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    Missing Menu (XP SP2)

    What is the problem when right-clicking on a program in the All Programs menu doesn't result in the usual context sensitive menu? Nothing happens when right-clicking!

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    Re: Missing Menu (XP SP2)

    I don't know the answer, Chuck. I just now tried to "break" mine but couldn't make it happen. Give Kelly's place a look: Troubleshooting Windows XP, Tweaks and Fixes for Windows XP.

    I did a conservative search on just the word "start" to be sure I didn't miss anything and there's lots of entries. Just for starters (no pun intended), number 31 right or 117 left. Then keep looking, there's more...

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    Re: Missing Menu (XP SP2)

    Have you started with checking the basic settings?

    Right-click Start button, select Properties.
    Click Customize...
    Select the Advanced tab.
    In the scrolling list "Start menu items": Check that the box "Enable dragging and dropping" is checked; it should be if right-clicking et al is going to work.

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    Re: Missing Menu (XP SP2)

    Chuck,
    Argus is ontrack in his post.

    Copied from MS MSKB555362:

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    RESOLUTION
    Open Start menu properties and enable dragging and dropping.

    New Start menu:-Right-click on Start button/Taskbar>select Properties>Taskbar and Start menu properties>Start menu>Customize>Advanced>Under Start menu items check the box against 'Enable dragging and dropping'>ok

    Classic Start Menu:-Right-click on Start menu/Taskbar>Select Properties>Taskbar and Start menu properties>Start menu>Customize>under Advanced start menu options>Check the box against 'Enable dragging and dropping'.>ok
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    Re: Missing Menu (XP SP2)

    To Argus and Bob: I await Chuck's response to see how he makes out with this and y'all's suggestion, but the reverse did not do anything here. I have dragging checked, so just to see if I could "break" mine, I un-checked it and still see the context menu on right-clicking any entry on the programs list. I don't know why, so let me see what happens when Chuck tries to "fix" his. It occurs to me that it may take a reboot and I didn't go that far.

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    Re: Missing Menu (XP SP2)

    Thanks for that one Bob. It didn't seem to matter over in <!post=this thread,679024>this thread<!/post> though <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> or the OP missed it totally; but one should always start with the basic. Then it's a completely different matter that it isn't always a basic setting gone wrong (and also a different matter that one needs to know the basic settings of the OS in the first place).

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    Re: Missing Menu (XP SP2)

    You can also check the reg at these locations:
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    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentV ersionpoliciesExplorer]
    "NoViewContextMenu"=dword:00000000

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVe rsionPoliciesExplorer]
    "NoViewContextMenu"=dword:00000000

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVe rsionPoliciesExplorer]
    "NoSetTaskbar"=dword:00000000

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVe rsionPoliciesExplorer]
    "NoSaveSettings"=dword:00000000
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    Re: Missing Menu (XP SP2)

    Hi Al,
    Odd. It should work (or in this case, not work <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> to right-click) without the need of a restart, as with all the Start menu settings.

    As I mentioned in the other thread I referred to in my reply to Bob, and as Bob showed here, it can be a policy setting also.

    Then of course one wonders how a change like this can happen all of a sudden, guess we will see when Chuck comes back.

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    Re: Missing Menu (XP SP2)

    Thanks to all. Enabling "dragging and dropping" did the trick. I was unaware of that option in the Advanced settings for Start properties. You learn something new every day with computers.

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    Re: Missing Menu (XP SP2)

    Good to hear!

    Now there is only one lady left with problems, if I understood it right. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> We'll see what happens in your other thread.

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