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  #1  
Old February 25th 08, 09:12 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain
joe
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Default Right-Clicking in Start Menu doesn't work

I'm running WXP Professional on a 2.4 GHz Intel CPU. Three days ago, after
updating my NAV 2007 virus signatures, right-clicking anything in the Start
Menu suddenly ceased functionung. E.g., I cannot right-click an entry in My
Recent Documents for immediate deletion, & I cannot right-click a Favorites
entry to examine its properties. Any ideas? Note that I can still right-click
folders & documents not in my Start Menu.
--
Joe Davis
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Old February 25th 08, 02:56 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain
Leonard Grey
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Default Right-Clicking in Start Menu doesn't work

Have you contacted Symantec technical support?

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Errare humanum est

Joe wrote:
I'm running WXP Professional on a 2.4 GHz Intel CPU. Three days ago, after
updating my NAV 2007 virus signatures, right-clicking anything in the Start
Menu suddenly ceased functionung. E.g., I cannot right-click an entry in My
Recent Documents for immediate deletion, & I cannot right-click a Favorites
entry to examine its properties. Any ideas? Note that I can still right-click
folders & documents not in my Start Menu.

  #3  
Old February 25th 08, 04:39 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain
Nepatsfan
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Default Right-Clicking in Start Menu doesn't work

"Joe" wrote in message
...
I'm running WXP Professional on a 2.4 GHz Intel CPU. Three days ago, after
updating my NAV 2007 virus signatures, right-clicking anything in the Start
Menu suddenly ceased functionung. E.g., I cannot right-click an entry in My
Recent Documents for immediate deletion, & I cannot right-click a Favorites
entry to examine its properties. Any ideas? Note that I can still right-click
folders & documents not in my Start Menu.
--
Joe Davis



Check the following.

Go to Start - Control Panel and double click Taskbar and Start Menu.
Click on the Start Menu tab.
Hit the Customize button.

1. If you're using the XP style menu, click on the Advanced tab.
In the Start menu items box, make sure "Enable dragging and dropping" is
checked.
Click OK twice.

2. If you're using the Classic menu, look in the "Advanced
Start Menu options" box for "Enable dragging and dropping".
Make sure it's checked.
Click OK twice.

Good luck

Nepatsfan


  #4  
Old February 26th 08, 02:18 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain
joe
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Default Right-Clicking in Start Menu doesn't work

Thanks so much, Nepatsfan. You were right on the money.
--
Joe Davis


"Nepatsfan" wrote:

"Joe" wrote in message
...
I'm running WXP Professional on a 2.4 GHz Intel CPU. Three days ago, after
updating my NAV 2007 virus signatures, right-clicking anything in the Start
Menu suddenly ceased functionung. E.g., I cannot right-click an entry in My
Recent Documents for immediate deletion, & I cannot right-click a Favorites
entry to examine its properties. Any ideas? Note that I can still right-click
folders & documents not in my Start Menu.
--
Joe Davis



Check the following.

Go to Start - Control Panel and double click Taskbar and Start Menu.
Click on the Start Menu tab.
Hit the Customize button.

1. If you're using the XP style menu, click on the Advanced tab.
In the Start menu items box, make sure "Enable dragging and dropping" is
checked.
Click OK twice.

2. If you're using the Classic menu, look in the "Advanced
Start Menu options" box for "Enable dragging and dropping".
Make sure it's checked.
Click OK twice.

Good luck

Nepatsfan



  #5  
Old February 26th 08, 02:23 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain
joe
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Default Right-Clicking in Start Menu doesn't work

Leonard Grey, thanks for the effort. Note that Symantec tech support is a
joke at best; in this case, however, they are a red-herring to the problem.
--
Joe Davis


"Leonard Grey" wrote:

Have you contacted Symantec technical support?

---
Leonard Grey
Errare humanum est

Joe wrote:
I'm running WXP Professional on a 2.4 GHz Intel CPU. Three days ago, after
updating my NAV 2007 virus signatures, right-clicking anything in the Start
Menu suddenly ceased functionung. E.g., I cannot right-click an entry in My
Recent Documents for immediate deletion, & I cannot right-click a Favorites
entry to examine its properties. Any ideas? Note that I can still right-click
folders & documents not in my Start Menu.


  #6  
Old February 26th 08, 02:24 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain
Nepatsfan
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Default Right-Clicking in Start Menu doesn't work

Joe,

You're welcome. Thanks for taking the time to let us know your problem is fixed.

Nepatsfan

"Joe" wrote in message
...
Thanks so much, Nepatsfan. You were right on the money.
--
Joe Davis


"Nepatsfan" wrote:

"Joe" wrote in message
...
I'm running WXP Professional on a 2.4 GHz Intel CPU. Three days ago, after
updating my NAV 2007 virus signatures, right-clicking anything in the Start
Menu suddenly ceased functionung. E.g., I cannot right-click an entry in My
Recent Documents for immediate deletion, & I cannot right-click a Favorites
entry to examine its properties. Any ideas? Note that I can still
right-click
folders & documents not in my Start Menu.
--
Joe Davis



Check the following.

