How to Remove Programs from the “Open With” Context Menu in Windows

Posted on October 18, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Macros & Shortcuts, Techniques | Tags: , , , |

HowToGeek has a post: If your “Open With” right-click menu is getting a little cluttered, why not get rid of entries you don’t use? With a little Registry hacking, it’s easy to do.

Source: How to Remove Programs from the “Open With” Context Menu in Windows

Remember: making changes in the Registry is a tricky business and it’s a good idea to make a backup first!

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How to Fix the Missing “Open with” Option on the Windows 10 Right-Click Context Menu

Posted on August 3, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Windows 10 | Tags: , , , |

HowToGeek posts: Some Windows 10 users have reported a strange bug. It seems that the “Open With” option on the right-click context menu is missing. If you’re experiencing this bug, we have a solution using the registry, and some other options in case that doesn’t work for you.

Source: How to Fix the Missing “Open with” Option on the Windows 10 Right-Click Context Menu

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Add Google Docs to the Windows 7 New menu

Posted on February 22, 2012. Filed under: Google, Windows 7 | Tags: , , , , , |

TechRepublic tells how to Add Google Docs to the Windows 7 New menu.

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The Handy Start Menu Organizes Your Applications for You

Posted on October 25, 2010. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Utilities, Windows 7 | Tags: , , , , |

Lifehacker recommends The Handy Start Menu which Organizes Your Applications for You in Windows 7.

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Context Menu Enhancer

Posted on July 12, 2010. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Utilities | Tags: , , , |

Context Menu Enhancer is “provides you with following context menu options. just check the checkbox and option will be added to your right click context menu.Just uncheck check box and hit apply option will be removed from your right click context menu.”

1. Copy To Folder, Move To Folder – When you choose one of the options from the menu, you browse to any place on your hard disk to copy or move the file to that folder.

2. Flip 3D Switch Between Windows – adds flip3d option of windows vista and windows 7 to your right click context menu.

3. Create File List – add the option to create list of files in drive or folder.

4. Administrator Command Prompt – add Highest level command prompt to your right click context menu.When selected open the administrator command prompt at that location.

5. Encrypt and Decrypt – When you encrypt a file or folder other user on your computer can’t open encrypted files.

6. God Mode – When selected open a folder that contains all the windows settings in one place . Some of them not even present in the normal control panel.

7. Open In Notepad – adds the option to open any file in notepad.

8. You can also add the custom folders to your My Computer,Control Panel,Desktop and in your right click context menu.

9. Add Folder to send to – adds the folder to your send to in right click context menu.

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10 steps to adding a drop-down menu to a PowerPoint presentation

Posted on June 21, 2010. Filed under: Microsoft PowerPoint, Tutorials | Tags: , , , |

TechRepublic has 10 steps to adding a drop-down menu to a PowerPoint presentation.

“Adding a drop-down menu to a primary or introductory slide is a good way to give viewers a bit of control over a self-running presentation. You can spend a lot of time programming objects, or you can use animation. The latter is easier to implement and doesn’t require the skill level that programming does.”

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JDcontextmenu: enhance Windows’ right-click menu

Posted on February 1, 2010. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Utilities | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Freeware Genius has a post on JDcontextmenu which allows you to enhance Windows’ right-click menu with a host of useful functions.

“(H)ere’s a list: “copy full path”, “”copy name”, CMD line here, MD5 checksum, FileDateTime Stamp, Create new folder(s), send fullname by email as a link, add file to startup folder, clear folders and a favorites folder function; conveniently, however JDcontextmenu allows you to pick and choose the configuration you want and the order in which they appear.”

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List-O-Matic – Generate CSS-styled navigation menus

Posted on February 1, 2010. Filed under: CSS, Web site creation | Tags: , , , , |

List-O-Matic lets you Generate CSS-styled navigation menus based on list items (using tags).

Might be handy if you like the styles offered, or want a starting point for developing your own CSS.

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ScrollBox: Embed RSS Feeds

Posted on March 13, 2009. Filed under: blogging, RSS, Web site creation, Widgets | Tags: , , , , , , |

MakeUseOf has a post on ScrollBox which you can use to embed RSS Feeds onto your blog (if your blog service allows it).

Scrollbox will let you “generate dynamic widget for any given RSS feed. User can take the widget and easily add it to any site.”

Features:

* Easily embed rss feed into website.
* Customize text, color, text and background.
* Simple and easy to use.
* No registration.

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GAG me with a Graphical Boot Manager

Posted on February 8, 2009. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Linux, Microsoft Windows, Utilities | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

GAG, the Graphical Boot Manager is for people who want to try different operating systems on their computer: Windows, Linux, whatever.

