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Access to context menu

Copper Contributor

Context menu is no longer available via single right mouse click in Word or Outlook client.  However, it is available via double right click.  How do I get back to a single click?

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@Jerry6643 to get back to a single right-click to display the context menu in Word or Outlook, you need to change the setting in the Registry Editor.


1. Open the Registry Editor by pressing Windows+R and typing regedit. 2. Navigate to the following key:




2. Right-click on an empty space in the right pane and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

3. Name the new value DisableContextMenuOnRightClick.

4. Double-click on the new value and set its value data to 0.

5. Restart your computer.


After you have restarted your computer, you should be able to display the context menu by single-clicking in Word or Outlook.


I hope this may help you.

Thanks for the reply.
Excuse my ignorance, does it matter that my system is 64-bits?