Questions tagged [context-menu]

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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QMK - What is the Context Menu keycode?

I am trying to define a keymap for the context menu in my QMK enabled keyboard (EZ Planck). Is there a specific keycode for the context menu? I don't want to use shift+F10 because it is not exactly ...
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How to add a Keyboard Shortcut to Custom Context Menu Item in Windows 10?

I made a custom Context Menu entry that basically stores a folder's contents in a text file (basically just running dir > [filename].txt on a command prompt. It works, but I was wondering how I can ...
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Win10 registry: difference between Background and shell in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT?

I'm talking about the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT registry keys for Windows 10. Changes to the keys in background changes the right click menu when you've clicked inside of a folder. But what do changes to the ...
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The limit of Windows10 Context Menu Share (the size and count of file)

I noticed that Share feature in right click context menu may be failed to share files sometimes. Share Try that again We couldn't show you all the ways you could share. (like this screenshot) In ...
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How to make a context menu command open in a specific folder

I have a command I added to the window 10 right-click context menu. The problem is that the program will not run unless opened in its directory. I have a link to it on the desktop that has in its ...
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Add a context menu option to convert .md to html

I'm trying to create a context menu option that takes in a markdown file and outputs the file converted to html. I'm able to use python's markdown module to convert the file, but am having trouble ...
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How to exclude libraries from custom right-click menu entries using AppliesTo string?

I want to add a custom context menu entry to open an administrator command prompt when right-clicking a directory or directory background. I borrowed the registry modification code (shown below) from ...
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Contextual menus and right click with MacOS

iMac 21.5 inch Mid 2011, macOS 10.13.6 High Sierra. Until recently, I was able to invoke contextual menus by using a right click with my wireless mouse. That no longer functions. The control-right ...
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How to run commands as an Administrator in context menu right click?

How to run commands as an Administrator in context menu right click? This code works properly, but runs as a normal user :-( Can anyone advise how to fix it? Thank you. Windows Registry Editor Version ...
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Add context menu item for optical drive

What is the registry key(s) that controls the PC's optical drive right click context menu. Assume that I have a program called Erase.exe that would erase a RW/RE media (or any other exe for that ...
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Mirror menu items from the Shift + Right Click in the Right Click context menu [duplicate]

When you hold Shift and press Right Click in Windows Explorer you get some additional menu items, most prominently the options to open the directory in cmd or the PowerShell. I once made these menu ...
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How can I add multiple templates for the same file type to the new context menu?

How would I achieve what is shown in the image below? Assume the first 3 items are text files each using different text file templates and the 4th item is one not using a template i.e. just a blank ...
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how to insert quick access menu into context drop down menu

I know this question has been asked before Add icon to context menu in quick access but that was 5 years ago. When I right click anywhere, I want to see an entry which will allow to me to click it and ...
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how to open Quick Access menu from right click in Windows 10?

I know how to add and remove items from the context menu and also enjoy using shex view to edit the context menu. However, I cannot find a way to get the quick access menu to display as a selection in ...
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Windows 10 not showing menus properly (blank tab)

My Issue: I am using Windows 10 on an Asus G14 laptop and I have normally kept it up to date. I've been having an issue with various menus not showing any text or tabs. Please see two example screen ...
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How to properly send a filename to my app with a windows context menu

I want to send a filename e.g. c:\users\me\downloads\test.exe to my app using a shell context menu without causing SmartScreen to run. The following shell context menu command causes SmartScreen pop-...
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How to create a Windows context menuitem for all file extensions EXCEPT two?

I want to create a Windows context menuitem that gets displayed for all files that do not have the file extension .zip or .7z. I'm quite comfortable manually editing the Windows registry, if needed. ...
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Getting back the .txt as a type in the explorer's New context menu

My Windows 10 install doesn't seem to support .txt files in the New context menu. Using the traditional ShellNew regedit hack works perfectly for other filetypes, and I've been able to create .bat ...
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Clear recent items list. Not displayed in Windows 7

I use a translator. A few hours ago, I lost the line "Clear recent items list" - ("Очистить список последних документов") from the context menu, tried to search in the registry, ...
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Is there a way to get the context menu from Windows Explorer as the context menu in the Windows Start Menu?

When you right click an item in the Windows 10 start menu, it offers you a very limited amount of options. I'd like to open the right click context menu you get from the Windows Explorer. Is this ...
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Context menu missing for OneDrive

I have got a windows 10 pro workstation (not domain joined, version 1909) with two local user accounts. User-A (member of Users) and User-B (member of Administrators). Both users have seperate ...
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Add programs in the Windows context menu for a specific category of files (all video formats for example)

I'm trying to figure out how to edit the context menu of the Windows File Explorer to add custom programs for a specific category of files, for example all video formats or all image formats. I have ...
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How to get “Edit with Idle” into the context window

I have the same problem as this question here Python IDLE disappeared from the right click context menu But I am not too sure what Eryk Sun is doing here. Can somebody tell me more clearly what he is ...
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Double Click File to Run with Specific Python Script (Windows 10)

In Windows 10, is it possible to make a file with a specific extension run with a given Python script? For example, I have .pickle files saved, and I wrote a simple Python script to print them out. I ...
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How to use a batch file on the context menu and 'pass on' the rightclicked file?

The case: There's a program called gMKVExtractGUI which demuxes MKV videofiles. You can rightclick any MKV, and the program opens that video. It can then extract the subtitles. It doesn't work on MP4 ...
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What is the name of parameter for styling background color of context menu in Google Chrome?

