I have never turned on the option to "Hide Desktop Icons". However in the most recent release of PA.c 12.2 there is a weird thing happening. Upon upgrading the PA platform it seems the option was checked (by default?) and alluded my attention for sometime. I am a neat freak and don't use the desktop to any extent, however I did notice that the right-click context menu is not available. Once I tracked down the offending checkbox and removed the entry all was back in order.
It seems to me that the option to "Hide Desktop Icons" should not also eliminate the right-click context menu from the desktop. Am I missing something here that is not evident about PA.c removing the right-click context menu?