Windows 10: Limited Context Menu list, trying to create easy to access links


  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 64bit
       06 Feb 2018 #1

    Limited Context Menu list, trying to create easy to access links


    Hello,

    So i personally don't like links or folders on my desktop, So i want to make context menu links to the software that I use regularly. Because I also don't like Windows 10 start menu or extra applications in the background (Classic Shell) although it works really nicely.

    I have been adding lots of links and found out that each context sub-menu is limited to 16 links. Can someone please advise me on how to increase it to a higher number?
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    Thank you in advance.
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  2.    06 Feb 2018 #2

    I can quite understand you not liking the Win 10 start menu - I don't either and use Classic Shell.
    I can also understand you not wanting shortcuts and folders on your desktop.

    However, frankly I think you're creating a real problem for yourself. It's not maintainable.

    What happens when new programs are installed or uninstalled?

    You can't search those context entries, so you'd still be reliant on the start menu and folders for that anyway.


    Why not have a look at Stablauncher? Free, very low resource use, auto hides.
    Supports drag 'n drop.
    Meant to be used for your most frequently needed shortcuts of course. Easy to change and manipulate, unlike your context menu structure.

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  3. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter
       06 Feb 2018 #3

    Hi,

    I appreciate your helpful Response. But i did a fresh Windows 10 install today i quite like this context menu idea. Once i have most of my software reinstalled i wont be doing much uninstalling and reinstalling. many of my applications are auto updaters I spend a lot of my time using the same applications.

    i am happy to put the effort into added a new context link each new application. after today it wont be often :)

    i guess its "my idea of neat and organised although many will disagree. If there is not an option to increase the context menu list limit. I will definately look into your idea.

    Thank you Dalchina.
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  4.    06 Feb 2018 #4

    You could create a custom tab in Agui, then press F1 and select a program.



    agui.boards.net/thread/2/download-links-agui
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  5. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter
       06 Feb 2018 #5

    that also looks like a good option if i cannot extend the context menu.

    thank you
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  6. Posts : 777
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       06 Feb 2018 #6

    Forsaken,

    I also dislike cluttering up my Desktop with links. There is another way of avoiding them that uses no external tools - (custom) Taskbar toolbars.

    There is a tutorial about them at Add Toolbars to Taskbar - TenForums [see option 5].

    You can have your main entries in the same arrangement as you have been doing in your modified context menus but in a readily maintainable structure. You can put as much or as little in any subgroups [which fly out in an XP-style]. In this example, I have only one main entry [the blank screen item] and everything else is arranged within subgroups that match my working pattern. In the fly out subgroup you can see, I have links to applications, to folders & to files - it is entirely customisable.

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    You could, for example, have main entries for Software & the other items I can see in your list and within the Software one you could have links to 7-Zip and all the other things you want there.

    By the way, I started using these with Windows 7 and it would re-arrange things after certain updates. That's why I numbered them and the numbering cured the problem. I have no idea if numbers are needed to maintain the desired order in Windows 10 as I have never tried removing them.

    I appreciate that this is not exactly what you asked for and that you have already had other suggestions but the Taskbar Toolbars method would certainly achieve your functional objective of ready access to everything you want without cluttering up your Desktop.

    All the best,
    Denis
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  7. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter
       06 Feb 2018 #7

    Hello Denis,

    Thank you, I have actually gone ahead and done what you showed me. So I can keep the power buttons and System Settings options in the context menu. Use taskbar for my applications.

    All were good options.

    Thank all of you
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