Add or Remove Open with Context Menu to URL files in Windows 10

    Add or Remove Open with Context Menu to URL files in Windows 10

    How to Add or Remove Open with Context Menu to URL files in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Customization
    15 Aug 2017
    Designer Media Ltd

    Published by


    Brink's Avatar
    Administrator

    Posts: 25,798

    Show Printable Version 


    How to Add or Remove Open with Context Menu to URL files in Windows 10

    information   Information
    A .url file is an Internet shortcut that opens with your default web browser.

    The Open with context menu allows you to choose an app to open the file with.

    By default, .url files in Windows do not have "Open with" in their right click context menu. Adding "Open with" to the context menu of .url files will make it easy for users to be able to quickly choose an installed browser they want to open the Internet shortcut with on demand.

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove Open with to the context menu of URL files for all users in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to add or remove the Open with context menu for URL files.


    EXAMPLE: Open with added to URL context menu
    Name:  URL_Open_with_context_menu.png
Views: 3444
Size:  179.1 KB



    Here's How:

    Note   Note
    The .reg files below are to add or remove the registry key in red below.

    Code:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\IE.AssocFile.URL\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\{09799AFB-AD67-11d1-ABCD-00C04FC30936}


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


     2. To Add "Open with" to Context Menu of URL files

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

    Add_Open_with_to_URL_context_menu.reg

    download


     3. To Remove "Open with" from Context Menu of URL files

    NOTE: 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_Open_with_from_URL_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. If prompted, click 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.    20 Jul 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Posts : 11
    Windows 7, Windows 10, OS X Mavericks

    Looks like Microsoft restored ''old way'' URL Opening with latest update, KB 3074665.

    Name:  1.png
Views: 3235
Size:  444.0 KB

    ''Open with ...'' won't work anymore.

    Here are working entries:

    URL-add_Open_with.reg

    URL-remove_Open_with.reg
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    20 Jul 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,798
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046
    Thread Starter

    Hello Kizo,

    The method in the tutorial still works for me in build 10240 fully updated, but "Open with" doesn't expand like in your screenshot.

    I can't get your .reg files to work for me though.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  3.    21 Jul 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Posts : 11
    Windows 7, Windows 10, OS X Mavericks

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Kizo,

    The method in the tutorial still works for me in build 10240 fully updated, but "Open with" doesn't expand like in your screenshot.

    I can't get your .reg files to work for me though.
    I don't know why, but try making .reg files yourself, 'cause they give me security warning (which is normal) when I download it and try to run or edit them:

    Name:  Capture 0.JPG
Views: 3294
Size:  42.0 KB

    URL-add_Open_with.reg:

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\InternetShortcut\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\Open With]
    @="{09799AFB-AD67-11d1-ABCD-00C04FC30936}"
    URL-remove_Open_with.reg:

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\InternetShortcut\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\Open With]
    And everything works, even after today's security update, which deleted some other registry hacks.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    21 Jul 2015 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,798
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046
    Thread Starter

    The security warning wouldn't affect it. You can just unblock the file to stop getting it.

    Your version still won't work for me though. Let's see what others that tried it say.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  5.    15 Jul 2017 #5
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 9
    Win 10

    Is it about opening URL shortcuts from Desktop only? Is there a way to open links from any webpage or program like MS Word or OneNote in any installed on the PC browser? Its a good to have feature, since you can open one linked page in Firefox without opening the entire last saved session in Chrome or Edge, or vice versa.

    May be its possible to use VBS for this, though its hardly supported outside of IE.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    15 Jul 2017 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,798
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046
    Thread Starter

    Hello zamar,

    This is to just add "Open with" to the context menu of URL files to be able to open them with any supported app you want other than the default app.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Tutorial Category
User Accounts Add Take Ownership to Context Menu in Windows 10
This tutorial will show you how to add Take Ownership to the context menu of all files and folders for all users in Windows 10. This will allow you to be able to instantly take ownership of a file or folder (and all contents) by changing the...
Tutorials
Customization Add or Remove New context menu in Windows 10
The New context menu allows users to quickly create new files, folders, or shortcuts in the current location. You can right click or press and hold on your desktop or in any folder window, and click/tap on New to open the New context menu. This...
Tutorials
Customization Add Batch File to New Context Menu in Windows 10
A .bat file is a batch file that consists of a series of commands to be executed by the command line interpreter, stored in a plain text file. The New context menu allows users to quickly create new files, folders, and shortcuts. You can right...
Tutorials
Customization Add Open with to Context Menu of BAT files in Windows 10
How to Add or Remove Open with Context Menu to BAT files in Windows 10 A .bat file is a batch file that consists of a series of commands to be executed by the command line interpreter, stored in a plain text file. The Open with context menu...
Tutorials
Customization Add Open or Close OneDrive Context Menu in Windows 10
OneDrive is a cloud-based storage service where you can view, browse, upload, and share the files you saved online to OneDrive. By default, OneDrive is set to start when you sign in to Windows to have all files in each folder you choose to sync...
Tutorials
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:04.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums