How to Fix Slow Right Click Menu in XP and Vista

I recently observed a weird problem in the right click menu in XP, the moment I right click on my desktop it takes like lot of time to open the menu. I was trying to figure out what the problem was. After sometime I figured out that it was some item in the menu that was resulting in delay in displaying the menu.
I downloaded ShellExView and opened it and arranged all the items according to Type. I found a list of various items relating to type- Context menu, I tried disabling each of them to see which one was creating the problem. I finally realized that it was the ATI software which appeared in the menu that slowed down the menu. As soon I disabled the ATI software option in the menu the menu popped up really fast.
Ok, so here’s a detailed tutorial for you if you didn’t understand:
Firstly, download ShellExView and run it.

Now arrange the items by clicking on Type

Now find the items relating to Context menu and disable one and check the menu if it’s fast, if it isn’t enable back the item and try disabling another one.
To disable/ enable an item simply right click on it and select the option Disable Selected Items/ Enable Selected items.

Once you feel you have fixed the problem and the menu is appearing faster then simply close the program.

NOTE: The disabled item will not appear in right click menu, to display it again you need to repeat the above and select enable item.

Download ShellExView



10 comments for “How to Fix Slow Right Click Menu in XP and Vista”

  • wow, thanks it work for me nicely. 🙂

  • Thanks man……..My problem was absolutely solved. It was nice 🙂

  • Johnston

    Thanks, this solved my problem instantly.

    Very helpful advice, and now i have a great new app!

  • Glad that it helped you Johnston

  • naresh

    hey dude thanks man
    completely solved my problem
    great going and keep it up

  • amit

    well … you are really good … that works …. quiet easy …. keep helping us naives…..thanx.dear

  • User1

    Thanks for the help. worked great.

  • Nolt

    Thanks for the solution to my very frustrating slow right click problem

  • Puneetbajaj12

    hey, thanks a lot…it works

  • thanks a lot mate. This works for me

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