Menus opening to the left

Sep 12, 2023

I have Storyline 360 installed on 2 machines, one works as expected. However on the other, all the expanding menus open to the left side, instead of the right. It's quite annoying.

This is not due to space around the menu, there is plenty. Also reinstalling, does nothing.

Any ideas, have I accidently changed a setting somewhere that I don't know about?


2 Replies
Jose Tansengco

Hi R H,

Happy to help!

If Tablet PC Components are enabled, you may notice drop-down menus open to the left in your apps, including Articulate apps.
The Handedness setting in Windows controls this. If Handedness is set to right-handed (default), menus open to the left. And if it's set to left-handed, menus open to the right.

Here's how you can control which direction menus open:

1. Open the Control Panel by typing "control panel" in the search box on your taskbar and selecting it.
2. View the items by icons and select Tablet PC Settings in the list.
3. You'll see the Handedness setting in the Other tab.
4. Select your preferred option, then click OK.

If you're comfortable with updating the registry, you can set this key with the corresponding value:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows\MenuDropAlignment

0 = Windows open to the right
1 = Windows open to the left

Then sign out of Windows 11 and sign back in to apply the changes. If the issue persists, please open a case with our support team here for further assistance. 

Let me know if this works for you!