Windows 10: Right-click on desktop produces 3-4 second red spinner

Discus and support Right-click on desktop produces 3-4 second red spinner in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; This just started today, and has continued all day, even after several reboots: Usually, if I right-click on the desktop, I get a pop-up menu... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Wisewiz, May 4, 2021 at 5:02 AM.

  1. Wisewiz Win User

    Right-click on desktop produces 3-4 second red spinner


    This just started today, and has continued all day, even after several reboots: Usually, if I right-click on the desktop, I get a pop-up menu instantly, with about ten items, from View down to Personalize. Today, I'm suddenly getting a noticeable delay when I right-click, with the red "Busy" spinner at the mouse cursor, before the menu appears. Any idea what could be causing this response-lag? (Win 10 Pro 20H2, specs in My computer button, System 1.)

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  2. Wisewiz Win User

    Right-click on desktop produces 3-4 second red spinner

    This just started today, and has continued all day, even after several reboots: Usually, if I right-click on the desktop, I get a pop-up menu instantly, with about ten items, from View down to Personalize. Today, I'm suddenly getting a noticeable delay when I right-click, with the red "Busy" spinner at the mouse cursor, before the menu appears. Any idea what could be causing this response-lag?

    (Win 10 Pro 20H2, specs in My computer button, System 1.)
     
  3. Wisewiz Win User
    Right-click on desktop produces 3-4 second red spinner

    Hello back, Dr. Brink,*Wink

    I had shexview already (always have it) and I disabled the obvious choice: The DeskTopContextMenu Class. There were two entries, and shexvw wouldn't let me disable just one or the other. Disabled, restarted Explorer, and Voila! No delay whatsoever when I right-clicked the desktop. Immediate response, just as it is on my System 2. Now the question is whether I should leave those entries disabled or not. Should I try enabling them again (with restart) and test? It doesn't seem logical to me that re-enabling them would leave the fix in. What say you? Okay to leave them disabled?

    I'll hit Thanks when I hear from you again.
     
  4. Brink Win User

    Right-click on desktop produces 3-4 second red spinner

    Right-click on desktop produces 3-4 second red spinner

    Hello Dr. Dan, *Smile

    A slow opening context menu is often caused by a shell extension installed by a 3rd party app.

    If you like, you can use the method in the tutorial below to troubleshoot and fix this.

    Fix Slow or Freezing Right Click Context Menu in Windows
     
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