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Kill Process from start panel program's context menu[right-click]

Q: Kill Process from start panel program's context menu[right-click]

Hello, sorry for bad English, im from Russia.

Does anyone know how to add "Kill Process" command in right click context menu, assuming that this command will automaticaly get PID(#) of process and use taskkill on it through "taskkill /PID #"?

Would like to see some kind of registry fix or program that solves that. Im too lazy to open taskmgr, swap tab, search for process and kill it.

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Hi, I'd like to add a context menu entry to the default set
Open/Open all users/Explore/Explore All users/Sort by Name/Rename etc
which appear when you

right click on a folder in an expanded Start menu (after 'Programs).

Technically, the 'folder' is a 'file folder'.

But the normal set of file folder context menu entries is suppressed by Windows in this instance.

Thus normal additions to the context menu set associated with 'anything' or 'file folders' or 'directories' never affects this set (so far).

I can add context menu entries which appear when I right click on a shortcut, but NOT folders.

I've tried Fast Explorer, and a couple of other utilities.

'Sort By Name', 'Explore All Users' are not in the registry. (Normally context menu entries appear in one of about 6 locations).

Ideas welcome!

Background: I want to do this 'cos I want to keep a 'bad' context menu entry that stops explorer running from this context menu (some programs do that, alas, thus you can't right click, explore the start menu once you install them and their context menu). Normally I have disabled such entries using Shellex View.

So I want to add one which uses a different file manager.


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Using XP Pro SP2
I have a number of entries in
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users.WINNT\Start Menu\ whatever

When I try to open them from the right click context menu, selecting Open or Explore opens the Move box

Apparently some obscure reg entry is corrupt - but what

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I pinned an application to my start menu, occasionally I need to run that app with Admin privs. All I can find in the Start Screen is the "Run As Admin" option that appears at the bottom of the screen.

It's a real pain to have to click the app near the top of the screen and then slide all of the way to the bottom for "run as admin".

Am I out of luck on this one...aside from pinning it to taskbar in Desktop (whch is probably where it belongs anyway)?

A:Any way to get context menu on right click for Start Screen

Try Ctrl+Shift+Enter or Ctrl+Shift+Click. I think at least one of them will work.

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I have been unable to come up with a rhyme or reason to this problem.
For some reason the Windows 8.1 start button will no longer respond to a right-click.  The context menu will not come up.  You can see that the active window is no longer active because the border color changes.  The start button works as
expected when left-clicking it.
I first noticed this on a brand new Windows 8 machine that I upgraded to Windows 8.1.  The problem occurred while I was messing with trying to customize the default user profile.  The next time I logged in with a new user account the start button
was broke.  The system I was using was stripped down.  It had NO additional software on it except the drivers and necessary associated applications, and all available Windows updates were installed.  I chaulked it up to something I messed up.
Next, I reformatted 20 lab computers with Windows 8.1 Pro and joined them to a Server 2003 domain.  Users have roaming profiles and folder redirection policies.  The folder redirection policies redirect AppData, Documents, and Desktop to a folder
on the server and the contents of these folders are shared between Windows XP and Windows 8.1.  The roaming profiles are unique and new.  Thus far all users have only logged on to Windows XP so they have the version 1 profile and when they logon
to the Windows 8.1 box a new .v2 profile folder is created.
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A:Problems with new start button right-click context menu

I was able to get mine to work after I copied the local Administrator WinX directory to my profile and then restarted the computer (log out and then back in probably would have worked as well).  The WinX directory in the Admin profile is located
here:  C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WinX
Though, I'm unsure of why this happened in the first place.  Though, in my organization we use a network Default User profile that was created in Win 7.  So, maybe logging into this Win 8.1 computer used that Default Profile and when it upgraded
it to the Win 8.1 format it didn't configure the right click menu correctly.

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How to Customize the Start Button right click context menu?

I've used custom Registry entries since Windows 95 to add several stock programs to the right click context menu for the Start button.

In Windows 7 Pro - right click on the Start button to see a context menu:

Two options appear:
Open Windows Explorer

I've looked in the Registry for these entries, nothing useful, and no apparent way to add to this list. I've gone through this forum looking for similar requests, only one; unanswered.

Has anyone found a solution for this?