Go to Start - Control Panel and double click Taskbar and Start Menu.
Click on the Start Menu tab.
Hit the Customize button.

1. If you're using the XP style menu, click on the Advanced tab.
In the Start menu items box, make sure "Enable dragging and dropping" is
checked.
Click OK twice.

2. If you're using the Classic menu, look in the "Advanced
Start Menu options" box for "Enable dragging and dropping".
Make sure it's checked.
Click OK twice.

Good luck

Nepatsfan






  #7  
Old February 27th 08, 02:11 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain
fibromom
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Default Right-Clicking in Start Menu doesn't work

On Feb 25, 9:24*pm, "Nepatsfan" wrote:
Joe,

You're welcome. Thanks for taking the time to let us know your problem is fixed.

Nepatsfan

"Joe" wrote in message

...



Thanks so much, Nepatsfan. You were right on the money.
--
Joe Davis


"Nepatsfan" wrote:


"Joe" wrote in message
...
I'm running WXP Professional on a 2.4 GHz Intel CPU. Three days ago, after
updating my NAV 2007 virus signatures, right-clicking anything in the Start
Menu suddenly ceased functionung. E.g., I cannot right-click an entry in My
Recent Documents for immediate deletion, & I cannot right-click a Favorites
entry to examine its properties. Any ideas? Note that I can still
right-click
folders & documents not in my Start Menu.
--
Joe Davis


Check the following.


Go to Start - Control Panel and double click Taskbar and Start Menu.
Click on the Start Menu tab.
Hit the Customize button.


1. If you're using the XP style menu, click on the Advanced tab.
In the Start menu items box, make sure "Enable dragging and dropping" is
checked.
Click OK twice.


2. If you're using the Classic menu, look in the "Advanced
Start Menu options" box for "Enable dragging and dropping".
Make sure it's checked.
Click OK twice.


Good luck


Nepatsfan- Hide quoted text -


- Show quoted text -


I can't find where my post is located but your tip worked for me too.
My crash had crashed -- several times-- and I couldn't remember the
settings so I just clicked what made sense. Since my mouse wouldn't
bring up a menu on the Start Menu, I started searching for menus and
found your reply to Joe Davis. It worked for him so I tried it and it
worked for me. Thanks to all you guys who are willing to share your
knowledge with those of us who are still muddling our way through.

Grandma
  #8  
Old February 27th 08, 04:35 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain
Nepatsfan
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Default Right-Clicking in Start Menu doesn't work

snipped

"Joe" wrote in message
...
I'm running WXP Professional on a 2.4 GHz Intel CPU. Three days ago,
after
updating my NAV 2007 virus signatures, right-clicking anything in the
Start
Menu suddenly ceased functionung. E.g., I cannot right-click an entry in
My
Recent Documents for immediate deletion, & I cannot right-click a
Favorites
entry to examine its properties. Any ideas? Note that I can still
right-click
folders & documents not in my Start Menu.
--
Joe Davis


Check the following.


Go to Start - Control Panel and double click Taskbar and Start Menu.
Click on the Start Menu tab.
Hit the Customize button.


1. If you're using the XP style menu, click on the Advanced tab.
In the Start menu items box, make sure "Enable dragging and dropping" is
checked.
Click OK twice.


2. If you're using the Classic menu, look in the "Advanced
Start Menu options" box for "Enable dragging and dropping".
Make sure it's checked.
Click OK twice.


Good luck


Nepatsfan



I can't find where my post is located but your tip worked for me too.
My crash had crashed -- several times-- and I couldn't remember the
settings so I just clicked what made sense. Since my mouse wouldn't
bring up a menu on the Start Menu, I started searching for menus and
found your reply to Joe Davis. It worked for him so I tried it and it
worked for me. Thanks to all you guys who are willing to share your
knowledge with those of us who are still muddling our way through.

Grandma


You're welcome. Thanks for taking the time to let us know you were able to fix
your problem.

Nepatsfan



  #9  
Old August 23rd 10, 07:15 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain
C White
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Default cannot right click on start menu

go to start menu, properties, under advanced tab, check the box "enable dragging and dropping"

On Monday, February 25, 2008 4:12 AM Jo wrote:


I'm running WXP Professional on a 2.4 GHz Intel CPU. Three days ago, after
updating my NAV 2007 virus signatures, right-clicking anything in the Start
Menu suddenly ceased functionung. E.g., I cannot right-click an entry in My
Recent Documents for immediate deletion, & I cannot right-click a Favorites
entry to examine its properties. Any ideas? Note that I can still right-click
folders & documents not in my Start Menu.
--
Joe Davis



On Monday, February 25, 2008 9:56 AM Leonard Grey wrote:


Have you contacted Symantec technical support?

---
Leonard Grey
Errare humanum est

Joe wrote:



On Monday, February 25, 2008 11:39 AM Nepatsfan wrote:


"Joe" wrote in message
...


Check the following.

Go to Start - Control Panel and double click Taskbar and Start Menu.
Click on the Start Menu tab.
Hit the Customize button.

