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kenwardm

Something to try if your "Right Click" is very slow in windows

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It turns out that Roxio Easy Media Creator 10 can be responsible for some very frustrating behaviour in Windows. It took some effort to track it down. So I thought it might help to pass on the tip.

 

The symptom is that when you "right click" a file in Windows, on the desktop for example, the context menu takes for ever to appear.

 

Thanks to this truly excellent site I tracked it down to what seems to be a poorly designed context menu in Roxio.

 

By a process of elimination, I used ShellExView to track it down to the entry for "RXDCExtShlExt Class". Disable this entry with ShellExView, and the "right click" menu appears instantly. Otherwise it can take at least 10 seconds.

 

The entry is related to "Roxio Drive Emulator". I don't know what this does, beyond creating a frustrating time delay in Windows.

 

If there is a way to fix this, I'd be happy to hear about it.

 

I don't know if this is the right place for this sort of advice. It has nothing to do directly with Roxio. Happy to put it somewhere else more appropriate.

 

 

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Good post that may help folks that have that problem. I don't. When I right click, on the desktop, or anywhere for that matter, I instantly get the context menu. So, in your case, it may be Roxio and some other program mix that causes the problem. It doesn't happen to everyone, so it doesn't look like a poorly designed Roxio context menu, to me.

 

As a matter of fact, yours is the first post that I have seen about any right click issue.

Edited by grandpabruce

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I see you are running XP as the OS. I am running Vista Home Premium and also EMC 9 and 10, and my right click on anything is almost immediate. So it's possible that there is also somethng else causing your problem besides EMC 10.

 

Frank...

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But do you have emulated drives in Vista, Frank? That could also account for the difference.

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I don't have a problem with that one, but I did delete another one:

 

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\RXDCExtSvr]

@="{70D0238E-E029-4a94-B68D-182018B6C4FF}"

 

It was causing click on shortcuts to various folders that I have on my Office toolbar to open Roxio Audio converter instead of opening the folder.

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I don't have a problem with that one, but I did delete another one:

 

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\RXDCExtSvr]

@="{70D0238E-E029-4a94-B68D-182018B6C4FF}"

 

It was causing click on shortcuts to various folders that I have on my Office toolbar to open Roxio Audio converter instead of opening the folder.

It seems that context menus can be a pig. Glad you found a solution to your own problems. It sounds like a nasty one.

 

The difference for me was magic. A PC that worked like it had treacle inside suddenly does as required.

 

It may well be due to a conflict somewhere, but if turning off the Roxio bit sorts it out, I am not going to waste time troubleshooting something that I almost certainly do not want or need.

 

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I see you are running XP as the OS. I am running Vista Home Premium and also EMC 9 and 10, and my right click on anything is almost immediate. So it's possible that there is also somethng else causing your problem besides EMC 10.

 

Frank...

I suspect that you are correct. But if turning off the Roxio link to the menu fixes the problem, why bother to track it down? It does not seem to be an essential component.

 

Enjoy Vista. I am about to build a new PC. It will have XP Pro as the operating system. I have too much hardware and software at stake to risk the newest toys from Microsoft. Maybe in a couple of years...

 

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I suspect that you are correct. But if turning off the Roxio link to the menu fixes the problem, why bother to track it down? It does not seem to be an essential component.

 

Enjoy Vista. I am about to build a new PC. It will have XP Pro as the operating system. I have too much hardware and software at stake to risk the newest toys from Microsoft. Maybe in a couple of years...

:)

 

You certainly have a good point. If what ever was wrong or causing the problem and it's fixed now, And the computer is running like you want it to, forget trying to fix anything else. As far as changing to Vista for the reasons you suggest (software/Hardware), I was at the same point some months ago when I built my last computer. But I chose to go Vista and since I have never looked back. Most everything I had going in XP is now working in Vista, and I like it now better than XP. Have fun building your new computer :)

 

Frank...

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