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Windows 7: Context menu position changed by itself

15 May 2013   #1
Bellzemos

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Context menu position changed by itself

Hi!

Today I installed the latest Windows 7 updates and then I noticed that when I right-click on the desktop the context menu appears down and left instead of up and right as before. I searched,found a soultion on the forums and changed it back to the right side but can't find out how to make it appera up of the mouse pointer instead down. Any idea? And why would a Windows update mess that up in the first place?

Thank you.


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15 May 2013   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Bellzemos,

Not sure why it would cause that either.

If the menu doesn't have enough space (ex: edge of screen border) to open to the right, it will open to the left by default. Is that what happened?
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15 May 2013   #3
Bellzemos

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

No. Nevermind, I'll just leave as it is, thanks anyway.
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15 May 2013   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ok. Glad you got it sorted though.

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