Context menus not working in Vista?
I spent a while the other day trying to figure this one out.
Under "Start", I have a 'pinned' Command Prompt item.
I can't get a context menu (aka "right-click menu") to appear when I right-click on this Command Prompt.
I can right-click on the Command Prompt choices that appear if I search for Command, or navigate under Accessories, so I know that right-clicking is available in general.
The answer is a simple setting, as it so often is, and certain people should feel ashamed that they didn't think of suggesting it.
Right-click the "Start Orb", select "Properties", and then on the "Start menu" tab, next to the "Start menu" radio button, click "Customize..."
Under "Customize Start Menu", if you scroll down a page, you'll see the setting "Enable context menus and dragging and dropping". If this is unchecked, then the pinned items will not work with a right-click.
Which raises the question ... why was I able to right-click (context menu) on the items in the start menu when this feature was unchecked? It really doesn't seem a terribly useful feature if I can get around it by navigating through the "All Programs" option in order to get to the Command Prompt and load up the context menus that you've told me I can't have.