A:How to Customize the Start Button right click context menu

Quote: Originally Posted by BBFlunkie

How to Customize the Start Button right click context menu?

I also miss this feature.

Quote: Originally Posted by BBFlunkie

I've used custom Registry entries since Windows 95

I used this REG-file till Vista:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00



Quote: Originally Posted by BBFlunkie

I've looked in the Registry for these entries, nothing useful, and no apparent way to add to this list.

I also tried some locations from this list - but no luck.

Also this tutorial is only working in Vista.

I think the above REG-File should work - but perhaps some policy rules suppress the appearance of the menu entries.

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Not sure where the problem lies with this glitch or if there's a fix on the way but this alternative may help for now.

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Scan saved at 4:24:35 PM, on 3/31/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16609)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\eDSLoader.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eAudio\eAudio.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\LManager.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer Arcade Deluxe\Play Movie\PMVService.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\LimeWire\LimeWire.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ENET\ENMTRAY.EXE
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\EPOWER\EPOWER_DMC.EXE
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eRecovery\ERAGENT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\ApMsgFwd.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apntex.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEUser.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
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A:computer won't let me click on anything in start menu, can't access control panel

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As many will be aware, MS have replaced Control Panel with Settings when you right click on start button.

It is quite easy to reset back to Control Panel as this context menu is customisable.

The link below describes customisation in detail.

Basically the menu entries are all stored in your profile

Below is how it is setup in the release version 14393.

I simply went to same folder in 14946 and replaced all icons including the desktop .ini with the ones from 14393 above.

As you can see below - it now shows control panel, and opens up control panel instead.

More details how to customise here.

[Exclusive] Customize Add, Remove, Rename or Move Shortcuts - AskVG

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For the last few weeks whenever I left click on the desktop it brings the right click menu. This dosen't happen in the browser (firefox), but only in the windows desktop and start menu. However i the browser if I am on a web player like youtube, the portion that displays the video fails to display my cursor. as a result i am not able to control the video settings in the browser. any help is much appreciated !

A:Left click brings up right click context menu on desktop

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

System specifications would help, especially what type of mouse you've got, but at a guess I'd say there's something not right with your mouse settings.

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Hey it's been a while since I've last been here, I really enjoy this Win 7 community hope everyone is doing well.

Anyway let me cut to the chase, basically I want to be able to remove the MagicISO context menu from the right click context menu in Windows 7.

See pics to understand what I'm talking about.

Even after unchecking the "Enable Shell Integration" (see picture 3) option in MagicISO Maker, it still shows up, and when I open the program again the check box is still ticked for that particular option.

I know I never had any issue in Vista or XP, but in this version of Windows it seems unable to work.

I looked on the http://www.magiciso.com website for an update to the program but there doesn't seem to be any at the moment. I've got the latest Build 0281.

Call me a "control/neat/OCD freak" who wants and needs everything in his life to be almost perfect ! LOL but really, I just like my right click context menu to be nice and tidy. I don't use MagicISO that often and when I do I do all my work within the program. Therefore I don't need the MagicISO option to be present.

Anyway I hope my issue is clear, perhaps I would have to modify the registry or something ?

Thanks for all your help I appreciate it !


A:Unable to remove MagicISO context menu from right click menu in Win 7

Hello Jordan,

You can use either ShellExView or ShellMenuView to make disabling that context menu item easy.

Hope this helps,

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I have this rather annoying problem in Vista 32bit SP2. Sometimes my right click menu (Context menu) is invisible. I do see the outline/shadow, but everything is white/blank. Restarting laptop does seem as temp fix, but I have this issue very often.

I tried ShexView, but didn't succeed.

When this occurs, I also don't get to see power down options (Start orb> that menu with Sleep/shut down/log off..)

I know it has something to do with context listers, but not sure how to proceed.

Any idea what to do?


A:Right click menu (Context menu) sometimes invisible!

Hi miki69,

Open up command prompt, and type:

sfc /scannow

And then when it finishes copy and paste the following into notepad and save it as a batch file (.bat):

findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt

And run it as an administrator

(Alternatively, you could type all of that into an elevated command prompt, but its quite long).

From here, you should now have a SFC log file on your desktop, can you upload that for us?

