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Right clicking on desktop, slow to open properties box

  1. #1


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1

    Right clicking on desktop, slow to open properties box


    When I Right click on my desktop it's slow to open the properties box. It takes 10-15 seconds. I noticed this in the last two months and I did a fresh install after giving up on Win10 this week and it's still doing it. I figure it's an update, but which one? Anyone have a resolution to this?

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  2. #2


    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    Maybe try a different mouse.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 22
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit


    Does left clicking anything take 10-15 seconds as well? or is it just right clicking things?
    Also, is this just on your desktop, if you right click in a folder, does it take a long time to open the properties in a folder?
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  4. #4


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


    You can try this:
    Right Click Menu Lag on my pc
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  5. #5


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    It's just the desktop. Left clicking on the desktop doesn't have a function. The mouse is new, Logitech Anywhere 2 MX or whatever LOL I'll check the link above, thanks.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    I checked that link, doesn't seem to relate to my problem since it's only on the desktop. It started like said a few months back, did a fresh install this week and it's the same problem. I really believe it was some Windows Update that's the cause. When there's a 188 updates I wouldn't even know where to begin except to screw my system up. LOL
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Right clicking on desktop, slow to open properties box
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