Context menu bug plagues Windows 11 build 22000.65

by Alexandru Poloboc
Alexandru Poloboc
Alexandru Poloboc
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  • As with any new operating system preview build release, the problems start piling up. 
  • Build 22000.65 users are already signaling a large number of issues that plague the OS.
  • This time around, the context menus seem to be affected, as they won't function properly.
  • This applies to folder context menus, as well as the more general ones, which we use every day.
Windows 11 refresh issue

When we talk about software bugs, especially when it comes to operating systems, people are usually expecting serious problems, and system critical errors.

But even the smallest features can sometimes break in a system, more so in its testing period. However, some of us aren’t exactly expecting the most basic things to ever stop working.

Have you ever thought about the Windows context menus? Although using these dropdown menus is one the most common and natural actions you can perform on a Windows-powered device, nobody ever gives them a second thought.

But what will you do when this highly used feature breaks?

Build 22000.65 breaks the Windows 11 context menus

It’s interesting that such a utilized, and seemingly never-dying system feature could go haywire. But, Microsoft found a way to inadvertently make it happen, with the new preview build for Windows 11.

Now that the Refresh button is back in the Windows 11 context menu, most of us will start using it right away.

However, this time around you might notice something strange. After using the Refresh feature, your context menu will suddenly break and you won’t be able to use it anymore, as it will disappear.

The same will happen when you right-click on a folder, or an app, to bring up the menu.

Don’t panic though, as this problem isn’t affecting everyone. There are users that say they didn’t come across this issue since they started testing the new build.

Those who experienced it, are puzzled as to how they could actually fix it.

Yep broken here too. Also my right click work now only on desktop, if I go any other folder right click is completely gone.

Just so you know, there aren’t any quick solutions or workarounds for this annoying issue just yet, but we will most likely have some in the near future.

Or maybe Microsoft will do us all the courtesy of dealing with this nuisance on their end so that we won’t have to waste any more time trying to guess what the cause is.

We will keep you posted on any changes that occur, regarding this matter. In the meantime, check out our 22000.65 build bug report article, to stay informed on what the current OS preview version problems are.

Have you been also struggling with this issue? Let us know in the comments section below.

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