Right hand click dropdown menu

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by cpomd, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. cpomd

    cpomd OSNN Addict

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    Please see attached.

    this is what my drop down menu looks like

    it seems to me to be too large and some entries are unexpected

    any ideas on how to "normalise" it?
     

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    Last edited: Jan 17, 2006
  2. madmatt

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    Did you use a registry hack to remove the shortcut arrows? e.g....

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    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    ; Remove Shortcut Arrows
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile]
    "IsShortcut"=-
    
    If so, you need to add "IsShortcut" back, put the following in a text file and save it as something.reg.

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    ; Remove Shortcut Arrows
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile]
    "IsShortcut"
    
    That will remove the duplicate items. However, I don't know which application is adding the really long items. You should look in the options for that program and uncheck Explorer enhancements.
     
  3. cpomd

    cpomd OSNN Addict

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    Many thanks for your suggestion it does seem to have achieved a reduction in size but the load in first, second , third frame is still present.

    I think it was loading autopatcher january that caused this but I dont know which part of it could cause this. Should I do a recovery disk reinstall?

    tia
     
  4. madmatt

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    I believe AutoPatcher has that registry hack included. If you want to remove shortcut arrows I recommend using Tweak UI (it performs the correct registry changes to remove the arrow).

    When you remove the arrow using that hack it will cause some items to display twice (such as WinZip).

    As for AutoPatcher, I don't like it. It includes updates that your PC may not need. I recommend sticking with Microsoft Update for Windows and Office updates (http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate).

    If you can, uninstall AutoPatcher or roll your system back (restore point).
     
  5. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Look under the load into third frame, it says Run UltraCompare. I'd bet that's the program that is addind the load into frame options. Either remove it or check the settings for explorer enhancements.