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Desktop right clicking problems

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    'Win8

    Desktop right clicking problems


    Hey, whenever I right click on the desktop to sort my icons windows 8 freezes and its explorer starts. I've installed my graphics card driver and it still won't like me get the right click menu is there any way to fix this?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    There are at least a dozen similar questions in this forum, and the answer is always the same. You have likely installed some third party application that has also installed a right click shell extension that is not compatible with Windows 8. You must figure out what application this is, and uninstall it.
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  3. #3


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Here's the answer I gave to another thread:

    Right Click Menu Lag on my pc
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  4. #4


    Posts : 6
    'Win8


    Yeah that fixed it, I didn't think itunes was consider third party.
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