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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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Remove anti-copy blocking measures from website automatically?

This website: https://www.kingstonist.com/ Blocks you from selecting text, right clicking, and even a bunch of common keyboard shortcuts. I like to highlight blocks of text as I read because it's ...
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How to search the web via context menu with quotation marks using only mouse?

I often drag an English phrase and search it in Google or Bing with quotation marks to find the exact expression. Dragging with the mouse, right-clicking shows me a context menu of "Search 'the ...
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How to identify cause of super-slow right-click context menu in Windows 11?

My right-click menu usually takes 20-30 seconds to open. For some file types it is much quicker - e.g. 2-3 seconds. I've been trying to work out which shell extension(s) are causing the problem, but ...
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Cannot Delete Registry Keys

I am trying to delete the registry keys provided in the attachment below in order to change the order of other context menu values but regedit prevents me from doing it. What I have tried: Running ...
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Context menu to show streaming files

In Powershell I use type -wait to watch log files updating. I would like a context menu item that will open a powershell window and type -wait the target file. But I can't get it to work. I've tried ...
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webp files not treated as "image" type in Windows Explorer context menu

I am trying to add custom items to the Windows Explorer context menu in Windows 10 & Windows 11 for image files. I want the custom items to appear (only) for all image types. As far as I can tell ...
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Add VS Code to default context menu when right-clicking

In Windows Explorer, when I select a directory and right click on it, it opens a context menu. However, to open the directory in VS Code as a new project, I have to click on Show more options, then ...
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Shortcut to the Windows 11 context menu item

I prefer working with a keyboard and opening context menus using shortcuts. In Windows 11, I can open the context menu with Shift+F10. However, I'd also like to select a menu item using a shortcut. It ...
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Add icon to main contextual menu' in Windows 11

I'm used to open CMake project by right-clicking on the content of the folder, then select in the context menu that appears Open With Visual Studio. In Windows 11, I need an additional passage, ...
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Remove "Convert to Adobe PDF" from context menu

When I right click a .docx file in Windows' File Explorer, there's an entry 'Convert to Adobe PDF' in the context menu. I'd like to remove the entry, but keep Adobe Acrobat installed. What I've tried: ...
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Why isn't my custom context menu entry showing an icon?

On Windows 11, I have added a custom context menu item for .stl files by adding a new key in Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.stl in the registry that links to the .exe I want to use:...
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Problems in Adding File Types to 'New' Context Menu in File Explorer using regedit

Issue with Adding File Types to 'New' Context Menu in File Explorer I'm encountering difficulties adding certain file types to the 'New' option in the right-click context menu in File Explorer. If ...
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Custom second right click menu always

I want a second right click menu to always appear with my own custom options and commands. I'm on Lubuntu linux right now with LXQt and I don't think that can be easily changed. I'm not sure how that ...
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Cannot open Powershell from context menu [duplicate]

When I open Powershell from shift-right click menu, I get an error dialog showing "Explorer.EXE: Application not found" Screenshot of the error dialog This is on Windows 10 I recently ...
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Context menu rename any file as "folder.jpg"

Simply put i want to make a context menu entry that renames an image file as "folder.jpg" When i view folders in the thumbnail view mode, the folders will show a thumbnail image of the file ...
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Move option to primary context menu in Windows 11

Is it possible to see the option Open with Code inside the primary context menu (left one) instead of in Show more options? I don't want to switch back to the old Windows 10 context menu, but I use ...
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How to change the new format of context menu in Chrome to be like the old one?

The new Chrome version from a few days ago doesn't show all elements of the context menu at once anymore. Instead, it shows only some of them, and I have to scroll to see the others. How can I make it ...
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How to make Windows 11 new context menu appear with just one right click instead of two clicks?

I upgraded from Windows 10 to Windows 11 and one thing that's been annoying me is when you have an app or folder in maximized view and you go back to the desktop by left-clicking the show desktop in ...
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How to debug what causes Windows 11 context menu to freeze whole explorer and remove it from the list?

When I press right mouse button on text, text-like file, zip archives on my Windows 11 machine - file explorer freezes, then when I force close it - whole explorer restarts. How can I debug what ...
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How can i edit this registry key so the context menu opens the application as an administrator rather than as a normal user?

I am currently learning how to edit the context menu via registry key entries, however, i do not know how to open an application as an administrator (in this case a command prompt). This is the ...
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Pass system date before open windows context menu

I did create an option in the windows context menu that calls a batch file to do a backup. Someting like this: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\Do ...
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How to edit a remote desktop connection on Windows 11?

I've recently "upgraded" from Windows 10 to Windows 11. On Windows 10 I could right-click on a RDP file and there's an "edit" option on the context menu, but that's gone on Windows ...
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Windows 11 context menu appearance

I very recently upgraded from Windows 10 to Windows 11 Pro, Version 22H2, OS build 2621.2361. I have noticed that context (right click) menus in File Explorer have an odd look, with lines separating ...
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Remove "AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition" from Windows Explorer context menu

When I right click inside a folder in Windows Explorer, there is an option called "AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition": (This option only appears when I right click on an empty space inside ...
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Restoring the new Windows 11 context menu

Awhile back I did a registry hack (don't remember what it was 😔) to stop using the new Windows 11 context menu. How can I restore the new context menu? How can I subsequently disable the new context ...
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Is there a way to right-click Windows taskbar icons (minimized or not) and mute/unmute them?

