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Windows 7: Right Click on Desktop lag issue

21 Aug 2009   #1
Feanux

Seven
 
 
Right Click on Desktop lag issue

Hi everyone, mandatory first post announcement incomming

This is my first post on here and I'm just curious is anyone's had this problem: Whenever I right-click on my desktop, the loading icon appears and it seems to take a few seconds for the right click menu to pop up.

My computer is in no way slow
2.1 cd2
4gb ram
8700m sli
win7 x64
latest drivers and updates

Just wondering if anyone has had this problem or could help me solve it. Thanks

Feanux


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22 Aug 2009   #2
ranjan2001

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7600
 
 

This use to be the problem with nvidia beta drivers, if you use nvidia based card the latest driver is updated on 21/8/09 yesterday. Update us if that solves the problem.
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22 Aug 2009   #3
Antman

 

This problem also presents in relation to the context menu. Do you have any modifications to the context menu?
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22 Aug 2009   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Feanux, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you have installed a program that added anything, or you have, to the context menu recently, then you can use the program ShellExView to disable that "Context Menu" item unde the "Type" column in the program to see if that may be it.

If you are not sure, then you can try a System Restore using a restore point dated before this happened to see if it can fix it for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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23 Aug 2009   #5
Feanux

Seven
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ranjan2001 View Post
This use to be the problem with nvidia beta drivers, if you use nvidia based card the latest driver is updated on 21/8/09 yesterday. Update us if that solves the problem.
I have the latest drivers, just updated them today. The problem still persists.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Feanux, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you have installed a program that added anything, or you have, to the context menu recently, then you can use the program ShellExView to disable that "Context Menu" item unde the "Type" column in the program to see if that may be it.

If you are not sure, then you can try a System Restore using a restore point dated before this happened to see if it can fix it for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Downloaded, installed, and ran ShellExView, but to no avail. The only added Context Menu was "nVidia Control Panel" and that doesn't show up in ShellExViewer.

Any other suggestions?

*Note: This right-click lag does not appear to happen in safe mode.
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23 Aug 2009   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You might give System Restore a try. :)
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23 Aug 2009   #7
Feanux

Seven
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You might give System Restore a try. :)
No dice.
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23 Aug 2009   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Feanux,

You might see if it is having the Fade option set in Visual Effects below delaying how fast the menu opens from.
Right Click on Desktop lag issue-options.jpg
You might also see if setting the menus to open faster using the tutorial below may help.

Menu Show Delay Time


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23 Aug 2009   #9
Feanux

Seven
 
 


Neither of those worked. Interesting. Anything else you care to try? It's not a pressing manner, I don't right-click on my desktop much, I just like to figure things out instead of leaving them as is.
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23 Aug 2009   #10
Antman

 

Please provide a screen shot of our context menu.


Retiring, brb 8 hrs.
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