Windows 10: Explorer Right click menu is left open after selecting a alternative


  1. Posts : 5
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit Version 1607 Build 14393.576
       09 Jan 2017 #1

    Explorer Right click menu is left open after selecting a alternative


    A thing™ that has appeared after updating Windows 10 (not exactly sure which update but it was working before the Aniversory update) is that if I use Right Click on Explorer to get the menu, then after I have selected a choice from the menu, e.g Minimize, the menu is left open!

    Is this a bug or is it some configuration that I need to make to remove this "feature"?
    It's annoying!!!


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  2.    09 Jan 2017 #2

    Hi, that's not correct behaviour, and certainly not what to expect of Win 10.

    Does it work correctly in Safe Mode? And you could check what happens if you disable all non-MS extensions using Shellexview (free).
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  3. Posts : 5
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit Version 1607 Build 14393.576
    Thread Starter
       09 Jan 2017 #3

    Hello,
    I booted in safe mode and the problem is still there.

    If I disable a shell extension with ShellExView will it be disabled the next time I start Explorer of must I reboot?
    (Or will reboot enable the extension again?)
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  4.    09 Jan 2017 #4

    Hi, ok, check using Shellexview, ** hide all MS extensions, then disable the rest (no need to log off etc, though you can try that if you like). Note more are exposed with the 32 bit option. Use Shellexview to enable them again.

    Another thing to check is this:
    Try creating another user for test purposes (you can delete the user afterwards).

    In the above, we're simply checking the most elementary possible matters, without knowing the underlying cause.

    If no improvement in any of the above, you can try an in-place upgrade repair install which keeps all programs and most settings. Instructions in the Tutorial section here.
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  5. Posts : 5
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit Version 1607 Build 14393.576
    Thread Starter
       09 Jan 2017 #5

    I created a new user and the same problem.
    I disabled all non-Microsoft shell extensions in ShellExView but the problem remains.

    What I can see from the tutorial all my program will be wiped...

    So that is not really an viably option for this problem.

    I just have to live with it and maybe some windows update will fix it....

    Thank for the help!
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  6.    09 Jan 2017 #6

    If no improvement in any of the above, you can try an in-place upgrade repair install which keeps all programs and most settings. Instructions in the Tutorial section here.

    I did tell you it keeps everything. I know, I've done it.

    I don't know what you've read- but it's not about an in-place upgrade repair install. I think I recall at the start of that there's mention of reset and refresh which are something entirely different.

    It's very unlikely an update will fix it. It's more likely an in-place upgrade repair install will. If you use disk imaging (which everyone should routinely and which might have rescued you from this comparatively easily) you can always get back to where you are now.

    Here's my text on this which you should find helpful:
    Precede it with this in case sthg has happened to your file system:

    From an admin command prompt
    [Windows key + X, click command prompt (admin)]
    chkdsk C: /F
    Your PC will need to restart.
    Make sure the result is clear or fixed- else do not proceed.
    Post back the result, which you can get after a restart as follows:
    How do I see the results of a CHKDSK that ran on boot? - Ask Leo!

    An In-place upgrade repair install will fix many things, but not those where the settings are not changed by the procedure.

    For this you need an installation medium with the same base build as you have installed, and x64 if you have a 64 bits OS, else x86 (32 bits).

    Recommendation:
    Before you perform the following major repair procedure, do create a disk image (see below).

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Tutorials
    - this includes a link from which you can obtain Windows 10 iso file (" download a Windows 10 ISO"), or create a bootable medium.

    I would recommend creating the bootable medium, as this can be used
    - for any future in-place upgrade repair install
    - to boot from and use its recovery options should Windows become unbootable.
    - to clean install Windows

    This will refresh Windows, after the manner of a Windows installation.
    - all/most associations will be unchanged
    - all your programs will be left installed
    - no personal data should be affected
    - you will lose any custom fonts
    - you will lose any customised system icons
    - you may need to re-establish your Wi-Fi connection
    - you will need to redo Windows updates subsequent to the build you have used for the repair install
    - Windows.old will be created
    - system restore will be turned off- you should turn it on again and I recommend you manually schedule a daily restore point.
    - you will need to redo any language downloads including the display language if you changed that)
    - inactive title bar colouring (if used) will be reset to default
    - if Qttabbar is installed, you need to re-enable it in explorer (Options, check Qttabbar)
    This is one of the better features of Win10: as each major build comes out, that's your updated reference build, and as updates are mostly cumulative, there will be few to do.


    Please consider using disk imaging regularly. It's a brilliant way to
    - preserve your system (and your sanity)
    - back up your data
    - restore your system to a previously working state in a relatively short time

    Recommended: Macrium Reflect (free/commercial) + boot disk/device + large enough external storage medium.
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