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Just recently some new weirdness with Windows has started happening. If I right click to bring up a context menu, often the selected item box remains on top of all other windows on the screen after it has been selected, and the operation completes. If I swipe to a different virtual desktop the box goes there as well. The only way to get rid of it is to shut down (sleep or hibernate).
Very rarely, but I've had it for years on different machines and even different versions of Windows...
What usually helps for me is to go back to the program the context menu belongs to and opening the context menu again.
I think I've had two or three instances where even that didn't help and restarting the computer was the only option.
This is a possible solution. I've seen similar things and they seem to be related to video card and some of the "Aero" settings.
Edit -I used to have tooltips that would hang out even after I left the window giving the tooltip.
Here's what you can try.
Go to System...Properties...Advanced tab...
See this: https://i.stack.imgur.com/fewOz.png[^]
(You can right click "This PC" from Explorer and click "Properties" to get to that.)
Next you want to choose the first button (Performance) Settings...
Thanks for the tip I'll give it a try. The trouble is that because it is random it will not be easy to figure out when and if it is fixed. But, hey ho, as the great Charles Petzold wrote, "This is Windows, no one said it would be easy".
I just started that and now I have the "Properties" item stuck on the screen.
Do you have Automatic Updates turned off? Because my various Windows 10 machines have all sorts of weirdness when there is a Windows Update pending, especially one that wants to restart the machine, and I ignore them for too long. I've seen the issues you are talking about only once on one machine, but on all of them I will experience keyboard and/or mouse weirdness. I used to get frustrated and curse at my machine(s), but now the first thing I do is check Windows update. Restarting and letting it update immediately cures the wonkiness.
Looks like it is almost certainly due to "Fade out menu items after clicking". Switch that off and the problem disappears, re-enable it and the problem immediately comes back. I guess it must be somehow connected to an update that occurred in the last month or so. Maybe I'll ask Microsoft.
Looks like it is almost certainly due to "Fade out menu items after clicking". Switch that off and the problem disappears, re-enable it and the problem immediately comes back.
That's great. It's always a fantastic feeling to actually get to the root-cause of these types of issues. Well, at least something you can point at that directly causes the issue.
You may have received a new Video card driver in the update and that may have caused the issue.