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    Right Click (Windows XP Pro)

    Any idea how / why the right click would not allow me to drag and item from the Start/Programm/Accessories menu onto the desktop so as to create a shortcut for that item?

    The right click works in applications such as WordPad, NotePad, even on the desktop. But it will not allow a drap and drop.


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    Re: Right Click (Windows XP Pro)

    Don't you get an option to Copy Here when you right click and drag to the desktop ???

    If not, try the Send To option on the right click menu... Send To>Desktop (create shortcut)
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    Re: Right Click (Windows XP Pro)

    Richard,
    You might check in Internet Options | Security | Custom Level | Settings and see what your settings are, as in the screenshot below.
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    Re: Right Click (Windows XP Pro)

    When I am in the Accessories Menu I do not get ANY options with the Right click. It is as if the button is not on the mouse.
    I know that it is there however, because on the desktop it brings up the menu just as it should. It also works correctly in NotePad.
    It just is not working in the Start Menu area.

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    Re: Right Click (Windows XP Pro)

    I checked the seting as you suggested.
    I set them to match what you show in your image. All to no avail.
    The right button works on some things but not the Start Menu.


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    Re: Right Click (Windows XP Pro)

    FWIW - I don't have any answers, but just to verify the behavior on my box:

    Right-click in the Start Menu DOES bring up a standard "context menu" -- the same one I see in Explorer. The only thing I see that is different is that when I right-click and Drag an item somewhere (e.g., the Desktop), the "Create Shortcuts Here" entry is distinctly absent. Move, Copy, and Cancel are there.

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    Re: Right Click (Windows XP Pro)

    Maybe this is because the thing you are dragging is already a shortcut.

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    Re: Right Click (Windows XP Pro)

    Exactly .....
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    Re: Right Click (Windows XP Pro)

    I see the same. I suspect that Microsoft didn't expect users to place only shortcuts in the Start menu, not actual files.

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    Re: Right Click (Windows XP Pro)

    The question remains, why does Aheron get no context menus on the Start Menu...

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    Re: Right Click (Windows XP Pro)

    Yep. I wish I knew...

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    Re: Right Click (Windows XP Pro)

    Try the registry fix on the right side at line 56 of Troubleshooting Windows XP, Tweaks and Fixes for Windows XP.

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    Re: Right Click (Windows XP Pro)

    Well, I tested that -- I created a new text document -- not a shortcut -- and I got the same result. Give it a try.

    I then tested the exact opposite -- I found a shortcut in Explorer and right-click and dragged it -- it DID have the "Create Shortcuts Here" option!
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    So... Dragging a file from the Start Menu does not give me the "Create Shortcuts Here" entry, and Dragging a Shortcut does not by default eliminate the "Create Shortcuts Here" entry. So, I'd have to say -- NOT Exactly!

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    Re: Right Click (Windows XP Pro)

    The machines in question would not permit the addition of the Registry key.
    I may try logging on as Administrator, but that may be more than I should do.


    Thanks to all for your help.
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    Re: Right Click (Windows XP Pro)

    Simple, if no Group Policy Object has been set to deny this, that is. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
    1. <LI>Right-click the Start button and click Properties.
      <LI>In the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties dialog box, make sure the Start Menu tab is selected.
      <LI>Click on the Customize button.
      <LI>In the Customize Start Menu dialog box, click the Advanced tab.
      <LI>In the Start menu items list, select the Enable Dragging and Dropping check box.
      <LI>OK, OK, out.

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