To see Brink's full tutorial go to:

System Files - SFC Command

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How do I add a new option to a context menu (right-click)?

A:Add New Option to Context Menu (right-click menu)

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I've been playing with RT Seven Lite to reduce the size of the Windows 7 install on my Dell Mini 9, which has a 16GB HD. One of the ISO files was good, apart from the fact that I got a weird list of Control Panel items on the context menu, see attached. It may be related to God Mode, but I can't find the God folder.

Any idea how to get rid of this?

A:How do I get rid of Control Panel on context menu?

That is not a folder. Those settings located in System's Registry.

This article here describes how to add "God mode" shortcut in Context menu.

Basically, follow it until it will asks you to create GodMode key under Shell key. Instead delete GodMode key since it is already there. Do not touch Shell key itself though, only God Mode and those others - "Admin tools" etc.

Please be careful with Registry. Deleting some other things might cause serious trouble. So, it would be a good idea to create a backup file for settings you want to delete. To do that highlight thread, right click - Export.
Name it, click Save. And that thread would be saved in a backup file you just have named.

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Hi All, I am running Vista premium 64 bit. At the moment I am using the wired mouse that came with my pc. When I right click on a file or folder I have no options to scan that file or folder with my anti virus or spysweeper. Please can someone tell me how I can get these options on my right click. Thank you.

A:My right click context menu help

Just those options missing or the whole menu?

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Somehow my right click has been disabled, or simply doesn't work. No paste, no context menu, nada. Only on web pages. I'm running Win98 SE, IE 5.5, no network, no administrator to set policy. It's not the mouse, for (shift- f10) won't paste either. Toolbar=fine, tray=fine, only pages opened w/ Iexplore.
Some suggestions have been:
1. updated ver. mshtml.dll.
2. C:\windows\web\folder.htt.
3. some "malware" called stcloader.
4. 3rd party program "x-setup".. Internet\Internet Explorer\Interface Lockdown\Appearance Options And make sure the Enable Right-Click Menu is checked. None worked.
Does anyone know the registry key responsible for right click disable/enable?
Thanks for any help. dave

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A:no right click context menu

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When right clicking on a file, how do I remove items from this list?


A:Right Click Context menu

Hello the jimmy! Take a look this:
Edit Context Menu Items In Windows 7 & Vista

and this software
Right-Click Extender download and reviews from SnapFiles

I think that would helps you.

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Hello Everyone, I was intending to type up a document. But when I right click the context menu and go to >>New, I do not see Micrsoft Office Word Document, Excel, Powerpoint, etc... Anyon know hot to get them back? I see Access as that is the only one that is there. Just to clarify, this is the right click context menu on the desktop. Thank you for your help, hortoholic Image:

A:Right Click Context Menu

Try the fix at Kelly's Korner.Restore Open With on the Right Click - #220 on the left.Right click on it and save the .reg file to your desktop. Then, double click on the file icon (on your desktop) to merge it into your registry. You may need to reboot your computer for the changes to take affect.With any fix like this you should create a new restore point and backup the registry first. For backing up the registry I like to use ERUNT.

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I discovered this evening that I no longer have "Run as administrator" on my right-click context menu. But that isn't altogether true. I discovered that I can go to Start/All Programs and "Run as administrator" does appear on almost everything I right clicked there. For instance, I was told to run the AIS setup.exe file as administrator. That's when I discovered that option no longer appears. Can someone please help me? Please!!! Vista SP2 320 GB Hard drive 4 GB RAM

A:right-click context menu

This may help
Open With Context Menu Item - Add or Remove - Windows 7 Forums

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I have this problem, I right click on a file and the context menu appears but if I click to open a program at the top of the menu it will not open.
Now if I click on something else the same program icon can appear lower down the list and it will then open.
Windows xp SP3, Pent 4 2.6Ghz, plenty ram and HD.
Any advice please.

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How can I edit my registry so that I can have nested menus?

