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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How to disable simplified context menus in Windows 10 Start Menu?

I'm looking for a way to disable simplified context menus in Start Menu that are missing some actions which are essential for me. Below I have provided an example from my home PC to clarify what I ...
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How to get back my “Run with PowerShell” context menu item after installing/configuring VS Code?

I installed VSCode and the PowerShell extension, and I used the File Explorer property sheet to set VSCode as the default editor for .ps1 files. Unfortunately, however, doing so removed the context ...
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Remove context menu entries from network symbol

This appears, after I right-click the network icon. "Troubleshooting problems" and "Open Network and Sharing Center" (Context Menu) How can I remove them on Windows 7? and
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How to extend the file types recognized by category in HKCR\SystemFileAssociations

I have a similar question to the one that was asked here: Custom Windows context menu shell command targetting documents: *.docx and *.pdf except I am concerned with Audio file types. I want to ...
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Is there a way to make file explorer (pinned to task bar) reveal context menu (drop-down of pinned folders) on left click?

I want to see the drop-down of my pinned folders, instead of opening the Explorer window to Quick access. Akin to list view for docked folders on Mac. I looked around a bunch, but couldn't find a ...
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How to edit volume icon's context menu in Windows 10?

It doesn't seem like a regular shell/x context menu. Is there even a way to edit (add/remove/modify) that context menu through registry or modifying any file? Thanks in advance for any pointers.
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How to add submenus to Windows (7 and above) right click dropdowns

I want to know how to modify the registry so that I can group menu-items in the dropdown menu (right-clicking from file in the explorer) and put those menu-items in submenus. The picture illustrates ...
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Changing the position of right click menu items [duplicate]

I would very much like to reposition the AMD Radeon Settings option to be lower in the list. Is this even possible? Thanks
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How do I remove 'Scan selected files with Avira' from the context menu with ShellMenuView?

Please see screenshots below. Why doesn't 'avira' appear in ShellMenuView?
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How does 'Cut' differ from 'Delete' in the context menu?

User harrymc recommended me to remove items in the context menu. So please distinguish 'Cut' from 'Delete'? If I must remove, which ought I remove?
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How do I remove 'Print' from the context menu with ShellMenuView?

This ServerFault answer avouches that 'print' ought appear: but why doesn't it for me? Please see below.
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VLC, is there a way to turn the 1 click to play into 1 click to select and 2 clicks to play?

So, as the title says, I'm having trouble with VLC after switching from Windows 10 to Linux Manjaro XFCE 18.0 Illyria (Arch). I was using Plex on Windows, and although I know VLC quite well, I never ...
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How to execute two commands in the Windows registry from the right click context menu

I am trying to control Windows Update from the right click context menu. I have registry keys that add and/or remove values in the registry that accomplish this. I can successfully execute a single ...
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How do properly add “Open Cmder” Here in the windows context menu?

I installed Cmder with the chocolatey: https://chocolatey.org/packages/Cmder and I would like to have a shortcut in my context menu to open cmder in the current directory. I followed [the official ...
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Rearrange the order of programs in the Windows Open With… context menu

I want to rearrange the order of programs in the Windows "Open with" context menu. For example VLC media player would be top of the list, instead of the 4th item in the list as it is in the below ...
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Subcontext menu is not displayed correctly in Windows 7 but in Windows 10 yes, why?

Windows 10: displayed correctly WavPack on Windows 10 Windows 7: not displayed correctly WavPack on Windows 7 Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.wav\...
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How do I clone my cascading context menu for 'dllfile'?

I recently made a custom cascading context menu folder for applications on my computer. Everything works as I intended and I'd like to add this for dynamic link library files as well but I've hit a ...
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How to change Win 10 right click context menu “Properties” hotkey?

When right clicking on files and folders, my context menu has "Properties" with underscored "o", which means it has conflicting hotkey with "Open"... Is there a way to change that (still using the UK ...
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Atom: Change order of Ctrl Shift P Predictions - Deprioritize 'Application: Install Update' option

I find that whenever I type install in Atom text editor in the global context menu triggered by Ctrl+Shift+P, I see Application: Install Update option which I rarely use: I presume this is the case ...
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Edit with [Icon mode]

I already add in my contextual menu "Edit with ..." in my particular case Edit with Photoshop. My contextual menu is this one All working for me, but is less intuitive than Edit with Notepad ++ at ...
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Missing Open context option for multiple MP3 files [duplicate]

When multiple MP3 files are selected in Windows Explorer on windows 7 there is no Open option. I have an Open and Edit option via the Default Programs Editor. This has nothing to do with the "Open ...
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make context menu vlc keys into cascading Menu

the context menu is filling up my screen so i want to turn vlc and other programs key into a cascading menu so it the context menu will be smaller and would like the option of opening a video in ...
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add a scan with ClamAv option to the context menu

i have added clamav folder to the PATH so i can use cmd to scan files but now i need this option on my context menu i tried to add a key under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT*\shell named "scan with clamav" and ...
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How to disable or remove “Delete all” from context menu of a mail folder

In my Outlook folder structure, I have several folders which I regularly flush and several folders which should never be flushed: To be flushed regularly: Deleted Items Junk Email Never to be ...
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Returning Entries in Windows 10 Context Menu

I would like to remove some entries from the Windows Context Menu (I am using Windows 10 x64 1809), the problem is that they return on every explorer refresh. For instance I am doing this to remove '...
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Is it possible to toggle the icon of this right-click context menu toggle switch?

