Adding Actions to Right Click Menu

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  1. nigelmercier's Avatar
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    Adding Actions to Right Click Menu?


    I Windows 7 I had additional actions in the Explorer Right Click Menu, such as Edit with Photoshop for image files. I'm fairly sure I added these manually, but I can't remember how. I'm also curious why they have gone.

    There was a dialog box to enter them as I recall, with a command string ending in %1.

    Is there a way to add these in W10, preferably an easier way?
    Last edited by nigelmercier; 15 Dec 2015 at 04:14.
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  2. Ztruker's Avatar
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    ContextEdit is one way. This is a 2001 PcMag published program that still works well in Windows 10.

    Description:
    ContextEdit lets you control which items appear on your context menu--the menu that appears when you right-click on an item in Windows Explorer. The context menu often contains numerous rarely-used commands. These commands come from one of two places: shell commands stored within the system Registry, and context menu handlers. The source of the menu item is transparent to the end-user, but still has an impact. Windows Explorer lets you add or remove simple shell commands, but gives you no control over context menu handlers. ContextEdit lets you control both types of context menu items. It also allows you to disable context menu items without removing them entirely. Another unique feature is the ability to add shell commands to all files regardless of type, or to all files without an associated program.
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  3. Posts : 121
    windows 10 pro X64 1607
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    Hi Nigel

    Easiest way rather than tweaking with registry

    and safe way because yourmenu gives you 2 .reg files ( 1 to apply changes and the other to revert )

    and best of all it's free and small !

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    Your Menu 1.0 Free Download - FreewareFiles.com - Desktop Category

    tested on win 10 pro 10240

    I'm using it :)

    Regards
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  4. nigelmercier's Avatar
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    I think Your Menu is for right clicks on the Desktop, I want different entries depending on the file type.
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  5. nigelmercier's Avatar
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    Last edited by nigelmercier; 30 Oct 2015 at 03:32.
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  6. topgundcp's Avatar
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    Here's an example with Office 2013 Powerpoint .pps file. Normally when you double click on a .pps file, the default action is it will open the slide show. To add an action Edit with Powerpoint. The registry tweak is as shown below:

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\customEditPPS]
    @="Edit with Powerpoint"
    "Icon"=""C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office15\\POWERPNT.EXE""
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\customEditPPS\command]
    @=""C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office15\\POWERPNT.EXE" "%L""
    Modify the code above for any app to add a context menu.

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  7. nigelmercier's Avatar
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    topgundcp said:
    Here's an example with Office 2013 Powerpoint .pps file. Normally when you double click on a .pps file, the default action is it will open the slide show. To add an action Edit with Powerpoint. The registry tweak is as shown below ...
    Is there a utility that will do this? Using the registry is going to take ages
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  8. Ztruker's Avatar
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    take ages?????

    Not at all. Just select the text in the CODE box then open Notepad and paste the data into it.
    Save the file as "AddEditWithPowerpoint.reg" (or whatever you want to call it). Include the double quotes or Windows will add .txt to the end making it useless.

    Now right click on AddEditWithPowerpoint.reg and select Merge or simply double click on it. Click Yes or okay as needed and you're done.

    You may need to logoff and logon again, not sure.
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  9. nigelmercier's Avatar
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    I've got about 100 to do
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  10. dalchina's Avatar
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    Hi if you want a 'posh' program (not free), try this one: Fahmy Context Menu Manager
    Context Menu Manager Download
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