IE In my right click menu when I go to 7-zip it pops up and gives me the options of open with 7-zip or extract here.
Thank you for your time and effort,

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Ok, I've got 2 machines both with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit on them. One machine fresh out the box today. The other a few months, anyway. On both of them I install programs that I know add additional menus to to the right click context menu. Example WinRar would be one program, 7zip another, VLC, a File Shredder Program and a few others. This is the first time I've come across this issue (between both machines), and I gotta say its annoying as hell, on my laptop it was one thing I made by, but my central system, the desktop I am currently installing everything on new to replace my old desktop is a different story. I rely heavy on those menus and not having them well its bothersome. So I am wondering if there is some special setting somewhere on Home Premium alone that I don't know about, that I can't seem to find information on this anywhere else. Or did for some reason Microsoft in all it's finest of Glory just Omit that option from the OS entirely just in Home Premium.. I have 7 Pro on another machine and this problem doesn't exist there.

So all in all losing my mind want to know one way or another. And need an answer. So if anyone knows how to resolve this that would be cool. Thanks

A:Right Click Context Menu

I think you will find that it is the programs - 7-zip. winrar, etc which will give you the option of adding context menu items.

Not the operating system.

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I just discovered this thread but could not repond to it because it is more than 110 days old. Nevertheless, the mystery remains.
The interesting observation I made is that MSE is in the right click context menu of my 64bit Win7 but not in my 32bit Win7. I wonder why? - and how can I get it into the 32bit without messing with the registry (which I only do in extreme emergencies).

A:MSE in right click context menu.

You can respond to the thread, you just have to check the box near the bottom that says I am aware.. before you reply to it.

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I use 7Zip for my compression and de-compression program,
and when I install it into Windows XP, I get this nice context menu when I right click on a file:

That makes it real easy to access 7Zip.
But, when I install 7Zip into Win-7, I don't get it installed into the Right Click menu. That makes using 7Zip very difficult.

My question for the group:
Is there some way to force Win-7 to add 7Zip to the context menu?

The Doctor

A:The right-click context menu and 7-Zip

7-Zip options > Plugins, 7-Zip > Options > System

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Hello everyone (or anyone),
First, I have searched the forum, this forum specifically before I asked just in case so as not to waste time.

I have a strange problem where whenever I click with my right mouse click, nothing happens. The menu that normally pops up takes an ETERNITY to open up. I mean as in 30 sec.'s to 1+ minutes after I click the right mouse button before the menu shows up

The mouse is a Logitech m305 mouse and the system is a Win 7 Ultimate edition if that helps any, and am pretty sure SP 1 is installed too.

It has just been an extreme pain. Who knew life without the right click context menu would be so terrible in the Windows world

Any help would be extremely welcomed!

A:Right click (context menu) bye bye...

You might take a look at this:

Troubleshoot Slow Right-Click Context Menu in Windows 7/8

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Anyway to add ..browse.. to the sendto menu option? Basically choose a folder to copy to from there.

A:Add option to right click context menu

Why? That would be the same as double clicking on the folder to open it then copy a file.

I probably don't understand what you are trying to do, can you explain more?

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Hey guys,

When I right-click files such as .rar or .doc files, the context menu used to load really slow but I found out it was due to so many applications installing their "shells" on the context menu, such as "compress, compress and email..." and the list goes on. I removed most of them through registry edits and now the context menu comes up almost instantly.

There is still one problem, ANY .exe file takes about 1 second to load the context menu when right-clicked. I've tried removing almost ALL the options in the context menu but it still didn't help. Anyone know what the problem is?


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This is a totally new one to me... about a week ago, everytime I went to right-mouse click, the context menu would take a while to drop down. As of yesterday, it stopped working completely. There seems to be next to noting on this subject on the web so I came here to see if anyone has a possible solution.

The left mouse click work fine, no lag, the batteries are fully charged, the mouse works fine on another systems I have.

It is a MS Intellimouse Explorer for Bluetooth. I state this because a also have a Logitech Trackman Marble+ plugged in that does the job for me temporarily and the right mouse works fine on that one. So I suspect it could be a Bluetooth problem.

FYI, I also started having the Generic Host Server need to close and svchost.exe problems as well about a week ago. They are possibly all related to each other

Any ideas?


