Windows 10: How to scroll File Explorer context menu

Discus and support How to scroll File Explorer context menu in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Windows 10 File Explorer has a arrow at the bottom to scroll the menu, how can the menu be scrolled in the old "normal" fashion? 48187 Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by rdwray, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. rdwray Win User

    How to scroll File Explorer context menu


    Windows 10 File Explorer has a arrow at the bottom to scroll the menu, how can the menu be scrolled in the old "normal" fashion?

    :)
     
    rdwray, Apr 22, 2016
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  2. [Ahiru] Win User

    How to Turn Off / Disable Touch Friendly Contextual Menu in Windows 10

    Any news on this? How this works is horrible right now. Here are a few tips:

    1) Make the touch context menu scroll with a swipe, like things with a scroll bar do.

    2) Condition the display of the touch friendly context menu to the state of the tablet mode.

    3) Add a switch to turn this on or off in the tablet mode settings.

    Ideally you should implement point 1, ALWAYS display normal context menu when NOT in tablet mode and add a switch like this: "Use touch friendly context menu in tablet mode" on/off.

    At least with a 10" tablet normal Windows interface is easy to operate and big buttons become kinda of a burden as they allow for less things on screen (like having to scroll the context menu)
     
    [Ahiru], Apr 22, 2016
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  3. File Explorer task bar context menu pinned items not working

    Basically, when I right-click on the File Explorer it brings up the context menu fine. But when I click on a pinned or recent document it closes the context menu and then nothing happens. All other context menus work fine. Also, the File Explorer, Unpin
    and Close Window options work fine (although sometimes the list of recent files covers those options).

    I tried to fix it by running gpedit.msc and going to
    User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > File Explorer and disabled Remove File Explorer’s default context menu. I also enabled Display the menu bar in File Explorer (they were both not
    configured by default). And then I restarted my computer. It fixed nothing.

    Just a small problem, because I can always just open another window through the context menu or if it's cover open another directory in another window through the already opened window. It's just a pain because I do
    a lot of file management, and it makes it really tedious and slow.

    Thanks,

    -
     
    Electroshockist, Apr 22, 2016
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  4. dalchina New Member

    How to scroll File Explorer context menu

    Unfortunately apparently not. The question has been asked here before, and I'm sure you've found other references.

    It's long been like that in Windows.. you could always try feedback e.g. Windows key +?
    or posting on an MS forum eg technet..
     
    dalchina, Apr 23, 2016
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  5. rdwray Win User
    Just posted to technet. I have a small tablet that is very convenient and it is almost impossible to tap the tiny little arrows without activating something in the menu. thanks...
     
    rdwray, Apr 23, 2016
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  6. dalchina New Member
    Another approach would be to disable selected context menu entries to shrink it - several programs around.
    5 Free Tools To Manage The Context Menu In Windows

    Also cfi shelltoys (if available for Win 10) had an option to move context menu entries to a 'rarely used' category.

    In other words, find a way that suits you to rejig your context menu so none are too long.
     
    dalchina, Apr 5, 2018
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