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    Add Settings to Context Menu in Windows 10

    Add Settings to Context Menu in Windows 10

    How to Add or Remove Settings context menu in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Customization
    12 May 2019
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Add or Remove Settings context menu in Windows 10


    Most of the settings you'll want to change in Windows 10 are in Settings. Settings is organized into the separate System, Devices, Phone, Network & Internet, Personalization, Apps, Accounts, Time & language, Gaming, Ease of Access, Search (version 1903), Cortana, Privacy, Update & security, and Mixed reality categories. You can click/tap on a category to view and change more settings for that category.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 18305.1003, Microsoft separated Search and Cortana.

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove a cascading Settings desktop context menu for all users in Window 10.

    While you must be signed in as and administrator to be able to add or remove the Settings context menu, all users will be able to use the context menu.


    EXAMPLE: Settings desktop context menu and Settings
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    Here's How:

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


     2. To Add Settings to Desktop Context Menu

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

    Add_Settings_to_desktop_context_menu.reg

    download


     3. To Remove Settings from 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.

    Remove_Settings_from_desktop_context_menu.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 can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn


  1. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 40,568
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18932
       #1

    This tutorial has been updated to now be a cascading "Settings" context menu on your desktop. :)
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 40,568
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18932
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Tutorial updated to add Search to the context menu for Windows 10 May 2019 Update version 1903.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3. OldOzzie's Avatar
    Posts : 32
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1903
       #3

    Simple but good.
    Thankyou
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 40,568
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18932
    Thread Starter
       #4

      My ComputersSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 93
    Win7 Pro X64, Win10 Pro x640
       #5

    I want to add settings to This PC window. Would this be the correct text to go into a reg file? Thanks!

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    ; Add Windows Settings to This PC

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}]
    "DescriptionID"=dword:00000003

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}]
    "DescriptionID"=dword:00000003

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpa ce\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}]
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  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 40,568
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18932
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Hello @bamajon1974 , \

    That wouldn't work. That GUID is for This PC instead of Settings. The problem is that Settings doesn't have a GUID by default, so you would have to create and add a custom GUID for it.

    This would be something you would need to post in the Customization forum area instead since it would take some work to do, and not related to this tutorial.
      My ComputersSystem Spec



  7. Posts : 93
    Win7 Pro X64, Win10 Pro x640
       #7

    Got it. I will ask in the Customization forums. Thank you!

    - - - Updated - - -

    Hi Brink. I made some progress here. Please see the thread below. Can you help there? Thanks!

    Windows Settings to This PC and Navigation Pane
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