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How to Add or Remove 'Display settings' Desktop Context Menu in Windows 10

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When you right click or press and hold on your desktop and click/tap on Display settings, it will open to Display in Settings -> System icon.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove Display settings on the desktop context menu of all users in Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to add or remove the Display settings desktop context menu.

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This can be handy if you wanted to remove unused desktop context menu items.


EXAMPLE: Display settings on desktop context menu
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Here's How:

1. In the search box (Windows+S) on your taskbar or Start menu, type regedit, and press Enter to open Registry Editor.

2. If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes.

3. In the left pane of Registry Editor, browse to the location below. (see screenshots below)

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Display

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4. If you have not already, you will need to first change the owner of the Display key in the left pane to be the Administrators group. (see top screenshot below step 3)

5. If you have not already, you will need to second set permissions of the Display key in the left pane to "Allow" the Administrators group "Full control". (see top screenshot below step 3)

6. If you have not already, you will need to third change the owner of the command key in the left pane to be the Administrators group. (see bottom screenshot below step 3)

7. If you have not already, you will need to fourth set permissions of the command key in the left pane to "Allow" the Administrators group "Full control". (see bottom screenshot below step 3)

8. Do step 9 (add) or step 10 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


 9. To Add Display settings to Desktop Context Menu

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 11 below.

Add_Display_settings_to_desktop_context_menu.reg

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 10. To Remove Display settings from Desktop Context Menu

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 11 below.

Remove_Display_settings_from_desktop_context_menu.reg

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11. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

13. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

14. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.





That's it,
Shawn