Right Click just Spins and Quits for No Context Menu in Win 10

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Right Click just Spins and Quits for No Context Menu in Win 10

#1 Post by sugardaddy » 21.02.2020, 22:27

I've been using FC for years, and under Win 7 and 8 as well. Now I'm on Win 10 and right click context menu is not working. I get the throbber/spinner for a second or two, and then nothing. These are fresh installs of FC with no plug-ins, etc.

I did some searching prior to asking here and found a temporary work around where I can hold the Windows key while right-clicking and it works, but then the Win Start menu pops up when the Win key is released, and the new dialog that I wanted, like TortoiseSVN, is in the background rather than the foreground.

I have also done the following in response to info I found while researching this:

* Renaming freecommander.exe to explorer.exe
* Tried using the current 64 bit version
* Tried using the current 32 bit version (FreeCommander XE 2020 Build 810a 32-bit public)
* Tried using the current Portable version (XE 2020 Build 810a 32-bit public)
* Installed as Administrator during both installations.

My specs:

* Windows 10 Pro 1903
* 64 bit computer
* Using stock installs of FC with no added in plug-ins, etc.
* I am an admin on my machine

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Re: Right Click just Spins and Quits for No Context Menu in Win 10

#2 Post by Pipecity » 27.02.2020, 10:51

I have the same problem but I am running it on Windows 7 Pro.

I have found the trick of using the Windows key to work but I would rather see this fixed.

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Re: Right Click just Spins and Quits for No Context Menu in Win 10

#3 Post by Marek » 27.02.2020, 22:57

Some shell extensions can make such problems.
You can try ShellExView utility to find the problem:
The ShellExView utility displays the details of shell extensions installed on your computer, and allows you to easily disable and enable each shell extension.

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Re: Right Click just Spins and Quits for No Context Menu in Win 10

#4 Post by sugardaddy » 02.03.2020, 13:40

Marek wrote:
27.02.2020, 22:57
Some shell extensions can make such problems.
You can try ShellExView utility to find the problem:
The ShellExView utility displays the details of shell extensions installed on your computer, and allows you to easily disable and enable each shell extension.
Thank you. I tried that utility and disabled things like winmerge and tortoisesvn and all other non-microsoft context menu items.

They do show as disabled.

However, when I right click they are still there.

Maybe that tool doesn't work for Win 10.

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Re: Right Click just Spins and Quits for No Context Menu in Win 10

#5 Post by Marek » 02.03.2020, 21:50

Works on Win 10 too.
After you have made some changes you must log off from Windows and then log on again or use the menu "Options->Restart Explorer".

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Re: Right Click just Spins and Quits for No Context Menu in Win 10

#6 Post by Pipecity » 06.05.2020, 12:10

I just noticed that if I add the Context menu as a toolbar button and Context menu 64-bit as a another toolbar button when I press the Context menu 64-bit button it behaves the same as if I right click on an item. If I use the Context menu button it works as expected. Also works with Shift+F10. Might have something to do with this.

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