Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Taskbar button right click menu is cut off

02 Sep 2010   #1

Taskbar button right click menu is cut off

The red x icon for the close window option is cut off. Using stock skin.

Probably easier to understand if you see a pic:

What's caused this and how can I fix it?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Sep 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install

My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Sep 2010   #3


Tried both, and the issue's still here.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

02 Sep 2010   #4
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.

Have you tried to change your theme?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Sep 2010   #5

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Dondon, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Is it only with this, or with other items as well?

Have you recently changed your default fonts? If so, the font you used may not be fitting the pop-up boxes properly, and may need to use a different one that is smaller.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Sep 2010   #6


The issue resolves itself after a reboot, but this is not the first time I've had the issue. It seems to come back after awhile, get fixed with a reboot, rinse+repeat. I thought I noticed the issue was gone a few days ago, so now I have proof.:P

I have not changed default fonts.

I think the issue developed after I accidentally switched themes from the customized, unsaved one I was using to the default Win7 theme (I only changed colors+wallpaper). I redid my theme and saved it to avoid this happening again, which is when I first noticed the cutoff icons in the rightclick menu. I'm not sure why changing the theme would matter, and I'm not sure it actually had anything to do with this issue, but that was when I first noticed it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Taskbar button right click menu is cut off

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Mouse right click button menu transparent and slow until hovered over
Hi i seem to be having this problem which i noticed for a while now, when i right click to bring up the menu or even when i pull down a menu from a list such as File Edit etc.... it seems to stop at a transparent menu and only after i hover over it, jitters into what it is supposed to be like...
General Discussion
Disable context menu when i right click on an app in the taskbar
Hi there, When you right click on an running app, in Windows 7, shows a context menu and i want to disable it. You can see the jpg to see an example. Best regards.
General Discussion
How to Customize the Start Button right click context menu
How to Customize the Start Button right click context menu? I've used custom Registry entries since Windows 95 to add several stock programs to the right click context menu for the Start button. In Windows 7 Pro - right click on the Start button to see a context menu: Two options...
Taskbar menu right click instead of shift+right click?
Is there any setting in window 7 to get taskbar menu on right click instead of shift + right click.
Right click menu on programs in the taskbar
In Vista and older versions, if I right clicked on a program in the taskbar I could then move the mouse up ever so slightly to click "close." Now there is a weird little "box" that pops up instead of a menu, and I have to move my mouse significantly further to get to "close." Sounds trivial,...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:57.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App