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Default Folder Template Patch for Vista

Posted on February 8, 2009. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Help, Utilities, Windows Vista | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Annoyances.org has a Default Folder Template Patch for Vista.

“Windows Vista has a bug that prevents it from choosing the correct view for a folder based on its contents, which is why you may see thumbnails when they’re not appropriate, and no thumbnails when they’re needed. The … patch stops Vista from trying to guess how to display a folder, instead forcing it to use the template of your choice.”

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FileMenu Tools 5.4.1 upgrades your right-click menu

Posted on December 15, 2008. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Utilities | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

ZDNet has a post onFileMenu Tools 5.4.1 (Windows) which “lets you customize the context (right-click) menu of Windows Explorer. The application adds built-in utilities to perform operations on files and folders and adds customized commands that let users run external applications, copy/move to a specific folder or delete specific file types. With FileMenu Tools, you also can customize the “Send to…” submenu and enable/disable context-menu commands added by other applications.”

Windows.  November 2008.  Freeware.

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QwikTulz: add to the right click context menu

Posted on December 9, 2008. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Utilities | Tags: , , , , , , |

freewaregenius has a post on QwikTulz: add a number of unique functions to the right click context menu

Description: QwikTulz is a free Explorer extension that can add a number of interesting functions to Windows’ right-click context menu, including save directory to ISO image, convert folder to drive, open with custom text editor, view/save/check MD5 Hash, convert across BAT/COM/EXE files, copy path, open DOS prompt, and others. It also offers standalone or command line options for some of these , such as the ISO creation, MD5 Hash functions, and EXE/COM/EXE conversions.”

Windows XP, Vista. Requires Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0

Freeware.

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Better menus

Posted on August 4, 2008. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Microsoft Windows, Utilities, Windows Vista, Windows XP | Tags: , , , , , , |

Your Start menu could be easier to deal with, you say?

Maybe you should take a look at some alternatives to the regular WIndows Start menu…

Vista Start Menu is actually for Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista.  Recommended by ZDNet.

Tidy Start Menu is for Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista and It allows you to arrange all the shortcuts in the Start Menu. Your Start Menu looks neat, and you can easily, and quickly find any program you want. For example, you can create a special Games category, and when opening the Start Menu you will see a Games section (instead of a list of the games) in which you will find the game you need.  Recommended by ZDNet.

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Vista Start Menu replaces the stock version

Posted on June 3, 2008. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Utilities, Windows Vista | Tags: , , , , , |

ClifNotes has a review of Vista Start Menu, which replaces the standard version that comes with Windows Vista.

It’s a possible alternative if you’d like to consider something different, but want to be able to uninstall it if you don’t like it.  Freeware.  The direct link to the software is here.

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Send To menu for XP and Vista

Posted on May 20, 2008. Filed under: Help, Windows Vista, Windows XP | Tags: , , , , |

Ever wish the right-click “Send To” menu options had a few more options, customized for you?  Do it yourself.

Internet Fixes has the instructions for XP.

About.com has the instructions for Vista.

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Open Menu instead of Windows menu

Posted on April 22, 2008. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Utilities | Tags: , , , , , , |

So, you’ve added all kinds of programs, and now find yourself hunting down programs in column after column of the Windows Start Menu… and then into the submenu…. and then maybe another submenu….

If you’d like to see if somebody could improve on this, try Open Menu, a freeware open source program that you can try out, and if you like it, use to replace the Windows Start menu.

For XP or Vista.

As always, use at your own risk.

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Adding to the “Send to” options

Posted on March 4, 2008. Filed under: Files, Help, Microsoft Windows, Windows XP | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Internet Fixes has advice on adding more options to the right-click “Send to” menu choices you have.

These options usually include programs and places you can put a file, or graphic, or whatever, but you can add to the possibilities.

These actually are listed in C:Documents and SettingsyournameSendTo as programs or locations on your hard drive.

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Improving the Right click menu in Vista

Posted on February 26, 2008. Filed under: Windows Vista | Tags: , , , , |

When you right click something in Vista, does it give you the choices you want?

This can be changed, as in XP, but the file location is a little different.

Instructions are at Internet Fixes.

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Menu systems for your USB Flash drive

Posted on February 5, 2008. Filed under: Flash drives, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , , , , |

Daily Cup of Tech has a custom menu system to use on your USB Flash drive.

Another menu system is PStart which is a “simple tray tool to start user defined applications. Designed to run portable applications (like portable Firefox & Thunderbird), you can start anything runnable from USB key devices or removable disks.”

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