Windows 10: Windows applications take very long to launch from Win+X menu

Discus and support Windows applications take very long to launch from Win+X menu in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Like the title says, all Windows applications present on Start context menu (Win+X) have a an enormous delay to start when launched from there, some in... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by ksio89, Dec 25, 2020.

  1. ksio89 Win User

    Windows applications take very long to launch from Win+X menu


    Like the title says, all Windows applications present on Start context menu (Win+X) have a an enormous delay to start when launched from there, some in the order of close to 10 seconds. However, if I launch the applications from outside Win+X menu, like from Run (cmd and taskmgr, for example) or from a shortcut (Win+I to open Settings), they open instantly as expected.

    This is also happening with Windows Explorer: clicking on the taskbar icon = delay; Win+E shortcut = no delay whatsoever. Also, Explorer hangs several times when launching or when resizing the window, I don't know if both issues are related. The system is installed on a SSD and it's brand new and is healthy, so it's some issue with Windows itself. I don't use third-party shells of any kind.

    Win10 build: 20H2 19042.685

    edit: I fixed the delay issue after sfc /scannow, though Windows Explorer hanging issue still persists.

    :)
     
    ksio89, Dec 25, 2020
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  2. CANNOT LAUNCH FLIGHT SIM X

    Hi Dewald,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

    I understand that the Flight Sim X is not running after the first startup closed. We will help you.

    • What is the make and model of your PC?
    I suggest you to update graphics drivers
    and check if the same issue persists.

    • Press Windows key + X and select
      Device Manager.
    • Search for Display Adapters and expand it.
    • Right click on the graphics driver
      and select Update driver software.
    • Restart the System and check opening the application again.
    If the above steps do not work, then I suggest you to contact the manufacturer of the game. They would assist you better with the issue.

    Keep us informed if the issue is resolved. We are glad to help you further.
     
    Sachin Venkatesh, Dec 25, 2020
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  3. Naki Win User
    Feature suggestion: Add right-click menu

    Suggestion: Please add a Windows 7 Jump-List and/or right-click menu to the GPU-Z icon in the Windows taskbar. Possible menus in it would be "Exit" and "About GPU-Z...".
    Maybe also "Switch to tab 1/Switch to tab 2/Switch to videocard 1/Switch to videocard 2" too.
    Examples of programs that have such menus are ICQ, Skype, AIM.

    NOTE: It seems for a right-click menu, Windows 7 is not needed - it works on WinXP and Vista too.
    But even a Windows 7 Jump-list may be good enough.
    What do you think?
     
  4. BrenoLuna Win User

    Windows applications take very long to launch from Win+X menu

    Suggestion: Launching multiple applications from the Start Menu

    Hi,

    First and foremost, I would rather have sent the note below directly to the Microsoft Support team for their deliberation. Once such communication channel could not be located, I'll have it publicly stated on this Community section.

    That said, I understand that, currently, a user willing to launch multiple applications from their Start Menu/Mosaic has to go through a two-step procedure, which must be repeated for each desired app: 1) bring up the Start Menu, and 2) click on the application
    icon to be launched.

    I believe the usability of the Windows 10 o.s. would be improved if the number of steps to achieve that goal was cut down. While there are many options to implement such improvement, my suggestion would be the hold down of the 'ctrl' key while clicking/tapping
    the application icons; each application would load in the background while the Start Menu remained visible to allow subsequent interaction. This approach seems intuitive enough, as it emulates the feature used on Desktop and File Explorer for selecting multiple
    files.

    With thanks for the attention and best regards,

    Breno
     
    BrenoLuna, Dec 25, 2020
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