can't right click desktop

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  1. dungeons

    dungeons New Member

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    i used a desktop right click option to hide my desktop icons
    i did this over 5 months ago and now i want them back
    but i can't right click my desktop now
    and can't seem to find that option anywhere else in windows 7
    and system restore is turned off don't want to lose any programs or games i've installed since then ie the 20 plus games since then
    other than that my system is running pretty good
    is there a way to restore all windows setting to defaults without losing programs
     
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    Trouble Noob Whisperer

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    Look here in the registry
    type regedit into the search box and hit enter
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
    for a value in the right pane called "NoViewContextMenu"
    If present change the value to "0"
    reboot
    Before editing the registry
    Back it up
    Create a restore point
    Export the key for safe keeping
     
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    dungeons New Member

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    disregard i've fixed it
    i used uniblue tweak program to do it
    not right click
    and forgot about the program
     
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    Trouble Noob Whisperer

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    Ah, another tweaking program. Thanks for the followup and glad to hear that you were able to resolve your problem.
    Welcome to the forums and thanks you for joining our community
    Best Wishes
    Randy
     

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