A:No Right-mouse Click Context Menu

WARNING:This is a registry edit.Improper changes to the registry could render your computer inoperable.Remember to backup the registry, before making any changes.Instructions, on how to do that, can be found here:How to back up, edit, and restore the registrySee if this helps:kellys-kornerEnable Right Click Context Menu - #56, on the Right

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Thread title says it all. Google search hasn't help. I've tried:

-Removing all non-Microsoft Context Menu Handlers
-Disconnecting from Network
-Updating Graphics Card
-Changing Mouse Batteries
-Removing all "Send To" options (including Network Drives)
-Checked Task Manager (plenty of memory, little CPU usage)

Right-clicking on ANYTHING takes 10-20 seconds for the menu to come up: this is so for folders and files, on my PC, external HD, network drives, and cloud drives. So probably an explorer problem?

The problem has gotten worse over time. It used to be almost instant, but then I started noticing it took maybe 5-6 seconds, then pretty soon it was 7-8, then 10-11, then 15-16, now I've had some that's 20. This is annoying as I use this feature a lot every day.

I haven't tried safe-mode start-up or restore point yet; any other ideas?

A:Right-Click Context Menu Slow

Quote: Originally Posted by solrage

Thread title says it all. Google search hasn't help. I've tried:

-Removing all non-Microsoft Context Menu Handlers
-Disconnecting from Network
-Updating Graphics Card
-Changing Mouse Batteries
-Removing all "Send To" options (including Network Drives)
-Checked Task Manager (plenty of memory, little CPU usage)

Right-clicking on ANYTHING takes 10-20 seconds for the menu to come up: this is so for folders and files, on my PC, external HD, network drives, and cloud drives. So probably an explorer problem?

The problem has gotten worse over time. It used to be almost instant, but then I started noticing it took maybe 5-6 seconds, then pretty soon it was 7-8, then 10-11, then 15-16, now I've had some that's 20. This is annoying as I use this feature a lot every day.

I haven't tried safe-mode start-up or restore point yet; any other ideas?

Maybe running SFC and check the results.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker


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Hello. Im just getting used to W7 after upgrading from XP. Im really starting to like this OS but have a question regarding the right click context menu.
If Im in the empty desktop when I right click\new, the options are pretty much the same as in XP, however, if Im in a folder, any folder to begin with, the only "new" option is folder??? Whats up with that. Now, if I do create a new folder, and right click in that then all the usual options are there???
I hav done some googling and Im not the only user with this problem, but I cant seem to find an adaquate solution. I want to create new text files and MS office files in folders without having to create a new subfolder to have that option, it just seems really pointless
Any help with this is appreciated, thank you
Quick Edit: Should have mentioned, using W7 Ultimate, 32bit.

A:Right click context menu options

Have a read of these two Tutorials.

New Context Menu - Remove & Restore Default Menu Items

NEW Context Menu - Edit for Desktop

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So, there's this little annoyance I've had with Windows 7. There's no "dead-space" between icons. It really only becomes an issue at two times: When I want to use the folder's context menu, and get the icon's context menu; and when I try to drag and drop something into a folder filled with folders. In the second case, I end up moving the folder into a subfolder on accident.

In any size "Icon" viewing mode, there is one or two pixels between the active areas of each icon. In "Detail" there is zero. If I want to see the folder's context menu, or drop something into the folder I am currently viewing, I have to use the 15-pixel dead space between the directory tree on the left and and first column of icons. "List" mode is better, but I don't want to use that in every folder.

I've tried increasing the space between icons, but the active area just increases along side it. I just end up with a larger hit-box for each icon. Is there anything I can do to increase the size of the dead area between icons? Or better yet, go back to the top-hat shaped active areas from older Windows?

A:Can't click between icons to get context menu.

You can use this;


solves a lot of problems. You can just drop to a folder tab, no need to use the file view pane.

Regards....Mike Connor

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I really do not like the formatting options in notepad and greatly prefer word pad.
I have msword but I am trying to keep documents universal as I change locations often while working on other people computer and they dont aleays have Word.

Could some one tell me how to get word pad into the right click|new contect menu?

A:word pad in right click context menu

Hi Pat, I just wrote this for you I also now have WordPad in my right context Menu (thank you), you know the deal copy paste all below into notepad save to desktop call it wordpad.reg and double click to merge.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


@="wordPad.exe \"%1\""

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I have encountered this acouple of times. When I right click, the context menu pops up, but the menu items are missing until I move my mouse over them. I've checked my system resources (this is WinXP by the by) and my cpu usage hovers around 4%, and I have about 230MB out of 512MB free. Usually a restart resolves this issue though, but how do I keep it from not happening? (i.e. what causes this to happen?)

