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Temporary Decline in Performance Occurs When You Right-Click a File or Folder in Windows Explorer
Article ID: 819101 - View products that this article applies to.
In Windows Explorer, when you right-click a file or folder, you may experience any of the following behavior:
When you right-click a file or folder in Windows Explorer, the CPU usage goes to 100 percent while the shortcut menu is displayed. CPU usage returns to the correct level when the shortcut menu is closed.
To work around this behavior, use either of the following methods.
Method 1Turn off the transition effects for menus and ToolTips. To do this, follow these steps:
Method 2Click the folder or file that you want (select it) before you right-click it to display the shortcut menu.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
Article ID: 819101 - Last Review: November 4, 2003 - Revision: 3.4