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    Mouse left click not working in Explorer (SP2)

    This refers to a Dell laptop. Left click to select a folder in Windows Explorer or on the desktop doesn't work. If I right click and select Open, then folder etc. opens OK. Individual programs open OK with left click. It's not just the mouse pad as I've plugged in two external mice and they behave the same. The mice work fine on another computer. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the mice but no difference. I assume that it's a weird software problem and I'd be very grateful for any ideas.

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    Re: Mouse left click not working in Explorer (SP2)

    From http://www.theeldergeek.com/enable_disable...ontext_menu.htm


    By default, when a user right clicks on the desktop in Windows XP a context menu is displayed. Implementing the Enable/Disable Desktop Context Menu edit will remove the ability to display a context menu by right clicking the desktop, items on the desktop, and items in Windows Explorer. It does not disable context menus in Internet Explorer. This registry edit can be set either on a user or machine basis.

    To Enable/Disable for Current User

    [Start] [Run] [Regedit]
    Registry Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVe rsionPoliciesExplorer
    Modify/Create the Value Data Type(s) and Value Name(s) as detailed below.
    Data Type: DWORD // Value Name: NoViewContextMenu
    Setting for Value Data: [0 = Disabled / 1 = Enabled]
    Exit Registry and Reboot

    To Enable/Disable for Local Machine

    [Start] [Run] [Regedit]
    Registry Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentV ersionpoliciesExplorer
    Modify/Create the Value Data Type(s) and Value Name(s) as detailed below.
    Data Type: DWORD // Value Name: NoViewContextMenu
    Setting for Value Data: [0 = Disabled / 1 = Enabled]
    Exit Registry and Reboot

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