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    Vista right-click menu gone old-style
    « on: August 09, 2009, 02:07:34 PM »
    Hey guys, my right click menu has gone old-style in Vista.

    I didn't change any settings and in the settings it's set to the Vista theme.

    What can I do to set it back?
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    Re: Vista right-click menu gone old-style
    « Reply #1 on: August 09, 2009, 02:10:38 PM »
    Explain old style and we'll go from there....
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      Re: Vista right-click menu gone old-style
      « Reply #2 on: August 09, 2009, 02:13:12 PM »
      From this:


      to the classic style (Windows 95, 98, 98SE, 2000, ME).


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      Re: Vista right-click menu gone old-style
      « Reply #3 on: August 09, 2009, 02:30:18 PM »
      Mine looks like the 2nd one. I see nothing wrong with it.

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        Re: Vista right-click menu gone old-style
        « Reply #4 on: August 09, 2009, 02:31:09 PM »
        It never used to be like it and I prefer the new version.
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        Re: Vista right-click menu gone old-style
        « Reply #5 on: August 09, 2009, 02:33:39 PM »
        The second one has been on my computer since the very beginning, so I'm not sure where did you get the first screenshot from.

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          Re: Vista right-click menu gone old-style
          « Reply #6 on: August 09, 2009, 02:34:50 PM »
          For some reason it'll display the first one when I right click folders and such, but not files and shortcuts.
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          Re: Vista right-click menu gone old-style
          « Reply #7 on: August 09, 2009, 02:39:12 PM »
          Hmmm....strange, because usually folder right click menu displays more options, than file right click menu.

          If it just happened, try system restore.

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            Re: Vista right-click menu gone old-style
            « Reply #8 on: August 09, 2009, 02:40:38 PM »
            The first one was the menu from My Computer on the desktop and the second one was the menu from Q-Dir.exe shortcut on the desktop.

            Actually, it might be Q-Dir that has done it. I'll see what happens when I uninstall.
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            Re: Vista right-click menu gone old-style
            « Reply #9 on: August 09, 2009, 02:41:47 PM »
            running any Themes ? ?
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              Re: Vista right-click menu gone old-style
              « Reply #10 on: August 09, 2009, 02:42:37 PM »
              No themes running, just the Vista theme with another background.

              Uninstalling Q-Dir did nothing. Could it be a registry key?
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              Re: Vista right-click menu gone old-style
              « Reply #11 on: August 09, 2009, 02:49:32 PM »
              I have Q-Dir installed too, and it doesn't affect me.

              As i said, try system restore. It may be quick fix.

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                Re: Vista right-click menu gone old-style
                « Reply #12 on: August 09, 2009, 02:52:25 PM »
                Could the rescue tools at startup help me? A restore is the last thing I want to do.
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                Re: Vista right-click menu gone old-style
                « Reply #13 on: August 09, 2009, 02:55:21 PM »
                You're mistaking system restore with Windows reinstall.
                Start>All programs>Accessories>System tools>System restore.
                It deals ONLY with your computer registry.
                Reset it to couple of days ago (depending on when the problem started), and your problem may be solved.
                It won't touch your data.

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                  Re: Vista right-click menu gone old-style
                  « Reply #14 on: August 09, 2009, 02:56:27 PM »
                  Ah yes, sorry Broni, it's late here for me, and I'm forgetting things. I'll check that out.
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                  Re: Vista right-click menu gone old-style
                  « Reply #15 on: August 09, 2009, 02:57:35 PM »
                  Not a problem :)

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                    Re: Vista right-click menu gone old-style
                    « Reply #16 on: August 09, 2009, 03:52:00 PM »
                    Hi mate, just restored, and it hasn't changed. I don't want to go back any further.
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                    Re: Vista right-click menu gone old-style
                    « Reply #17 on: August 09, 2009, 03:55:04 PM »
                    Does the same thing happen in My Computer, and Windows Explorer?

