How To Fix “Unable To Right-Click On Windows 10 Desktop”

How To Fix “Unable To Right-Click On Windows 10 Desktop”

Some Windows 10 users encounter the problem of not getting context menu while right-clicking on desktop. In this article, we will show some solutions that will be helpful to enable the right-click menu, if it has disappeared from your desktop.

  • Turn Off Tablet Mode

Windows 10 can be run on tablet and PC both. To run Windows 10 on tablet, Microsoft has provided a feature called Tablet mode. Once the tablet mode is functional, Windows doesn’t show desktop and only shows full mode start menu.

You can follow the steps below to turn off the tablet mode:

  1. Click on Windows logo Start button and then click on the Settings (Gear icon).                                                                                                                                                                                                                     turn off tablet mode 1
  2. Now on Settings screen, tap on System option.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       turn off tablet mode 2
  3. Next, scroll-down and tap on Tablet mode, on the right side, you can see the ‘When I sign in’ drop-down menu, from that menu choose Use desktop mode.

turn off tablet mode 3

Now, you can restart your PC to check if the right-click function is working on your desktop.

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  •  Check Registry if Right-Click is Disabled

If your Windows 10 context menu is disabled, you will not be able to use right-click function on your desktop. So, if you are facing a problem, you can check your Windows 10 registry if right-click functionality is disabled. If it is disabled, you can enable it using the steps below:

  1. Type Regedit.exe in Cortana search bar placed near Start button and then press Enter key. In the pop-up menu, tap on Yes button.
  2. Now, in the Registry Editor, follow the below path:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

  1. On the right-side pane, find the value called NoViewContextMenu.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     check registry 1
  2. Next, double-click on NoViewContextMenu and modify its value to 0 to enable the right-click menu.                                                                                                                                                                     check registry 2
  3. Now, reboot your PC to apply the changes. Once you back in, check if the right-click is working on your desktop.

Note: If you are unable to find NoViewContextMenu, don’t perform any other operation. Non-appearance of the menu shows that right-click function has not been disabled in registry.

Also Read: How to Fix “Your Computer Is Low on Memory” On Windows 10?

Important Tip: If you are facing the problem due to any other reason, we suggest you to try a  good registry cleaner program which will help you to fix corrupted or invalid registries. To fix the registry errors automatically you can use the steps mentioned below.

  • Repair Invalid/Corrupted Registry entries

You can try RegClean Pro developed by Systweak. It cleans and compacts the registry, which results in faster application response time and overall smoother PC performance.

Download and run RegClean Pro to scan and fix invalid registry files. Please note once you install RegClean Pro, an automatic scan is initiated with its first launch.

When the scan is complete, it will show you the detected errors. You have to click on ‘Fix Errors’ button to fix the detected errors.

Also note that the trial version fixes 15 errors for free. This gives a fair idea about the working of the product to the user.

To fix all errors, you have to purchase the full version.

That’s all folks! We hope you will like this post. If you have any comments or suggestions, you can post them in the comments section below.

Vikram Dharmadhikari is a technical writer and blogger at Systweak. Being a software engineer, he tends to write about latest technologies and computer problems & easy solutions for the same. He loves to play cricket and tries to take full advantage of the technology available at hand.

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