Add or Remove NVIDIA Control Panel Desktop Context Menu in Windows  

    Add or Remove NVIDIA Control Panel Desktop Context Menu in Windows

    Add or Remove NVIDIA Control Panel Desktop Context Menu in Windows

    How to Add or Remove NVIDIA Control Panel Desktop Context Menu in Windows
    Published by Category: Hardware & Drivers
    15 Jul 2019
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Add or Remove NVIDIA Control Panel Desktop Context Menu in Windows


    If your Windows device has NIVIDIA graphics and NVIDIA display drivers installed, you will have the NVIDIA Control Panel available.

    By default, the NVIDIA Control Panel item will show in the desktop context menu.

    The NVIDIA Control Panel is NVIDIA's hardware control application that unlocks the features of NVIDIA drivers. The NVIDIA Control Panel was designed by NVIDIA's dedicated user interface team to revolutionize software ease-of-use and ensure that set-up and configuration of your NVIDIA hardware has never been easier.

    The NVIDIA Control Panel contains settings and adjustments for NVIDIA GPUs and MCPs. In similar fashion, the NVIDIA Control Panel now applies the same depth of control to the rest of the core components within the system. Without ever leaving Windows or entering the BIOS users can optimize and adjust nearly every system component to minimize noise, increase stability, and maximize performance.

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the NVIDIA Control Panel desktop context menu for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.


     CONTENTS:

    • Option One: Add or Remove NVIDIA Control Panel Desktop Context Menu in NVIDIA Control Panel
    • Option Two: Add or Remove NVIDIA Control Panel Desktop Context Menu using a REG file


    EXAMPLE: NVIDIA Control Panel desktop context menu
    Add or Remove NVIDIA Control Panel Desktop Context Menu in Windows-nvidia_control_panel_desktop_context_menu.png






    OPTION ONE

    Add or Remove NVIDIA Control Panel Desktop Context Menu in NVIDIA Control Panel


    1. Perform one of the following actions below to open the NVIDIA Control Panel: (see screenshots below)

    A) Run (Win+R) the C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Control Panel Client\nvcplui.exe file.

    OR

    B) Right click or press and hold on the Desktop, and click/tap on NVIDIA Control Panel.

    OR

    C) Click/tap on the NVIDIA Control Panel notification icon on the taskbar.

    Add or Remove NVIDIA Control Panel Desktop Context Menu in Windows-desktop_context_menu.png Add or Remove NVIDIA Control Panel Desktop Context Menu in Windows-nvidia_notification_icon.jpg

    2. In the NVIDIA Control Panel, click/tap on Desktop on the menu bar, and click/tap on Add Desktop Context Menu to check (add - default) or uncheck (remove) it. (see screenshot below)

    You can also press the Alt+K keys and press the M key to toggle Add Desktop Context Menu as checked (add - default) or unchecked (remove).

    Add or Remove NVIDIA Control Panel Desktop Context Menu in Windows-nvidia_control_panel_desktop_context_menu.jpg

    3. You can now close the NVIDIA Control Panel if you like.






    OPTION TWO

    Add or Remove NVIDIA Control Panel Desktop Context Menu using a REG file


    The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\NVIDIA Corporation\Global\NvCplApi\Policies

    ContextUIPolicy DWORD

    0 = Remove
    2 = Add



    1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Add NVIDIA Control Panel Desktop Context Menu

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Add_NVIDIA_Control_Panel_to_desktop_context_menu_for_current_user.reg

    Download


     3. To Remove NVIDIA Control Panel Desktop Context Menu

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Remove_NVIDIA_Control_Panel_from_desktop_context_menu_for_current_user.reg

    Download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. You could now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn






  1. Posts : 10
    Windows 8
       #1

    A while back I used Autoruns64 to fix a problem I had with the context menu, only it removed all the items I deselected, instead of just disabling them. I managed to get back the items that interested me the most, except for Nvidia.
    Simply disabling and re-enabling the "Add Desktop Context Menu" item from the NVidia panel didn't work, and I also verified that I have the ContextUIPolicy key set to 2, however the item does not appear in the context menu.
    Is there another way to recreate it without having to reinstall the drives?
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 63,935
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Pallocchio said:
    A while back I used Autoruns64 to fix a problem I had with the context menu, only it removed all the items I deselected, instead of just disabling them. I managed to get back the items that interested me the most, except for Nvidia.
    Simply disabling and re-enabling the "Add Desktop Context Menu" item from the NVidia panel didn't work, and I also verified that I have the ContextUIPolicy key set to 2, however the item does not appear in the context menu.
    Is there another way to recreate it without having to reinstall the drives?
    Hello mate,

    Reinstalling the NVIDIA driver should do the trick.
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 4,819
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.
       #3

    Brink said:
    Hello mate,

    Reinstalling the NVIDIA driver should do the trick.
    ^^ Yes.

      My Computer


  4. Posts : 10
    Windows 8
       #4

    So it doesn't matter, it was more of a whim, I still have the icon accessible from the system tray.
    Thanks anyway
      My Computer


 

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