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How do I edit all the context menu?

  1. #1


    Posts : 90
    Windows 8.1 x64

    How do I edit all the context menu?


    Hi, I wanna edit my context menu (right click). I wanna do this kind of things:

    -Add a "create new folder" or "create new text document" below the "New" option, so I don't have to do "New/wait it load/select option"

    -Delete some Winrar options, such as "compress and email..." and many other options of other programs from the "root" contextual menu.

    -Add options directly to the "root" contextual menu, like "Add to VLC's playlist" or "Play with VLC". Right now I have an option that says "VLC" in the "root" contextual menu, and it has another menu in there, that have many options, as those 2 I just mentioned.

    -Edit the "Open with..." option, so I can add the programs I want. Right now, I have to go to "Choose default program...", then UNMARK the "open default with this program" cause I don't wanna use it always. Then go "more options", then again "look another app", and finally search for an exe.

    -Right click to an archive and, below "copy", I'd like to add a "copy file name" option.

    You know, a lot of stuff to do, xD. Thanks!

    I'm running Windows 8.1 x64, by the way.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 90
    Windows 8.1 x64


    I've just seen the "Customization" section. May be this thread is better there, right?

    Just found this:
    Edit Context Menu - Change Default Program in Windows

    I don't know if with that program I can make all the changes I want. If someone can verify I can do everything I posted, this post is solved.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 90
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Okey, the post I've made reference to had nothing to do with what I want.

    Does Anyone know a context menu editor?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 90
    Windows 8.1 x64


    I've googled it, but I downloaded a menu editor that wasn't what I wanted, and that's why I asked here.

    In the tutorial section there's no posts about this.

    Anyway, I'm gonna try ultimate context menu editor, seems good. I'll feedback.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 90
    Windows 8.1 x64


    No luck, I just could quit an option with the ultimate editor. Still I don't know how to do this kind of things:

    -Add a "create new folder" or "create new text document" below the "New" option, so I don't have to do "New/wait it load/select option"

    -Delete some Winrar options, such as "compress and email..." and many other options of other programs from the "root" contextual menu.

    -Add options directly to the "root" contextual menu, like "Add to VLC's playlist" or "Play with VLC". Right now I have an option that says "VLC" in the "root" contextual menu, and it has another menu in there, that have many options, as those 2 I just mentioned.

    -Edit the "Open with..." option, so I can add the programs I want. Right now, I have to go to "Choose default program...", then UNMARK the "open default with this program" cause I don't wanna use it always. Then go "more options", then again "look another app", and finally search for an exe.

    -Right click to an archive and, below "copy", I'd like to add a "copy file name" option.
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  7. #7


    rambomhtri- I understand what you're trying to do and the frustration of deadends. I've been there without results except a few work-arounds.

    "copy file name" option = click once on the file you want to copy name of , Press F2 , Press Ctrl+C
    "change file name" option = " " " " change " " Press F2 Press Ctrl+V

    Another thing is create a personal folder on your desktop. Put shortcuts in it to the programs you create documents with... WordPad, Word, Excel, Notepad, Paint, PSP etc. Now create a toolbar on your taskbar.

    You can also add shortcuts to your most frequently used programs to that folder. Or, create another personal folder and toolbar for them.
    Here's 3 Toolbars for copy/paste into New Toolbar
    %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu

    %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories

    If you do a lot of copy/paste checkout M8 Free Clipboard. It allows you to:

    1. Save up to 25 clips before you start losing the first ones. You can save 500 clips permanently. 10,460 with the paid version $29
    2. You can paste from 1 cell to a full page of cells at once. Option to bulk paste in excel like programs either, cells down or cells across
    3. An editor that you can go back and change something later. Even text boxes stay editable without starting over from scratch. (As long as you leave a copy on M8. You can also save a file to your files)rambomhtri- I understand what you're trying to do and the frustration of deadends. I've been there without results except a few work-arounds.

      "copy file name" option = click once on the file you want to copy name of , Press F2 , Press Ctrl+C
      "change file name" option = " " " " change " " Press F2 Press Ctrl+V

      Another thing is create a personal folder on your desktop. Put shortcuts in it to the programs you create documents with... WordPad, Word, Excel, Notepad, Paint, PSP etc. Now create a toolbar on your taskbar.

      You can also add shortcuts to your most frequently used programs to that folder. Or, create another personal folder and toolbar for them. This is how my toolbars look. Click image for larger version
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  8. #8


    Posts : 90
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Hi, thanks for the reply.

    Nevertheless, the things I really wanna do are:

    -Add a "create new folder" or "create new text document" below the "New" option, so I don't have to do "New/wait it load/select option"

    -Delete some Winrar options, such as "compress and email..." and many other options of other programs from the "root" contextual menu.
    -Edit the "Open with..." option, so I can add the programs I want. Right now, I have to go to "Choose default program...", then UNMARK the "open default with this program" cause I don't wanna use it always. Then go "more options", then again "look another app", and finally search for an exe.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 90
    Windows 8.1 x64


    hello?

    Edit:
    Kinda solved here:
    How to move to main menu an item from "Open With..."?

    Thought that's not exactly what I was looking for.
    Last edited by rambomhtri; 13 Dec 2014 at 13:38.
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