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How to easily remove Right Click > New items in Windows 8

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    I think this might have been what you were looking for. It works pretty well for modifying the context window as far as adding to. I would also like to see it able to remove unwanted items. What Is Windows Context Menu And How To Customize It?

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    Your link points to Context Menu Tuner which appears to be freeware. I just tested it.
    Whereas this freeware ShellMenuNew - Disable/enable 'New' menu items in Windows Explorer
    correctly displays that .txt files are an option in my righclick menu, the Context Menu Tuner does not.
    So I would still stick with ShellMenuNew freeware.
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by c627627 View Post
    Your link points to Context Menu Tuner which appears to be freeware. I just tested it.
    Whereas this freeware ShellMenuNew - Disable/enable 'New' menu items in Windows Explorer
    correctly displays that .txt files are an option in my righclick menu, the Context Menu Tuner does not.
    So I would still stick with ShellMenuNew freeware.

    I actually came across a couple of other utilities after posting my last that also worked for me. I've dabbled a bit here and there with programming but no real development. I needed to understand enough to enable me to troubleshoot some of the electronic systems I've worked with in the past. Some C, Visual Basic, LabView, and a smattering of assembly/machine language. Python and Vim are in my target right now. I figure putting the time and effort into Vim will pay off in the end and help me make up for lost time. I was also becoming interested in some of the modeling software in the line of 'stock and flow' like Stella, AnyLogic, Sigmua, etc. Some of which have been designed with Python. The Python plugins put the hurt to Revolution R in many ways; even though... it still seems to hold its own for statistical data processing. At this point I'm not all that interested in "Big Data". We'll see. I think Python picks up the 'Torrent' trail when it comes to distributed processing. Multicore/parallel systems are a must for 'Big Data'. Research scientists can share their results much easier this way. Business too. But science is business too isn't it? Security is always a huge issue with open source. My interests are purely personal right now but if and when I do start developing software it will have to be part of the package. Learning all of this is time consuming so anything I can come across to lessen the load right? Anyway... I'm babbling.
    Here's some more freeware utilities that work on my Windows 8 system. 4 Tools to Edit The Context Menu in Windows Windows appears to be truly 8 up now !:}
    The link led me to ShellMenu and FastExplorer. FastExplorer digs out a lot of junk in the registry and gives the option of cleaning it up. I had about 130 typeless types hanging around. I don't like messing with the registry on a whim so I didn't bother with removing them. They don't seem to be slowing me down just yet. I might back up the registry and then zap 'em just to see what happens. I've been known to do daring things such as that on occasion.
    Last edited by Johnnyredtail; 30 Dec 2013 at 06:27.
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  4. #14


    While playing around with my Vim/Python hybridization the context window was keeping old references to a previously compiled version of Vim but not the new one. I had to recompile vim in order to get it to work with both Python 33 as well as 27. Using the 'edit with vim' in the context window would bring up the wrong one. It works fine now. The nice thing about FastExplorer is that it lets you de-activate to reference without having to actually go into the registry and delete it.
    Last edited by Johnnyredtail; 30 Dec 2013 at 06:31.
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    We are getting off topic on an already resolved thread but for the record, registry cleaners today are what snake oil was in the 19th century. There is no _measurable_ improvement in removing so called registry junk. More likely, it will cause a problem if registry entry required by your specific system is removed by one of these programs which people allow to blindly remove registry entries. Even though no two programs in existence remove the same registry entries, making you wonder, well which one is right? So I would not blindly remove a registry entry unless I knew what it is connected to.


    If you really want to get off topic, then help me do something no one was able to answer for more than 20 years of me asking: re-arrange the order in which right click menu options are displayed and separately, insert a custom icon next to a right click entry.
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  6. #16

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    Sorry 'bout that I didn't mean to go so far afield. I've never done forums that much. Basically wanted to introduce myself and a little of where I was coming from. I know this isn't FB. As per your' last comment I also was wondering the same thing. The Favorites menus in most browsers allow you to reorder them. Perhaps something could be learned from looking at the code for some of those. Chrome just might. However, this is going way beyond my focus too. Interesting nevertheless.

    This one will allow you to reorder you'r menu items. Although, you'll have to remove them and put them back in the order you'd rather have. Haven't investigated it thoroughly so I could be mistaken. I was also able to use the Vim icon in the menu. Nice.

    WinAero: Context Menu Tuner
    Last edited by Johnnyredtail; 30 Dec 2013 at 06:50. Reason: added link
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