1. If you're using the XP style menu, click on the Advanced tab.
In the Start menu items box, make sure "Enable dragging and dropping" is
checked.
Click OK twice.

2. If you're using the Classic menu, look in the "Advanced
Start Menu options" box for "Enable dragging and dropping".
Make sure it's checked.
Click OK twice.

Good luck

Nepatsfan



On Monday, February 25, 2008 9:18 PM Jo wrote:


Thanks so much, Nepatsfan. You were right on the money.
--
Joe Davis


"Nepatsfan" wrote:



On Monday, February 25, 2008 9:23 PM Jo wrote:


Leonard Grey, thanks for the effort. Note that Symantec tech support is a
joke at best; in this case, however, they are a red-herring to the problem.
--
Joe Davis


"Leonard Grey" wrote:



On Monday, February 25, 2008 9:24 PM Nepatsfan wrote:


Joe,

You're welcome. Thanks for taking the time to let us know your problem is fixed.

Nepatsfan



On Wednesday, February 27, 2008 11:35 AM Nepatsfan wrote:


You're welcome. Thanks for taking the time to let us know you were able to fix
your problem.

Nepatsfan



On Thursday, February 28, 2008 2:29 AM fibromom wrote:


On Feb 25, 9:24=A0pm, "Nepatsfan" wrote:
fixed.
after
Start
in My
orites
s

I can't find where my post is located but your tip worked for me too.
My crash had crashed -- several times-- and I couldn't remember the
settings so I just clicked what made sense. Since my mouse wouldn't
bring up a menu on the Start Menu, I started searching for menus and
found your reply to Joe Davis. It worked for him so I tried it and it
worked for me. Thanks to all you guys who are willing to share your
knowledge with those of us who are still muddling our way through.

Grandma



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Old August 23rd 10, 03:24 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain
Craven Moorehead
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Default cannot right click on start menu

Hey you HoopleHeaded EggHead:

Do you realize you've replied to a post form 2008?
"C White" wrote in message
...
go to start menu, properties, under advanced tab, check the box "enable
dragging and dropping"

On Monday, February 25, 2008 4:12 AM Jo wrote:


I'm running WXP Professional on a 2.4 GHz Intel CPU. Three days ago,
after
updating my NAV 2007 virus signatures, right-clicking anything in the
Start
Menu suddenly ceased functionung. E.g., I cannot right-click an entry in
My
Recent Documents for immediate deletion, & I cannot right-click a
Favorites
entry to examine its properties. Any ideas? Note that I can still
right-click
folders & documents not in my Start Menu.
--
Joe Davis



On Monday, February 25, 2008 9:56 AM Leonard Grey wrote:


Have you contacted Symantec technical support?

---
Leonard Grey
Errare humanum est

Joe wrote:



On Monday, February 25, 2008 11:39 AM Nepatsfan wrote:


"Joe" wrote in message
...


Check the following.

Go to Start - Control Panel and double click Taskbar and Start Menu.
Click on the Start Menu tab.
Hit the Customize button.

1. If you're using the XP style menu, click on the Advanced tab.
In the Start menu items box, make sure "Enable dragging and dropping"
is
checked.
Click OK twice.

2. If you're using the Classic menu, look in the "Advanced
Start Menu options" box for "Enable dragging and dropping".
Make sure it's checked.
Click OK twice.

Good luck

Nepatsfan



On Monday, February 25, 2008 9:18 PM Jo wrote:


Thanks so much, Nepatsfan. You were right on the money.
--
Joe Davis


"Nepatsfan" wrote:



On Monday, February 25, 2008 9:23 PM Jo wrote:


Leonard Grey, thanks for the effort. Note that Symantec tech support
is a
joke at best; in this case, however, they are a red-herring to the
problem.
--
Joe Davis


"Leonard Grey" wrote:



On Monday, February 25, 2008 9:24 PM Nepatsfan wrote:


Joe,

You're welcome. Thanks for taking the time to let us know your
problem is fixed.

Nepatsfan



On Wednesday, February 27, 2008 11:35 AM Nepatsfan wrote:


You're welcome. Thanks for taking the time to let us know you were
able to fix
your problem.

Nepatsfan



On Thursday, February 28, 2008 2:29 AM fibromom wrote:


On Feb 25, 9:24=A0pm, "Nepatsfan" wrote:
fixed.
after
Start
in My
orites
s

I can't find where my post is located but your tip worked for me
too.
My crash had crashed -- several times-- and I couldn't remember
the
settings so I just clicked what made sense. Since my mouse
wouldn't
bring up a menu on the Start Menu, I started searching for menus
and
found your reply to Joe Davis. It worked for him so I tried it and
it
worked for me. Thanks to all you guys who are willing to share
your
knowledge with those of us who are still muddling our way through.

Grandma



Submitted via EggHeadCafe - Software Developer Portal of Choice
Composite UI Pattern and RAD Development for Data Entry
Applications, Part 1
http://www.eggheadcafe.com/tutorials...ns-part-1.aspx



 




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