1.    24 May 2016 #1
    Join Date : May 2016
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    Windows Explorer Right Click - reducing items in Drop Down


    When I Right Click on an item in Explorer I may want to just select 'Rename' or 'Copy" but there is now so many items in the dropdown and it scrolls down over items on the bottom line of the screen.

    Every app these days wants to add it's own shortcut to the Right Click e.g 'Open With MyApp...'.

    This can be more of a problem with low res screens like tablets with reduced vertical number of lines (pixels).

    Ideally I'd like to be able to specify the order of items in the drop down or delete items ..... Any ideas ???
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  2.    25 May 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,105
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Hello, you are looking for a context menu editor.

    There are several around, some which let you add almost anything, some which let you move context menu items to a folder, and some which simply let you disable entries.

    Shellexview (free) by Nirsofer is probably the most comprehensive one and lets you disable entries. Note it has a 32 bit option under Options which reveals more. I found there were still some I couldn't find. Do not disable MS context menu entries.. this can cause problems.

    You may find simpler ones offered by e.g. Glary Utilities and similar suites easier, but these don't list all.

    You can often disable context menu entries from within the program that added them.
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  3.    25 May 2016 #3
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Hello, you are looking for a context menu editor.

    There are several around, some which let you add almost anything, some which let you move context menu items to a folder, and some which simply let you disable entries.

    Shellexview (free) by Nirsofer is probably the most comprehensive one and lets you disable entries. Note it has a 32 bit option under Options which reveals more. I found there were still some I couldn't find. Do not disable MS context menu entries.. this can cause problems.

    You may find simpler ones offered by e.g. Glary Utilities and similar suites easier, but these don't list all.

    You can often disable context menu entries from within the program that added them.
    Thanks dalchina for the prompt response - never come across Shellexview but after finding the following youtube link it sounds like it will be of great assistance.
    I'm new to this forum but when I paste the http link to the youtube it converts & gives the title of the youtube video, something I'm sure can be overcome with some of the forum editor options, any way for the benefit of others who read this post search for this link on youtube for example of using Shellexview
    Fixing Windows Explorer Crashes in Windows by Majorgeeks.com - YouTube

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  4.    25 May 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Win 7

    Ccleaner will also do the job. Startup=>tools I think
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  5.    25 May 2016 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
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    Here's the link to Nirsoft's site for Shellexview.
    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html

    Besides simply disabling extensions, you can of course use this sort of tool to try to determine if a particular badly written extension is crashing explorer, for example, or slowing the context menu display, as your video shows.

    CFI Shelltoys offers another approach, not now supported, apparently still not free. I recall it offers a 'Rarely used' category into which you can place... yes .. rarely used shell extensions. You need to enable that via Settings. Of course it adds a couple or so extensions! Said to be 'Windows All' - long time since I used it.
    ShellToys (64-Bit bit) - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com
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