Context menu is a menu which is usually invisible and only appears when you click any mouse button (usually it's right mouse button), providing relevant actions to the item you clicked on.

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Add to ZIP option in context menu for WinRAR

With WinRAR installed, by default, your context menu (Right-click on file) says something like "Add directory to *.rar archive". It's very handy but not cooperating with other systems that handle ...
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Why can't I “open command window here” inside a Library?

I'm talking about the extra options you get with left Shift + right click. If you can open a cmd window elsewhere, then cd to a library directory, why can't you open the directory in a library? I ...
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Context Menu (Right Click) keyboard shortcut in Mac OS X

Is it really possible to invoke a context menu using a keyboard shortcut instead of clicking the right/alt mouse button in OS X? In particular, I would like a menu-key-like feature in OS X. I am ...
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Windows explorer folder context menu closes itself

Environment: Windows 8.0 Professional x64 When I call up the context menu on a selected folder in the listview (actual view mode doesn't matter, I reproduce for list, icons, and details), either via ...
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Add new right click-new options? [duplicate]

Whenever I need to create a C, C++, Batch, HTML, or Javascript file I need to open a new text document and save it with a different file extension. Is there a way I can add a new option to the Right ...
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Find reference to context menu items in Windows 8

So I got the famous issue with Windows 8 context menu items. I've tried manually, with CCleaner, With Glary utility 3. And I still have some issues. Here is an example for a right click on a .jpg: ...
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How to Delete The “Move to Dropbox” Entry In The Contextual Menu?

I have noticed recently that when I right click on a file/folder in Windows 7, the contextual menu brings up an entry entitled Move to Dropbox ( enabling one to send a selected file/folder to ones ...
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Is “Windows x64 Shell Extension dispatch for Context Menus” necessary?

My new Win7 X64 laptop takes forever to popup the context menu for a file or folder. Using ShellExView, I narrowed it down to "Windows x64 Shell Extension dispatch for Context Menus" in ...
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How to add “current desktop location” to context menu of desktop [windows 8 x64]

In Windows 7 I used "right click extender" from the Windows Club it was using this code: 'Open Desktop Wallpaper File Location Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell") Set fso = ...
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Set an icon for “Copy/Paste/Delete” Windows default context menu options?

Is it possibly to set a custom icon for the default Windows context menu options like "Copy", "Cut", "Copy", "Delete" and "Sendto"? I think all that kind of shellext are managed by CLSID's so... is ...
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How to run a MSC file extension using Regedit?

How I can run a MSC Windows file which is stored in a reg value as a context menu option? When I click on the option, absolutelly nothing happens. PS: I don't want to trick it starting CMD window or ...
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Add multiple files of one type to the “New” context-menu

I fully understand how to add a "New" file/template to the context menu from Windows Explorer (Windows 7), by modifying the registry, as explained here for example: How can I add an item to the ...
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'Fixing' the right click menu in gvim in Ubuntu

I have installed gvim in Ubuntu 12.04 and it has no right click menu. For example, if I select a block of text and right click in the region, the size of the selection changes up to the cursor ...
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How can I associate multiple context menu types for one file extension in the registry?

I want to add custom context menu options for certain file extensions (like .zip-files) for a program I'm developing. However on many (but not all) PCs my software is going to be installed on 7-Zip is ...
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Clicking on desktop causes C++ error instead of bringing up context menu

I just got a new computer running Win7 x64 Pro. When I right-click on the desktop, I get an error instead of a context menu. Here's a screenshot: And in text: Microsoft Visual C++ Debug Library ...
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Remove quotes and auto-hyperlink when using Explorer's “Copy as path” context menu

I frequently use Shift+Right-Click and 'Copy as path' context menu. But when pasting, it results in a quoted version of the file path e.g. "C:\Folder\myFile.txt" After pasting it, it is really ...
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Windows Explorer can no longer make new folders [duplicate]

I (actually, a very unfortunate friend of mine) can no longer create new folders from the Windows Explorer program. (It is important to note that mkdir and friends still work.) I have no idea how ...
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Why does Explorer crash when context-clicking this filename?

In my KiTTY configuration directory, I have a file named Home%20server%20(remote). When I tried to context-click it in Explorer, I got the "Windows Explorer has stopped working" message with the ...
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Add item to “New” context menu in Windows 8

I would like to add an empty markdown file to the "New" context menu in Windows 8. I see at least two solutions to this problem, but neither of them work for me. Is this possible? FWIW, a markdown ...
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Windows context menu option for “Copy a link to file”?

Is there a way to add a context menu option for copying a link to a file to include in a plaintext email (or something that accomplishes the same thing in Outlook) for Windows 7? For example, if I ...
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Eclipse/Subclipse skip Team submenu

I am working in Eclipse Kepler on an Android project and all files are version controlled by Subversion. In Eclipse I have Subclipse installed and it works well. If I want to commit or update a file ...
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Disable or remove the “Run Enhanced Content” menu item from CDs and DVDs

I tried to watch a DVD on my computer. I put it in and VLC started, but later on, it crashed when I tried to rewind as it often does. Naturally, I opened My Computer to play the DVD with VLC. ...
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Firefox: How to stay on the current tab when I open a new tab using “Search Google for ” context menu?

I have a habit of opening several new tabs using "Search Google for " and "Define " (Google dictionary) context menus, but Firefox always shifts the focus to the new tab. Is there a way to switch this ...
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Adding The Safety Remove Hardware Option To The Desktop Right-Click Contextual Menu?

