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Program to edit Win 8.1 context menus?

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Program to edit Win 8.1 context menus?


    Is there a program to modify *all* context menu entries in Windows 8.1 x64?

    I've downloaded a few apps but none of them offer the ability to remove context menu entries like "preview", "rotate left/right", "print", etc.

    I've manually removed some context menu entries such as Skydrive, but the process is very slow via registry editor, and if i understand correctly it needs to be manually done for ALL file types, which means repeating steps for jpg, jpeg, bmp, png, gif, etc.

    Here is an example of what i mean -- When i right click JPG i get this massive menu. I want to remove:

    Preview, Set as desktop background, Print, Preview (why is it listed TWICE?), rotate right, rotate left, share with, send to.



    Is there any easy way to do this for all file types?

    Thanks.

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    Windows 8.1
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    I've downloaded a few apps but none of them offer the ability to remove context menu entries like "preview", "rotate left/right", "print", etc.
    I don't think you'll find one to remove those as they ar default windows ones ,most of what you have in yours were put there by 3rd party programs you have installed .,but I could be wrong , and the ones In the list poster above do little of what you want to do, be careful ,as one I looked at has no backup ,so if you remove something the program has no option to put it back, if you use any tools to change windows features be sure to backup register /or create restore points before make changes
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    Windows 8.1


    most of what you have in yours were put there by 3rd party programs you have installed
    if you use any tools
    @caperjack: You never offered any direct solution other than to downplay my suggestion. At least my suggestion gives the OP a place to start for more research; however, yours just takes the OP to a dead-end street. With that said, it seems like vagueness and criticism are your best forte.
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    pick on jack day I guess.

    my post was not meant to down play your post ,was my lame attempt to tell the OP to be careful, SORRY I WILL BECAREFUL NOT TO ------------------- I check an some of the programs are only viewer and offer no editing and I don't think any of the program off the editing the OP is wanting to do .
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    Windows 8.1


    pick on jack day I guess.
    That is not the case at all. In fact, you seem to be the one following me around and you usually have something negative to say about everything I suggest. So, I started to take a look at some of your responses and I just responded accordingly. IMHO, every one of my responses are not perfect but I never downplay anyone else's recommendation. In fact, I use a more subtle approach like "In addition to "xxxx's" suggestion, you might also consider trying my suggestion..." It's called forum etiquette. Moreover, I don't see any other post of yours where you have disputed anyone else's recommendation other than mine. Now, I apologize if you feel that way but I have feelings too.
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    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    Thanks for the response, I appreciate your help, however none of the mentioned tools seem to do the trick

    1. ShellExView doesn't seem to offer the ability to remove baked-in context menu entries such as Windows Photo Viewers "preview" and "rotate" entries.


    2. Link seems to be dead unfortunately. Can't find any reliable mirrors.


    3. Tried this app and suffers from a lot of errors -- Also doesn't have the ability to remove the entries i wish to remove (see point #1).


    4. NOD32 has flagged FileMenu Tools as containing adware. After some Googling i've found other people complaining about adware being forcefully installed, even with the portable version of the program.







    5. See point #1.
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  8. #8


    India
    Posts : 172
    Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1


    Hi Ramzy,
    If u aren't worried abt a little complication then u can go for Resource Hacker. Its easier to use
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    I use this one:
    Program to edit Win 8.1 context menus? Attached Files
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  10. #10


    Joisey
    Posts : 315
    Windows 8.1 consumer 64 bit


    "Windows 8 Manager" can edit context menus as well as many other aspects of Windows. It costs $30 but you can try it for a month for free. It works well for me and they update it about monthly. I am not associated with this company, except that I helped make their boat payments by buying their product.

    Optimize, tweak, clean, speed up and repair Windows 8 - Windows 8 Manager

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