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Shell integration problem

Submitted by GTAfanattic on February 4, 2009 to Aesthetics, Bug

To be honest, I'm not 100% sure how this comes about. It seems to be when a program that is installed in Windows 7 which integrates features into the shell (Right-Click menu primarily), 7 doesn't seem to understand how to size it properly. The screenshot will explain this better than I have. Note that the red highlighted area should really not be there.

Examples of programs which integrate into the shell include WinRar, MagicISO - generally third-party apps. This was definitely not a problem in Windows Vista.

Do it the way Vista did it? I really don't know, but it's quite a severe problem. Just give the right click menu enough room for the icons where applicable.



Not fixed

Discussion (8 comments)

.Chris wrote on February 4, 2009, 4:47pm

Been posted a lot of times before,but its mostly a problem with those 3rd party programs, and in your case, magic ISO....

GTAfanattic wrote on February 4, 2009, 4:57pm

Oh, I hadn't noticed it posted here. I guess it's good to know it's not just me with this problem. Hopefully they'll fix it up - it doesn't really bother me that much, but looking at it you just know it shouldn't be there.

.Chris wrote on February 4, 2009, 5:24pm

Well, i'm not sure if its been posted here, or I saw it on a forum, but I do know its an on going problem, but i dont believe it was a problem on vista, but it is on windows 7, so who is to blame? Microsoft for creating a uneeded menu system?

billerr wrote on February 4, 2009, 6:43pm

I think it was present in the first Vista beta too. Not in the RTm though.

.Chris wrote on February 4, 2009, 6:50pm

Why though? Isnt windows 7 based off of the new 6.1 codebase? It should be fixed by now...

Cuppa wrote on February 5, 2009, 4:08am

Disable the WinRAR shell extension.

billerr wrote on February 5, 2009, 10:32am


HinoMusouka wrote on February 7, 2009, 9:47am

This problem has already been asked for. According to Mr Larry Osterman is due to problems with WinRar explorer extension. And his right.

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