IE 7 right click menu stopped working & new tab's tool menu is mis

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by DZ, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. DZ

    DZ Guest


    I have been with IE 7 for coupls of months and I have encounted an annoying

    Sometimes when I was browsering internet, especially after I've open many
    tabs in a single IE 7 application, "Right click menu" in IE 7 will stop
    working and if I still trying to open a new tab, the tool menu bar in the new
    tab will gone.

    However, if I go back to my desktop, I can still pop up right click menu so
    I think the problem belongs to IE 7.

    I have checked task manager, and this problem seems happen when I reach a
    high memory usage.

    I am using IE 7, version 7.0.5730.13 and my OS is Windows XP SP3.

    The problem does not happen if I use firefox, even with more opening tabs.
    DZ, Jul 12, 2008
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  2. => Does this behavior persist if you start IE7 in No Add-ons mode? To start
    IE7 in No Add-ons mode:

    1. Right-click on the blue IE desktop icon and select Start without Add-ons;

    2. Start > (All) Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Internet Explorer
    (No add-ons).

    Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:

    => Does the problem persist if you Reset IE7 Advanced settings (RIES)? <= Read before using!
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jul 12, 2008
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  3. DZ

    rob^_^ Guest

    Hi DZ,

    This is a known issue and is caused by the cache filling up when you open a
    lot of tabs/windows. You can either close some tabs or Clean your cache
    occasionally from the options on Internet Options. See Tools>Internet
    Options - General tab, Temporary Internet Files section - Settings button.

    Use the recommended settings for the cache size This may not prevent it from
    happening again when you have a lot of tabs/windows open.

    rob^_^, Jul 13, 2008
  4. DZ

    DZ Guest

    Thanks Rob,

    I will try with this workround to see if it helps. Since it is a known
    issue, can it be fixed?

    DZ, Jul 13, 2008

  5. Use Task Manager or Process Explorer to check for a resources issue.

    Also, this poster found another tool which may help you refine
    your symptom description:

    <quote author="rchardon">
    For others as unfamiliar with this serious limitation I suggest getting GDIview
    ( and Microsoft's page GDI Objects,
    under User Objects (

    (Search of this newsgroup for
    "GDI Objects"


    Robert Aldwinckle
    Robert Aldwinckle, Jul 13, 2008
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