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Windows 7: Right click/context menu appears invisible, minus the outline

21 Feb 2013   #11
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Sounds to be a Firefox(FF) issue. As Koolkat suggests, uninstall FF. After uninstalling run theCCleaner Registry cleaner in default settings and reboot. Use the free version.

Download and reinstall FF and test.


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21 Feb 2013   #12
Elwood42

 
 

Okay, after a lot of hassle, firefox is reinstalled. Will test and see how it performs and will then report back soon. Thanks for the help so far!
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21 Feb 2013   #13
Arc

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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Elwood42 View Post
Okay, after a lot of hassle, firefox is reinstalled. Will test and see how it performs and will then report back soon. Thanks for the help so far!
Hassle to uninstall firefox? What are the hassles you faced, care to explain please?
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21 Feb 2013   #14
Elwood42

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Elwood42 View Post
Okay, after a lot of hassle, firefox is reinstalled. Will test and see how it performs and will then report back soon. Thanks for the help so far!
Hassle to uninstall firefox? What are the hassles you faced, care to explain please?
Uninstalling was easy, but when it came to reinstalling it, I had to download the install via internet explorer, and it conveniently failed to download it four times, so I had to download google chrome to download firefox, so I could install it!
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21 Feb 2013   #15
Arc

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Ah OK.
DISABLE GPU acceleration in the new install now, and observe the situation.
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21 Feb 2013   #16
Elwood42

 
 

Still occuring when I select one of the bookmark sub folders. one of the six won't display the context menu, while the other five do.

I am getting baffled and annoyed by this now. It seems completely random.
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21 Feb 2013   #17
Arc

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Do a full scan of your computer with Free MBAM.
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21 Feb 2013   #18
Elwood42

 
 

Don't see how it is malware related, but will give it a shot!
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21 Feb 2013   #19
Elwood42

 
 

Note the scan is still running with zero results so far, but having had a look around, I went into System > Advanced settings > performance settings > I then changed visual effects from "decide what is best for my computer" to "Best for performance"

This has made everything look like windows 95, however the context menus appear to be loading correctly thus far. It leads me to believe it is somehow performance related, but my computer has been running fine for the eight months I've had it, and it's not under any kind of heavy operations when the context menus fail.

Yet changing to a low quality, high performance appearance seems to solve it. However I don't really want to use this basic look permanently, I'm just hoping it might help someone point out what performance related issue could be the cause that I am missing.

EDIT: And the malware entire computer scan just finished with zero results found. My computer is pristine and clean from any kind of viruses or malware, which is reassuring!

Second EDIT: With a bit of trial and error, it seems to occur when I have the "Use visual styles on windows and butttons" turned on, and once it is turned off, it stops occurring, but everything looks so primitive. How could the windows style become corrupted to cause the issue?
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21 Feb 2013   #20
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

To better help us to help you would you please add your systems specs? Here's how:SystemInfo See Your System Specs Under System Manufacturer/Model Number add whether it is a desktop or laptop and whether self built. Very important

Log in to Seven Forums and you will be able to transfer the info directly to the specs page in your profile from within the System Info app.

After doing this your specs will be available in each of your posts.
Click on My system Specs in the lower left of this post to see how it should look.
Full instructions are in the tutorial.

Your issue may be related to your graphics card or driver. What seems to be happening is it can't fully handle all of w7 Aero appearance. What you are getting with the primitive look is the Classic, non-Aero theme.
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