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No Context Menu in Modern UI

  1. #1


    Posts : 11
    8.1 Pro

    No Context Menu in Modern UI


    Hello all, I been trying to fix a fix for this, as far I know all MS windows 8.1 updates are installed, but the problem is I don't get the context menu when I right click any tiles in Metro. So I can't remove or re-size anything. When I right click it only give me check mark in right side the box. Anyone have any ideals?

    thanks.
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  2. #2


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Welcome to the Windows 8 forums, Orless.

    Your screenshot shows that yes, all updates are installed. I just checked and I have a context menu when I right click, but nothing like what I had before. There used to be a list of stuff along the bottom of my screen that's no longer there. Strange, but I guess I don't need it since I haven't missed it until now.

    I guess I'll bow out for now and let someone else see if they can solve your problem. Sorry I can't help.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 11
    8.1 Pro


    NP man, I don't see it as that big of a deal. But I still like know if something wrong or not (sure it is). I download the ISO for all the update and try to run each one they all installed. So not sure what happen.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    yeah, you should get a right click menu ,with unpin ,pinto ,resize ,turn on live tile and uninstall ect ect

    not sure if it would matter but did you follow the suggested order of the update install
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  5. #5


    Posts : 102
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro


    Any chance someone (other than yourself) might have actively disabled that right-click function? I just disabled mine for a test:

    Start Screen - Allow or Prevent Users from Customizing

    Update: If the above turns out to have nothing to do with your issue, could you please confirm that your right-click function does work in a non-metro environment (eg, desktop mode)?
    Last edited by SpringUpdate; 23 Apr 2014 at 19:58.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 11
    8.1 Pro


    Ok, I made a test profile and it works in that profile, for the life of me I cannot find Group Policy Editor... I could just del. my profile and make new one but I don't really want do that. I'll keep searching for it.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 11
    8.1 Pro


    Ok found and followed everything in option 2 didn't help. And yes it does working in desk top mode.
    Last edited by orless; 23 Apr 2014 at 22:33.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 102
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro


    Ok, I made a test profile and it works in that profile
    Hi oreless,

    Good troubleshooting technique! Sounds like you may have a corrupted profile that may be difficult (at best) to repair. At least you have a way out now. I hope you are not using any of those miracle registry cleaners on a regular basis. They can cause many unexplainable issues.


    Good luck,

    SpringUpdate
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  9. #9


    Posts : 11
    8.1 Pro


    After I installed windows 8.1 update one, my system started locking up so, I ran check disk it found a few errors and fix them. A new profile sounds like good start or maybe clean install. Anyways thanks for the help.
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  10. #10


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by orless View Post
    After I installed windows 8.1 update one, my system started locking up so, I ran check disk it found a few errors and fix them. A new profile sounds like good start or maybe clean install. Anyways thanks for the help.
    Orless, you may want to try sfc /scannow and see if anything else pops up.
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