Windows 10: File Explorer has two context menus

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  1.    09 Feb 2016 #1

    File Explorer has two context menus

    Why does File Explorer have two differ right click menus? One has arrows at the top and bottom to scroll the menu and the other one is the old style that we have always had which shows up once in awhile.
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  2.    24 Apr 2016 #2

    Ping: How to make the small or the large menu default?
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  3.    25 Apr 2016 #3

    Do you simply mean some context menus are shorter than others?

    If so, that's because of the -er- context. The idea is to show what's relevant to what you're right clicking, although that's sometimes not achieved so accurately- which may depend on the author of the shell extension of course.

    If sthg else, could you post a screenshot for clarity?
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  4.    25 Apr 2016 #4

    The tablet does not have a Print Screen (Acer) so I don't have a way of creating an image so I am going to improvise using Windows 8:
    This is what I call Normal on the left, Windows 10 (created by hand) on the right, notice that the spacing on the right image is a lot further apart and the small arrows at the top and bottom to do the scrolling of the "hidden" commands because the menu extends across the entire height of the screen in the horizontal position.
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  5.    25 Apr 2016 #5

    Hi, no idea..sorry.. didn't know it was a tablet. So the right menu is shown here rotated 90 degrees.. Hopefully someone familiar with tablets will answer.

    Screenshot- presumably you do have the snipping tool... type "snip" in cortana's search box.

    Could you complete your specs to help people reading this? Thanks!
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  6.    25 Apr 2016 #6

    I will fill in the specs for the tablet, but I actually have three other laptops.

    Edit: Specs are filled in.
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  7.    25 Apr 2016 #7

    So are you saying you see this on all of them, in this orientation?

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    "small arrows at the top and bottom to do the scrolling of the "hidden" commands because the menu extends across the entire height of the screen in the horizontal position."
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  8.    25 Apr 2016 #8

    You got it. Sometimes the menu comes up as seen in the other image, it's like a birthday gift, you don't know what you are going to get.
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  9.    25 Apr 2016 #9

    I've not seen this reported elsewhere- ok, I don't read all the threads (!).

    So, do all your devices have similar programs installed?
    Basic conflict resolution:
    a. What happens if you do a clean boot?
    Clean Boot - Perform in Windows 10 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts - Windows 10 Forums
    b. What happens if you use Shellexview (free)?
    Hide all MS extensions
    Disable the rest
    Note the 32 bit option under Options which exposes more shell extensions.

    Do you have any unusual display settings- magnification - and note this:
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    When you experience the horizontal display, can you check if there's a change in the orientation setting here?
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  10.    25 Apr 2016 #10

    Not related to a program I installed, it is Windows 10 File Explorer where this issue resides.
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