A:Ricght Click Context Menu

Try updating your driver for your video card.

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Hello TSG!

I would like to add an item to the IE7 right-click context menu. Basically, I need to add a command similar to the one provided by Dr.Web LinkChecker. By right-clicking on any link within a webpage and selecting the item (e.g. "Scan Link"), I'd like to have the link automatically inserted in this online link scanner, in a new window, without losing the original window: http://onlinelinkscan.com/

I have a relatively basic knowledge of Script writing and would need help from a skilled member to accomplish and understand this task.

Dr.Web provides this simple registry hack to add its link checker to the context menu:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MenuExt\Scan with Dr.Web]

There's an example for adding Google search to the IE context menu. By highlighting any word in a webpage, a new window will open and Google will search for that word automatically and show the results:
Registry hack:


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MenuExt\Search with Google]

HTML code:


Adds "Search with Google" context menu in Internet Explorer
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A:Add item to IE right-click context menu

Hi Phantom 010, I recently picked up two small handy software details on this site one was called HOW TO GEEK the other ITS VISTA i am sure one of these has just what you require,

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The contextual menus pop up on their own. This happens intermittently....may be several times a day or I can go for several days without it happening. It's happened in Safari, Firefox and Mail. It doesn't seem to make a difference what mouse I'm using...have tried both wired and wireless. I have an iMac running 10.5.6

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Hello All

Would appreciate if someone could tell me how to remove an item from the Right Click Context Menu please.
Regards Silversurf

A:Solved: Right Click Context Menu

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I just got my new computer and am having some issues. One of them is the taskbar's right click context menu. I use this feature a lot, I've discovered, since with this new OS, it doesn't work. Or, rather, it does, but it won't stay up. I right click an item on the task bar, the menu pops up, and then when I move my pointer towards the menu to access the items listed, the menu pops back down. The only way I get to the menu is with the arrows keys. It's very frustrating. Can someone help me tell the menu to stay put? It's ridiculous to have to move my hand from the mouse to the keyboard just to make a choice on the menu. The right click menus WITHIN a program seem fine. It's just the ones on the task bar, where you see the new "Pin to the task bar" option and such.

Thanks, Phyrie

A:Right Click Context Menu won't stay up...

try holding left click and dragging the mouse upwards instead

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Recently whenever i right click on anything or anywhere on my computer, be it the desktop or an avi file etc, the list that should normally open instantly, takes a long time to open - this can vary from only a few seconds to 10+ seconds.
Once i have waited for the menu to open however and click off it, the next time i right click on the same point it opens instantly. I presume this is because it has cached the menu or something.

Ive had a look around the internet but couldn't find much about this problem, so any ideas are welcome!

A:Slow Right click/context menu

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I am using Windows 10 Pro 64 bit OS on my self built system. It's been working great for years but recently I have notice when right clicking on any file in File Explorer or on the desktop it takes up to 30 seconds for the context menu to appear. I have read other posts about tweaking the graphic configuration or services. I have a Radeon R7 200 Series graphics card. I rolled back the most recent driver with no improvement. If I reboot it fixes the problem for a short while.
I use the right click often and this is unacceptable. I am thinking of a clean reinstall but others have stated that it doesn't fix the problem.

I'm wondering if a recent Windows update changed something that is causing this. Please help because this is a drag and I don't want to go through the reinstall unless absolutely necessary only to find out it doesn't help.

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A few minutes ago I highlighted a URL, right clicked in order to copy and the right click context menu did not open.

Unfortunately one cannot use Edit/Copy in the command bar for a URL.

I then attempted to copy random text from a web page and again no right click context menu. I was able to copy the text using Edit/Copy. I can also use Edit/Copy in notepad.

I also discovered that I have no right click context menu at all. I tried right clicking on the taskbar, the desktop, desktop icons, and in an empty space in my top command bars.

Next I tried to copy the URL using SeaMonkey. Didn't work.

It worked earlier today. I have made no changes to anything that would cause this to happen.

