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Missing right-click menu on VS tray icon shortcut

    Question

  • When I right-clicked the Visual Studio tray icon or start menu icon I used to get a pop-up menu (as I do with other icons etc)

    I now no longer get the menu (right-click does nothing) - how can I restore this (I have tried the "repair" function in the control panel without success). 

    I use Windows 10

    Saturday, September 24, 2016 9:40 AM

Answers

  • Many thanks -  It was just Visual Studio, and I had tried your suggestion without success, but the problem has disappeared after yesterday's mega Windows 10 update
    • Edited by iLens Wednesday, September 28, 2016 12:15 PM
    • Proposed as answer by lake XiaoModerator Thursday, September 29, 2016 12:48 AM
    • Marked as answer by iLens Thursday, September 29, 2016 8:23 AM
    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 12:15 PM

All replies

  • Hi iLen,

    >>When I right-clicked the Visual Studio tray icon or start menu icon I used to get a pop-up menu (as I do with other icons etc)

    Did you mean this pop-up menu?

    How about other application icon like NotePad tray icon? Does it have the same problem?

    If the problem is this, I don't think the cause is in your Visual Studio. Please try the workaround below:

    Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc(Open you task manager) then locate Windows Explorer in the windows processes. Right click it then select restart.

    Here is a similar thread for your reference:

    http://superuser.com/questions/947789/cant-right-click-on-windows-10-taskbar-icons

    Best Regards,

    Lake Xiao


    Monday, September 26, 2016 2:41 AM
    Moderator
  • Many thanks -  It was just Visual Studio, and I had tried your suggestion without success, but the problem has disappeared after yesterday's mega Windows 10 update
    • Edited by iLens Wednesday, September 28, 2016 12:15 PM
    • Proposed as answer by lake XiaoModerator Thursday, September 29, 2016 12:48 AM
    • Marked as answer by iLens Thursday, September 29, 2016 8:23 AM
    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 12:15 PM
  • Hi iLens,

    >>but the problem has disappeared after yesterday's mega Windows 10 update

    Glad to hear your have solved your problem. Please mark your reply as the answer, so it would be helpful for other members who get the same issue as yours to research and find the answer directly, and I could close this case.

    Have a nice day,

    Best Regards,

    Lake Xiao

    Thursday, September 29, 2016 12:48 AM
    Moderator