Windows 10: How to make Windows 10 display fly-out menus from the right side? Solved


  1. Posts : 61
    Xp, Vista, 7, 8.1, 10
       29 Jan 2017 #1

    How to make Windows 10 display fly-out menus from the right side?


    It may be a little UI gripe but it's been bugging me a lot when you have to do it a "million" times a day.

    Say, on one installation of Windows 10, all menu flyouts seem to come out from the right -- like we're used it in previous versions of Windows. Here's an example:

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    But then on some installations, they come out from the left:

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    Why is it doing it and is there a setting to make them fly out on the right?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 19,098
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15063
       29 Jan 2017 #2

    Hello ahmd,

    Setting the menus for "Left-handed" using an option in the tutorial below will have them open to the right.

    Menus - Set to Open Aligned to Left or Right in Windows 10
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  3. Posts : 61
    Xp, Vista, 7, 8.1, 10
       29 Jan 2017 #3

    Thanks for the link. It worked!

    But you know what, there's no way in hell I would've found that "Tablet PC Settings" window by just browsing the UI. How stupid is that? Plus, why is it even a tablet PC? I have a stationary desktop!

    Anyway, can you explain one thing that is new to me. What is this thing?

    %windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{80F3F1D5-FECA-45F3-BC32-752C152E456E}

    I understand that %windir%\explorer.exe is the path to the Windows Explorer, but what is the rest of that command line?
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    Posts : 19,098
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15063
       29 Jan 2017 #4

    You're most welcome.

    LOL, yeah it is kind of buried, and not where you would think about looking for that setting.

    shell:::{80F3F1D5-FECA-45F3-BC32-752C152E456E} is the shell command for opening "Tablet PC Settings". I just added explorer in front of it so it could be used as a shortcut if wanted.

    Shell Commands in Windows 10
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  5. Posts : 61
    Xp, Vista, 7, 8.1, 10
       30 Jan 2017 #5

    Oh wow. They made things "easier" in Windows 10. I can imagine explaining this command for my Mom over the phone

    "Shell", yes, "shell", "es-eh-ee-el-el", "Got it?"
    "Yeah"
    "Then three colons"
    "How many?"
    "Three"
    "OK"
    "Then opening curly bracket"
    "Curly what?"
    "Arghhh!!!!!"
    ....

    But seriously. I'm curious, is there a list of other commands with those crazy numbers in curly brackets?
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  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 19,098
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15063
       30 Jan 2017 #6

    Oh yes. The tutorial link I posted above has a list of known shell commands.
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  7. Posts : 61
    Xp, Vista, 7, 8.1, 10
       30 Jan 2017 #7
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  8. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 19,098
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15063
       30 Jan 2017 #8

    The first link you posted would be for GUIDs like below instead of shell commands.

    CLSID Key (GUID) Shortcuts List for Windows 10
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  9. Posts : 61
    Xp, Vista, 7, 8.1, 10
       30 Jan 2017 #9

    Very nice compilation. Thank you!
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  10. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 19,098
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15063
       30 Jan 2017 #10

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