Discussion in 'QnA (read only)' started by legolas, Dec 28, 2005.
how do i reduce the unwanted items from this list which gets bigger every day!
You can remove the winrar, winamp, VLC items from the respective programs. Just search a bit!
When we right-clcik on ne file/folder, many items r appeared, there r called "Context Menu Items".
U can remove unnecessary or unwanted items using Registry!
Start -> Run and type regedit and expand "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT".
Under this key u'll find:
* -> Shellex -> ContextMenuHandlers
In this key u can remove the items, which u want.
U can do the same with File, Folder, Directory, Drive, etc.
For Winrar, open Winrar and press Ctrl+S to bring up settings. Go to "Integration" tab. In the "Shell Integration" part, uncheck "Integrate Winrar into shell" to remove all winrar related items... If you want to retain them, check "Cascaded Context Menus". This will cause all the winrar options to come within a sub-menu...
well, thks ppl... i got rid of winamp and vlc... however when i remove the context menu as said by sakumar for winrar, it removes in all otehr right click as well.. like when i need to extract a rar file! how do i remove them from teh start menu right click alone?
There is a nice freeware called mmm+ (http://www.hace.us-inc.com/mmmnew.shtml), its cool and u don't have to fiddle with ur registry.
I also have a question,
HOW can we add an Icon to the Context Menu Items like the one you can see in the screen shot above (RED Icons)
Please tell me
Tech&ME, the icons came when i installed winrar 3.3 version... and as said by sakumar, when i removed it and then discovered that i needed them back for the reason i mentioned... they hav gone! i mean the icons.. so if u cud install winrar again, and as said by vishal gupta, if u cud locate the shllex entry alone without deleting it and see the difference with all otehr context menu handlers.. i think u shud be able to figure out... i think i am clear enuf? & if i get to know i wud post!
If u are asking about adding an icon to winrar context-menu entries, then you can do so by choosing "Icons in context-menus" checkbox in Winrar settings dialog.
But if u want to add an icon to any context menu entry, I don't think you can. It has to be implemented by the program that creates the entry in the context-menu.
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