Fixed right click not working in Windows 10

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This is a quick guide to help you fix the file Right click does not work problem in Windows 10. The right button on a laptop mouse or trackpad is an inseparable part of a PC. Right-clicking not working in Windows 10 could seriously interrupt operations on a PC and is therefore very important that it always works. If right clicking on your mouse or trackpad doesn't work, this guide will help you out for sure.



Reasons behind right clicking does not work

There could be several reasons why right-clicking doesn't work. Most of the time it is just a hardware failure. A bad mouse button or trackpad button could be the reason. But sometimes the problem may be software related. Software problems include problems with Windows files, intervention by third party software, driver problems, some incorrect settings, etc.

# 1 Delete registry entries

1. Press Tasto Windows + R together to open run.

2. Write regedit on it and click ok.

3. Now find the following location in the registry editor.

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDirectoryBackgroundshellexContextMenuHandlers

4. Delete all files except New e Work folders

5. Now, close the registry editor and start again your computer

# 2 - Use ShellExView to fix the right click problem

If you can't fix right click not working with Clean Boot or can't find any software causing the problem, this method will help you.


ShellExView is the Extention Manager software for Windows. Download ShellExView, then run it as administrator with the help of your keyboard. For this, click once on the downloaded file, then press the Menu button (as shown below) on your keyboard to open the context menu and click on the Run as administrator option.


When the ShellExView runs, it will show all third party extensions on your PC. To see only the extensions that can cause problems with right-clicking, do the following:

Step 1: Click on Choices, then select the file Filter by extension type.

Step 2: A new pop-up window will open, select Contextual menu option and click ok.

Step 2: From the list of extensions, the third some will be highlighted in colore rosa. Select all third-party extensions (highlighted in pink) and press the button Red button in the upper left corner to stop them.

3 pass: To go Choices again and click Restart Explorer option.

Now, check if the right click problem is fixed or not. If right-clicking doesn't work on Windows 10 and the problem persists, try the next method.

# 3 - Perform a clean boot to fix right click not working

Third-party software may be interfering with the operation of the mouse. To check this, you can try a clean boot. A clean boot ensures that only essential services are running when your PC starts. This excludes the possibility of any interference from third party software.


here it is how to perform a clean boot in windows 10.

Check if right-clicking works in Windows 10 after clean boot. If so, it is certain that the software is causing interference. Monitor while running the software. If a software starts up and the right mouse button stops working, you should get rid of that software and find an alternative.


If the above method didn't work, try the next method.

# 4 - Repair corrupt files

Corrupt system files and registry files in Windows 10 could be the reason why right-clicking does not work in Windows 10. To fix this problem, you can try to repair damaged system files on your PC. This whole process may take a while, but it's worth a try.

that's how repair corrupt system files in Windows 10. You can also scan to repair corrupt registry files in Windows 10 after that.

Once the scan is done, restart your PC and see if the right click issue is resolved. If not, try the next method.

# 5 - Turn off tablet mode in Windows 10

Windows 10 loads with tablet mode. When tablet mode is active, most of the right-click functions do not work on the PC. You need to make sure that tablet mode is disabled in Windows 10 to be able to access the context menu. You can disable tablet mode from the Windows 10 Action Center.


To do this, press Windows+A. This will open the Action Center menu. Here you will find a Tablet Mode option. Use it to disable tablet mode. If you can't see the Tablet Mode option there, it's probably hidden. Click on Expand option to view additional Action Center menu items, then turn off tablet mode.


If disabling tablet mode didn't fix the right-click issue in Windows 10, try the next method.

# 6 - Update the mouse driver

It is possible that the mouse driver on your PC is out of date or has problems. You can try updating it to fix right click not working in Windows 10. Here's how:

Step 1: Press Windows + X buttons. A menu will open; Click on Device administrator option.

Step 2: In Device Manager, expand the file Mouse and other pointing devices section. There, double-click the mouse controller. For laptops, you can go to the Human interface device section and update the trackpad driver.

3 pass: A new window will open. Here, go to driver tab and click Update Driver option.

Phase 4: Once again, a new window will open. Here, click on the file Automatically searches for updated driver software option.

Your PC will start looking for the latest mouse driver. After installing the mouse driver, restart your PC. Check if the right click works now.

Other options to try

While you must have checked for hardware problems in advance, I would like you to check if it's really a hardware problem. For that, this is what you need to do:

If you are in an personal computer and use a mouse, try connecting another mouse to your PC and see if the right click works. On the other hand, you can also try to connect your existing mouse to another PC or laptop and control the same. You can also try plugging your mouse into another USB port to check if there is something wrong with the mouse.

If you use a The laptop and trackpad right click doesn't work, try connecting a mouse to your laptop and check if the right click works.

If your hardware looks fine, then proceed with the solutions given below to fix right click not working in Windows 10.

Closing words

If none of the above methods work, you can also try Refresh window 10. The problem may arise because you may be using an older version of Windows.

Let us know in the comments which method worked for you.

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