[Fix] Context Menu expand to Left instead of Right Side in Windows 8

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When you right-click on desktop, the context menu usually expands to the right side, provided you are not clicking on the extreme right edge of the screen. This is normal behavior. But when some thing gets messed up, you may see the context menu expand to left even though there is lot of space on the right side. This misbehavior is seen in Windows 8 and Windows 7, and most of the time this problem is due to corrupt registry. Don’t worry. Fortunately, the solution to this issue is simple.

STEP 1: Right-click on Windows icon and select “Run”. (Windows Key + R also does the same thing.)

STEP 2: Copy and paste shell:::{80F3F1D5-FECA-45F3-BC32-752C152E456E} into the run box.

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STEP 3: You should see Tablet PC Settings dialog box, regardless of your PC type. Go to the “Other” tab and check the box that says “Left-handed“.

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STEP 4: Click OK.

You should now see the context menu expand to right side. This solution works for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1.

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Kiran Kumar

Hi there! Kiran Kumar is an Engineer by profession, and loves blogging primarily on Microsoft Windows operating system and also enjoys reviewing software and products. Currently, he is exploring Windows 10 and you will see a lot of articles on know-how about it. When he is not writing for TWP, he enjoys time with his Family, listens to lot of music, enjoys Biking, and occasionally plays racing games on Xbox One.