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I have a serious problem with right clicking. When ever I try to open the contextual menu in certain applications like the iWork Suite, MS Office or Evernote, I get the beach ball.

I've completely formated my Mac and 3 days later I notice the problem is persisting. Has anyone ever experienced this issue ?

I am running 10.8.2.

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Is there anything interesting in Console? You could try disabling all services in System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts > Services or uninstalling applications that have added other context menu items. – user495470 Dec 19 '12 at 13:32
Are you using a third-party mouse, Apple mouse, or track-pad? Just curious if you have third-party drivers running as well. eg. Logitech, etc – Alex Dec 20 '12 at 2:42
I've uninstalled the Logitech drivers and also an app which I thought might be the cause. Still I am experiencing this problem. Also there are no Services directories in ~/Library/ or /Library/. Where else can I look for possible culprits? – Sebastien Dec 20 '12 at 18:43
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After looking in /Library/Contextual Menu Items/ I noticed that even after uninstalling the app which I suspected was causing the problem, a plugin was still present. Deleting it has resolved the issue.

The app in question was Antidote by Druide Software.

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Wow merci, j'aurais jamais pensé que c'est ce plugin qui causait le problème ! – elbaid Dec 28 '12 at 20:07
Won't the French Académie object to the word "plugin"? – GEdgar Feb 13 '13 at 19:39
That fixed my problem too ! Thx – macayer Sep 26 '14 at 14:45
Thanks, it worked for me. In french, plugin could be said : module. – user97456 Oct 24 '14 at 19:24

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