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Solved Need to remove items from computer context menu.


papayrus

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#1
Hello I had a way to remove items from computer context menu in windows 7 just want to know if there is a way to remove those items in windows 8 computer right click context menu in explorer. I need to remove

properties
manage
map network drive
disconnect network drive
add a network location

Thanks in advance for any help.

Also I just noticed all the options in the ribbon when in My Computer. I would like to remove those as well BUT I would like to keep the ribbon for other directories opened like my documents. Is this possible?

OK Upon further observation I just realised what I need to do withthe ribbon is remove some tabs from the ribbon such as sharing, manage, and basically eveything in the computer tab when in My Computer as well.
 
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Hello Papayrus, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You can use the same methods for Windows 7 in Windows 8 to remove these context menu items. I'm not sure about removing them from the ribbon though.

Properties - Add or Remove from Computer Context Menu - Windows 7 Forums

Recycle Bin Properties - Add or Remove - Windows 7 Forums

Manage - Add or Remove from Computer Context Menu - Windows 7 Forums

Map Network Drive and Disconnect Network Drive - Add or Remove - Windows 7 Forums


Hope this helps some, :)
Shawn
 

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    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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    Logitech wireless K800
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    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
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    Lumia 1520 phone

papayrus

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Thankyou very much. Is there a way to completely remove or disable the ribbon?

Will these reg tweaks remove the add a network location context as well?

I am using this tweak on windows 7 Desktop and Shutdown Tweaks Combined - Windows 7 Forums is this still good for windows 8 or is there some things in the reg that need to be changed different?

Also how can I disable autoplay in windows 8 and how can I disable the Program Compatibility Assistant. Sorry so many questions but I am having a hard time finding these for windows 8 on your site and I don't really get my tweaks from any other sites as I find the ones offered here by you seem to be the best.

I found this somewhere else though it is supposed to completely disable autorun not autoplay can you tell me if this is safe and will have no performace impact and if it will work on windows 8 as well?

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\IniFileMapping\Autorun.inf]
@="@SYS:DoesNotExist"


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoAutorun"=dword:00000001


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoAutorun"=-
I also have a concern about UAC. I usually disable it in windows 7. I am not sure if this is right but from what I gather when UAC is disabled in windows 7 then all things are run as administrator? What about in windows 8 though they say all things are run not as administrator so if I disable it in windows 8 and it needs elevation will this cause some issues with software?
 
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I don't know about completely disabling the ribbon yet, but you might see if OPTION TWO or OPTION THREE in the tutorial below may help.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/3034-windows-explorer-minimize-ribbon-windows-8-a.html


For Program Compatibility Assistant, see:

Program Compatibility Assistant - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Forums


Yes, it's safe to completely block autorun.inf files in Windows 8 the same way as in Windows 7.

Autorun.inf Files - Completely Block - Windows 7 Forums


You can set UAC how you like in Windows 8, but be sure to read the red warning box at the top of the tutorial below

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/5509-user-account-control-uac-change-settings-windows-8-a.html
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

papayrus

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I am using this tweak on windows 7 Desktop and Shutdown Tweaks Combined - Windows 7 Forums is this safe as well for windows 8? The code in it. I know you made it but figured I would just put the code here as well just for refference so you can see what I am talking about. Is this safe in windows 8 and functional in windows 8? If this is no longer good for windows 8 is there something like this it for windows 8?

If there is no way to completely disable the ribbon is there a way to remove the tool bar all together?

Code:
 Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoLowDiskSpaceChecks"=dword:00000001
"LinkResolveIgnoreLinkInfo"=dword:00000001
"NoResolveSearch"=dword:00000001
"NoResolveTrack"=dword:00000001
"NoInternetOpenWith"=dword:00000001
 
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"AutoEndTasks"="1"
"HungAppTimeout"="1000"
"MenuShowDelay"="0"
"WaitToKillAppTimeout"="2000"
"LowLevelHooksTimeout"="1000"
 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Control]
"WaitToKillServiceTimeout"="1000"
 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control]
"WaitToKillServiceTimeout"="1000"
 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control]
"WaitToKillServiceTimeout"="1000"
 
[HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-19\Control Panel\Desktop]
"AutoEndTasks"="1"
"HungAppTimeout"="1000"
"MenuShowDelay"="0"
"WaitToKillAppTimeout"="2000"
 
[HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-20\Control Panel\Desktop]
"AutoEndTasks"="1"
"HungAppTimeout"="1000"
"MenuShowDelay"="0"
"WaitToKillAppTimeout"="2000"
 
 
NoLowDiskSpaceChecks = Low Disk Notification 
deactivated
 
LinkResolveIgnoreLinkInfo = Determines whether Windows traces shortcuts back 
to their sources when it cannot find the target on the user's system.
 
NoResolveSearch = Prevents the system from conducting a comprehensive search 
of the target drive to resolve a shortcut.
 
NoResolveTrack = Prevents the system from using NTFS tracking features to
resolve a shortcut.
 
NoInternetOpenWith = Specifies whether to use the Microsoft Web service
for finding an application to open a file with an unhandled file association. 
 
AutoEndTasks = Specifies whether user processes end automatically when 
the user either logs off or shuts down Windows .
 
HungAppTimeout = Specifies how long the system waits for user 
processes to end after the user clicks the End Task command button in 
Task Manager. 
 
MenuShowDelay = Specifies the interval from the time the cursor is 
pointed at a menu until the menu items are displayed.
 
WaitToKillAppTimeout = Specifies how long the system waits for user 
processes to end after the user attempts to log off or to shut down 
Windows. When the time specified in this entry expires, the End 
Task dialog box appears, stating that the process did not respond. 
If the value of AutoEndTasks is 1, the system ends the process
automatically.
 
LowLevelHooksTimeout = This tweak changes the time to wait to kill 
a service, which is not responding
 
WaitToKillServiceTimeout = Determines how long the system waits 
for services to stop after notifying the service that the system is 

shutting down.



 
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Yep, it's the same in Windows 8 for that as well. :)
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
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    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
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    Browser
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    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

papayrus

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Awesome thanks alot the rest of the tweaks I need are already on your site excellent work man.

One thing though the right click Add network location still exsists on the computer context menu. Any way to remove that one as well?
 
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You're most welcome. :)
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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Sorry I already edit posted this but I am posting it again because I just noticed it. One thing though the right click Add network location still exsists on the computer context menu. Any way to remove that one as well?
 

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I'll have to do some digging on that one. I'll get back with you tomorrow on it. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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Can you let me know if you figure out a way to remove or disable the ribbon as well. Or for example I notice that add remove programs and system propeties is in the ribbon I would like to remove those if there is a way.
 

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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No prob I am using those already. I will check in now and then in the forums to see what's new and let you know if I find anything. Thanks alot again. Oh by the way all the tweaks I am using seem to be working just fine.
 

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