Windows 10 Desktop Right Click Lag

Recently, Microsoft launched the latest addition to the Windows operating system, the all new Windows 10. It packs together a bunch of new stuff for the users to play around with and offers a very good user experience. As good as this new upgrade sounds, it is bound to have some issues that the users would have to deal with before they are fixed. One of the most common issues faced by the users, not just on Windows 10 but on the ancestor versions as well, is the Windows 10 desktop right click lag issue.

It has always been the case that the most annoying errors show up once the user is having a great time working around with the new features of an update. More common is an issue where, when a user right clicks on the desktop or any other icon for instance, the cursor lags for about 4-5 seconds before bringing up the menu. Although 4-5 seconds doesn’t seem a lot of time, it sure is one of the issues that is the most annoying to the users. The users hate having to wait for this little interval of time every time they right click their desktops.

Fortunately, we have a workaround that is sure so solve the Windows 10 Desktop Right Click Lag once and for all. Written below is a simple guide whereby users can fix this issue.

Windows 10 Desktop Right Click Lag

How To Fix Windows 10 Desktop Right Click Lag Issue:

Using this simple step-by-step guide, the users can get rid of the Windows 10 Desktop Right Click Lag issue.

  1. Download Shell Ex View to begin with.
  2. Once downloaded, install the software.
  3. Once installed, launch the application.
  4. When in application, click on ‘Options’ at the top and select ‘Filter By Extension Type’ from the drop-down menu.
  5. Select ‘Context Menu’ from the list of options that appear and proceed.
  6. The Shell Ex View Windows will refresh, bringing up a list of applications.
  7. Search for the applications with the Pink highlighted names.
  8. Press ‘Ctrl’ on your keyboard and select all the highlighted applications using the mouse.
  9. Click on the Red button at the top left side of the Shell Ex View Windows in order to disable these applications.
  10. Go to ‘Options’ again and click on ‘Restart Explorer’ at the bottom of the list.

Your Windows explorer will restart. Go to your desktop and try right-clicking on it. Your issue is sure to have been resolved.

Note: If you had multiple Pink highlighted applications, you can now move back to Shell Ex View and try enabling them one by one in order to find the real culprit application.

This is as simple as it gets if you wish to fix Windows 10 Desktop Right Click Lag issue. The entire process takes hardly 10 minutes and you are sure to have fixed the issue. Please feel free to leave any comments below and we’ll be sure to respond as soon as we can.

If you have any questions or confusion, feel free to contact us using the comments. I hope this guide will solve the issue with your Windows PC.

  • Hessam Saeb

    Hey, My problem is when I right click on a folder and go to properties there then happens a lag like there is a high CPU usage for a second. did your method still no good for me do you have any solution for that ?

  • Chaos Trill

    Confirmed working 7/24/17 thanks alot!

  • Nwy 140

    Thank you, you really saved my ass whenever I want to start up some IDEs like android studio to get ready for coding, windows 10 is one of the most laggest OS I have used in my life, until you saved my ass.