Strange right-click behavior under Programs in Start-Menu


M

mmm

Whenever I right-click in the start-menu below Programs (on
Accessories for example)
and choose 'Open' or 'Explore' or 'Explore All Users' from the context-
menu, I get
a "Move Items" dialog box. I click "Cancel" and then I get a "Copy
Items" dialog box.
I click "Cancel" again and then finally the Open/Explore window opens
as it should.

Does anyone know what setting causes this and especially how to
disable it?
It's all in an up-to-date Windows XP x64 Edition SP2+ system.

Thanks,

J
 
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Shenan Stanley

mmm said:
Whenever I right-click in the start-menu below Programs (on
Accessories for example)
and choose 'Open' or 'Explore' or 'Explore All Users' from the
context- menu, I get
a "Move Items" dialog box. I click "Cancel" and then I get a "Copy
Items" dialog box.
I click "Cancel" again and then finally the Open/Explore window
opens as it should.

Does anyone know what setting causes this and especially how to
disable it?
It's all in an up-to-date Windows XP x64 Edition SP2+ system.

Did you try to use the old "Send to X" powertoy (Win9x days) in Widows XP?
 
T

Tim Meddick

Shenan,
what the OP is saying, Mr Stanley, is that on choosing the
"Explore" or "Explorer ALL Users" context item (for, I suppose, the [Start
Menu] "Start Button's " right-click context menu) instead of the expected
event of having Explorer open at the selected point, the OP gets the 'Move
Item's...' dialogue (OP dismisses it) followed immediately by the 'Copy
Items....' dialogue (OP dismisses it again)!!

So, quite the opposite of *wanting* to use either of these (Move / Copy
Item's dialogues) the OP is wondering WHY this behaviour is happening, and
HOW is he going to rectify it.

I neglected to respond to this question on purpose, because I didn't know
the answer, and, have experienced this effect in XP.

On executing a certain affected context menu item, the following strange
behaviour manifests itself;

One or more inappropriate shell extensions will interject themselves before
the correct command proper is executed. I have never found a reason behind
this, though I had investigated thoroughly.


==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :)
 
S

Shenan Stanley

mmm said:
Whenever I right-click in the start-menu below Programs (on
Accessories for example)
and choose 'Open' or 'Explore' or 'Explore All Users' from the
context- menu, I get
a "Move Items" dialog box. I click "Cancel" and then I get a "Copy
Items" dialog box.
I click "Cancel" again and then finally the Open/Explore window
opens as it should.

Does anyone know what setting causes this and especially how to
disable it?
It's all in an up-to-date Windows XP x64 Edition SP2+ system.

Shenan said:
Did you try to use the old "Send to X" powertoy (Win9x days) in
Windows XP?

Tim said:
Shenan,
what the OP is saying, Mr Stanley, is that on choosing
the "Explore" or "Explorer ALL Users" context item (for, I suppose,
the [Start Menu] "Start Button's " right-click context menu)
instead of the expected event of having Explorer open at the
selected point, the OP gets the 'Move Item's...' dialogue (OP
dismisses it) followed immediately by the 'Copy Items....' dialogue
(OP dismisses it again)!!
So, quite the opposite of *wanting* to use either of these (Move /
Copy Item's dialogues) the OP is wondering WHY this behaviour is
happening, and HOW is he going to rectify it.

I neglected to respond to this question on purpose, because I
didn't know the answer, and, have experienced this effect in XP.

On executing a certain affected context menu item, the following
strange behaviour manifests itself;

One or more inappropriate shell extensions will interject
themselves before the correct command proper is executed. I have
never found a reason behind this, though I had investigated
thoroughly.

I asked about the installation of the "Send to X" Powertoy because I have
personal experience with it causing this exact symptom in Windows XP. ;-)

Uninstalling the powertoy fixed it for me each time - then i found a better
non-microsoft Windows XP supported one.

The one I use now:
http://www.gabrieleponti.com/software/#sendtotoy
 
T

Tim Meddick

Shenan,
You are spot-on! I did indeed have the 'Send to X' powertoys
package installed, also.

Do you have any idea about the 'mechanics' of why this effect happens (with
'Send to X') ??
(....so I can try and 'fix' it manually)

How does the software that you are advocating compare with M$'s original
(because I really like it and got used to it having used it since the days
of '98) .

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :)




Shenan Stanley said:
mmm said:
Whenever I right-click in the start-menu below Programs (on
Accessories for example)
and choose 'Open' or 'Explore' or 'Explore All Users' from the
context- menu, I get
a "Move Items" dialog box. I click "Cancel" and then I get a "Copy
Items" dialog box.
I click "Cancel" again and then finally the Open/Explore window
opens as it should.

Does anyone know what setting causes this and especially how to
disable it?
It's all in an up-to-date Windows XP x64 Edition SP2+ system.

Shenan said:
Did you try to use the old "Send to X" powertoy (Win9x days) in
Windows XP?

Tim said:
Shenan,
what the OP is saying, Mr Stanley, is that on choosing
the "Explore" or "Explorer ALL Users" context item (for, I suppose,
the [Start Menu] "Start Button's " right-click context menu)
instead of the expected event of having Explorer open at the
selected point, the OP gets the 'Move Item's...' dialogue (OP
dismisses it) followed immediately by the 'Copy Items....' dialogue
(OP dismisses it again)!!
So, quite the opposite of *wanting* to use either of these (Move /
Copy Item's dialogues) the OP is wondering WHY this behaviour is
happening, and HOW is he going to rectify it.

I neglected to respond to this question on purpose, because I
didn't know the answer, and, have experienced this effect in XP.

On executing a certain affected context menu item, the following
strange behaviour manifests itself;

One or more inappropriate shell extensions will interject
themselves before the correct command proper is executed. I have
never found a reason behind this, though I had investigated
thoroughly.

I asked about the installation of the "Send to X" Powertoy because I have
personal experience with it causing this exact symptom in Windows XP. ;-)

Uninstalling the powertoy fixed it for me each time - then i found a
better non-microsoft Windows XP supported one.

The one I use now:
http://www.gabrieleponti.com/software/#sendtotoy
 
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mmm

Shenan,
            You are spot-on!  I did indeed have the 'Send to X' powertoys
package installed, also.

Do you have any idea about the 'mechanics' of why this effect happens (with
'Send to X') ??
(....so I can try and 'fix' it manually)

Seems these keys caused it;

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
\Copy To]
@="{C2FBB630-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
\Move To]
@="{C2FBB631-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}"

but I did not yet check what they are now (the problematic effect is
gone, and I rarely - if ever - use the Copy To or Move To option, so
what the heck, I killed it)

Thanks for the pointer, it got me to find out these keys had done it.
 
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