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The mouse or trackpad is the main input device we use with Windows computers. Sometimes you will notice that the right mouse click does not work, that you have one slow right click. If you are facing these problems, this article will certainly help you.
If your right mouse button does not work or does not respond and slowly opens on a Windows 10/8/7 computer, here are some suggestions to help you solve the problem. This may be a hardware or software problem.
1] Material problems
There is a small possibility that this was caused by real material problems. Check your mouse or trackpad for physical damage. If you use a mouse, try connecting it to other devices and checking its operation. And if you use a trackpad, connect an external mouse to see if the right click works. If a hardware fault is detected, you can take your device to the service center and have it repaired or replaced.
If you do not have access to another external device, you can swap the mouse buttons to see if the right click works or not.
To change the buttons, open Settings then go to Devices Devices and then to Mouse. Now change the settings that say Select your main button . Now test if the clicks work or not.
2] Software problems
If you haven’t run the right click yet, there must be a software problem. Have you started this problem after installing software recently? Try uninstalling it and check if the right click works. Make a clean start and check.
What usually happens is that a shell extension from a third party creates this problem in the context menu. Windows comes with a standard set of options in the context menu. But you can add additional functions and software to the context menu using third-party software. Identifying this third-party shell extension is an important task here. And for that, we have many tools. The most reliable option is ShellExView.
This is a fairly comprehensive tool that allows you to view all types of shell extensions installed on your computer. All third party extensions are highlighted with a peach color. You can jump directly to these extensions and turn them off individually. After disabling each extension, remember to check if the right click works. This would help you find the offender’s shell extension, and you can completely remove the third-party source software if necessary.
Alternatively, you can use ShellExView to get a lot of information about the shell extensions installed. You can check which context menus they influence and what kind of improvement they are. Click here to download ShellExView.
CCleaner is another popular tool used by Windows users to clean unwanted files and folders from their computers. The tool provides functions with which you can remove 3rd/sup>rdextensions from the shell and restore right-click functionality.
Open CCleaner, go to Tools then to Startup. Now open the tab Context Menu to display a list of all third-party shell extensions installed on your computer. You can use the same procedure to disable all these extensions and check the one responsible for creating problems with the context menu.
Hope this contribution will help you!
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