I really need the context menu. How do I get it back?

edit to add: I uninstalled the software for my mouse, reinstalled, didn't cure the problem. I did a google search and found an article by Microsoft which I followed but did not resolve the issue. Nothing else found that would help me.

A:Right Click Context Menu Disappeared


Are any keys sticking on your keyboard? Specifically, a stuck ALT key will do this but that would make it impossible to type the post in this forum . Tap on your ALT keys on either side of the spacebar to make sure.

Do you get the context menu when you press the menu key on your keyboard (has a picture of a context menu on it usually between the right ctrl key and the windows key)?

I'm assuming that you have tried a reboot of the system


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Where / how in the registry can I change/add/delete, especially add & delete to the options made available to me in the "SEND TO" portion of the right-click context menu??? Or, at the very least, where can I locate this in the registry???



A:R click context menu options

Have a look at this little tool, Send to toys,


It let's you customize the send to context menu.

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New member, first post. As you probably guessed I have a new computer with Win 7 (Pro). During setup, I installed some utilities that I liked from the computer I used previously which runs XP Pro.

One of these is a tiny utility (11KB) called MD Folder which adds a "New Folder" option directly to the XP right-click context menu in Explorer (actually it was developed for W95/98 but worked fine on XP). It was one of those nice little tweaks that I used all the time. Unfortunately, it no longer works on Win 7. The other bad news is that I now have a right-click context menu that lists "New Folder" as a separate entry but clicking it does nothing. I realize that Win 7 already has a similar capability but it wasn't as direct a method as this utility.

I would appreciate help in getting:
1. another right-click customization to get a quick, one-step "New Folder" option that will work on Win 7 and
2. some instructions to repair the context menu to remove the current unusable choice of "New Folder" from the context menu.

For help in item 2. above, I attached the inf file (converted to a txt file so it won't run) for the "MD folder" installation which may help those who understand that coding. I imagine what I need is something to reverse the registry changes identified there. The second-to-last line of this file seems to be an uninstall instruction but I'm not sure and don't know how to use it if it is. I have been una... Read more

A:Repair Right-Click Context Menu

Solved Item 2 of my original post. Got that information from forum Tutorials ? Context Menu - Add Shortcuts with Icons.

Still would like recommendation for Item 1. of my original post.

Thanks again.

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I am pretty sure this has been discussed before, its just that I cannot find any links to any previous discussions on it.

Is there any descent and recent utility out there to help me control what appears on the right-click context menu of WindowsXP SV3?


A:[SOLVED] right-click context menu

Hi Mary,

ShellMenuView is a good little utility to manage the list of menu items that appears when you right-click a file or a folder in Windows.

If you're happy that this is suitable for your requirements, then please mark your thread as solved.

Cheers, Crit.

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Ive had a series of problems with some applications. I run them and they work ok, but the problem is when I shut them down, they wont end. The program does not respond and closing it via task manager will not end the process. Neither will taskkill in a command prompt. Its as if the process is stuck. Ive tried pskill and that wont help. Its not all processes but some, anyone any ideas as to why this is happening ? I have to reboot to end the process and its driving me mad.

A:Program is not responding but I cannot kill the process

Give us more info about your OS, (RAM, CPU, etc.).

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hi i just want to know if it is possible to add some menu items to the desktop right click menu ( e.g many softwares allow to add "open in notepad" to the right click context menu)
i want to add items like "open cd/dvd rom " , "close cd/dvd rom" or simply to launch applications like firefox .
i dont like my desktop full of icons ,so each time i have to go to start menu to open the program i want , it would be very handy if i can add these items to the right click context menu.

A:How to add custom items to right click context menu

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After installing ROXIO Easy Media Creator 9 on Vista Ultimate, I discovered that obtaining a context menu by right-clicking took 10-20 seconds. This application comes with a number of "extra doodads", one being Drag-n-drop, which pops up an annoying big icon in the corner for you to drag-n-drop files onto a CD or DVD.
After removing this "cute" but useless to me piece of software, the Context Menu response was back to normal and nothing else in EMC 9 was affected.

If you have this problem and it is caused by some other application, I suggest obtaining the free application shexview.exe at NirSoft - freeware utilities: password recovery, system utilities, desktop utilities and selectively disabling all non-microsoft context menu items till the problem goes away. I did not find my problem this way, however.

Jim Hawkins

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