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Windows 7: Context menu style changed

14 Aug 2010   #1
cbs362

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows XP Pro SP3 Dual Boot
 
 
Context menu style changed

Hi,
I have Win7 Ultimate, and I used the Classic windows style for a while. After I've switched back to Aero, when I right-click on a file, the context menu's style is different from the original style, and I don't know where I can change the appearance of it. (Image: http://i35.tinypic.com/4p6l4.jpg) It's interesting, that the "sub-context menu" (in this case the Homegroup sharing options) appears as it should. Does anybody know a solution?


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14 Aug 2010   #2
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cbs362 View Post
Hi,
I have Win7 Ultimate, and I used the Classic windows style for a while. After I've switched back to Aero, when I right-click on a file, the context menu's style is different from the original style, and I don't know where I can change the appearance of it. (Image: http://i35.tinypic.com/4p6l4.jpg) It's interesting, that the "sub-context menu" (in this case the Homegroup sharing options) appears as it should. Does anybody know a solution?
If you are referring to the classic style highlighting of the first menu, then WinRar is one of the problems. Try disabling it's context menus and see if it works. Certain apps which add entries to the context menu have a problem with rendering the Aero look. WinRar, Windows 7 Firewall Control Plus and one popular AV come to mind. There may be others
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15 Aug 2010   #3
cbs362

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows XP Pro SP3 Dual Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Greg S View Post

If you are referring to the classic style highlighting of the first menu, then WinRar is one of the problems. Try disabling it's context menus and see if it works. Certain apps which add entries to the context menu have a problem with rendering the Aero look. WinRar, Windows 7 Firewall Control Plus and one popular AV come to mind. There may be others
I tried what you suggested, but unfortunately it didn't work. I reinstalled winrar, nothing changed, even when winrar was uninstalled, the context-menu had the classic style, although I disabled in Sysinternals Autoruns the Winrar context menu handler. I also disabled the context-menu handler in NOD32, uninstalled the Drivehq File Manager - nothing happened.

It's interesting, that in all accounts, the context menu has the classic style, not only in my account.

Anyway, thanks for your reply, I hope that I can solve this problem somehow.
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17 Aug 2010   #4
cbs362

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows XP Pro SP3 Dual Boot
 
 

It succeeded to solve the problem - the cause was Spyware Terminator. I recently uninstalled it, and the context menu reverted to normal.
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17 Aug 2010   #5
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cbs362 View Post
It succeeded to solve the problem - the cause was Spyware Terminator. I recently uninstalled it, and the context menu reverted to normal.
Thanks for posting back with your solution.
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07 Jun 2011   #6
killer bee

windows7 Ultimate SP1 x32bit
 
 

You need not uninstall it. You can remove "Spy Terminator" context menu shortcut.
Source -http://www.fanhow.com/knowhow:Remove_the_context_menu_entry_of_Spyware_Terminator_32144926
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