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Lenovo Z560 video ghosts from right click menu get stuck on screen

2017-07-08, 23:02 PM

Lenovo Z560 Ideapad running Windows 7 Pro SP1 all up to date.

 

When I right click to pull up the context menu, the menu displays in two steps: the first step is faint, but when I move the mouse into the menu it brightens up. If I click on one of the menu items, that action will be performed, but that one menu item is then stuck on the display in a semi-ghost manner - by that I mean I can see it, but it is no longer active - clicking on it again does nothing, so it's not really there, but if the ghost is on top of a link or something, that action will occur.

 

I have found that if I make one of these ghosts near the bottom edge, then that will be the only ghost for a while and it won't be so annoying. I right click on the desktop and click on Personalize, then that ghost will sit and stay there.

 

I have tried installing a new video driver, but that didn't help - maybe I haven't found the right driver. I would guess there is a conflict with something else that has been installed - but there's about 6 years of stuff.

 

 

Any ideas?

 

 

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Re: Lenovo Z560 video ghosts from right click menu get stuck on screen

2017-07-10, 6:49 AM

Hi, TimCinor   -

 

Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.

 

Why not try a System Restore back to when it was working?

 

Update us how it goes.

 

 

 

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Re: Lenovo Z560 video ghosts from right click menu get stuck on screen

2017-07-10, 21:45 PM

Thank you for your reply.

Unfortunately, I don't remember when this problem started. At the minimum it was several months ago, but it could be years.

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Re: Lenovo Z560 video ghosts from right click menu get stuck on screen

2017-07-12, 11:19 AM

Did you perform the system restore?

 

Update us how it goes.

 

 

 

 

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Re: Lenovo Z560 video ghosts from right click menu get stuck on screen

2017-07-12, 16:15 PM

No. There is no way to go far enough back into time to do a restore, as I can't remember when the problem started. The problem started a long time ago.

 

Thank you for following up. Is there another idea?

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Re: Lenovo Z560 video ghosts from right click menu get stuck on screen

2017-07-12, 19:30 PM

So... I figured that I needed to start uninstalling software that I was not using anymore. And so, I started with what I thought might be the most highly suspect. I don't want to point any fingers yet, but the problem has disappeared ... at least for now. I'll report back in a couple days.

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TimC

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Re: Lenovo Z560 video ghosts from right click menu get stuck on screen

2017-07-18, 6:57 AM

Did the issue get resolved?

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Lenovo Z560 video ghosts from right click menu get stuck on screen

2017-07-18, 16:27 PM

Hi:

Thanks for asking. Not yet. It seems to have improved slightly - it doesn't do the ghosting every time any more, but it's more like 75% of the time instead of 100%. 

 

The program that I uninstalled was one of the screen sharing programs - I think the driver they installed has a bug. I'll uninstall another program and let you know how that goes.

 

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Re: Lenovo Z560 video ghosts from right click menu get stuck on screen

2017-07-31, 16:50 PM

Update: The problem is much improved after uninstalling a few "screen sharing" types of applications, namely, Mikogo, JoinMe, Citrix and GoToMeeting.

 

But I also found that on the rare times when it still happens, tapping the Ctrl key kills the ghost.

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