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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6060 on: March 22, 2023, 03:16:33 PM »
im having an issue lately on  my hp laptop that whenever i left click on the touchpad the context menu pops up as if i clicked right. extremely annoying. how do i get rid of this issue?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6061 on: March 22, 2023, 03:35:29 PM »
im having an issue lately on  my hp laptop that whenever i left click on the touchpad the context menu pops up as if i clicked right. extremely annoying. how do i get rid of this issue?
Check for mouse properties maybe some settings are wrong

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6062 on: March 22, 2023, 04:55:21 PM »
im having an issue lately on  my hp laptop that whenever i left click on the touchpad the context menu pops up as if i clicked right. extremely annoying. how do i get rid of this issue?
check the drivers

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6063 on: March 22, 2023, 11:19:51 PM »
im having an issue lately on  my hp laptop that whenever i left click on the touchpad the context menu pops up as if i clicked right. extremely annoying. how do i get rid of this issue?
I've had an issue like that in the past. Turned out it was a physical issue that when the trackpad was pressed towards the left center it clicked both buttons.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6064 on: March 22, 2023, 11:27:36 PM »
Work computers upgraded to Windows 11. I hate how the right-click menu was changed and you first have to select "more options" to rename a file. Any way to change that back to the way it is Windows 10?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6065 on: March 22, 2023, 11:52:31 PM »
Work computers upgraded to Windows 11. I hate how the right-click menu was changed and you first have to select "more options" to rename a file. Any way to change that back to the way it is Windows 10?
I don't know the answer to that, but you can use the keyboard shortcut F2 to rename (easier on keyboards that don't require you to also press Fn)
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6066 on: March 23, 2023, 08:57:41 AM »
Work computers upgraded to Windows 11. I hate how the right-click menu was changed and you first have to select "more options" to rename a file. Any way to change that back to the way it is Windows 10?
Hold down shift before right clicking. Alternatively edit the registry GIYF
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6067 on: March 23, 2023, 10:55:20 AM »
Work computers upgraded to Windows 11. I hate how the right-click menu was changed and you first have to select "more options" to rename a file. Any way to change that back to the way it is Windows 10?
I found a nice solution for a bunch of the windows 11 UI issues https://github.com/valinet/ExplorerPatcher
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6068 on: March 23, 2023, 12:14:57 PM »
Thinkpad T15 has been giving me issues recently. With a monitor plugged in it randomly freezes and sometimes I get a blue screen, sometimes once a day sometimes once a week.
It seems to happen randomly while browsing usually on a more memory intense page. My feeling is it has to do with either the memory or the added screen.

All ideas are welcome

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  • CPU Test
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6069 on: March 23, 2023, 01:05:03 PM »
Thinkpad T15 has been giving me issues recently. With a monitor plugged in it randomly freezes and sometimes I get a blue screen, sometimes once a day sometimes once a week.
It seems to happen randomly while browsing usually on a more memory intense page. My feeling is it has to do with either the memory or the added screen.

All ideas are welcome

Things I've tried:
  • Reset Computer (clear all data)
  • CPU Test
  • GPU Test
  • Hard Drive Scan
  • Memory Test
  • Update drivers (including graphics)
  • Update BOIS
  • Buy a new HDMI cable
  • Use HDMI via dock
  • Be at loss
try switching the ram or the screen to rule those out.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6070 on: March 23, 2023, 01:11:16 PM »
Work computers upgraded to Windows 11. I hate how the right-click menu was changed and you first have to select "more options" to rename a file. Any way to change that back to the way it is Windows 10?
Rename is actually there in the new right-click menu, just more discreet:



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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6071 on: March 23, 2023, 04:11:04 PM »
try switching the ram or the screen to rule those out.
Your saying I should buy a new screen and RAM just to see if that helps??

(That's over $1000)
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6072 on: March 23, 2023, 05:02:39 PM »
Thinkpad T15 has been giving me issues recently. With a monitor plugged in it randomly freezes and sometimes I get a blue screen, sometimes once a day sometimes once a week.
It seems to happen randomly while browsing usually on a more memory intense page. My feeling is it has to do with either the memory or the added screen.

All ideas are welcome

Things I've tried:
  • Reset Computer (clear all data)
  • CPU Test
  • GPU Test
  • Hard Drive Scan
  • Memory Test
  • Update drivers (including graphics)
  • Update BOIS
  • Buy a new HDMI cable
  • Use HDMI via dock
  • Be at loss

The BSOD only happens when the external monitor is plugged in?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6073 on: March 23, 2023, 05:18:43 PM »
Your saying I should buy a new screen and RAM just to see if that helps??

(That's over $1000)
Thats not over $1000, its about 150 if you buy them new.
Ram: If theres 2 rams in you can take one out or swap with a different computer
screen: you can buy a used screen for a few bucks or ask a friend, office, or family member to borrow one for a week.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6074 on: March 23, 2023, 05:46:09 PM »
The BSOD only happens when the external monitor is plugged in?
To be clear its usually not a BSOD, just the computer freezes and requires a hard restart.

I never had problems before I got a second one. Sometimes it works fine for a while with the second screen, but it's hard to predict how long it will take for the problem to happen. This makes it difficult to know when you can rule out the second screen as the cause of the problem.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6075 on: March 23, 2023, 05:49:43 PM »
Thats not over $1000, its about 150 if you buy them new.
Ram: If theres 2 rams in you can take one out or swap with a different computer
screen: you can buy a used screen for a few bucks or ask a friend, office, or family member to borrow one for a week.
I have four RAM modules and it's difficult to determine if it's fixed even if I take one out.
I don't have any of these lying around in a second laptop..

I don't think it's the specific screen rather the computer being attached to a screen.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6076 on: March 23, 2023, 06:01:09 PM »
I don't think it's the specific screen rather the computer being attached to a screen.
I've had that but that the screen goes black. Usually restarting the computer gets it working again. Seems maybe it gets too tired to handle the extra monitor.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6077 on: March 23, 2023, 06:42:54 PM »
I've had that but that the screen goes black. Usually restarting the computer gets it working again. Seems maybe it gets too tired to handle the extra monitor.
Interesting. I tried buying a USB-C to display port but that was like almost an instant BSOD.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6078 on: March 24, 2023, 03:15:03 AM »
Is it possible that the computer is getting too hot? Running extra monitors places greater strain on the graphics controller (integrated, I assume). (It wasn't that long ago that running extra monitors required a dedicated graphics card.) Do you find that the computer is running louder/hotter only when a monitor is in? If so, try clearing out dust from inside using a can of compressed air.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6079 on: March 24, 2023, 09:33:17 AM »
To be clear its usually not a BSOD, just the computer freezes and requires a hard restart.

I never had problems before I got a second one. Sometimes it works fine for a while with the second screen, but it's hard to predict how long it will take for the problem to happen. This makes it difficult to know when you can rule out the second screen as the cause of the problem.
Whatever the issue is, if it happens 'only' when a 2nd screen is plugged in, you have to check if the problem comes from the monitor or from the laptop.
1) Try it with a different monitor.
2) Does your laptop have another port where you can plug in the HDMI or connect the 2nd screen with any other video cable?
3) Sometimes the issue can come with the motherboard itself that it has some faulty parts, Check if your laptop is still under warranty, if yes Lenovo can swap the motherboard, I've had it a few times.