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Right clicking: delay in showing meu

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by John Doue, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. John Doue

    John Doue Flightless Bird

    Hi,

    Occasionally, when I right click on a file, say to rename it, my machine
    (SP3) becomes almost non responsive; I am not positive some disk
    activity is taking place, it is not obvious. It can take quite a few
    seconds before the context menu responds again.

    It looks like a cache is being rebuild. Then, the right click menu will
    appear normally for quite a while ... until next time.

    Is there anything I can do to avoid unnecessary delay in my machine
    response to a right click.

    Thanks
    --
    John Doue
     
  2. Elmo

    Elmo Flightless Bird

    John Doue wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > Occasionally, when I right-click on a file, say to rename it, my machine
    > (SP3) becomes almost non-responsive. I am not positive some disk
    > activity is taking place; it is not obvious. It can take quite a few
    > seconds before the context menu responds again.
    >
    > It looks like a cache is being rebuilt. Then, the right-click menu will
    > appear normally for quite a while ... until next time.
    >
    > Is there anything I can do to avoid unnecessary delay in my machine
    > response to a right-click?
    >
    > Thanks


    Right-click is slow or weird behavior caused by context menu handlers:
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/rcdelay.htm

    --
    Joe =o)
     
  3. John Doue

    John Doue Flightless Bird

    On 4/28/2010 3:30 PM, Elmo wrote:
    > John Doue wrote:
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> Occasionally, when I right-click on a file, say to rename it, my machine
    >> (SP3) becomes almost non-responsive. I am not positive some disk
    >> activity is taking place; it is not obvious. It can take quite a few
    >> seconds before the context menu responds again.
    >>
    >> It looks like a cache is being rebuilt. Then, the right-click menu will
    >> appear normally for quite a while ... until next time.
    >>
    >> Is there anything I can do to avoid unnecessary delay in my machine
    >> response to a right-click?
    >>
    >> Thanks

    >
    > Right-click is slow or weird behavior caused by context menu handlers:
    > http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm
    > http://windowsxp.mvps.org/rcdelay.htm
    >


    Thanks, I did not know that.

    --
    John Doue
     
  4. Elmo

    Elmo Flightless Bird

    John Doue wrote:
    > On 4/28/2010 3:30 PM, Elmo wrote:
    >> John Doue wrote:
    >>> Hi,
    >>>
    >>> Occasionally, when I right-click on a file, say to rename it, my machine
    >>> (SP3) becomes almost non-responsive. I am not positive some disk
    >>> activity is taking place; it is not obvious. It can take quite a few
    >>> seconds before the context menu responds again.
    >>>
    >>> It looks like a cache is being rebuilt. Then, the right-click menu will
    >>> appear normally for quite a while ... until next time.
    >>>
    >>> Is there anything I can do to avoid unnecessary delay in my machine
    >>> response to a right-click?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks

    >>
    >> Right-click is slow or weird behavior caused by context menu handlers:
    >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm
    >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/rcdelay.htm
    >>

    >
    > Thanks, I did not know that.


    So, was it a network share, or a bad context menu handler? Or, have you
    not found the cause yet?

    --
    Joe =o)
     

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