Method 1: Graphics Driver / Adapter
The first error involves a graphics driver (driver) for a laptop. If you've upgraded your laptop to Windows 8.1, it's likely that the graphics card maker still hasn't got the latest driver update that is compatible with Windows 8.1 . Therefore, you need to visit the graphics card manufacturer's website that you are using to find the latest driver update for the graphics card, if there is an update for Windows 8 / 8.1 then download Go back and install again.
Another way is to access Device Manager , right-click Display adapter and select Disable to disable the monitor's adapter, then re-enable it or you can restart the computer and then reactivate.
Method 2: Disable extensions
If the graphics driver did not fix your problem or if you are experiencing this problem on Windows 7, Vista ... then the cause may be related to the items displayed in the context menu. If you have a long context menu like the image shown below, that should be your problem.
However, not all utilities integrated into the context menu can slow down the menu speed. Sometimes there are just a few extra utilities, but just one or two utilities that work wrong will make the entire menu load slower. Either way, you need to find the problem and the best way to do this is to use the NirSoft ShellExView tool .
This is a free tool, requires no installation, after downloading, unzip and activate the program. Although NirSoft ShellExView only works on Windows 7, it still works well on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Immediately after activating the program, you will receive a long list of tools and utilities, but don't need to pay attention to that. What you need to do is to turn on the program filter.
From the nine interface of NirSoft ShellExView, go to Options> Filter by extension type menu. In the list that appears, click the ContextMenu item and uncheck everything else.
Now the display list outside of NirSoft ShellExView's main screen is much shorter. However, even on a pure Windows 8.1 installation, more than 30 items appeared. In it you can disable quite a lot of unnecessary information related to the system, without affecting or completely removing them from the system.
You can select all non-Microsoft items using CTRL or Shift keys on the keyboard to select multiple items at once. Then go to File> Disable Selected Items menu to disable extensions in the right-click menu.
Then restart the computer and hope this problem will be solved. If all goes well, you can restart NirSoft ShellExView and reactivate each extension one by one, then log off and log back in to see if the item causes a delay in the right-click menu. is not.
Method 3: Install the software
If the above two methods do not fix the problem, most likely the third problem will be an installation software program that interfered with the right-click process. Some programs have the ability to directly affect those Stardock applications like Fences , Start8 and WindowBlinds. These programs really integrate deeply with Windows and change some system behavior.
If you have installed any theme or a program that has the ability to change the look of Windows, you should uninstall the program to see if the problem will be resolved.
Method 4: Interfering with the Registry
This will be the last method to improve the speed of the right-click menu in Windows. But before you proceed, you need to back up your computer, in case there are any errors in the process of working with the Registry that may affect the system.
First, open the registry editor by activating the Charms bar and type in the search box for Regedit and then click on the resulting Windows Registry. In the Windows Registry window that appears, navigate to the following key:
By default the ContextMenuHandlers key will not have any additional entries.
If you see any of the items here, delete them. For example, you can see Intel Graphics or Nvidia keys if you have these drivers installed. You can also backup the entire key in the ContextMenuHandlers section by clicking and selecting Export.
If one of the graphics features does not work or works unstable, simply access the Windwos Registry, then go to File> Import to import the additional key you exported earlier to the same location. when starting to fix. This way, you can delete items even if you are not sure about its effect on the right-click menu speed.