JSI Tip 6693. Windows XP experiences a temporary performance hit when you right-click an object in Windows Explorer?

When you right-click a folder or file in Windows Explorer, you may experience:

- A significant decrease in network performance.

- Any copy operation that is currently occurring may appear to hang.

- All music and video playback may be distorted.

- CPU usage may approach 100%.

NOTE: When the right-click context menu closes, performance returns to normal.

To workaround this behavior, select the object in Window Explorer before your right-click it.

If you turn off transition effects for menus and ToolTips, this behavior will not occur:

1. In Control Panel, double-click Display.

2. Select the Appearance tab.

3. In the Effects dialog, clear the Use the following transition effect for menus and tooltips box.

4. Press OK, Apply, and OK.

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