Is it possible to add The Safety Remove Hardware Option to the Windows desktop right-click contextual menu to aid in the removal of usb devices ?
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“Create new text document” option missing from context menu

I noticed today that there is no longer a "Create new text document" option in my Windows 7 (x64 Ultimate) context menu when I right click. No idea how or when it disappeared, point is it's gone. ...
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How to modify context menu

On my raspberry pi, I was trying to get a file to play, but both mplayer and omxplayer did not show up in the "Others" list when I tried to associate the file with the players, so I typed it in using ...
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How do I customise MS Word's UI to make commands easier to access?

The question is as stated above in the title. What follows is just background info you can freely skip... Someone posted an off-topic mini-rant as a comment on one of my answers, bemoaning the loss ...
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Taskbar context menu appearing behind taskbar when jump list is being shown

I've noticed something weird in Windows 8. When I right-click the taskbar, the context menu shows up normally. However, when right-clicking the taskbar with a Jump List open, the menu appears behind ...
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Most-hated loss of sneak preview; hack needed? [closed]

On right-clicking gmail messages, users used to be able to see the 'sneak preview'. In fact, I read all of my e-mails like that because I didn't want people to get read receipts. Also, it was super ...
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Get rid of dead floating explorer context menu [duplicate]

At some point I've right clicked in Explorer to open a file in Notepad++ and the context menu is left floating around on my screen. I've killed off both Explorer and Notepadd++ but the context menu ...
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How do I get additional search engines in my right-click menu on Chrome?

Upon highlighting text in Chrome, right clicking the highlighted text produces "Search {Default Search Engine} for {highlighted text}" in the right-click menu. I'd like to add several additional ...
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How to have right click menu to copy full folder path to clipboard?:

How can I add a right click menu item so that when actioned on a folder it will copy the full folder path to the clipboard. eg. If I right click on folder "ABC" on the desktop it should copy ...
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32-bit context menu application not showing in 64-bit Windows 7

I have a VB6 application which pops up on the context menu of a E-Document. This works correctly on a 32-bit OS (i.e. on right mouse click of a text file, the application is displayed for selection). ...
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Unexpected context menu behaviour while using multiple monitors

I connect a monitor to my win 8 laptop and use. The larger monitor is set to be my primary display, and laptop is secondary. Ignore the black color on the image. You can clearly notice my ...
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Edit Context Menu of Specific File Extension, and Exclude Entries From the * (All Files) Context Menu

I would like to create an entirely unique context menu for a specific file type. I have added all the items I'd like to add to the context menu, but I don't know how to remove existing ones. I'd ...
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How to add a background context menu in Windows XP?

Can I add a context menu command when right clicking a white (empty) area inside a folder Windows Explorer? I know this is possible in Windows 7 (by editing registry), but the same trick doesn't work ...
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Given a file, get the location in a separate (identically structured) directory?

Being completely green to Windows shell and cmd scripting, I'm banging my head against this particular problem but coming up with nothing. What I'm aiming to do is add a context menu item to right ...
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Modifying the Explorer Context Menu [duplicate]

My Explorer context menus are filled with various goodies that I use from time to time. I want to add another option to them, and I have done so, but I'm having troubles getting it to appear in one ...
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Is there a way to put “copy to” in the context menu in IE9?

I have searched high and low. Maybe looking too hard. But surely there is a way to add "Copy to WordPad" as a right click option for the address bar in IE9. I could accept "copy to notepad" except ...
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Using Environment variable in registry for command

I'm making a program which requires arguments from context menu (click a file and invoke my program with the file name as parameter). I'm trying to add a registry key to ...\shell\myThing\command. ...
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How do I uninstall Total Copy?

I installed Total Copy on a machine a while back http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/Total-Copy.shtml I want to get rid of it. When I right click dragging a folder into another ...
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Cannot create new folder from context menu

A user somehow deleted the ability to create new folders from the Windows context menu. A typical correct context menu: The user's context menu (in this case, right-clicking an empty spot of her ...
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Adding line seperator to right click menu of a Memory Stick

i'm creating an autorun.inf file for one of my memory sticks, i want to stick a bunch of commonly used programs on it using the shell\ syntax but when i create them they sit under Autoplay what i ...
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No More Gutter for Context Menu on Windows 7 (Only for Files)

I installed Moo0 Rightclicker and I believe after that the problems began. Notice the difference: On the left is what happens when I right click the desktop or a folder, and on the right when I ...
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Can't add new items to Windows 7 “new” context menu

I'm trying to add a new item for creating a new .lua script in the "new" context menu. I tried following this guide but it just doesn't show up on the context menu at all. I also tried doing it ...
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Shell Context Menu Commands for Kindle Files Only Showing for Certain Extensions

A while ago, I added a number of context menu commands to import Kindle books into Calibre and convert them to EPUB (under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Amazon.Kindle.content). All associated extensions are set ...
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Firefox right-click opens lengthy non-responsive context menu

When I tried to save a picture I noticed when I right-click in Firefox it opens up a long menu, that wasn't like this before. Here is what it looks like now: No matter what I click on, nothing ...
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Context menu in firefox contains all possible items and is too large

Seems my browsers context menu went full retard - it now contains all thinkable options ("play", "add to dictionary", "fullscreen", "save image as") and the menu items do not alter when different HTML ...
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Can I add a Windows Explorer context menu option to start command prompt in the selected directory?

When browsing in Windows Explorer, sometimes I want to start a command prompt "here", e.g. with the current browsed folder as the current directory. For example, when I am browsing "D:\Foo\Bar\Bar1", ...
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Why won't Excel 2013 work as an “Open With…” program in Windows 7?

I just recently uninstalled Office 2010 32-bit and installed Office 2013 64-bit on my computer. I was sent some text files that are tab-delimited, so I want to open them with Excel. I am trying to ...