Drop down menus alignment

I recently came across a funny scenario where, in a XenDesktop 7.1 environment, the drop down menus are on the wrong side of the cursor. The reason for this is the Tablet PC functionality in Windows 7+ where it looks at what type of display you are using and try to give you the most user friendly experience, even though you don’t have a Tablet PC. Now, because we’re in a XenDesktop environment it turned out that the display is “Unkown”, therefor it does a little bit whatever instead of using the most resonable option…

To fix this for a single user you do the following:

1. Run this command: shell:::{80F3F1D5-FECA-45F3-BC32-752C152E456E}

2. Click on Other

3. Change Handedness from Right handed to Left handed

4. Click on OK and you’re done!


To fix this via GPO do the following in the registry:

Add or Update the property MenuDropAlignment (REG_SZ) and set 0 to drop on the right side of the mouse, and 1 to drop on the left side of the mouse. You need to add/update the property on both of these locations:

HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows


Posted in Citrix, Microsoft.