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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How can I add an item to the 'new' context menu?

When I right click anywhere I get an option to add a new file file a specified extension. I would like to add some custom files into this menu, so I can right click and create a new PHP file for ...
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Windows: How to remove items from the right click (context) menu?

The right click (context) menu is minimal and clean on a fresh installation of Windows. Install a bunch of applications and soon the context menu is loaded with all kinds of opening options from ...
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Edit right-click context menus in Windows 7 [closed]

I'm looking for a way to edit the right-click context menus in Windows 7. I would prefer to use a graphical editor, as diving into the Windows registry is rather messy, and inconvenient. If such ...
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How can I add a program to the context menu of all files?

Similar to the way Notepad++ adds "Edit with Notepad++" to the context menu of all files, or how most Antivirus products will add a global "Scan this file" option, I would like to add a particular ...
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Need help creating advanced context menu command in Windows 7 (x64)

I found out about ForceBindIP and I really love it, so much that I am using it regularly enough to where spamming the same command prompt over and over again is getting painful. I'm on a 64-bit of ...
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Burn Image context menu item missing in Windows 7

My understanding is that in Windows 7 if I right click an ISO image I should have an option Burn Image, or if I double click an ISO I should get a dialog to let me burn the image.... Not happening ...
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Persisting right click menu highlight [duplicate]

I used to have this problem sometimes in Vista, but now I'm using Windows 7 (it was a clean install, reformatted hard drive) I'm disappointed that it's happening again. Basically what happens is ...
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“New Word Document” missing from right-click context menu?

When I right-click on an empty area of the desktop, I get a full context menu. Hovering over "New" brings up a new sub-context menu. "New Word Document" suddenly disappeared – it always used to be ...
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How to add programs in context menu on desktop at one context name?

Hello I'm searching for answer how to put programs (not program) in context menu of desktop at one context name? Example: I want to create new context name which can be extendable to put inside more ...
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Remove/Delete current line in Notepad++

Specifically I want to make a context menu option that (on rightclick) removes/deletes the current line. The catch is the line should be deleted even if it´s not selected. Meaning I don't have to use ...
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Change Windows 7 explorer “Edit” context menu action for jpg and other image file types

When I right click on a jpg file in Windows Explorer (Windows 7), I see that there is an "Edit" menu item. If I click this item, it opens the image in MSPaint. Blah. I have Paint.NET installed, and ...
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How to add item to right-click menu when NOT selecting a folder or file? [duplicate]

How do I add a menu item to my context menu to open up powershell (or any other arbitary application) when I right-click inside Windows Explorer? I found tons of links on how to add menu items when ...
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How to add more things to the Power User (Win-X) menu?

How can I add more things to the menu that appears when I press the Windows key and X at the same time? Searching through the web I found this website, but what's there doesn't work. Perhaps this ...
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Right click using keyboard in Mac OS X

How can I do a right-click using the keyboard in Mac OS X Snow Leopard using the Logitech Wave Keyboard? The keyboard has keys as Fn + PrintScreen, but it only works in Windows, not Mac OS X.
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Unhide Windows 7 context menu extras permanently

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 ...
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How to diagnose right-click menu slowness?

Is there a way to find specifically what's causing Windows 7 explorer slowness, like right-click menu delay and even opening new explorer windows/drives/folders? Slowness when opening new explorer ...
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Editor for Windows Explorer's context menu

Does anyone know of a good application for editing the context menu's used by Windows explorer in Vista? Reasons for wanting one: When I right click on a file, I get a very long list of things I ...
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Windows Console in Explorer Context Menu

Is there a way to bring up a Windows console (for the current directory) from the Windows Explorer context menu? I really like this feature in Nautilus (on Linux) and I'm wondering if there is a ...
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How can I create a shell context menu item that takes multiple files as arguments?

Creating a Windows Shell context menu item that takes a single file as an argument is easy. See this question for an example. However, how do you create a context menu item that takes multiple files ...
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Add Notepad to Right-click new menu in Windows 7

Here's what my right-click menu looks like: There used to be a "New Text Document" item there but it's gone. Here's my registry value: Any idea how to fix it?
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Firefox addon for searching with different search engines

I want to be able to right click on the selected text and, instead of Search Google for [whatever is selected], I want to have a submenu that allows me to choose the search engine I want. The list of ...
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KMPlayer: Context menu items not deleted after uninstall (KMP bug)

I have uninstalled KMPlayer but 2 context menu items (Play with KMP, Enqueue in KMP) are still visible when I right-click on any folder. How can I remove these remainders? OS: Win7 x64 Note: I've ...
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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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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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different types of shortcuts

Let's say I have two shortcuts for Microsoft Word; the first shortcut was created during the Office installation, the second shortcut I have created myself via right click on winword.exe > Send to > ...
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Hotkey in Windows context menu

I've added (in registry) an 'Open in Notepad++' item to my context menu in Windows 8 (for some reason, it is not added during the instalation). I used the ampersand (&) to assign a hotkey, like ...
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Firefox keyboard shortcuts to menu items / add-on functions

