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Windows 7: Disappearing menu when right-clicking icons on taskbar

21 May 2009   #1
PEN

W7
 
 
Disappearing menu when right-clicking icons on taskbar

Hi all.

I wonder if anyone's come across this problem of a disappearing menu when right-clicking icons on taskbar. I see the menu then as soon as I navigate to it, it disappears. It's the same when I leftclick theshow hidden icons button.

It's hard to explain so I've taken a little video of the problem.

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TIA for any help

PEN


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21 May 2009   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Pen, and welcome to Seven Forums.

That is strange. I have a couple of questions though.

What build number of Windows 7 are your using?

Did you do a clean install when you installed Windows 7?

If you create another account as a test, does it work properly in it?
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22 May 2009   #3
PEN

W7
 
 

Hi,

I'm using win7 32-bit evaluation build 7100.

It's an upgrade not a fresh install. I've just done a reinstall (upgrade) and it's still happening.

As suggested, I've created a new user and it doesn't seem to happen there. stranger and stranger.

I get the easiest workaround is to replicate the current user to that new user identity.

Cheers
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22 May 2009   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yep, that would be the easiest way to just copy the contents of the old user account's C:\Users\(user name) folder into the corresponding new accounts C:\Users\(user name) folder. Be sure to also include the contents of the hidden folders there as well.
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22 May 2009   #5
PEN

W7
 
 

Will do.

Thanks!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2009   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Pen.
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