Desktop “New” Context Menu Slow in Windows 10 v1809

After installing a feature update (example, v1809) on your Windows 10 computer, right-clicking on the Desktop and selecting “New” may cause 5-10 seconds delay before the menu appears.

This issue is seen especially in Windows 10 devices running v1809 (October 2018 Update) with Kodi app (UWP) installed via the Windows Store.

Kodi (formerly known as XBMC) is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet.

To workaround the slow desktop “New” right-click menu problem, uninstall the Kodi app.

uninstall kodi store app slow new right-click menu

If you need this app, you may try the desktop version of the program. The classic desktop version of Kodi doesn’t seem to cause the above-said problem. You can download the desktop version from Kodi’s official website.

Some users have reported that the “NVIDIA Control Panel” UWP installed via Windows Store seems to cause the slow “New” menu problem in Windows 10 v1809. One user has reported that the “New” menu loaded fast after uninstalling about half of the installed apps (Store apps) from the system and rebooting.

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Ramesh Srinivasan founded back in 2005. He is passionate about Microsoft technologies and has a vast experience in Windows — delivering support for Microsoft's consumer products. He has been a Microsoft MVP (2003-2012) who contributes to various Windows support forums.

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