Windows 10: Windows 10 hangs/stalls out when hovering over folders

Discus and support Windows 10 hangs/stalls out when hovering over folders in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I'll try to explain this as best as I can, let me know if I can clarify anything. I've been having a weird problem, basically since I've had my new... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Dan33185, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. Dan33185 Win User

    Windows 10 hangs/stalls out when hovering over folders


    I'll try to explain this as best as I can, let me know if I can clarify anything. I've been having a weird problem, basically since I've had my new desktop running Windows 10 (about 2 months now). When I have multiple folders open and hover over the folders icon next to the Windows logo, Windows just hangs for about 5-10 seconds sometimes. It doesn't really freeze, as I am able to move the mouse, but I can't click on anything for about 5-10 seconds, and then all of a sudden, everything works as expected like nothing happened. This also happens sometimes when clicking on the Windows logo to make the menu appear, Windows just stalls/hangs for 5-10 seconds, then goes on like normal and like nothing happened. I will attach a picture that shows what I mean, although I am actually typing this on a computer that is running Windows 7, not the computer with the problem, the concept is the same (hovering over folder icon on bottom left of screen).

    :)
     
    Dan33185, Jun 26, 2019
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Jun 26, 2019
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  3. display contents of folder on hover ?

    I used to have an app that let you hover the mouse over a folder and you will see the contents display in a pop up area.. similar to the right click context feature. You could then choose a shortcut from that to open - all without ever opening the folder itself.

    I cant for the life of me find that app but i want to use it to help organize my desktop.

    Any ideas?
     
    John Phoenix, Jun 26, 2019
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  4. Windows 10 hangs/stalls out when hovering over folders

    Windows 10 Search hangs

    Hi,

    To isolate your issue, please provide us the following information:

    • Were there any changes made on your computer before this issue came up?
    • What are the troubleshooting steps you have done so far?
    Furthermore, we suggest that you follow the steps provided by Parth P Patel.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Melowin Mar, Jun 26, 2019
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