The desktop context or popularly known by its famous name right-click menu is the menu which appears when you perform a right click on an empty area on the desktop in . It is an instant access to the number of settings and functions for example hide/show icons, create new folders, display settings etc.

Since the inception of 10, several users have discovered a bug which is slow display of the right-click menu. According to the users who have been having trouble with the menu they say that when they right-click on the desktop the menu doesn’t appear instantly like its suppose to but takes about 4 seconds to display.


The good thing is that the problem can be fixed in the matter of minutes and this problem occurs because of the integrated third party items like Intel graphic card properties and NIVIDIA Control Panel.


Fix to slow desktop context menu in Windows 10

Following are methods to fix the slow display of the right-click menu on the desktop.

Method 1 of 2

Step 1: In the start menu search “Regedit” and then press enter. Press ÿes”if you see user account control dialogue.


Step 2: Once you have accessed Regedit, navigate the following path:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\ shellex\ContextMenuHandlers

Several folders will appear in ContextMenuHandlers

Step 3: To delete the Intel graphics properties and Graphics options entries, delete the igfxcui and igfxDTCM folders. Simply right-click and click delete, click yes in confirmation dialogue appears.


If your PC has NVIDIA graphics hardware, then simply right-click on NvCplDesktopContext and press delete.


You can close the registry now and the right-click menu should be displayed instantly now if the problem still persists, restart your computer once.


Method 2 of 2

If you are not familiar with registry and don’t want to experiment you can simply use a free software called ShellExView to delete the graphics entries from the desktop context menu. Here is download ShellExView.

Step 1: Visit and download the latest version of the app. The download link will appear at the end of the page.

Step 2: Extract the zip file and run the shellexview.exe file. Click yes if you see user account control prompt.

Step 3: The tool will take a few seconds to scan your computer for any context menu entries.

Step 4: Look for the entry “NVIDIA CPL Context Menu Extension”, right-click on it and click disable.


If you have Intel graphics, look for TheDesktopContextMenu Class and TheDesktopContextMenu Class and disable them by right-clicking on them.


To make sure you perfectly execute the procedure restart the Windows explorer once or perform a reboot.

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