Is there a native way or a 3rd-party app that allows me to right-click taskbar icons, minimized or not, and get a mute/unmute button for them at the subsequent dropdown menu that follows (the one that ...
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Reset "Open" as the default and topmost context menu entry on Windows 10

For most documents file types (txt, pdf, docx, etc), 'Open' is the "default" (marked in bold) action and resides at the top of the context menu in Windows 10. I am pretty sure that this was ...
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Run app with admin privileges when invoked by 'open with' in context menu

I know you can use Task Scheduler to make a shortcut that opens an application as admin without the UAC prompt, which is great, but I have certain apps that I typically open to edit system files etc, ...
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Disable Default "Open Windows PowerShell" Right-Click Menu?

How would one permanently disable Shift + Right-click → Open with PowerShell window here context menu, without simultaneously disabling the PowerShell and elevated PowerShell options in the Explorer ...
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How to bring up "send to" menu without going through the context menu

Short story: basically, I need a way to bring up the "send to" menu without going through the right-click context menu.. or a way to hide the main context menu itself after clicking on the &...
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Windows "send to" context menu with subfolders

I'm looking for solution to implement sub-folders in windows "SendTo" context menu. I'm aware of: Can sub-folders be created on the Explorer context "send to" menu However, this ...
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Sort Desktop Icons with PowerShell

I have setup PowerShell script that will install lots of applications onto the desktop and change a bunch of settings. After it is finished I want to make sure all the icons it adds are consistently ...
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How to replace default context menu items to user modified items When a specific folder is right clicked in win10

I am going to replace win10 default context menu items to user modified items, I mean remove all the items already existing and add my own items when a specific folder is right clicked. I have added ...
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Right-click (on text) - clicking on text and right-clicking, add to context menu via REGEDIT, run batch-file using %clipboard%

I want to add a functionality to Right-Click. This will be on the text-right-click menu. This won't be on the folder-right-click-menu. Nor This won't be on the file-right-click-menu. In the ...
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Desktop Folder Missing Quick Access Context Options (Windows 11)

I've recently reinstalled Windows 11 (23466.1001), as I got a new SSD. I copied over my old drive's files in a common manner to the new drive, but ran into some issues with my new Desktop folder. In ...
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"Open PowerShell window here" gives "Application not found" error although `powershell.exe` should be find-able in `PATH`

Windows 10 22H2 19045.3086 With Shift + Right-click, I get a "Open PowerShell window here" entry in the context menu. I think I didn't manually add this entry, it's either enabled by some ...
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open with menu does not open the application ( vs code ) after renaming account name in windows 11

OS windows 11: Recently I have changed my account profile name from Users to Keshav and also rename the account folder name under C:/Users done all the changes like change in registry --> ...
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Is there a more direct keyboard shortcut to cascade windows?

Windows: 10 Keyboard: Windows - 104 - standard layout keyboard When windows are displaying off-screen due to changing displays or display configurations, I have found that the best means to get them ...
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W11 context menu: moving "Create a shortcut" to primary context menu

I often need to create shortcuts, so how do I move "Create a shortcut" to the primary context menu and ideally make it show up as an icon alongside Cut, Copy, Paste etc there with Windows 11?...
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How to remove "Set Image as Desktop Background" and other annoying options from Firefox context menu?

I just want to get rid of some Firefox context menu, such as: "set as desktop background" "email image" "bookmark link" Now in Firefox, addons cannot change context menu. ...
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Windows Right Click Menu - Is it possible to add an empty line / space above and below Paste option?

Windows Right Click Menu - Is it possible to add an empty line / space above and below Paste option ? For example via Registry Database And if it is possible, this whole enhanced big area would the ...
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Unable to remove entries in Windows File Explorer's New context menu which have no Registry ShellNew keys

On Windows File Explorer, I like to keep the New right-click context menu decluttered by removing most entries except those that I specifically want. Thus, in the Registry, I delete (replacing "...
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How To Change the action of Context Menu key in VS Code?

By default, the action of the context menu key in VS Code editor is opening the context menu. I want to change its function to run a script or execute a program for example, I tried to do that from ...
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Customization to bring back old tab context menu in Notepad++ not working?

The new context menu in Notepad++ is inconvenient because I have to go to a submenu to do actions like clone document to other view. To fix this, I basically just followed the instructions here. ...
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"Bitlocker" has replaced "Open" at top of Context Menu

I have been looking all over the place but can't seem to get the right query wording to answer my question. In the "Right Click Context Menu" of only "Drives" on "This PC"...
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How to wirelessly push files to Android using ADB via Windows context menu?

By using context menu in Windows I would like to wirelessly push selected file(s) to Android device using ADB. I want to connect to the device, push selected file(s) and disconnect each time, so I ...
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Slow Context menu in windows 11

Context menu in W11 is so sluggish (specially on video files) i uninstalled everything that i suspected to be the cause and used the tool called "This Is Windows 11" to uninstall all the ...
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How to open folders from "Everything" Search in a new tab (Windows 11)

i'm basically looking for a way to open folders from 3rd party apps (or at least just from "Everything") in a new tab and not a new window In windows 11 File explorer there's an option to ...
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Removing unwanted context menu items has backfired

I dislike many of the extra entries in the context menu. I downloaded shexview and Easy Context Menu, tools to remove context menu items. And it was glorious. I was deleting menu items left and right,...
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Right click in Windows terminal inserts clipboard contents instead of opening context menu

In my Windows 10 system, right clicking into any console window (cmd, Powershell, Ubuntu on WSL) inserts the clipboard contents instead of opening a context menu. Is there a setting to change this?
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