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Windows 7: Context menu requires click to show submenu

28 Dec 2015   #1
fhutt

Windows 7 Home Premium and Ultimate
 
 
Context menu requires click to show submenu

Hello,
I am using Windows 7 Home Premium.
Suddenly, I noticed that submenus for items such as 'Send to', 'Open with' etc have no submenu when the mouse hovers over those items. While looking for the problem on the internet I noticed that if I click on those entries the submenus would open.
I don't know what I did, but I would like to get back the default behaviour.
Any ideas where to look?
Thanks


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28 Dec 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Welcome to our forum fhutt.

Take a read through these tutorials by Brink and see if they are what you are looking for.

Select all - Add to Context Menu in Windows 7

Share with - Restore when Missing in Context Menu

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28 Dec 2015   #3
fhutt

Windows 7 Home Premium and Ultimate
 
 

Thanks for the reply, but those links just explain how to add and delete items on the context menu.
I have what I want on the context menu, I just want the default behaviour back - that is, hover over an item and the submenu appears instead of having to click it.
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28 Dec 2015   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm not sure this will help but it cost nothing to try.

Context menu requires click to show submenu-capture.pnmouse-hover.png


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28 Dec 2015   #5
Baddog22556

Windows 7
 
 

I'm sure that will work from the Ease of Access mouse settings.
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28 Dec 2015   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
The context menus sliding open or appearing is a system effects choice
Click start and type in the search box
advanced system settings
Hit enter or click on the suggestion
Advanced/ Visual effects settings button,
See what's up there I have most of the sliding and fading effects off,
Context menu requires click to show submenu-v-effects.jpg


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29 Dec 2015   #7
fhutt

Windows 7 Home Premium and Ultimate
 
 

Thank you for the suggestions.
All those options suggested are already set.
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29 Dec 2015   #8
fhutt

Windows 7 Home Premium and Ultimate
 
 

Found the problem.
After more searching on google, I found a post here at Windows 7 forum:
Cascading Context Menus

It was the Menu Delay Time in the registry set to 65000 something. As the post originator stated, if I would wait around long enough the submenu would open.

Menu Show Delay Time

Why the setting changed I'll never know.
Thank you for your directions though.
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29 Dec 2015   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

So the problem was not that it didn't work, it just worked to slow.
I didn't know the Time Delay could even be set at 65000.

I personally use 40. Plenty fast for me.
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29 Dec 2015   #10
fhutt

Windows 7 Home Premium and Ultimate
 
 

Yes, 40 is what I set it to.
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