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How to Fix Right-Click Not Working on Start Menu or Taskbar in Windows 11

Jun 6, 2024

Sometimes you will find in the use of the computer when the mouse right-click on the taskbar or start menu does not respond, click on the icon also does not respond, this is how it is? We encountered this situation should be how to solve it? You should know that the taskbar and start menu can be used to set up many things, if they can't be used, it will bring us a lot of trouble. In this article, we will introduce you to a few ways to solve this problem.

Method1: Restart File Explorer

Windows File Explorer is a program in Windows that runs a graphical interface. Whenever you have a Windows problem, such as a right-click on the taskbar that doesn't respond, restarting File Explorer can usually solve it.
 Restart File Explorer

Method2: Using System File Checker

When the system files of Windows get corrupted, many system components stop working. At this point we can use Windows' built-in tool SFC to find and fix various errors in the system.

open Command Prompt
sfc /scannow
 Type the following command

Method 3: Using PowerShell

PowerShell is a cross-platform task automation solution consisting of a command-line shell, a scripting language, and a configuration management framework. The interface makes it easier for the users to change the system files and fix various errors.

 open PowerShell
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)AppXManifest.xml"}

Enter the following command
Method 4: Using Registry Editor

Editing the registry can resolve certain issues, but be cautious as it can cause system instability if done incorrectly. Always back up the registry before making changes.

 Enter the following command

HKEY_Local_Machine > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > ImmersiveShell > Launcher

 New DWORD (32-Bit) Value
 set the value to 0


The Start Menu and Taskbar improve usability and make navigation easier on Windows computers. However, some annoying errors cause this clicking on them to be unresponsive. When you encounter this problem, you can try the methods mentioned in this article. Hope this article helps you.