[Editor] Menus broken as of latest Windows 10 insider update
This issue is encountered on 4.12, 4.13, and Epic's launcher too as soon as we updated to the latest Windows insider build.
As of the latest Windows 10 insider update, the menus are buggy/broken in both Unreal Engine versions I've tried, I'm not sure what happened but I bet Microsoft did something, they always break something, I've reported the issue but only a few 2 other people had it as I suppose not many UE users are on insider builds, so if this keeps up the issue will make its way into an official update and Unreal Engine will be officially broken for all WIndows 10 users.
Is there any possibility to find a solution to this?
Windows 10 Version: 1607 Build: 14915.1000
Hi, I found a workaround that just now fixed it for me!
essentially I rolled back the update of 14915 to 14905 as follows:
Hit Windows-i and choose "Update & Security", from there you go to "Recovery" and start the process of "Go back to an earlier build".
During that process it will ask you to provide a reason (checkbox is enough) and it will ask you if you want to searc hfor updates INSTEAD, for that question you choose "no" and continue with the rollback.
Be careful to save all your open files, close all other programs as it will immediately reboot your computer after the final notice! :)
The rollback itself took less than 5 minutes for me and all the menus in UE4 are working again. :)
As a side note: in Win10 redstone 2 insider preview build 14905.1000 the windows context menus are broken. You can use Windows key + X to get access to the sleep and reboot functions and check back later.
I also contacted Microsoft Support about this issue and they assured me the broken incompatibilities with UE4 (among unnamed others) is known to them and a fix is already in the making.
Have fun and stay unreal! :)
High Contrast Theme
When I encountered this issue here is the solution I figured out, and this was the only thing I had to do:
Overview: Use one of Windows10's high contrast themes
Now you will find all of the drop downs in UE4 that were either slow or not appearing at all will now work perfectly again.
I'm having this same problem, I'm on insider build 14915. Can't click the settings gear icon in the epic launcher. Can't click various icons inside the project picker. Can't click any menus (file, edit, etc...) in the ue editor.
answered Sep 04 '16 at 09:09 AM
Windows just forced an update on me. I rolled back from the build which originally caused the problem, then held back on subsequent ones, but windows told me my build would expire - then it just crashed everything out and did the update!
This is pretty outrageous I think. On the other side of this - for an easy life - I'd love it if Epic had a quick fix for this perhaps in the editor settings or something?
At some point there won't be anything to roll back to!
answered Sep 22 '16 at 05:39 PM
In build 14965.rs_prerelease.161104-1700 The menus seem to be working again. The only thing is that here seems to be a delay up to 10 seconds from the time the button is clicked to when the menu shows up. Subsequent displays of the menu seem to work better but that first load is a killer.
answered Nov 14 '16 at 02:23 PM
If you click say, settings, and then move the Unreal 4 engine window, you'll see the menu is painting behind the window for Unreal 4. (at least my behavior, on 14971)
answered Nov 26 '16 at 03:55 PM
OK think I have solved it...
This issue isn't just on Unreal its across all apps on my machine.. Basically you need to remove context menus (for NVIDIA and in my case Intel as well)
(try this first)
if this doenst fix it then using CCLEANER - disable all the context menus via Tools options
Hope that helps some of you out there...
answered Jul 17 '17 at 12:46 AM
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