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                      Re: Vista right-click menu gone old-style
                      « Reply #18 on: August 09, 2009, 04:10:59 PM »
                      Windows Explorer: Fine
                      Inside any programs: Fine
                      On the desktop: Fine except program shortcuts. My Computer, Recycle Bin, My Documents are fine.
                      Taskbar: Fine
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                      Re: Vista right-click menu gone old-style
                      « Reply #19 on: August 09, 2009, 04:13:53 PM »
                      So, ONLY desktop shortcuts display that short (#1) menu?

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                        Re: Vista right-click menu gone old-style
                        « Reply #20 on: August 09, 2009, 04:14:55 PM »
                        No, the desktop shortcuts display the #2 menu.

                        When I right-clicked My Computer on the desktop, #1 appeared.
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                        Re: Vista right-click menu gone old-style
                        « Reply #21 on: August 09, 2009, 04:17:47 PM »
                        Well, it's all normal then...hehehehe
                        My Computer right click menu looks the same (#1).

                        You have too much time on hands....LOL

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                          Re: Vista right-click menu gone old-style
                          « Reply #22 on: August 09, 2009, 04:20:22 PM »
                          Unless it's something they changed in SP2 and I didn't notice.

                          Thanks anyway Broni.

                          Yeah I do seem to have too much time LOL!

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                          Re: Vista right-click menu gone old-style
                          « Reply #23 on: August 09, 2009, 04:22:57 PM »
                          Trust me. Nothing has changed. It's only your imagination.
                          It happens to everyone.
                          Sometimes, I'd swear, that thing was brown, but in reality, it has always been black ;D

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                            Re: Vista right-click menu gone old-style
                            « Reply #24 on: August 09, 2009, 04:24:36 PM »
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                            Re: Vista right-click menu gone old-style
                            « Reply #25 on: August 10, 2009, 08:01:37 PM »
                            manadude2.

                            Context menus change depending on what you right click on.  That's why they are called context menus, they give you options that are in context with what you click on.

                            If you right click on the taskbar it will give yet another completely different context menu.
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                            Re: Vista right-click menu gone old-style
                            « Reply #26 on: August 10, 2009, 09:26:34 PM »
                            why would the menu with more options be the "old style" menu?
                            I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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                            Re: Vista right-click menu gone old-style
                            « Reply #27 on: August 10, 2009, 09:28:00 PM »
                            It isn't, I think the OP just didn't know how to say what he/she was asking.
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                              Re: Vista right-click menu gone old-style
                              « Reply #28 on: August 11, 2009, 03:41:43 AM »
                              manadude2.

                              Context menus change depending on what you right click on.  That's why they are called context menus, they give you options that are in context with what you click on.

                              If you right click on the taskbar it will give yet another completely different context menu.

                              This is true.

                              But that is not the answer to my question.

                              If you look at the two images I posted which were taken from screenshots off my desktop, you will see that they look different. In #1, there is a line down the left side of all the options. In #2, there isn't.

                              In #1, when you hover over an option, the blue highlight fades in and out. In #2, it just appears suddenly.

                              I prefer #1 style, which is what I am trying to ask, how can I change #2 back to #1 because it sure was not like that a few weeks ago.

                              Also I just tried changing the theme back to Windows Vista rather than Modified Theme, and when it had completed, I right clicked a shortcut on my desktop and it looked like #1. I right clicked again and it had changed back to #2. There must be something wrong.
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                              Re: Vista right-click menu gone old-style
                              « Reply #29 on: August 11, 2009, 03:55:38 AM »
                              #1 is for my computer. #2 is everything else.



                              #1 has a "line" because there are no Menu Icons.

                              #2 doesn't. It has the icons.



                              a "workaround" might be to uninstall ALL programs that add a shell extension, or disable the shell extensions themselves (for example, 7-zip, powerarchiver, And I mean, *All*.

                              one of them might be only compatible with IContextMenu2 and the effects you see are only with IContextMenu3... (effects, I might add, that I haven't seen ever- the "fade in" for menu items simply isn't implemented to begin with, AFAIK)
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