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    Add or Remove Cast to Device context menu in Windows 10

    Add or Remove Cast to Device context menu in Windows 10

    How to Add or Remove Cast to Device context menu in Windows 10
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    How to Add or Remove Cast to Device context menu in Windows 10

    information   Information
    Cast to Device in Windows 10 is a rebranded and improved version of Play To Device that was used in previous version of Windows. Cast to Device is a feature that allows you to directly (wired or wirelessly) stream media from your PC or tablet to a Miracast or DLNA supported device (ex: TV or Xbox) on your home network.

    The Cast to Device context menu is available on media files (music, photos, videos, etc...) and folders that are supported for this feature. Cast to Device is also available as an option in supported apps, such as Microsoft Edge and Movies & TV.

    This tutorial will show you how to remove the Cast to Device context menu from files and folders for all users in Windows 10. This can be handy if you don't use or want the context menu.

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

    Note   Note
    The .bat files below will add/remove and modify the string value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Blocked

    {7AD84985-87B4-4a16-BE58-8B72A5B390F7} String value

    (delete string value) = Add
    Play to Menu = Remove


    EXAMPLE: "Cast to Device" context menu
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    Here's How:

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


     2. To Remove "Cast to Device" Context Menu

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

    Remove_Cast_to_Device_context_menu.bat

    download


     3. To Add "Cast to Device" Context Menu

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

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

    Add_Cast_to_Device_context_menu.bat

    download


    4. Save the .bat file to your desktop.

    5. Unblock the .bat file.

    6. Right click or press and hold on the .bat file, and click/tap on Run as administrator.

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

    8. You will now notice your screen flicker and a command prompt quickly open and close as explorer is restarted to apply the registry changes.

    9. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .bat file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    28 Sep 2016 #1

    thanks
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       28 Sep 2016 #2

    I'm glad it could help trankhoa, and welcome to Ten Forums.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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