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Right-click is slow or weird behavior caused by context menu handlers

01/30/06

  09:16:00 am, by The Dreamer   , 431 words  
Categories: Hardware, Software, Computer

Right-click is slow or weird behavior caused by context menu handlers

Link: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm

:idea: While laying in bed, getting ready to face the new day, an idea popped into my head.

I should hit Google and try to solve an annoyance that had happened to my computers that I couldn't figure out when it started, etc.

At first I searched on progressively longer search of "right click multiple open no longer works", finally a few pages in....I found a dated blog entry about ContentMenuHandlers and there being a bad entry. Though the blog entry solution was delete everything, except maybe the real obvious ones that won't be broken.

I didn't like that solution.

So searching on just "ContextMenuHandlers" I eventually found the above page. I opted for method 2, and tried to download ShellExView. Clicking on the redirection link in the article didn't work, so I used Google to find me a direct link (though I could've bypassed the redirect if I was more awake...they both found the same location).

Going through the non-Microsoft Context Menu handlers...I eventually found the offending handler. Scrolling further right, I found that ShellExView also tells me when the handler was installed (I had figured it would be something 'recent', but didn't know how to track down when a handler had been installed under 'method 1'.)

Turned out on January 6th, I installed "WhoLockMe". Something I installed, but have never used. There was a reason that day that I thought it would help me, but I probably ended up rebooting instead...and then forgot all about it.

Though it was during a period of time when I was having lots of other issues/conflicts with other installations....such as the scanner and TurboTax....

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