I am looking for parameter which would let me change the background color of context menu in Google Chrome. I've visited this site Theme Tutorial - gsugsa but I couldn't find there any proper ...
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Open command prompt here context menu not working and showing error message

When I shift right click the option is there but it only showing error like this https://imgur.com/Fw7FvVm Edit: I suspect that I accidentally delete the registry associated with this command or ...
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Have an option to run an exe file on a specific file suffix

I want to have an option to run an EXE (or .py) file on the context menu when I right click a file (for example .mp4) for example like what Notepad++ does, you right click a file and it has the option ...
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Run script from context menu on file with spaces in filename on windows 10

I have a right click context menu to rename files. This is created by importing the following to the registry: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\*\shell\add_date] @="Add date to filename" ...
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Populate 'new' files from Windows context menu?

SOLVED: Please read the answer to see the full solution. Possible Error Messages: Gimp XFC image plug-In could not open image. Main Question(s): Windows 10 Context Menu (right-click/apps button→New→...
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Item “Send to EventGhost” stuck in windows explorer context menu

I've tried the AutoRemote plugin for EventGhost 2 years ago however I still can not get rid of the "Send to EventGhost" button in the explorer context menu Context menu image I've already ...
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.txt file context menu > Open is opening Registry Editor

When I right-click .txt files and choose Edit, the file is opened in Notepad++. But when I choose Open (or double-click the file), I expect the same thing, but the Windows registry editor (regedit.exe)...
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Custom item in context menu when I right-click on folder [duplicate]

Has this been asked before? I want a custom item in the context menu when I right click on a folder. I know you're supposed to do it through the registry, but I don't know how. I will manage what it ...
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How to create “New” context menu entry for creating any file in Windows 10

I want to create an entry/element inside the "New" context menu which, rather than creating a file with certain extension, prompts me for a filename (such as "index.js"). Once I ...
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windows 10 - how to associate “edit” for .cmd files to notepad++ in context menu?

I would like to be able to right-click on a .cmd file in win10 (or windows server 2019), choose edit and have notepad++ open the file. I have a mixture of file types (as in 'nix text files) that are ...
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Do a context menu action for multiple selected files in the Windows Explorer

I'd like to create a Windows Explorer context menu action for multiple selected files. I created a key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\MyAction\command with a string value C:\python37\python.exe "c:\...
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How to use the right click context menu to send files to new folder?

Here is my issue: I'm in a folder full of different files. I see a number of files I'd like to group together. I can select them, "right click -> send to -> list of programs/operations"...
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How can I add a specific action for a file in context-menu on Windows?

I've seen dozens of tutorials and posts about adding an app to the context menu when you right-click on your desktop, but that's not what I want. I need a .bat command that adds a "Open with {...
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Command line parameters supported in registry for context menu items

I have a command line application I use fore extracting files. Currently I'm using a batch file, but I have to drag-and-drop each file onto the batch file, so I want to add a context menu item for ...
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Detecting file type from registry? windows

You may have noticed that when right clicking on an exe file (if WinRAR is installed) "Open with WinRAR" option appears only if it's an SFX WinRAR archive. Is there a way for me to add such ...
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What is the registry key for the context menu of the “Quick access” section in the Windows Explorer?

I'd like to remove context menu items I never use from the context menu, which appears when I right-click on the item in the quick access section of the file Explorer. How is the registry key ...
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Right click main context menu. How to create New Text Document just by right clicking on anywhere on windows explorer (Notepad)?

Here's the link to the same question here on this site. I'm dreaming of Right click > New Text Document (Notepad) But it seems no one willing to answer this. As this would be very helpful for ...
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How do I remove the PowerShell “open here” context menu?

I removed PowerShell 7 preview and installed PowerShell 7.0.2. Now I have a broken context menu entry for the PowerShell 7 preview. Where in the registry can I remove this?
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Why don't custom Windows Explorer context menu entries appear?

I want to add a custom context menu item to Windows Explorer in Windows 10, so that when I right-click on certain types of file, I can run a particular application on the file. I have found various ...
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How to use choco install winrar or other command to enable the cascaded context menu?

Context I use chocolatey as a package manager or software manager on different (remote) systems. WinRAR is also in my top 10 of software to be installed on new systems. I used ninite.com before, but ...
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Adding option “convert to pdf” to right click?

I am using windows 7 As shown in attached snapshot,When i right click on any file,a menu/drop down opens. Which does not contain option "convert to pdf" How can i add this option to right click menu?
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Shortcut for Right Click>Import from iPhone or iPad>Take Photo

I'm using a lot of Take Photo with my iPhone (10-20 times a day) and would love to be able to do it with a single click on the keyboard like I do for other things with Karabiner but I'm unable to find ...
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Open expanded folder menu in Windows by default

It's known that Shift+Menu (or Shift+RightClick) on a folder gives you the complete menu and settings. (see here) Question: how can I make Windows open the expanded context menu by default?
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Transparent Opera's context menu in VMware

I use Opera in a virtual machine on VMware. However, there is an issue with the context menu. It's transparent and I don't see what to click (here made on a black background so that you can see the ...
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Function that creates multi level menu a cascade

I made this function that has in input one block of test with one structure of menus and submenus and create it. It works good for the pattern 1 and 2 (text1,text2). Can someone makes the function ...

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