You know what’s really annoying? Right-clicking your desktop to get access to the context menu and having to wait upwards of four seconds for it to open. Is a few seconds going to make or break your day? Probably not, but it’s not the way Windows 10 should work!
This tends to happen because the context menu is loading third-party graphics options that will appear in the menu. Thankfully, you can get rid of them!
First, you need to edit a registry file. Just type regedit into your Windows 10 search box. Once you’re in the editor, you’re going to need to navigate to the following key:
Under that key, you’ll see a few folders. The two that are giving you issues are igfxcui and igfxDTCM, which are Intel Graphics Options and Intel Graphics Properties. If you have NVIDIA graphics, you’ll need to delete NvCplDesktopContext. Delete all of these by right-clicking them and selecting Delete.
Close the editor and right-click your desktop. The context menu should appear instantly. If it doesn’t restart your PC and you’ll be good to go!
What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever edited in the Windows registry? How did it work out?
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