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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 Windows 7 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 Windows 7 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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