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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What is “Ticino” in my Windows 7 Explorer context menu?

I noticed today that I have a new Explorer context menu item called "Ticino" when I right-click a file on Windows 7. What is it?
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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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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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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 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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Windows 10: PuTTY does not work correctly with the taskbar context menu?

When right clicking on the PuTTY icon in the Windows 10 taskbar, I get recent connections. Clicking on one of those just opens the PuTTY main page. Instead of connecting to that connection. Is it me? ...
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How to open a terminal quickly from a file explorer at a folder in Windows 7?

This can be done easily in Ubuntu, just right click and open Terminal. It is very inconvenient to open cmd.exe then cd to the folder. So, how do I open a terminal quickly from a file explorer at a ...
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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 disable Play with Windows Media Player contextual menu?

in Windows (Vista), when viewing a folder, when right clicking on a item, there's the menu “Play with Windows Media Player”. How to set it so such submenu does not show? (not sure I want to ...
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How can I get “Open PowerShell Here” in my context menu?

In XP I was used to having the "Open Command Window Here" option in my context menu for folders. In Vista, it's hidden by default, but I know that I can hold shift when right clicking to see that ...
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Dropbox context menu missing in OS X

Problem My Dropbox context menu is missing in OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.8). While the Dropbox service runs normally, Finder doesn't show the icons and also doesn't give me the ability to browse files ...
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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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Windows 10 context menus show up blank

Something weird is going on with my context menus in my Windows 10 installation. They are showing up blank. In the first day after installing it has happened 2 or 3 times. But today, it's happening ...
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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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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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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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“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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How to assign a icon for “Copy/Cut/Paste/Delete” Windows default context menu items?

Problem Under Windows 8/8.1 x64, I would like to assign a custom icon for the default Windows context menu items such as Copy, Cut, Paste, Delete, Undo, Redo and SendTo items, which by default has ...
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Why Windows right-click new is so slow?

Why most Microsoft Windows systems have a slow right-click context menu new option? For those who don't know what I'm talking about, right-click in any blank space inside a window and choose new ...
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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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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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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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Context Menu of Pinned File in Taskbar - Where is this File?

Question states it already. I want to know where the Pinned File is located on the hard drive. I can open it with a left-click. I can not search for it because of #!$%§ windows see Image number 2. ...
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How do I remove the “Undo” option from Windows' right-click context menu?

I am looking to remove the Undo option from the menu. I have looked at the similar questions on Super User, and I cannot find a method to remove this item. Please include more than just a link to ...
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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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How to enable underscore (shortcut mnemonics) for menu items?

Is there a way to enable shortcut keystrokes from Windows Vista by default? E.g. the following context menu item doesn't display a shortcut key:
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How to remove navigation controls from Firefox right click menu?

A recent firefox update has changed the context menu when you right click on a page to display icons such as back, forward, stop and bookmark: Is there any way to remove them? I'm using Firefox 32 ...
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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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Shorter shortcuts for explorer context menu entries?

As I understand it, in order to select an entry in the context menu in windows explorer, you have to select the file, press shift + F10 to open the context menu, press the underlined shortcut, and ...
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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 7 rightclick menu from toolbar like ALT-SPACE?

The menu containing Restore, Move, Resize, Minimize, Maximize and Close accessible through right click on a window titlebar or click on the upper left form icon, was before the new Aero stuff ...
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Map Context-Menu key to Alt Car (right)

I had my laptop for quite some time and just can't get used to the fact that my right alt-key is next to the context-menu key. Whenever I want to do coding special-characters, a menu pops up and has ...
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How to remove “Burn with Nero” from context menu in Windows 7

How to remove Burn with Nero from context menu in Windows 7? I have tried to find in Nero Burning Rom such option but without success.
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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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Rearrange/Reduce Windows Context Menu

Windows XP - I have a Context Menu(all kinds) containing many useless commands which i dont use. I need a utility to help me manage it by removing the unwanted commands. I currently use MMM but it ...
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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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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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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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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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Context Menu key on Dell Inspiron 1720 Keyboard

I've been trying more and more to use the keyboard alone for most of my activities and avoid the mouse. The Context Menu key on most modern keyboards is an invaluable tool for this, as it brings the ...
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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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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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How to Add a Context Menu in Windows 7 Library Folders

I just finished setting up my Dev environment on a Windows 7 PC. For command line and Terminal use, I installed the program called Console2 which is amazing for anyone who uses the Terminal on a ...
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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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WinRAR Context menu and file type detection of Windows

So far I know Windows display context menu based on the file extension rather than the file type. I just tested with empty text file with mp3 extension with winamp and the result is below: The same ...
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Excel open option missing from Context Menu

Whenever I select multiple Excel (2010) files the right mouseclick option 'open' disappears. When I select just one or a few files there is no problem, but from 15 or more files I can't open them at ...
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Remove “Send Image…” from Firefox right-click menu

I would like to remove the Send Image... option when right-clicking on an image in Firefox. I never use it and it's very annoying when accidentally clicked. Any ideas how? I'm sure it's possible, but ...
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Right Click, Create PDF

I spend a lot of time using a PDF printer to "print" documents into PDF's... Is there a program that includes Explorer functionality to "Create PDF" via right click, context-menu? This would, I ...
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How to right click and play audio folder on Windows Media Player 12

It's always been hard for me to add a music folder with subfolders to Windows Media Player's playlist. I double click a file in the folder (or click on WMP shortcut), WMP opens, and I drag the other ...