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How to remove directory context menu added by Visual Studio 2017?

This answer is originally from here, and I am just reproducing it here for sake of brevity. Use the Windows Registry editor to delete two keys: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\AnyCode ...
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Is the same Windows registry shared between all user profiles?

Yes and no. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE is shared; HKEY_CURRENT_USER is private per-user. Meanwhile HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT is a virtual tree that's actually a merged view of both the per-user HKCU\Software\Classes ...
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Where do I right-click to get the taskbar menu when the taskbar is full?

There are two places you can right-click on a full taskbar to get the taskbar menu: the taskbar clock the taskbar up arrow (looks like ^ and shows hidden icons)
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How to remove "Share with Skype" from the Windows Explorer context menu

In case you are using the Skype App, removing the context menu item is trickier. One way is to delete DllPath under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PackagedCom\Package\Microsoft.SkypeApp_15.61.100....
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How to remove directory context menu added by Visual Studio 2017?

Run regedit.exe, go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\AnyCode, take ownership of this key, change the permisions for your account and add a DWORD (32Bit) with the name ...
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How do properly add "Open Cmder" Here in the windows context menu?

I tried adding to the registry as per suggested answers and searches. I couldn't get it to work. Finally, on the Cmder wiki I stumbled across the answer: Shortcut to open Cmder in a chosen folder ...
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Re-add "create new text file" to Windows 11 context menu

What spikey_richie suggests will reset the whole context menu back to the look from Windows 10 which might be what someone wants but does not answer the OP's specific question. I was looking for a way ...
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How to remove "Share with Skype" from the Windows Explorer context menu

Yet another update: Works in Windows 11 too. Update: Works in Windows 10 version 21H1 too. Original answer: As of Windows 10 version 2004, you can do the following to remove the "Share with Skype&...
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Add "Edit with Gimp" to Windows context menu

Assuming you have GIMP 2.8 installed to the default directory, you can do this via a registry script created by David L. To add the 'Edit with GIMP' option to system image types, save the following ...
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Re-add "create new text file" to Windows 11 context menu

What worked for me was resetting the Notepad app -- Settings; Apps; Apps & features; next to "Notepad", select the three dot pop-up menu; Advanced options; select Reset. It appears to ...
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How to remove "Share with Skype" from the Windows Explorer context menu

On Windows 8 (and Windows 10?), RegEdit found the entry at HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\ShareWithSkype Deleted that, and the item disappeared from the context menu immediately - no need to reboot / log ...
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Disable Adobe AcroTray.exe from starting at boot

Go to Services.msc (hit Win and write in search services.msc) and run it as Administrator. Here set Adobe Acrobat Update and Adobe Genuine Software Integrity Services to manuall. From Windows Task ...
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How to remove directory context menu added by Visual Studio 2017?

From Bryson Gibbons on the Microsoft Forums: Another option, if you don't want to just delete it or can see it being sometimes useful but don't want it cluttering up the context menu, is to move it ...
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What determines the icon for entries in the New context menu?

By default, Explorer will use the icon set by the file type, but this can be overriden by placing an IconPath value in the ShellNew key. I figured this out by using Process Monitor to watch for ...
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cannot associate program with context menu action

Run regedit.exe Go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/Directory/Background/shell/GitKraken/command Change "%somedir%\gitkraken\update.exe" --processStart=gitkraken.exe --process-start-args="-p %L" to "...
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Is the same Windows registry shared between all user profiles?

Yes, there's a single registry The registry has a number of real hives, and a number of "virtual" hives. Two of the most important real hives are HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and HKEY_USERS. As the ...
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How can I add an item to the 'new' context menu?

It seems that the other solutions here are outdated. At least none of these worked for me in Windows 10 v. 1709 Build 16299.192 (Edit: still works in version 1809). I did some testing in a VM and this ...
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Shift + F10 does not work in Windows 8

If you have SnagIt installed, check it's hotkey configuration....by default, it is configured to capture Shift + F10. Change it to something else to get Shift + F10 workiing normally again.
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Can sub-folders be created on the Explorer context "send to" menu

An alternative approach for your reference: Save followings as *.reg and import to registry (adapted from Sully@Wilders Security) Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\My ...
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How to add "Open with Notepad++" (Portable) to Windows Context Menu?

Corrected reg script (see above): Icon Spaces in name (for default Notepad++ filenames with spaces) Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Edit with Notepad++] "Icon&...
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How to change the new format of context menu in Chrome to be like the old one?

*** EDIT for ver 126.0.6478.57: None of these solutions work anymore. If you can, wait to upgrade until a new solution have been found, or better yet change to Firefox or other quality browser. *** ...
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How to remove the "3D print with 3D Builder" context menu entry in Windows 10?

I monitored what was happening under the hood when right clicking an image file (with the tool Process Monitor from SysInternals), and found out the responsible registry keys. It is displayed because ...
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How to remove directory context menu added by Visual Studio 2017?

You can use ShellMenuView to find this context menu entry and disable it. Download the program for your OS (32 or 64 bit) and run the shmnview.exe executable. Find in the list something that has to ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts Within Context Menus (Windows 10)

If there are multiple context menu items with the same hotkey, pressing that hotkey will toggle between them as you discovered. If a hotkey only corresponds to one item, pressing it will immediately ...
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Is there an option for "Mark All Emails as Read Across All Folders" in Outlook?

The Search Folder tip does the work. To do this go "Folder" tab > press "New Search Folder" > on the pop window select "Unread mail" > Press OK. This will create a folder, like all your others, on the ...
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How to add "Open with Notepad++" (Portable) to Windows Context Menu?

Instructions on how to do this here: https://npp-user-manual.org/docs/shell-extension/ In short, download the dll, register and voila!
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How to add "Open with Notepad++" (Portable) to Windows Context Menu?

I've had a much simpler way I've used for ages. Save this as a file called Notepad++.right-click.reg: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Edit with Notepad++] "Icon"=hex(...
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How to remove "Share with Skype" from the Windows Explorer context menu

There are two main entries for "Share with Skype" in registry. To disable one from Skype for Desktop use following .reg file: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\...
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Re-add "create new text file" to Windows 11 context menu

If you want to manually change the registry (always make a backup before editing) without resetting it to the Windows 10 look, here are the steps that worked for me: Open the registry editor and move ...
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Remove "Set as desktop background" from Windows context menu

While it's possible to remove the "Set as desktop background" option by editing the registry manually, it's much easier to do using ShellMenuView. Simply run the program, search for the Menu Key ...
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