How to Fix Slow right Click in Windows 8 8.1 and 10

Even though Microsoft tries very hard to get rid of bugs & improve of its Windows product, few stuffs still remain unnoticed or can’t be fixed permanently. Windows being the most popular Operating system, different people find many new bugs which are reported daily to Windows technicians. Few problems can be solved by a simple troubleshoot or virus scan. Recently I found a bug due to which the “Right Click menu” takes ages to open up. This problem had people scratching their heads, as there’s no fix for this. But today I’m here with a very simple fix for Slow right click in Windows 10/8/8.1 & slow context menu.

The bug has also been encountered in Windows 8 & Windows 8.1 which has exact same fix. Many people say it’s because of some virus or external software. But, Don’t worry it’s not because of any virus or software, it’s just a registry error which can be fixed in no time.

How to Fix Slow Right Click in Windows 10/8/8.1

Step 1. In your Windows 10/8/8.1 device, search “Regedit” & open Regedit. (This will open your Windows’s Registry editor)

Search Regedit in Windows Search bar
Search Regedit in Windows Search bar

Step 2. Click on “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT” & expand.

Registry editor Windows 10/8/8.1
Registry editor Windows 10/8/8.1

Step 3. Scroll down & click on “Directory” and expand.

Step 4. Similarly scroll down in Directory and find “Background”.

Step 5. Expand Background & find shellex. Expand shellex and find “ContextmenuHandlers“. (Entire path ” HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers”)

ContextMenuHandlers in Windows 8/8.1/10
ContextMenuHandlers in Windows 8/8.1/10

Step 6. Delete all the folders (Right click on folders & select delete) inside “ContextMenuHandlers” except “New” & “WorkFolders”. It should look something like this.

Delete all folders in ContextMenuHandlers
Delete all folders in ContextMenuHandlers

Step 7. That’s it! Now restart your Windows 8/8.1/10 device. You have successfully fixed Windows explorer slow right click.

Also Read: How to install RemixOS in Windows 7/8/8.1/10

Reason for slow Right click in Windows:

Unwanted Registry Enteries in Windows 10
Unwanted Registry Enteries in Windows

Registry is nothing but collection of information in Windows which keeps important information about your system hard wares, configuration of application programs that are installed and settings.

Registry can contain hundreds or thousand entries, and over the period of time entries in this registry keeps created. Since it fills with information, it takes memory space on your system and causes computer’s performance issues. As I told you in the beginning of this article, that entry in the registry is made during the installation of a program, but it never get deleted by Windows even after uninstallation of a particular application. Such type of entries which are pointing to a program which no longer exists is called unwanted entries. This type of unwanted entry can cause great issues related to your computer performance. (Source)

Since now we have removed all the unwanted registry files in the Background registry which manages all the stuffs like Desktop wallpaper, Desktop performance, menus etc. the right click will work perfectly now! Solved Windows 10 & Windows 8  slow right click menu. 


1. How Do I Enable Right Click On Windows 10?

Step 1: You can enable the right on Windows 10 by following the steps written below.
Step 2: Click on the taskbar 
Step 3: type “edit group policy” and then click on it 
Step 4: Select User Configuration 
Step 5: Click on administrative templates and go to all settings
Step 6: Go to the standard tabs and double click on “Remove file explorers default content menu”
Step 7: You will find a pop up opened, in the pop up choose enabled and press apply. 

2. How Do You Right-Click If Your Right-Click Is Broken?

You can get the right-click menu on your screen without actually right-clicking. To get the right-click menu, press “SHIFT” followed by “F10” on your keyboard.

3. What Does Right Click Mean?

Right click is the action of pressing the right mouse button or RMB. Pressing the right mouse button shows the user all the additional functions of the mouse. These functions are listed in the form of a drop down menu.

4. Why Does File Explorer Keep Crashing When I Right-Click?

There have been cases where the file explorer crasher whenever the user presses the right mouse button. This is mainly caused by a bad context menu handler. A context menu handler is a shell extention handler that adds comments to an existing context menu.

5. How Do I Fix A Mouse That Does Not Click?

Follow the following steps to fix the mouse:
Step 1: Remove the screws 
Step 2: Take the top part of the mouse off
Step 3: Remove the buttons
Step 4: Find indentations on the buttons
Step 5: Flatten the indentations using a nail file and reassemble the mouse. 

6. How To Change Mouse Double Click Settings In Windows 10?

Step 1: Search for Mouse settings
Step 2: Under “Related settings”, select “Additional mouse options”
It will open Mouse Properties Window.
Step 3: Click the Buttons Tab option
Step 4: Adjust the slider under the “Double-click speed”

7. How To Change Left Click To Right Click On Mouse In Windows 10?

Step 1: Go to Settings > Devices > Mouse
Step 2: Under “Select your primary button” dropdown, change Left to Right.

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