How come right-click on the desktop will not work but it will work with the task manager and programs?

by on March 6, 2011

Q: Right-click does not work on the desktop. It will work on the task bar and in any programs or internet sites. I have Vista/Service Pack 2 running on a Gateway notebook (model W340UI). As far as I know right-click worked before the last Vista update. Is there anything I can do to correct this problem? Thank you.