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How to move to main menu an item from "Open With..."?

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    Windows 8.1 x64

    How to move to main menu an item from "Open With..."?


    Hi, I'm trying to move an item from the menu "Open with" to the main menu.

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    I wanna open multimedia files by default with VLC player, but I use a lot the player MPC-HC x64 for HD videos. So, I wanna have that item in the main menu, as the arrow shows.

    I wanna have THAT EXACT item, cause I've tried out some programs that create a shortcut of a program in the main context menu, and when I right-click on a file and click on the shortcut, the program just gets opened, but does not load the file.

    Thanks!


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    Windows 8.0 x64


    windows 7 - How can I add a program to the context menu of all files? - Super User

    What you see in Open With is just a menu entry created by the system from Registry values.
    Usually you enter the name for the command for all files as explained in the article above.
    Then in the command subkey you put the path to the exe followed by a space and "%1" which is replaced by the path of the file right clicked. Make sure the %1 is wrapped in double quotes. Otherwise if the file right clicked has a space anywhere in the path it will be chopped there.
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    Just by chance I saw this: How to Add Any Application to the Windows Desktop Right-Click Menu it explains in detail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Just by chance I saw this: How to Add Any Application to the Windows Desktop Right-Click Menu it explains in detail.
    That is desktop right click. Not right clicking a file in Explorer. It's useful for applications such as saving desktop icon positions etc..
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Just use Context Menu Tuner from Winaero.

    Here's how:

    Context Menu Tuner - Edwin000's library
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    Edwin I tried that program and it didn't the same function as the item in the menu "Open With". It was just a shortcut.

    Miles, I'll try that solution Thanks dude, hope it's useful.

    Thanks CountMike, but I'm looking for a "righ-click on a file" context menu editor, where it is MPC-HC, VLC...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rambomhtri View Post
    Edwin I tried that program and it didn't the same function as the item in the menu "Open With". It was just a shortcut.

    Miles, I'll try that solution Thanks dude, hope it's useful.

    Thanks CountMike, but I'm looking for a "righ-click on a file" context menu editor, where it is MPC-HC, VLC...
    Watch the video in the link, it does what you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Watch the video in the link, it does what you want.
    Wow, just wow. Thank you VERY much, I've been trying for months to do this, but I've just found 'till now shorcuts to the programs, and that's not what I wanted.

    YOU ARE AWESOME, and thanks for the vid!

    As you can see in the screenshot, I already had CMT, but I didn't know it could do this kind of stuff. Thanks again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rambomhtri View Post
    Wow, just wow. Thank you VERY much, I've been trying for months to do this, but I've just found 'till now shorcuts to the programs, and that's not what I wanted.

    YOU ARE AWESOME, and thanks for the vid!

    As you can see in the screenshot, I already had CMT, but I didn't know it could do this kind of stuff. Thanks again!
    You're very welcome! Glad it worked for ya!

    Just a word of caution:
    Don't create too many entries with CMT then change your mind and remove them; it seems to create confusion with the registry entries, or something to that effect. Just make SURE which ones you want to add and keep them.
    If you have problems, a careful and decisive run of CCleaner registry cleaner usually fixes things.

    Enjoy!
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