At the moment I'm using context menus a lot to access commands in Firefox, but I would like to replace this repetitive clicking and searching with keyboard shortcuts for the common tasks that I ...
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New text files are created with uppercase extensions

Whenever I want to create a new text file using Windows 7 Explorer’s New ⇨ Text File context-menu entry, I get a file with an uppercase extension. For example instead of New Text Document.txt, I get ...
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Textpad - Open new files in same instance by default

I've been a TextPad user for years, and when you install it, it adds an item to the context menu in explorer called "TextPad" that will open any file with textpad, regardless of the extension (whether ...
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Context menu (right click) not working for start menu items

I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and have regular updates, but my context menu (right click doesn't work) for the items in start menu cannot be displayed!! Is there any solution for this? Also, i have ...
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How to open context menu in (MacOS) Finder with keyboard

I'm sure most of us here like doing thing as efficiently as possible and therefore we're a bunch of keyboard junkies. With a file (or group of files) highlighted, is there a way to open the context ...
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How to add a Windows Explorer context menu item with custom functionality?

I'd like to be able to right-click on a file in Windows Explorer, then the 7-Zip sub-menu, and then instead of something like, 'Add to archive...', I'd like, 'Add to <filename>-<today's ...
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“Git GUI” context menu entry for Windows 7 64 bit

Git for Windows doesn't seem to support the extra context menu entries for "Git GUI Here" (or "Git Bash Here") when running on 64-bit systems. Is there some other way I can get an entry for "Git GUI" ...
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Where's my Open-With gVim context menu option in Windows 7?

I have gVim installed. Under Vista and XP, this offered me an addition to either the object context menu of "Edit with gVim", or an addtion to the "Open With" context menu of "gVim". This would let ...
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Disable “Print…” in Context menu of selected text in Chrome

When I select some text on page, displayed in the Chrome web-browser, and click with my right button, context menu opens. It has three options: "Copy", "Search %YOUR.SEARCH.ENGINE.NAME for ...
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Windows Powershell: Executing commands via the context menu?

I'm using kramdown to convert my markdown-formatted source files into html. The command I've been using is: kramdown %filename | Out-Clipboard (Out-Clipboard is from the fantastic PSCX. This means ...
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How can I add an icon to my custom context menu item in Windows 7?

Related: How can I add a program to the context menu of all files? I've created my custom context menu item, and it seems to work on all file types - even through shortcut links. (Selecting my ...
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How to make a “New text document” entry in the context menu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Add Notepad to Right-click new menu in Windows 7 There is no entry for New > Text document in the context menu when I right click. How can I add an entry for "text ...
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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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Run a program from context menu with admin priveledges (vista UAC)

I have been using Notepad2 lately, great util and i added it to the context menu hence i can click on a file and say Notepad2 and it edits it .. but it loads notepad2 without admin privs so i can't ...
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Windows 7 - Add shell command for .png file

On Windows XP, you could go to Folder Options - File Types, select PNG, create a new action, such as this Action: Crush Application: "F:\Programs\PNGCrush\crush.bat" "%1" So you can right click on ...
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Editing the context menus for folders and files in Windows XP

In Windows XP, with SP 2, is there a way to make changes to the right-click menus for folders and files--e.g., to add, delete, or reorder items and dividing lines?
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Add an item to the 'send to' menu for ALL users (winxp)

How to add an item to the 'send to' menu for ALL users (winxp) We want to have a link to a debug log viewer available to all users on a server i'm building. Quite simple to add it to one user ...
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Add Right-Click Save as PDF in Windows Explorer

I'm looking for a way to be able to add some options to the Right Click Context menu in Windows 7. I really don't have much experience in programming much but I am very eager and willing to learn. ...
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Unlocker howto?! doesn't do anything

in an answer to a previous question another user recommended a tool to me, Unlocker. Its original homepage is offline, but there are plenty of websites which offer version 1.9.0 which I downloaded ...
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New Windows 8 context menu: official name and documentation?

Windows 8 has got a new handy context menu which is invoked by pressing Windows + X or by right-clicking the lower-left corner of the desktop: Strangely enough, it's practically impossible to find ...
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How to remove unimportant items from desktop right click context menu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows: How to remove items from the right click (context) menu? I've recently installed Intel's video card driver, and now I have 3 items added to my desktop's right ...
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Menu New → Text document is missing when not administrator in Windows 7

When I'm logged in as a user that is not member of the administrator group the entry to create a new text file is missing from the right click "New" menu. If I give the user administrator rights or ...
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Firefox- How to change font size of right-click context menu?

Using Firefox v9.0.1 on OS X Lion v10.7.2 In userChrome.css, how do I adjust the font size that appears in the context menu when you right-click on something (like a link) on a web page? I tried DOM ...
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How to associate the PNG/JPG Edit context menu with Paint.NET? [duplicate]

Right now, when I right-click on a PNG or JPG, I get the Edit context menu which takes me to MSPaint. How can I associate the Paint.NET with the Edit menu? I've tried Tools/Folder Options/File ...