How to close a misbehaving pop-up menu of a notification icon?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Cat, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. Cat

    Cat Guest

    Normal menus disappear when they lose focus. But as you may know, pop-
    up menus from notification icon don't. I know that this behaviour has
    been existing since Windows 95, and Microsoft thinks it is a

    But this behaviour is very annoying. Many times, that sort of pop-up
    menu pops up by some mistake, and it never disappears even if I click
    elsewhere, or press ESC. I have to choose one of its items to close

    Is there any way to system-widely disable this 'feature' or a way to
    close the menu without choosing one of its items?
    Cat, Jul 23, 2007
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  2. Cat

    Jon Guest

    Yes, that can be annoying. What I usually do, if I ever get that, is to
    select an item that's already been selected, or to select an option that
    will no have effect (eg 'properties' followed by a 'cancel').
    Jon, Jul 23, 2007
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  3. Cat

    Cat Guest

    Thanks. But there's no better solution than that? Actually that's what
    I'm doing.
    First of all, why are those menus designed to act in that way?
    Cat, Jul 23, 2007
  4. Cat

    Jon Guest

    I'm not aware of a complete solution, but then I only see the problem
    perhaps once every few weeks or so. Since it takes about 2 seconds to
    rectify, I don't consider it to be a major problem.

    If you're seeing it more frequently, then there may be more actions you
    could take, such as removing the offending icon(s) from the notification
    area altogether. [Right-click Start button > Properties > Notification
    Area.... ]
    Jon, Jul 23, 2007
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