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Right-Clicking Icons Makes Windows Desktop Refresh

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Lysimachus, 2017/10/11.

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    Lysimachus

    Lysimachus Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    Hi there. I have the very latest version of Windows 10, on a relatively new ASUS Laptop. Within the last few weeks, something weird started happening.

    You know how you right-click an icon on your desktop, or anywhere for that matter, and a menu for that icon pops up? Such as allowing you to open that file as "Open with..." etc.? Well, when I right click any file (Word documents, images, etc.), no menu pops up. Instead, the Desktop "refreshes". The whole desktop "blinks", in a weird way, and nothing happens.

    Not sure how to solve this. I've done all the virus scanning and anti-spyware I can do.

    Thanks in advance!

    Lysimachus
     
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    MrBill

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    Have you rebooted the computer?
     

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    Lysimachus

    Lysimachus Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    Of course. Scores of times. I said "within the last few weeks". This is a glitch in the system. There has to be a bug fix.
     
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    Well, some of us don't reboot till it is necessary is why I asked. About the only time that I reboot is when I am asked to. Have went weeks without reboot before.
     
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    First thing I'd check is for updated video drivers
     
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    Connect an external mouse and see what happens when you right-click.
     
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    Lysimachus

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    I only use a mouse with my laptop. When I right-click on any icon on my desktop, no menu pops up. The desktop just blinks (or refreshes).
     

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