Taskbar Explorer right click context menu slow (not just explorer)


  1. Posts : 61
    Windows 10
       #1

    Taskbar Explorer right click context menu slow (not just explorer)


    Hi,

    so one thing i can't seem to solve is that right clicking on explorer or most other applications (i think) is slow on windows 10.
    I have used this before: 7+ Taskbar Tweaker - RaMMicHaeL's Blog
    And this solves that completely, it's instant.
    Problem is, some applications doesn't work, like Visual Studio Code i simply don't get any context menu last i tried at least.

    I think the problem lies in it's generation of pinned items and jump lists, so it have to wait for information before creating the actual menu.
    Cause i think it got sped up quite a bit in other programs if i deactivated the jump list somewhere in settings.
    However explorer is always slow cause of the pinned items (i think).

    It's really frustrating and i have decided to ask here in hope that someone knows something,
    cause i can't find a solution. Hopefully it's just me missing something obvious.

    Thanks:)!
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 19,845
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #2

    You might try this to see if it affects what you're seeing:
    Reset and Clear Recent Items and Frequent Places in Windows 10
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 61
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    That one helps the other applications, it's not instant but it's okay.
    But not file explorer it's still quite slow, it shows all my pinned items (Quick Access),
    which is neat, but i think that's to blame for the slowness.
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 19,845
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #4

    You can unpin those items and see if there's any change..
    Pin or Unpin Quick Access Locations in Windows 10

    Here's a searchable list:
    Windows 10 Tutorial Index
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  5. Posts : 61
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    it's quite a lot, are they saved in the registry perhaps, would like to backup in that case.
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  6. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #6
      My ComputersSystem Spec



  7. Posts : 61
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Years later.

    I tried this, and it might have a little impact, but there's still a delay,
    guess it's just how it is, as it's seems to be the case on all computers i have tried it on.
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  8. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 19,845
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #8

    This might have an effect:
    Change Maximum Number of Items in Jump Lists in Windows 10

    I just noted that the first time I rt clicked the explorer icon there was a pause before the list was shown; subsequently it was faster.

    Feel free to search this
    Windows 10 Tutorial Index
    for e.g.
    jump
    pinned
    recent
    etc - there might be something that prompts a thought.
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  9. Posts : 61
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Doesn't seem to change that much.

    But just like you say, the first load (not sure when it resets) is Very very slow.
    Like it can take 1-2 seconds, then after that it's like 500ms-1000ms, which is still a pain.
    Know it may sounds odd, but hopefully i am not alone in thinking that for something like a standard context menu.

    As i said at the start the 7+ taskbar thingy solves this, but some stuff just won't allow right click then.
    It's very strange that this is a thing, i was prepared for something like "well you have to deactivate X".

    Would love if someone knew why it was slow, like what does it actually do,
    cause then one could try figure out how to make that faster.

    Currently it just seems like it either gathers data that should be cached which should be instant,
    or it asks or something checks the application and it's recent files, which i guess can take a bit longer.
    But it should be nowhere this slow, so there must be some part of it that adds that extra latency.

    If anyone figure that out, i am all ear!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  10. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 19,845
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #10

    Note comments post #2
    Change Maximum Number of Items in Jump Lists in Windows 10

    Could depend on whether it actually reads the disk when populating this e.g. to verify that items exist, or whether it's solely read from the registry.

    If you have a SSD, try ensuring all items point there as an experiment.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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