In Windows 7, when you hold down Shift when right-clicking in Windows Explorer, extra items such as "Copy as path", "Open command window here", or more "Send to" options, are added to the context menu, depending on the item you clicked on.
Is there any way to have those extras permanently, without having to hold down Shift?
I hope it can be done without installing extra shell extensions (see below) – more thinking about a registry hack or something…
Solved for "Open command window here", not yet for "Copy as path"!
On my XP system, I used to install SmartStartMenu only for the shell extension that comes with it, giving the ever useful 'Copy pathname', 'Copy short pathname', 'Run with command line arguments' and 'Open in DOS box' menu items, without needing to hold down Shift or any other "modifier key".