I need to remove the annoying shell integration of Notepad++.
How do I do that, please?
If you are weary of editing the registry you can try ShellExView which is a free application that allows editing of Shell Extensions.
Open the registry editor (Start->Run) and type in "regedit".
Navigate to the following key:
You will see the key "Notepad++". Simply delete it.
For Notepad++ specifically, here's the non-registry, non-download way to uninstall the shell extension. Using a command line in administrator mode:
You can also reinstall the extension (which is how I found it) and get customization options:
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