Howdy All. First time poster so pls. excuse an missteps.
I've got a PowerMac Dual 1Gig (MDD) running 10.3.9 and when I Control + Click (same action as going to Finder menu, File, etc) on an item on my desktop (to Get Info, Move To Trash) it not only doesn't perform the task I'm trying to accomplish, temporarily (a couple of seconds) all the icons/folder, etc. on my desktop disappear, then, when the icons come back onto the desktop, the finder opens a new Home Finder window open automatically. I can still go to Finder, File and perform the Get Info/Move To Trash actions, but I've lost my ability to do it with just a simple mouse/keyboard combo action.
I've run Disc Util, Disk Warrior, Rebuilt The Desktop, tossed and emptied trash of all Finder Prefs (.plist) and I'm still left with the same problem. Oh Yeah, Apple Tech Support regurgitates the ARCHIVE AND INSTALL blandness.
All the best,