it comes up for a split second then disappears. Right clicking does not work either. Any ideas?

  15. forensiccns says:

    I am running 4 gigs of RAH but only 3.25 show up. Mgpu is an Nvidia 860GT with 256 of RAM and I guess that the rest of the misssing RAM goes to other allocations

  16. jordin says:

    how do you get the tabs at the bottom of the vista spreasheet, you can get the tabs on the older visions of the spreadsheets but on this one. any ideas??

  17. Nagaraj Eshwar says:

    Hi,,,,

    Hope, you can help me. When I try to transfer the pictures from the software that supplied with my camera, I receive a transTWAIN.exe failure. What is that? How to troubleshoot it.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
    Nagaraj Eshwar.

  18. Missy says:

    I had this problem once, my computer runs windows vista by the way. It turns out that when I updated my itunes it also downloaded safari as well. As we all know most apple computers you can’t right click. So I just removed the program and presto, I had the use of my right click back.

  19. Patrick Sullivan says:

    Hi Tony,

    How do you manage to take so much in, do you have any methods of study, tips, or habits that help you learn so much information?

    Cheers,
    Patrick.

  20. Anita Hovey says:

    Hi Tony- I am a new user of Vista and I am finding it not as user friendly as XP. One major pain is the e-mail contacts-I can’t seem to find a way to have them all available automatically when I want to forward something on or even send a new e-mail. Sometimes a person’s name will come up and sometimes I have to type it in. XP was so much easier with its’ address book. Can you help before I tear my hair out? Thanks! Anita

  21. michael says:

    I have Windows Vista Ultimate. I can’t open the Control Panel. When I click on it under the Start menu it comes up for a split second then disappears. Right clicking does not work either. Any ideas?

  22. Lroa says:

    where do I go to ask a question, about a problem with Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Bit

  23. Don Webster says:

    I am using Windows Mail. I have tried to create a “group” mailing list, when I follow the directions from Help I found that I don’t have a toolbar with “New Contact Group” on it? How do I get this toolbar to allow me to create groups? Thanks for your help,

    Don

  24. Scott says:

    Can you help, I cant seem to send my pics to a zip folder.
    I select the pics, right click, send to zip and it comes up with unable to complete the operation, access is denied.

    what Do i do?

  25. liz says:

    okay so i was chatting and someone hacked my friend and i thought it was her and they gave me a link which i clicked to and i think it gave me a virus because my windows vista on my computer wont work and it shows a pink screen HELP!

  26. Steve O says:

    My right-click mouse function is not working in Excel 2007. It works on the Start menu and other programs such as Quattro and open office.org and Internet, but not in Excel 2007.

    I’ve looked in Excel options and could not find any set up issues that I’m aware of.

  27. Bao says:

    My right-click button only works on my desktop and on tabs if I’m on Internet Explorer. But, I can’t seem to use it to open other websites if I’m already on a site which I used to be able to do x_X

  28. Ryder says:

    My right click is not working while im browsing web pages ,, anybody know the prob??