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Desktop drop down menu

  1. #1


    Emmalee Guest

    Desktop drop down menu

    Does anyone know how to get rid of that annoying drop down menu on the
    desktop? I've searched the whole control panel and can't find any information
    on it. I've also looked throught this site and can't find anything about it.
    The menu is irritating and useless. Help!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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  3. #2


    DP Guest

    Re: Desktop drop down menu


    I'm not sure what you're talking about. Where is it? At the top of your
    screen? What are some of the items in the menu?

    Is this a laptop? Is it possible you're referring to some proprietary
    program that your computer maker put on there?
    I know some laptops come with things like that. Supposed to be "helpful."



    "Emmalee" <Emmalee@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:90772050-B541-4A73-AE6E-89AB8096D927@xxxxxx

    > Does anyone know how to get rid of that annoying drop down menu on the
    > desktop? I've searched the whole control panel and can't find any
    > information
    > on it. I've also looked throught this site and can't find anything about
    > it.
    > The menu is irritating and useless. Help!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3


    Emmalee Guest

    Re: Desktop drop down menu

    I suppose it's posible that it's a feature that came with my laptop but I'm
    not sure. I just assumed that it was a feature that came with Vista. It's at
    the top of the desktop. You just hold your mouse and it drops down and gives
    you options like locking and muting and stuff. So you must be right and it's
    not part of Vista. Thanks! I'm sure I would have come to that conclusion on
    my own but in a way more frustrating and time-consuming way. I was getting so
    frustrated that I didn't stop to think it out. Again, thanks!

    You wouldn't happen to know how to get rid of it would you?


    "DP" wrote:

    >
    > I'm not sure what you're talking about. Where is it? At the top of your
    > screen? What are some of the items in the menu?
    >
    > Is this a laptop? Is it possible you're referring to some proprietary
    > program that your computer maker put on there?
    > I know some laptops come with things like that. Supposed to be "helpful."
    >
    >
    >
    > "Emmalee" <Emmalee@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:90772050-B541-4A73-AE6E-89AB8096D927@xxxxxx

    > > Does anyone know how to get rid of that annoying drop down menu on the
    > > desktop? I've searched the whole control panel and can't find any
    > > information
    > > on it. I've also looked throught this site and can't find anything about
    > > it.
    > > The menu is irritating and useless. Help!
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #4


    Bob J Guest

    RE: Desktop drop down menu

    If you >Right click on it does a dialogue box appears with options.
    If an option is 'Exit" / Disable/" select.
    If you can work out what is actually is you can disable it from your start
    up menu.
    What is the make, model of PC?--
    Regards
    Bob J
    If advise given from anyone, solves problem or not, or if solved from
    another source,post back & let us know.
    Then we all benefit.



    "Emmalee" wrote:

    > Does anyone know how to get rid of that annoying drop down menu on the
    > desktop? I've searched the whole control panel and can't find any information
    > on it. I've also looked throught this site and can't find anything about it.
    > The menu is irritating and useless. Help!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #5


    Emmalee Guest

    RE: Desktop drop down menu

    Nothing happens when I right click and to be honest I'm not sure how to go
    about figuring out what it is. I have a Toshiba Satellite A200 and I haven't
    been able to find anything in my user manual or information guide or
    anything. I've searched my control panel and came up with nothing. I'm at a
    loss.

    "Bob J" wrote:

    > If you >Right click on it does a dialogue box appears with options.
    > If an option is 'Exit" / Disable/" select.
    > If you can work out what is actually is you can disable it from your start
    > up menu.
    > What is the make, model of PC?--
    > Regards
    > Bob J
    > If advise given from anyone, solves problem or not, or if solved from
    > another source,post back & let us know.
    > Then we all benefit.
    >
    >
    >
    > "Emmalee" wrote:
    >

    > > Does anyone know how to get rid of that annoying drop down menu on the
    > > desktop? I've searched the whole control panel and can't find any information
    > > on it. I've also looked throught this site and can't find anything about it.
    > > The menu is irritating and useless. Help!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #6


    Bob J Guest

    RE: Desktop drop down menu

    Open . >Windows Defender > select > 'Tools" . select > Software Explorer > in
    the Category box . select > 'Start Up Programs > select (down the bottom)
    'Show for all users' . scroll down the left hand col. and see if you can
    identify what the item maybe, if you can identify, you can disable it by
    highlighting it and selecting disable (don't remove at this stage, it maybe
    the wrong one) this action can be reversed by selecting "Enable"
    You can do this for any thing in the Start Up, which you wish to
    disable/remove (be careful about 'removing'
    If you are not sure what to remove, list details of you start up items.
    There is no 'easy way' to disable/remove.
    --
    Regards
    Bob J
    If advise given from anyone, solves problem or not, or if solved from
    another source,post back & let us know.
    Then we all benefit.



    "Emmalee" wrote:

    > Does anyone know how to get rid of that annoying drop down menu on the
    > desktop? I've searched the whole control panel and can't find any information
    > on it. I've also looked throught this site and can't find anything about it.
    > The menu is irritating and useless. Help!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #7


    Bob J Guest

    RE: Desktop drop down menu

    I read thru your previous post and from your description it is one of the
    modules that Toshiba have installed into the PC, what are some of the
    enhancements that Toshiba say that they have added to the PC?
    --
    Regards
    Bob J
    If advise given from anyone, solves problem or not, or if solved from
    another source,post back & let us know.
    Then we all benefit.



    "Emmalee" wrote:

    > Does anyone know how to get rid of that annoying drop down menu on the
    > desktop? I've searched the whole control panel and can't find any information
    > on it. I've also looked throught this site and can't find anything about it.
    > The menu is irritating and useless. Help!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #8


    Emmalee Guest

    RE: Desktop drop down menu

    Well, what I have been able to figure out is that the drop down menu
    corresponds with the sceond functions on my F1-F12 keys. I n my user guide it
    called the keys on my keyboard "hotkeys". With them you can press Fn+F1 and
    lock it or Fn+F3 and make it sleep, etc. What this menu does is it drops down
    and has the same options. It doesn't ever mention what the drop down menu is
    called or that it even exists. I haven't tried your previous suggestion
    though, so I'll get back to you.

    "Bob J" wrote:

    > I read thru your previous post and from your description it is one of the
    > modules that Toshiba have installed into the PC, what are some of the
    > enhancements that Toshiba say that they have added to the PC?
    > --
    > Regards
    > Bob J
    > If advise given from anyone, solves problem or not, or if solved from
    > another source,post back & let us know.
    > Then we all benefit.
    >
    >
    >
    > "Emmalee" wrote:
    >

    > > Does anyone know how to get rid of that annoying drop down menu on the
    > > desktop? I've searched the whole control panel and can't find any information
    > > on it. I've also looked throught this site and can't find anything about it.
    > > The menu is irritating and useless. Help!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #9


    Emmalee Guest

    RE: Desktop drop down menu

    Alright, so I tried your suggestion Bob and it worked! I had to disable
    random stuff before I finally found the right one. The menu is called
    flashcards and at first when I disabled it, it wouldn't go away so I
    restarted my laptop and seems to be gone for good now. Thanks a lot!!

    "Emmalee" wrote:

    > Does anyone know how to get rid of that annoying drop down menu on the
    > desktop? I've searched the whole control panel and can't find any information
    > on it. I've also looked throught this site and can't find anything about it.
    > The menu is irritating and useless. Help!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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