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Windows 7: Dead Slow Right Click on Desktop

06 May 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
Dead Slow Right Click on Desktop

When right clicking on the desktop. You can Create a new Folder, Enter the Nvidia Control Panel (and I do often), go to personalize, and something else I do often. "Refresh" I right click and do refresh all the time. I'm not sure it helps anything. It's a bad habit I started in XP.

Basically When I first loaded 7.. it seemed fine. I installed a bunch of drivers, so I'm not sure what one did it. But now when I right click while I'm on the desktop. It takes a solid 3 or so seconds to pop-up.. that is WAY to slow. Vista it was instant.. and Win7 was at first also.

Everything else seems speedy. Starting from Shutdown.. opening programs. Everything is pretty speedy. But the right click feature I use often. It's really slow.

does anyone have any idea's or suggestions?

Also, when I right click on Taskbar, or any of the desktop icons, it's super Fast. only the right click on the actual desktop.

Any help would be great. I think I might go back to WHQL Nvidia driver instead of the BETA for 7. that is what I think I'll try first.

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06 May 2009   #2

Windows 7 Build 7077

Exact same problem here too. And it occurred after I installed the new NVIDIA driver as well. It improved so many things (including my BSOD issue) that I hate to roll back to a previous one. I suppose I can live with the delay if it isn't anything serious causing it. Any thoughts?
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06 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64

Ya that is what I was thinking. as everything else seems fine. but The last update I did was the NV one. and that is when it started i think. on the NV 185.81 BETA. I think I'll go back to the WHQL and see how that works.
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06 May 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64


My Graphics card was not downclocking into 2D Mode, and when I right Click on desktop it was very slow.

I downgraded from the Win 7 BETA driver to the latest Windows Vista x64 182.50 WHQL driver and it's all perfect now. and right click is speedy.
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06 May 2009   #5


Yeah, it's a problem with the latest nVidia driver. :/ I can give another observation and confirmation to this.
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07 May 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

I have that driver installed and my right click context menu on the desktop appears instantly.
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07 May 2009   #7

Vista Home Premium & Windows 7

I didn't install any Nvidia drivers on the RC, I left it as W7 install set it, I had no notifications about it in action panel, so I didn't bother. My right click is instant.
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07 May 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64

what do you mean jon.. I see your point about you didn't get a notification. but if you have something like a GTX 260 like I do. you must install a graphics display driver..

Not sure why yours is fine grim, but the vista WHQL solved it and I'm all good now. hopefully the next Win 7 NV driver will fix it. so I can run a actual win 7 driver.
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15 May 2009   #9

Problem Solved

A really quick and easy fix is to simply remove the NVIDIA Control Panel context menu handler, NvCplDesktopContext manually from the registry. Its just a bug and you can access the nvcp from start menu or control panel.

Found under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\

(provided you dont rely too much on the nvidia control panel shortcut.)
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15 May 2009   #10


It's a known problem with the 185 driver set, lots complaining over at Nvnews also, bear with it, worse drivers to come from Nvidia

I am having a blast with them on the new 'Killing Floor' game though
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