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I've noticed in two of my Windows 7 installs (both 64-bit) that after the last couple of updates, most application menus seem to be right-aligned instead of left as if there's not enough room to display it left-aligned (the window is 1600px wide, so plenty of room there).

Any thoughts as to how to switch this back to the default? Pretty much every application is affected – Adobe CS4, VS2010, Notepad.

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  1. Press the Windows logo key+R to bring up the Run dialog box. In the Open line, copy/paste the following line of text.

  2. Press OK.

    This will start the Tablet PC Settings configuration dialog (Even if you do not have a Tablet PC).

  3. Select the Other Tab.

  4. In the Handedness section, place a check mark in the Left Handed option.

  5. Click OK.

Remember to restart Explorer after doing this.

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Thanks! That's exactly it. Had no idea it had to do with tablet settings. – Klemen Slavič Aug 19 '10 at 5:50
OMG! Thank you so much! I've lived with this "feature" for months and only just got around to finding how to fix it. It has been bugging me for sooooo long. – BlackMael Jan 8 '11 at 10:57
If you're scared about that shell command, just hit the windows key, type "Tablet" and pick the Tablet PC Settings. – Will Sep 15 '11 at 18:17

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