I have this toggle switch that starts and/or stops the WinDefend service from Windows 10 right-click Context menu. At present it only has one icon but I want it to be able to change icons too ...
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Chrome method to create URL from selected text

hi I am looking for a way, using Chrome, to jump to a URL based on the text that is selected. e.g: I select some text from a web page with mouse (e.g. the word "item") I then want to go to a ...
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Adding an item to context menu, How can write bath command in the string value? [solved]

I put the answer at the End of my Question. as my account was restricted, I could not put answer to my Question!. (I got this error "We are no longer accepting answers from this account.") Question ...
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How to “Open CMD Here as Administrator” in right-click menu, with no elevation prompt. Without changing UAC rules

I'm going to preface this with that I am relatively new to registry tweaking, but please bear with me. Today I was messing with my Windows 10 (home, version 1803) and after some googling I did 2 ...
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Explorer context menu command: Take source filename and add it to new text file

I'm looking to add a menu item to Windows Explorer context menu for a certain file extension - for the purpose of this example let's say for MP3 files. Upon rightclicking the file and selecting the ...
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Empty sub context menu for items on the taskbar in Windows 10

I'll pre-empt any dupe close votes on this related question by stating that as you see below the issue is different as the menu is empty not just "missing" items and as far as I'm aware this only ...
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I want to convert jpg image sequence in folder to mov by adding windows context menu for a folder

I am using ffmpeg code to convert the available jpg sequence to mov(Photojpg) ffmpeg -f image2 -r 24 -start_number 1001 -i /ip/Seq/image.%04d.jpg -y -xerror -vcodec copy -r 24 /ip/Seq/movie.mov But ...
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Context-sensitive undo?

I'm using Office 2016, Windows 10, and I was making some edits in Excel (although this could apply to any MS Office scenario, I think), but I wanted to undo formatting in the cell I was on, but that ...
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Does Filezilla have a menu-bar command for uploading?

As I understand it, Filezilla provides two ways to initiate the upload of selected files: double-clicking the files, and selecting the Upload command from the context (right-click) pop-up menu. Is ...
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git-bash.exe in context menu with custom command

I would like to get a context menu entry like Git Bash here, with an additional command processed. The command I want to call is git clean -xdf --dry-run What I have done so far is to add an extra ...
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On Windows, how to add an explorer contextual menu on .XML files?

I use following registry macro to add a contextual menu on .XML file Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\xmlfile\shell\FormatXML] @="Format-XML" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\xmlfile\shell\...
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Add WSL to right click context menu

I was trying to add WSL to the right click context menu. I was successfully able to add it. But it is not working and asking to add default application associated with WSL. How to do it as I am unable ...
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Windows right click menu permanently showing

Whenever I right click and "refresh" or "copy" or "paste" etc., there remains an artifact on the screen. And it remains over everything (including a fullscreen youtube video). Please look at the image ...
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Is there an option for “Mark All Emails as Read Across All Folders” in Outlook?

I have lots of Outlook folders (30+) and they each get a trickle of over 200 emails a day. Usually I scan through each folder to make sure nothing important is in there and right click on the folder ...
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PowerShell Context Menu Script Block

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT*\shell\FileDateTime] @="File DateTime Attribute (1 file at a time)" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT*\shell\FileDateTime\command] @="powershell.exe $...
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Slow Context New Submenu in Windows 10

When you first open the right click menu and scroll to the New submenu there will be a long delay (2-5 seconds) before the submenu opens. Once the New submenu opens you can roll the mouse cursor on ...
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Right Click Context in File Explorer “Copy [default] folders here”

I want to run a centrally stored batch file from a right click context menu, but the batch file needs to change its' relative location (%~dp0) reference to where the user right clicked instead of the ...
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Right-click context menu in Windows Explorer is always slow/hanging

I noticed that whenever I click on any folder in Windows Explorer (and many times on files), there will be a noticeable lag. I discovered that the cause of this turned out to be Google Drive and that ...
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How to run a poweshell script from the context menu (on audio file)?

I did try this test.reg Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\SystemFileAssociations\audio\shell\ChunkAudio]@="chunk audio (5 min)""Icon"="%SystemRoot%\\System32\\...
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Can I edit the tasks list of the Right Click options on Windows 10 Taskbar Icons

I would like to add the option to restore previous session on the tasks option, it this possible?
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Context Menu Shell Command: “Application not found”

I've written a context menu shell command to open my WSL distro, Ubuntu 18.04, in the working directory. It works on my desktop, but trying it on my tablet yields the error "Application not found" ...
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Windows: Right click on desktop causing hourglass hang

When I right click on the desktop, to invoke the context menu, an hourglass appears, forever, but no context menu. I've lost the ability to use the context menu but only on the desktop. How do I fix ...
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7-zip Add to “filename” but in ULTRA?

7-zip has a right click menu to add to archive using the filename which is great. But it compress it using "normal" compression. To use "ultra" you have to do it manually. Officially there's no way ...
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Windows 10: associate a command to “all” files

In windows machines, I need add a "right mouse" option to "all" data files (in concrete, all image formats and text files with extension .txt or .html, but add it to all files is also acceptable ). ...
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Edit Context Menu Entry for .VBS and .ICO files

If I want to change the "Edit" context menu entries of certain file extensions to open them with certain programs, I typically just have to find the corresponding registry key, go to the "Shell/Edit/...